Hustlin' Texas

Hustlin' Texas

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by KC Klein
     
 

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"Sassy, sexy, fun."—Lori Wilde

"A sexy read." —Rachel Gibson

Only one person in Oak Groves is happy to see bad girl Nikki Logan back in town. . .

Oak Groves' most beloved bachelor, Jett Avery, lives by a simple set of rules. Getting involved with a complicated woman isn't one of them. He learned that the hard way two years ago…  See more details below

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"Sassy, sexy, fun."—Lori Wilde

"A sexy read." —Rachel Gibson

Only one person in Oak Groves is happy to see bad girl Nikki Logan back in town. . .

Oak Groves' most beloved bachelor, Jett Avery, lives by a simple set of rules. Getting involved with a complicated woman isn't one of them. He learned that the hard way two years ago when he spent one of the most incredible nights of his life with Nikki Logan. But then she hightailed it out of town, never to be seen again—until now. It might be time to break one of those rules. . .

Picking up the pieces of her life, Nikki is back in Oak Groves, face to face with the one man she's done her best to forget. But she has her reasons for being here—and they don't include winding up in bed with Jett. Especially since he'll never forgive her once he finds out the truth about why she's back. . .

Praise for KC Klein's Texas Wide Open

"Passionate, gritty and fast-paced. . .with a hot-blooded, honorable hero to make every woman's knees go weak."—Diane Whiteside

"A tortured hero, a love that defies distance and time. . .this is a book you won't soon forget."—Cat Johnson

"KC Klein's hero is as hot as a Texan summer's day." --Rachel Gibson

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601831491
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
12/05/2013
Series:
Texas Fever , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
29,520
File size:
780 KB

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Hustlin' Texas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
CarternAlexsMommy More than 1 year ago
I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review I really enjoyed reading this book Nikki had a endearing mix of vulnerability and backbone. She doesn't have a high opinion of herself but she hides behind quick wit and a sharp tongue and refuses to allow people to know how their opinion of her really affects her.She had a tough childhood and a bad reputation in her home town. Her brothers Best friend Jett has always had her back and is absolutely in love with her but she doesnt feel she is good enough for him and thinks she would ruin his life. So on the night he tells her he loves her and they first sleep together she gets scared and runs fleeing town in the middle of the night. Two years later after graduating college she returns to her home town to repay her debt to the man who helped her pay her college tuition because "a Logan never owes". When Jett realizes shes back in town he tries to fight himself to stay away from her but then finally decides he will do what it takes to keep her in his life. The situations and drama that follow had me laughing crying and at times holding my breath going no way that's not happening. The whole Pool table proposal I mean Can I get a get a real life version of that goodness it was hot!! I really feel the author did a wonderful job of drawing the reader into the story and making the characters seem real you could almost see the story like a movie in your head. I highly recommend this book to others i thoroughly enjoyed this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this 249pg book. Very funny and lots of romance. It had some very emotional parts also. Good read.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Overall it was okay. The story seemed to be all over the place. We had the main story of Jett and Nikki. Again...that was just okay. But we also had these little side stories like Mike, Lauren and Frankie's problems. I just didn't really see a connection there. Plus it needed an editor. It doesn't look good when the author uses a character's name incorrectly. Example, when Nikki is having dinner with Jett's family and "Mrs. Logan" is referenced as sitting at the table. It should have read "Mrs. Avery". Little things like that annoy me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of emotion
Dina1 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of author K.C. Klein that I've read and God willing it won't be the last. Her characters are so vibrant and full of life that you just know somewhere in Texas they're causing a ruckus and through it all you know there will be a whole lot of loving at the end. I don't want to give out one glorious detail of this story, enough to say it is a wonderfully written story of two strong willed individuals with history, one fighting for their future together while the other wants to run away. If you like great love stories with a great looking cowboy and fire spitting gal this book is for you. Now excuse me while I look for another one of this authors stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hoping there is more to this series really like this and previous book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series and while I liked Jett and Nikki it wasn't a real story to me... Nikki was very smart and finished four years of college in two years... My question would be how anybody who was so smart could be so dumb in so many ways. Her relationship with everybody in her life was colored by her fathers untimely death and being her mother's caretaker until she died. I understand her drawing away but not from her brother and Jett who was always there for her. Misguided pride and the book stretched out too long IMO.. Sorry I could not rate it higher.
RipeForReader More than 1 year ago
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ¿¿ When her car breaks down on the side of the road on her way back in town after walking out two years ago, Nikki Logan is well aware that the one person who was always there for her, might not even lend her a hand now. She had a tough life but had been determined to make something of herself and not end up living up to the false rumours that were always spreading around town about her. With her college degree now in hand, she could get a fresh start anywhere, but first she had unfinished business to take care of.  Oak Groves' golden boy, Jett Avery had always been a defender of Nikki Logan. Her big brother was his best friend and Jett had always been able to see past the attitude Nikki put on for the benefit of the disapproving townsfolk. And he liked what he saw, always had, always would. He had no doubt about that and he might have let Nikki run off after their first (and last) night together two years ago, but he was sure as hell not going to let her go again. Nikki finds not much has changed, people still treat her the same. Her big brother still expects her to screw up and the town's tongues continue to wag. And then there is Jett, who is as steadfast and reliable as he always was and she knows she doesn't deserve him. There is too much she is keeping from him, too many roadblocks thrown in their direction. But Jett is relentless in his pursuit of her, and despite Nikki's attempts at throwing him off, he has her back in his arms and his bed. The question is, what will he need to do to keep her there? ***** Fabulous surprise!!!  Honestly? When I picked up this book I though it was going to be a quick, hot, juicy read with little substance...don't ask me why. But it wasn't like that AT ALL!! You'll have to forgive me, but K.C. Klein was new to me, this is the first of her books I have read, so I didn't know!! I'll never make that mistake again when I see her name behind a title, that's for sure. Just to clarify the title, without giving much away..... 'Texas' is a nickname for Nikki, and hustlin' refers to the game of pool, which Nikki happens to be quite proficient at. Nikki has a chip on her shoulder the size of Mount Rushmore. Now it didn't get there by accident, she certainly has reason to throw some attitude, but she has also lost the ability to see the good beside the bad. She has a tendency to take on the whole world, when it isn't the whole world she needs to be fighting, but it's so ingrained, so familiar, it's difficult to step away from. As all behavioural patterns tend to be. Nikki values herself so little, that she would rather take herself out of the equation than make a situation uncomfortable for one of the people she cares about. That is why she runs, she expects to create a problem for those she loves, and she tries to beat it to the punch.  Better than even her brother, Jett see right through all of Nikki, bluster and attitude. He doesn't care, he cares only about the person underneath all of that, the person only he can see. Jett knows full well that as son of one of the most influencial families around, people always found it odd for him to hook up with the Logans, but he found it odd that there even was a distinction. Normally not one to rock the boat, or tempt the fates, when it comes to Nikki! there is absolutely nothing Jett won't do or no one he wouldn't face down. He is someone who sees things in straight lines, but he has the ability and the insight to understand Nikki well. Great character writing, very entertaining dialogue between the main characters and a somewhat unusual but very appealing division of personalities. Nikki receiving a lot of the flip, avoiding tendencies often associated with the male species, and Jett the emotionally intelligent and openly sharing one, something not EVER associated with the male species!!! BUT it works and it is believable, in fact it is so refreshing, it is one of the reasons I am giving this book a high rating.  There is tragedy in this story, quite a bit of it actually, and it is made all the more heartbreaking (for me) because of the 'tough girl' act that Nikki constantly puts on, never, ever showing anyone she is down......but one person always sees anyway.  I laughed hard and I cried, for me reasons to give a good grade, I was involved.  ¿Vibrant, cheeky and heart-breakingly tender.¿ **ARC provided by NetGalley and Kensington. Books in return for an honest review.**
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
This is a MUST READ if you love romance. Just when I thought no relationship could hold more fire, more emotion, or more love than Cole Logan and Katie Harris in TEXAS WIDE OPEN along comes Nikki and Jett in HUSTLIN’ TEXAS by KC Klein. KC knows how to conjure characters that capture our hearts, our imaginations, crush us when things fall apart, and makes us soar when everything comes together in a sweet happily-ever-after. Nikki is by far one of the most broken women ever created and Jett is her hero, her lifeline, and her savior. Oh, Jett is pretty well bruised as well – most of the time literally in this story – but he knows what he wants, what he needs, and most of the time, knows how to get it but with Nikki, all the rules change and it’s a delight to watch him flounder, stumble, and even screw up big time. HUSTLIN’ TEXAS by KC Klein is amazing, wonderful, heartbreaking, exciting, edge of the seat anxious, and one that will have you begging for it to never end. KC gets better with every story she creates and I’m in awe of the emotion that she wrings from her characters and from us as we read her stories. I highly, highly recommend HUSTLIN’ TEXAS, book two in the Texas Fever series by KC Klein if you love romance at all. It has it all in huge proportions just as it should be since it’s Texas all the way. This one is a must read, my darlings. ***eARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed Nikki and Jetts story , i hope she continues it with Lauren's story next. Looking forward to more by this author.
psee More than 1 year ago
Wow, great surprise I really enjoyed reading this book. This is the second installment in K.C. Klein's Texas Fever series. In Hustlin' Texas we get to enjoy the twisted tale of Nikki Logan, the town bad girl and Jett Avery, the town golden boy. Now, I did not read the first book which may have given more filler information or background into Nikki and Jett's relationship, but I don't think the story suffered at all for it. Nikki makes for a good heroine. She is rough around the edges, unlike the polished Jett, but she is loyal and she was strong and definitely did not see her worth. She allowed herself to believe the bad stuff people spewed about her. In doing so, she does not allow herself to love Jett as she feels she will ruin him. Jett on the other hand can't steer away from Nikki. If she is in trouble he is there but he also has his own family issues. Interestingly, I didn't catch what his job was, he just seemed to be rich and I'm not sure if that was due to his dad's political career or not. This book made me laugh, it had me cry, and it had the right amount of angst to keep me turning those pages. I am interested to go back and read the first book to get more of Cole's story, Nikki's brother. And as a side note, my kids and I love visiting Texas, so getting the splash of Texas throughout the story was great. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.