That's the Texas Ranger motto, but when Chad Foster's rebellious brother goes missing, it's time to put his elite training to use investigating a crime that strikes much closer to home. Turning Los Angeles inside out to retrieve Trey and save their ranch from a ruthless land grab is a no brainer, even if it puts his badge at risk. His only lead is a heart-stoppingly sensuous exotic dancer with a very tempting butterfly tattoo, the woman who helped scam his brother out of their ranch. But staying on top of this redhead's every suggestive word and sensual move means putting his case--and his heart--right in the line of fire . . .
A Texas Ranger, complete with quarter horse, is as out of place in downtown L.A. as a lawman is in the bed of a suspect, but with both their lives at risk, Chad has to put his trust in the one woman who could bring him down for good, and pray that somehow hard evidence is really just a pack of lies. . .
*** I received an ARC from Kensington through NetGalley for an honest review. Expected publication date: 12/22/14 ***
A Texas Ranger, a woman working as a stripper to make her way through school, an artist, a con artist, a Beverly Hills cop and a quarter horse all walk in to a bar....I know this sounds like the start to a joke, but it’s really the start to an action packed story filled with twists and turns and a budding romance added to the mix.
While this book is pegged as a romantic suspense, I find that it was suspense side of things that I enjoyed and held my interest. The search for Chad’s brother, Trey, and unearthing all of the secrets that surrounded it were well thought out. The twists and turns gave the mystery depth and had me wanting to see what the outcome would finally be. There were a few things that I didn’t see coming and find that I appreciate the choices the author made because they made the story much more realistic for me.
The romance element didn’t get my heart racing as much as I’d have liked. I could feel the attraction between Chad and Jasmine, and enjoyed some of their more entertaining interactions, but I didn’t feel that deep seated connection. I could see it growing, but not that quickly since there were quite a few things that never really got worked out between the two.. Also, I felt that the angsty aspect of their courtship was just a tad too drawn out for my liking and couldn’t help but do the “really? seriously? face through the last stages of their romance. But while the romance side of things didn’t move me, I did like Chad and Jasmine. Chad’s determination to find his brother at any cost had my respect and being able to follow a true blue Texas Ranger around as he tried to navigate the wild world of Beverly Hills did offer up moments of levity, especially when they involved a Beverly Hills cop, that helped to give a slight break from the urgency of finding Trey. I could feel his frustration at being stonewalled in his investigation while also being frustrated with him for not bending on his preconceived notions, some were valid while others he really just needed to let go of. Jasmine, while being put in a somewhat stereotypical role of student stripping to make ends meet, had a lot of gumption and balls to help Chad in his efforts to solve the mystery of his brothers disappearance.
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