YOU'RE A LONG WAY FROM HOME, COWGIRL
On her own in the Big Apple, Jenna Jay Scroggs can handle herself when trouble arises. But when she tries to rescue a horse, the passionate do-gooder ends up on a runaway Central Park carriage ride with a hunky stranger. With his sexy drawl and well-worn Levis, Beauregard Cates is doing his darnedest to make Jenna homesick for the small western town she's spent years trying to forget. And it's working: She's dangerously close to falling head over boot heels for the rugged rodeo star with hair the color of moonshine.
Beau came to the big city to escape his past and live life to the fullest. Yet the leggy blonde with eyes as blue as a western sky causes a real hitch in his giddy-up. So when the well-meaning folks of Bramble plot to bring Jenna home, Beau will need to convince her that she won't ever get Texas out of her blood - or one good-time, ever-lovin' cowboy out of her heart.
I fell in love with Beau who we first met in Catch Me a Cowboy. So I’ve been waiting for his story. Well, maybe not, since he doesn’t end up with me. Okay fine... I love the guy and I want him to be happy. I just wasn’t sure about Jenna Jay.
Beau is this young, easy going, soft on the eyes cowboy. He’s a cancer survivor and is afraid the cancer has returned. He doesn’t want to go through all the treatments again so he leaves town and chooses not find out the results of the tests. If the cancer has returned, Beau just wants to live his life to the fullest. Of course, this goes against what his family wants.
Jenna Jay Scroggs is different. She’s different from the other members of her family, but she’s also spunky like they are. Jenna isn’t what you expect her to be. She feels like she doesn’t belong in Bramble and moves away to New York. When the “Hens” get involved, Jenna’s family differences get mistaken for something else entirely. I will admit that no matter how hard I tried to not like Jenna, she won me over.
Beau has been gone from Bramble and his family for going on two years. He’s in New York and Head Hen Minnie, yes at one point Minnie was a hen at The Henhouse a place of ill repute, asked him to check on Jenna and get her address. One thing leads to another and the sparks between Beau and Jenna are JUST getting started. I’m amazed at how great these two are together. They’re each strong-willed people who need someone just as strong and stubborn to be their partner.
I’m a huge fan of Katie Lane because I KNOW she’s always going to make me laugh. Of course, Flirting with Texas is no different. The laughing started immediately with the first sentence. I mean really, how can you NOT laugh at a guy being on the streets of New York and getting mistaken as being the naked cowboy. Or how about a town kidnapping two people. Yes, there are several people in the town of Bramble missing a couple of marbles shy of a whole bag. But I loved the journey Beau and Jenna take in this book. You get a front seat to watching these two grow as people, individually, and as a couple.
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Book Length: 368 pages
Source: Forever Grand Central via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading Format: Available in eBook and Paperback
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Places to find Katie Lane:
Books in the Deep in the Heart of Texas Series
1. Going Cowboy Crazy (review)
2. Make Mine a Bad Boy
2.5 Small Town Christmas (anthology)
3. Catch Me a Cowboy (review)
4. Trouble in Texas (review)
5. Flirting with Texas
6. A Match Made in Texas (releases March 25, 2014)