Texas! Chase

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All He Wanted Was Enough Whiskey To Forget...

Ravaged by grief after a car crash took his cherished wife and unborn child, Chase Tyler had abandoned his family business. He'd hit the rodeo circuit and the bars with equal disregard for his life, unwilling to face his pain and move on—until a bad-tempered bull and a lady from the past forced him to...

All She Wanted Was His Love...

Marcie Johns had known Chase ...

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All He Wanted Was Enough Whiskey To Forget...

Ravaged by grief after a car crash took his cherished wife and unborn child, Chase Tyler had abandoned his family business. He'd hit the rodeo circuit and the bars with equal disregard for his life, unwilling to face his pain and move on—until a bad-tempered bull and a lady from the past forced him to...

All She Wanted Was His Love...

Marcie Johns had known Chase all her life, had been driving the car when it crashed and his wife was killed. She still wondered if Chase blamed her for his loss. But she was willing to gamble her pride and happiness to give the man she'd adored since childhood something to live for. When she offered Chase a brazen proposition to save his company, he was shocked by her plan—and he hated himself for being tempted by the fire smoldering in her gorgeous eyes! Could a once-shy bookworm seduce the rugged cowboy of her dreams into letting her love heal his heart?

"Lively... some of her very best [writing]... the strong plot is heightened by Ms. Brown's trademark sensuality." — Rave Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553289909
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1991
  • Series: Texas! Trilogy , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 168,735
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 4.24 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown is the author of more than fifty-eight New York Times bestsellers, with more than seventy million copies of her books in print. She and her husband live in Arlington, Texas.

Biography

In 1979, Sandra Brown lost her job at a television program and decided to give writing a try. She bought an armful of romance novels and writing books, set up a typewriter on a card table and wrote her first novel. Harlequin passed but Dell bit, and Brown was off and writing, publishing her works under an assortment of pseudonyms.

From such modest beginnings, Brown has evolved into multimillion publishing empire of one, the CEO of her own literary brand; she towers over the landscape of romantic fiction. Brown has used her growing clout to insist her publishers drop the bosom-and-biceps covers and has added more intricate subplots, suspense, and even unhappy endings to her work. The result: A near-constant presence on The New York Times bestsellers list. In 1992, she had three on the list at the same time, joining that exclusive club of Stephen King, Tom Clancy, J. K. Rowling, and Danielle Steel.

Her work in the mainstream realm has taken her readers into The White House, where the president's newborn dies mysteriously; the oil fields and bedrooms of a Dallas-like family dynasty; and the sexual complications surrounding an investigation into an evangelist's murder. Such inventions have made her a distinct presence in a crowded genre.

"Brown is perhaps best known now for her longer novels of romantic suspense. The basic outline for these stories has passionate love, lust, and violence playing out against a background of unraveling secrets and skeletons jumping out of family closets," wrote Barbara E. Kemp in the book Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers . Kemp also praises Brown's sharp dialogue and richly detailed characters. "However, her greatest key to success is probably that she invites her readers into a fantasy world of passion, intrigue, and danger," she wrote. "They too can face the moral and emotional dilemmas of the heroine, safe in the knowledge that justice and love will prevail."

Critics give her points for nimble storytelling but are cooler to her "serviceable prose," in the words of one Publishers Weekly reviewer. Still, when writing a crack page-turner, the plot's the thing. A 1992 New York Times review placed Brown among a group of a writers "who have mastered the art of the slow tease."

Staggeringly prolific, Brown found her writing pace ground to a halt when she was given a different assignment. A magazine had asked her for an autobiographical piece, and it took her months to complete. Her life in the suburbs, though personally fulfilling, was nonetheless blander than fiction. That may be why she dives into her fiction writing with such workhorse gusto. "I love being the bad guy," she told Publishers Weekly in 1995, "simply because I was always so responsible, so predictable growing up. I made straight A's and never got into any trouble, and I still impose those standards on myself. So writing is my chance to escape and become the sleaziest, scummiest role."

When she started writing, her goal was always to break out of the parameters of romance. After about 45 romances, the woman who counts Tennessee Williams and Taylor Caldwell among her influences told The New York Times that felt she had reached a plateau. In fact, she doesn't even look at her books as romances anymore. "I think of my books now as suspense novels, usually with a love story incorporated," she said. "They're absolutely a lot harder to write than romances. They take more plotting and real character development. Each book is a stretch for me, and I try something interesting each time that males will like as well as women."

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  • "I hate to exercise and only do so because I absolutely must."

  • "I love to eat and my favorite foods are all bad for the body. Fried chicken and gravy, TexMex, red meat (hey, I'm from Texas!). My only saving grace is that I'm not that fond of sweets. Salty is my thing. Chocolate cake and ice cream I can skip. But a bag of Fritos. . ."

  • "It takes me a long time to go to sleep, usually because I read in bed and hate to put down the book. But when I do nod off, I'm a champion sleeper. I can easily do eight or nine hours a night."

  • "My worst "thing" is mean-spirited people. People who deliberately belittle or embarrass someone really irk me. The people I admire most are the ones who find something good about even the most undesirable individual. That was a quality my mother had, the one I hope most to emulate."

  • "I have a fear of gravity. Recently my whole family went to Belize. We had several adventures. We tubed a river through miles of cave, wearing head lamps so we'd have illumination. No problem. I scaled Mayan ruins. I rode horseback (on a monster named Al Capone) through the rain forest. No problem. But I couldn't zip line. Even though my five-year-old grandsons did it with glee, I just couldn't make that leap."

  • "I and my husband are huge fans of Jeopardy! We never miss it if we can help it. Does that make us complete dorks?"

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      1. Also Known As:
        Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan and Erin St. Claire
      2. Hometown:
        Arlington, TX
      1. Date of Birth:
        March 12, 1948
      2. Place of Birth:
        Waco, Texas
      1. Education:
        Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Texas Christian University, 2008
      2. Website:

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    • Posted December 4, 2009

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      Good Book/ Good Series

      I loved this book! Loved the whole series! Would recommend you read Texas! Lucky first. Than Texas! Chase and finally Texas! Sage. I love Sandra Brown, she is such a good story teller! Love, sex, suspense, the characters are well developed. Have recommended all 3 books to friends and my niece. Have re-read all 3 books at least 3 times each. Have never been disappointed by one of her books yet! Thanks, Sandra for many hours of reading pleasure!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 6, 2009

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      Hot and Romantic!

      I love this book which is of a triology. Chase Tyler, is a guy we feel for when he looses everything and everyone close to him, but his stubbornness to reach out to others also make us want to hate him. When a woman from his past re-enters his life, who by the way was driving the car that killed his wife, the hate is on or is it love? She will do anything to save him and his company from going under including loving him, but will Chase take her up on the offer or will he drown in his self pity? You have to read it.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 19, 2008

      Can you Love Again????

      Awesome book!!! Could not stop readng it. Finished in a day in a half. Great love story. Chase is a man out to ruin himself over the loss of his former wife and unborn child till an old friend shows him what love is really all about. A feel good book take it to the beach and enjoy.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 23, 2008

      Love this book

      This book is one of Sandra Browns best works and also my favorite. I love this book. I've lost count how many times I read this book and I never get tired of it. Wait a minute why am I just sitting here writing how great this book is? Got to go. MUST READ IT AGAIN!

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 3, 2006

      Wonderful book to go with Texas! Lucky

      When Chase lost his wife and unborn child in Texas! Lucky he set out on the redeo seen and get hurt real bad. Lucky for Chase Marcie is at that redeo and helps him back on his feet. The family business is lacking badly and Marcie helps out the family by talking Chase into marring her and taking the money that she can give to them to help the business. Can Chase ever love again after losing his first wife and unborn child? Can he ever love Marcie the women that was with Chases' wife when she died? Read and find out

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted August 6, 2014

      What an emotional story.  Brown had my heart in my throat throug

      What an emotional story.  Brown had my heart in my throat throughout.  Her character and scene development places you not only in this story, but in the centre of this family.  Each event draws you further and further in.  I appreciated how the prologue set the scene, giving you a glimpse into what had happened without dwelling on it.  Brown’s eloquent descriptions meld with her fantastic storytelling to create a romance that will really make you believe.

      This is definitely a character driven tale.  Every event is directly correlated to someone, and their reactions are what drive the story forward.   His refusal to move forward combined with her refusal to give up leads them on a journey that kept me on my toes.  

      The narrator really made this novel for me.  As much as I enjoyed the story itself, it was really one of those ‘can’t put it down’ novels, the narrator’s intonation and snark made it unforgettable.  

      As a whole this was a very enjoyable read.  It can easily be read as  a standalone or as part of the series.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others, nor can I wait to read the next in the series.  

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    • Posted June 5, 2012

      I did not think I would like it as much as I do. Sandra, I will

      I did not think I would like it as much as I do. Sandra, I will read more of your titles, I did not realize we're almost neighbors. You Go Girl. Good Story. When you let your self really get into the story, you can't get out. I love a good Texas story, there needs to be more about our Texas drama written down.

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    • Posted January 30, 2012

      very good romance

      sandra brown has a real feel for romance novels. this is part of a series of three, involving two brothers and a sister. after losing his wife he decides never to marry again. enter the girl that has worshipped him forever, and fallen in love with him. how she convinces him he can feel again and marry makes this a very eartfelt romance!

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    • Posted August 29, 2011

      Romantic but serious, too

      A good story, with a lot of complex emotions. The book kept a nice pace and elements were continuously added to the story keeping it interesting.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 5, 2010

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      A good read for the beach or a rainy day...

      I love Sandra Brown, but prefer her more recent work that seems to have a little more drama and plot. However this book is still a good read for the beach, a rainy day or a quick escape. The plot is fairly predictable as most romances are, but as always, Brown manages to introduce a few twists that surprised me a little. The characters are well developed and will leave you wanting to read the rest of the Texas! series so be sure to pick them all up at once to save multiple trips to the bookstore. Overall a good pick, however I don't care too much for the cover artwork.

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    • Posted May 2, 2010

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      Really good and definitely worth reading!

      I love the Tyler's! Chase's story deals with life altering heartbreak and loss, real life hardships, struggling to pull himself through it and so on and so on....don't want to ruin it for anyone. The story kept a good pace and although it dealt with a lot of "raw" emotions it wasn't dark or depressing. As with the other books in this series it is well written and well balanced.

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    • Posted March 20, 2010

      enjoyed the book had mystery and romance

      little slow

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    • Posted March 13, 2010

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      Direct and to the point.

      Second in a three series. Loved the characters. The book holds surprises for the reader. Good read.

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    • Posted March 3, 2010

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      It was a good read

      I liked this book....I haven't had the opprotunity to read the other two books that go with this series..But I full intend to....Great PLOT!!!

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    • Posted April 22, 2009

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      Better

      I was really upset about what happened to this character in the end of Texas Lucky. Romance novels are supposed to have a happily ever after for everyone. I didn't think I would like this one because Chase's wife in Texas Lucky was a lovable character. But it surprised me and I enjoyed it.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 29, 2008

      Better than the 1st book

      I did enjoy this one more than Texas Lucky. The story, in theory, was pretty darned good, but Marcie comes off as needy, not a strong woman at all...and her obsession with Chase (though written as her supposed private thoughts) is a little over the top. Maybe I'll be able to give 5 stars after I read Sage's story.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 25, 2003

      I couldn't put this book down!

      You think that Chase will never get over Tanya, but he ends up loving Marcie more than he ever loved Tanya!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 19, 2003

      WONDERFUL STORY!

      Romantic, Loving, special and heartbreaking. All three books of this series I finished reading in three days. One each day. I loved all of them. This is a must read.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 4, 2003

      A Awsome Love Story!

      This was the Second Book By Sandra Brown that I had read and it was an awsome book I loved How Sandra made it so that the Characters Got Married Right Away because Usually you have to sit there and wonder if they are ever going to get married or not but in this book they got married and then they fell in love afterwards, and that was just awsome.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 27, 2003

      Emotional Story

      I thought this was an incredible story. It made you laugh and cry. I read this book in only a few hours because I could'nt put it down. Even though it broke your heart in some parts, it was a wonderful romance. I can't wait to let my friends read it.

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