A Texas State of Mind

A Texas State of Mind

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by Ann DeFee
     
 

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Police Chief Lolly LaTullipe's professional life runs amuck when dead drug dealers start floating up on the beach. Port Serenity, Texas is known for bird watchers and bikini clad co-eds-not murder and mayhem. Lolly's situation becomes even more complicated when a sexy undercover narcotics cop shows up eliciting thoughts of rumpled sheets and hot summer

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Police Chief Lolly LaTullipe's professional life runs amuck when dead drug dealers start floating up on the beach. Port Serenity, Texas is known for bird watchers and bikini clad co-eds-not murder and mayhem. Lolly's situation becomes even more complicated when a sexy undercover narcotics cop shows up eliciting thoughts of rumpled sheets and hot summer nights. This single mom of two is afraid she's in way over her head. Christian Delacroix is jaded from years in drug enforcement and the appealing police chief has him reassessing his priorities and future. Is he ready for this small town with its cast of eccentric characters. And is he prepared for Lolly LaTulippe with her white-picket-fence life complete with a close-knit family and circle of friends? Not to mention her big shaggy dog and all the complications of life with a teenager. Are diapers, PTA meetings and football games in this cop's future?

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"Easy reading. Characters were fun. You don't usually get a tall, hunky, dark, sinister male protagonist who is by nature light-hearted and natural - not all brooding and dooms-dayish. Just the kind of quick read with enough light-hearted humor, suspense, and quirky characters."
"This is a fast-paced read that includes great characters and intertwines murder, mystery, suspense, humor and romance. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen next. I loved the chemistry and repartee between single mom and Police Chief Lolly LaTullipe and tall, dangerous, hunky Lieutenant Christian Delacroix, undercover narc cop. A great start to the new Port Serenity, Texas Series by Ann DeFee."
"When your story starts with a lady police chief pulled onto a guys lap and tasering him and he turns out to be an undercover cop you know your in for a good time. Dead bodies, a coroner who's a vet, vigilante senior citizens and a cast of great characters make this a wild ride. Can't wait for the next book."
"A book that grabs you from the start and keeps you interested till the end. Lots of humor ans a mystery. Looking forward to more from this author."
"This book kept me laughing the whole time I was reading it.Hero and heroine made me fall in love with both of them .Both were in denial to the attraction they felt for each other.Really really enjoyable read."
"An entertaining book with some surprising twists and unexpected turns along with quite a few laughs....... And a delightful love story."
"It was a wonderful, witty and sexy read. The sparks flew from the moment Lolly and Christian met. There are a lot of oddball residents in Port Serenity, adding colour and charm to the town. This was a pure delight!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781942209041
Publisher:
Bellastoria Press LLP
Publication date:
03/02/2015
Series:
Port Serenitiy, #1
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Ann DeFee is an award-winning author who infuses humor into her stories of romance and the somewhat wacky world of small town America. She's written eleven novels and one novella with the Harlequin American, Everlasting and Carina lines. She's twice been a Rita finalist and has also won the Book Buyers Best Long Contemporary award. The Port Serenity Series including: A Texas State of Mind, Texas Born and Texas Road have a March 2015 publication date.
Under the Bellastoria Press imprint she publishes under the pseudonym Annaliese Darr. Her most current work in the magical realism genre is Believe.

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A Texas State of Mind (Harlequin American Romance #1076) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Port Serenity, Texas Police Chief Lavinia ¿Lolly¿ LaTullipe has a filled plate between raising a fourteen years old son and a ten years old daughter alone and the small crimes that occur in her jurisdiction. The Peaceful Cove ¿Inn¿ calls to have her remove underage drinkers when she notices a high school crony Cookie Baker at the bar with a stud. She says hello, but the hunk yanks her onto his lap so she zaps him with her stun gun................. Texas Department of Safety Narcotics Division undercover agent Christian Delacroix knows he deserved the shock, but that he thought she could have just shown him her badge instead of leaving him on the floor. Christian is in town working on a case of dead drug dealers floating onto the nearby beach. As they share an office and work closely together, they fall in love, but she has two kids with a picket fence while he has always lived on the edge.................... A TEXAS STATE OF MIND is a wonderful police procedural romance that works on two levels: the investigation and the relationships. The murder mystery is cleverly handled so that the two law enforcement officials must work as a team following up on that opening zap. Lolly is a strong amazon who does Herculean work as the chief and as a single mom. Christian is her ideal counterpart as he is intelligent and courageous. However, kids, dogs, and fences are outside his norm so the audience will wonder if he chooses to stay out in the cold or enter the warmth of a loving family................... Harriet Klausner