Monday, August 27, 2012

#87: Blame It On Texas - Christie Craig (With Giveaway and Author Guest Post)


Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into a real-life episode of Unsolved Mystery Hunters. The story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, and Zoe is dead-set on figuring out why. Her search leads her to one of the Lone Star State's richest families-and to sexy PI Tyler Lopez.
Tyler has sworn off women, especially redheads with killer curves who poke their noses into his clients' private lives. Still, he can't deny the attraction any more than he can deny that some of Zoe's crazy story makes sense. But when she becomes a hit man's target, this cold case starts heating up. Suddenly, Tyler will do anything to protect Zoe-even risk his heart.

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (August 28, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9780446582834
AUTHOR BIO:
 New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs and mostly wears shoes, but focuses on rescuing mammals and hasn't kissed a frog in years. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog-who has a bad habit of eating furniture-a son, and a prince of a husband who swears he's not, and never was, a frog.
If Christie isn't writing, she's reading or just enjoying laughter with her friends and family. As a freelance writer, Christie also writes nonfiction books, including the humorous self-help/relationship book Wild, Wicked & Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You're in a Romance Novel, as well as paranormal young adult romances under the pen name C. C. Hunter.
You can learn more at:
Christie-Craig.com
Twitter @christie_craig
Facebook.com/ChristieCraigBooks


My Review of Don't Mess With Texas

MY OPINION: 
I loved this book!
The story was a lot of fun to read. It had a suspense surrounded a woman who may or may not have been kidnapped as a child. I won't tell you one way or the other, but I will tell you between that and all the sexual chemistry flying around, it was an exciting and intense read!
I get a kick out of these Texan characters, who are so charming and really make you enjoy reading whatever they're doing. Even the simple and mundane things in life such as work or eating.
I think this can be read as a standalone book, but don't recommend that. I think it's totally worth reading from the beginning.
I'm rather looking forward to book 3, Texas Hold 'Em.


5/5


Recommend? Yes, but from book 1.


DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated for my opinion or this post.

Ten Things You Will Learn from Blame it on Texas.

  1. Guys don’t like to play dress up; but when one willingly dresses as a clown for their six-year-old niece’s birthday party—because the real clown canceled—he’s one special uncle. And could possibly make a special hero for some lucky lady.
  2. Sometimes, fear itself can do much more damage to us than the thing we’re actually afraid of.
  3. Any man who doesn’t cuss up a blue streak when you dump a plate of hot grits on him can’t be all bad. (In fact, he might just be The One.)
  4. It’s important to remember the lessons of the past so we can use them when making decisions for the future. But those lessons should never keep us from having the future we deserve.
  5. Before accusing the sexy guy who pounced, knocked you down, and crawled on top of you of being foreplay impaired; check to see if someone is shooting at you.
  6. The southern delicacy of a banana and mayonnaise sandwich may be an acquired taste, especially when a hungry hero chomps down on the delicacy and is expecting ham and cheese.
  7. If you think getting caught screaming and dancing on top of a mattress—all while attempting to rescue your cat from an overzealous dog—can be slightly embarrassing, try doing it while you’re wet from the shower, and as naked as a jay bird. Oh, and just to make it even more fun, make sure you're caught by your possible love interest who hasn’t seen you naked yet, and . . . (yes it can get worse) his two best friends.
  8. It’s downright amazing how playing a few rounds of Strip Scrabble can spice up an evening.
  9. A family doesn’t always have to be the people who share your bloodline; sometimes, the best families are those we make when we gather together all the people we love.
  10. Learning to trust yourself is usually a lot harder than trusting another person. But both are generally required before finding true love.


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11 comments:

  1. I did read Don't Mess With Texas and it was fantastic, as I'm sure Blame It On Texas will be also.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  2. Howdy guys!

    First, thanks so much for sharing my list and the news about my new release. Bloggers have a special place in Publishing Heaven. And yes, I think there is one of those. LOL.

    I hope everyone get some soul soothing laughter and some pure entertainment from reading Blame it on Texas.

    CC

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  3. I have not read the book, but thanks for the giveaway!!

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  4. I haven't read "Don't Mess with Texas" yet.

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  5. Loved Don't mess with Texas and cannot wait for Blame it on Texas.

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  6. It's on my massive to be read pile!! I'd love to be entered to win this one.

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  7. Thanks again guys for stopping in. Good luck.

    CC

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  8. No, I haven't read Don't Mess with Texas.

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  9. I actually have it, but haven't read it yet! They both sound very fun! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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