- Title: Flirting with Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
- Classification: Adult Fiction
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Format: Paperback; 368 pages
- Publisher: Forever (July 30, 2013)
- ISBN-10: 1455515698
- ISBN-13: 978-1455515691
- Author's Website: http://www.katielanebooks.com/
- Notes: I received a copy of the ARC from the publisher.
Beau is about as Texas as they come. In New York City for a rodeo, he's living life like there's no tomorrow. He's trying to see and do as much as he can, but Jenna throws his plans in a tizzy. Asked to find out her address by someone back in Texas, she intrigues and amuses him as he tries to follow her to acquire her address. Even though he knows she's in a serious relationship, he can't help but make his attraction for her known when they meet. When the two end up kidnapped in close quarters, however, right after she's had an argument with her now ex-boyfriend he can't help but take advantage of the situation and make sure she is privy to all his good qualities--like his rock hard abs, his toned body, and smile that has coaxed more than one woman to his side over the years.
While the two try to figure out which of Jenna's enemies may have had it in for her and a means of escape, the two begin to get close and Beau's good nature and charm start working their magic.
This is the fifth book in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series, and while I didn't read the first four books, I didn't feel lost in any way. It was definitely set up so it could be read as a standalone, but written in a way to tempt and entice you to read the rest of this fun and sweet series.
A year ago, Jenna Jay Scroggs and her family had a falling out. They didn't like the man she was dating, a man she'd been dating for years, and when it came to a 'him or us' type of situation, she chose him. But the Scroggs hail from a small town in Texas called Bramble. Bramble isn't like New York where Jenna now resides. To the people of the small town, The Sroggs are family, and when one of its family members is hurting they take action. Knowing Jenna's mom is suffering from the estrangement with her daughter, the town folk decided to take matters into their own hands to set things right. Now the misguided, but good intentioned citizens will attempt to make Jenna remember all the good things about living in a small town where everyone knows your name and business.
Add in a mystery about Jenna's birth, plus an additional romance taking place on the side, and you've got one fast paced, lighthearted, and extremely fun tale that had me grinning, laughing and shaking my head. Overall, I gave this one 3 1/2 out of 5 roses. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one gets a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.