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In the dramatic finale of #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown’s popular Texas! trilogy, the headstrong youngest daughter of the Tyler family finally steps out of the shadows cast by her two older brothers. But forging her own path will take every ounce of savvy in Sage Tyler’s possession.
 
The youngest heir to her family’s oil fortune, Sage has always been the unbridled spitfire in the Tyler clan. Now, fresh out of college, ...

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Overview

In the dramatic finale of #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown’s popular Texas! trilogy, the headstrong youngest daughter of the Tyler family finally steps out of the shadows cast by her two older brothers. But forging her own path will take every ounce of savvy in Sage Tyler’s possession.
 
The youngest heir to her family’s oil fortune, Sage has always been the unbridled spitfire in the Tyler clan. Now, fresh out of college, she’s looking to settle down at last with her safe, upper-crust fiancé. Then into her life saunters Harlan Boyd, a rootless drifter recently hired for a Tyler Drilling Company project. Harlan’s just the sort of man Sage should avoid, but there’s something irresistible about the laconic cowboy that intrigues her.

When a financial crisis threatens to wreck Tyler Drilling for good, Sage and Harlan must channel their simmering chemistry into the task of saving the family business. But can she trust a man who shares her maverick spirit—and harbors long-held secrets of his own?

Sage Tyler knows exactly the kind of man she wants--sophisticated, quiet, and above all, controllable. Harlan Boyd--the egotistical drifter who works for her brothers--is none of these things. But Boyd is the first man Sage hasn't been able to wrap around her little finger. "A wonderful way to end the Tyler saga. . . ."--Rendezvous.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This final novel in the Tyler trilogy (begun in Texas! Lucky ) is summer-reading fluff; a few interesting plot twists, stereotypical but amusing characters and situations, and the factory-made happy ending. Headstrong Sage Tyler expects an engagement ring for Christmas. Instead, she gets jilted: Sage is too flamboyant for her finance's straitlaced family. Home to recuperate over the holidays, Sage is stuck in her kid-sister role, with no definite career plans and no family to compare with her two brothers'. She's also attracted and annoyed by lanky blond cowboy-type Harlan Boyd, a drifter hired for a project to save the family's ailing oil company, Tyler Drilling. Harlan exudes the strength and sexual magnetism her ex-fiance lacked, but his keen perception of Sage's vulnerability unsettles her, whereas he's too independent to commit. Joining Tyler Drilling, Sage must work as Harlan's sales partner as both deny an irresistible chemistry. Their bond intensifies through many bedroom scenes, while business takes off and Harlan's past conflicts are resolved. (Aug.)
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“A masterful storyteller.”—USA Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553295009
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/1992
  • Series: Texas! Trilogy , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 339
  • Sales rank: 282,610
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 0.93 (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."

Good To Know

  • "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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    Chapter One

    Her lips were soft and inviting against his as she sighed, then whispered, "Merry Christmas."

    "Merry Christmas to you, too, Sage."

    Smiling, she folded her arms around his neck and placed her lips on his again, putting more passion into their kiss . . . or trying to. "Travis!"

    "What?"

    "Kiss me."

    "I did."

    "I mean, really kiss me," she said and growled sexily. "You're allowed to kiss sexy, you know, even though it is Christmas."

    "Sage, please." Nervously the young man glanced toward the windows. A party was underway inside the house. "Somebody might see us."

    She removed her arms from around his neck and blew out a gust of air. "Oh, for heaven's sake, Travis, you're so damn proper! Nobody is looking. And if anyone is, who would care if we're out here necking?"

    "Mother would care. Do you like your bracelet?"

    Temporarily distracted, she replied, "Of course I like the bracelet. What woman wouldn't? It's beautiful."

    Raising her arm, she shook the heavy gold bangle around her wrist. "I'm glad you let me open my present tonight instead of waiting for Christmas Day."

    "This way you can enjoy it over the whole holiday."

    "That was very thoughtful of you. Thank you."

    "I still sense that you're disappointed."

    Sage Tyler looked up at him through her dense lashes and made a softly spoken confession. "I thought you might give me my engagement ring for Christmas."

    Before he could say anything, she rushed on. "But it's not as though we've already picked out rings. Who knows? I might not even want a traditional engagement ring. I'll probably flaunt convention and choose something radically different. Maybe a colored stone instead of a diamond."

    Travis cast his eyes down to the white leather pants she was wearing. Her sweater was appropriate enough--white angora with a tasteful amount of glittering studs and rhinestones sprinkled over the shoulders and upper bodice. The pants, however, were definitely a fashion risk.

    He smiled weakly. "Nobody ever accused you of being conventional, Sage."

    "Thank heaven for that." A movement of her head sent her mane of dark blond hair swinging over her shoulders. "I thought your mother was going to have heart failure when I came downstairs and joined the party wearing these pants."

    "Well, she, uh, associates leather clothes with Hell's Angels and rock stars, I guess."

    "Hmm. Maybe I should have worn something in a nice pastel taffeta."

    He frowned in disapproval of her sarcasm. "Mother is Mother. She and her friends are more or less alike. They do the same things, go to the same places, wear basically the same kind of clothes. She's accustomed to certain things."

    "If I'm going to be her daughter-in-law, she had better get accustomed to me, hadn't she? I hope she doesn't expect me to start wearing long plaid skirts and respectable navy flats when I become your wife. All I'll be changing the day we get married is my last name. Speaking of which," she added on a burst of inspiration, "Valentine's Day would be such a romantic date to get officially engaged. Even better than Christmas."

    Sage had dragged Travis outside for a breath of fresh air on the long, wide veranda of the Belcher home. The redbrick Georgian structure was strung with twinkling Christmas lights. In the living room behind them, an enormous Christmas tree, arranged by a decorator who favored lace, pearls, and butterflies, commanded attention from one of the wide windows overlooking the veranda.

    Three evergreens had been temporarily transplanted in the front lawn and decorated for the benefit of passersby who came from all points of Harris County to view the elaborate Christmas displays the residents of this affluent Houston neighborhood put up each year. A trail of bumper-to-bumper cars snaked along the street, their headlights blurred by the mist.

    Though the temperature was relatively mild, Travis hunched deeper into the collar of his dark suit coat and slid his hands into his pants pockets. This belligerent stance never failed to irritate Sage, who thought it made him look like a sulky rich kid. It usually meant he had something unpleasant on his mind that he dreaded discussing.

    "The fact is, Sage, I'm wondering if we're not jumping the gun to announce our engagement."

    The statement caught her off guard, but instantly captured her full attention. "What do you mean?"

    Travis cleared his throat. "Well, after the spring semester, I've still got internship and my year of residency ahead of me. After that, there's all the specialty courses in dermatology to get through."

    "I know exactly what's required before you can open a practice, Travis. We'll be all right. Now that I've got my master's degree, I'll find a good job."

    "I'm not worried about money. My parents will support me until I set up a practice."

    "Then what are you worried about? Lighten up. It's Christmas!"

    He glanced at the line of cars crawling past the house. "I don't think you understand what I'm trying to tell you, Sage."

    Her wide smile faltered. "Apparently not, but it must be something terrible. You look like you're about to throw up. Don't torture yourself any longer or keep me in suspense. If you've got something to say, let's hear it."

    He scratched his head, he coughed behind his fist, he shuffled his feet. "I've given this a lot of thought lately, and . . ."

    "And?"

    "And I don't think . . . It's not that you're . . . Sage, we're just not . . ."

    "Not what?"

    He floundered, opening and closing his mouth several times before blurting out, "Suited. We're just not suited to each other."

    Having said that, he relaxed his shoulders. He exhaled a deep breath. By all appearances, he had relieved himself of a tremendous burden.

    Dumbfounded, Sage stared at him. She couldn't believe her ears. She had been dating Travis exclusively for more than a year. It had been understood that they would get married when she earned her master's degree. The semester was ending, and she had been expecting an engagement ring and a formal announcement of their impending marriage during the holiday season. It was preposterous to think he was dumping her. Her! Sage Tyler! Surely she had misunderstood.

    "You can't mean you're breaking our engagement?"

    He cleared his throat again. "I think we ought to think about it some more."

    "Don't beat around the bush, Travis," she said testily. "If you're dumping me, at least have the guts to come right out and say so."

    "I'm not dumping you. Exactly. Mother thinks--"

    "Oh, 'Mother thinks . . .' Mother thinks that I'm not good enough for her little boy."

    "Don't put words in my mouth, Sage."

    "Then spit it out."

    "Mother thinks, and I agree, that you're, well, a little too rowdy for me."

    "Rowdy?"

    "Showy."

    "Showy?"

    "Flamboyant."

    "Because I wear leather pants?"

    "Sage, be fair," he protested.

    "Fair be damned. I'm mad."

    "You've got no right to be."

    "No right?"

    "If you'll think back, I never officially asked you to marry me. Did I?" he asked uncertainly.

    "Of course you did!" she cried. "We talked about it all the time. My family--"

    "Will be delighted if it never comes off," he interrupted. "Your brothers think I'm a wimp. Your mother only tolerates me because she's nice to everybody. That sheriff who's always hanging around harrumphs and shakes his head with what appears to be disapproval every time he looks at me."

    "You're imagining all of that," she averred, though she knew he wasn't.

    "Well, whatever," he said impatiently, "I think we need a rest from each other."

    Her anger gave way to hurt. "I thought you loved me."

    "I do."

    "Then why are we having this conversation? I love you, too."

    He looked earnestly miserable. "I love you, Sage. You're beautiful and sexy. You're the most unpredictable, fascinating woman I've ever met. You make my head spin. You're exuberant. You like pushing people around, bending them to your will."

    "You make me sound like a longshoreman!"

    "I don't intend to. You've got a zest for life that I can't match. I'm tired of trying. You're spontaneous and impetuous. I'm methodical and careful. Your politics are liberal. Mine, conservative. You believe wholeheartedly in a personal God. I have my doubts. All things considered, I'd say our differences are irreconcilable."

    "Opposites attract."

    "I'm beginning to think not."

    "This is all crap, Travis. You're trying to sugarcoat it, aren't you? You're lining up your justifications. If you're going to jilt me, at least dignify it by not being so mealymouthed."

    "Don't make this harder for me than it is," he complained.

    Hard on him? Sage formed a fist as though preparing to sock him. "You don't love me anymore. Isn't that what this is really about?"

    "No. Everything I said before is true. I do love you, Sage. But, damn, it takes so much of my energy just keeping up." He gave a helpless laugh. "You're like a playful puppy. You require constant attention and affection."

    "I haven't noticed you complaining about my affectionate nature before," she said coolly. "In fact, you've begged for more on numerous occasions."

    He had the grace to look chagrined. "I deserved that. The fact is, Sage," he said, sounding dispirited, "I've run out of steam. You've drained me. I can't keep up with you and devote the time and attention to my studies that they demand. I think we should take a break from each other and give ourselves time to reassess the situation before we jump into marriage."

    He touched her for the first time, placing his hands lightly on her shoulders. "When you've had time to think about it, I'm sure you'll agree with me. I'm no more right for you than you are for me. You might believe you love me, but I think you've only talked yourself into it."

    She jerked her shoulders free. "Don't start doing my thinking and believing for me, Travis." This must be a bad dream, a nightmare, she thought. Soon she would wake up, call Travis, and tell him about the bizarre dream she had had and warn him never to make it come true.

    It was too real, however, to be a dream. Holiday lights twinkled all around her. She could smell evergreen boughs and hear carols playing over the stereo system inside the house. She could feel the pressure of tears behind her eyelids. Humiliation had a brassy taste. She had always been the one who told admirers when it was over. If there was any breaking off to be done, she was the one to do it.

    Travis, even-tempered and ambitious, had been positively crazy about her. She couldn't believe he was dumping her. Why, several months ago, he had pleaded with her to share an apartment with him, which she had declined to do. After sulking for a few days, he claimed to love her all the more for her strong moral fiber.

    They rarely quarreled. He had his moments of pique when he could stubbornly take a position and refuse to give way. Like now. When backed into a corner, however, he usually surrendered to her stronger will.

    "To tell you the truth, Travis, I'm not big on postponements. Either you love me and want to marry me, or you don't." She tossed back her hair and confronted him challengingly. "Make up your mind. It's now or never."

    He looked pained as he studied her determined expression and the belligerent angle of her chin. Finally, he said, "If you put it that way, I guess it's never, Sage."

    That knocked the wind out of her, though she managed to maintain a proud posture. Such bald rejection was inconceivable. He couldn't do this to her!

    When he had time to think about it, he would regret it. He would come crawling back on hands and knees, begging her to share his bright future as a successful dermatologist. Until then, she'd be damned before she would show him how much he had hurt her. Not a single tear would he see.

    Mrs. Belcher was no doubt behind his unheralded decision. His mother could cow Travis with one imperious glance, but Sage wasn't afraid of her. Her hauteur only made Sage want to provoke her further--by doing things like wearing leather pants to her dinner party. When Travis finally came to his senses and crawled back, she would marry him and have six children, evenly spaced ten months apart.

    In the meantime, she wasn't going to let Travis off easily. Defiantly she said, "That's fine with me. I'll get out of your life as soon as I pack my things."

    "Now?" he exclaimed. "But you can't go now, Sage. Your car's in Austin. Where will you go?"

    "I'll manage."

    He shook his head with diminishing patience, as though he were dealing with a willful child. "You can't leave now."

    "The hell I can't," she fired back, knowing that Laurie Tyler would cringe if she could hear her daughter's language.

    "Look, Sage, there's no reason why we can't enjoy the holidays together as we planned. As friends. I still want to be friends."

    "Go to hell."

    "If you don't come back inside, it'll spoil Mother's party. There'll be an odd number at dinner."

    "I don't give a damn about your mother's dinner!" she shouted. "Those stupid little chickens she serves every year are always stringy and tough. I wouldn't go back in there if my life depended on it. It was a stifling, dull, boring party to begin with. I should thank you for giving me a good excuse to get out of it."

    Uneasy with the volume of her voice, he glanced over his shoulder. Formally attired guests were milling around the opulent living room, nibbling canapés served by white-coated waiters and toasting the season and one another with highballs and spiked eggnog.

    "Sage, be reasonable. I . . . I wasn't going to discuss this with you until after the holidays, but you, well, you sort of forced the issue tonight. I don't want you to feel badly."

    "Badly?" she scoffed. "I feel marvelous. Now I can enjoy Christmas without wondering if a society grande dame is going to approve of my wardrobe. Not that I give a fig."

    "Don't behave this way," he pleaded.

    One of her brows arched malevolently. "What way?"

    "Like a high-strung brat."

    "First you make me sound as pushy as a Roller Derby queen, then you compare me to an annoying pet, then a simpleton who doesn't know her own mind, and now I'm a high-strung brat. And you claimed to love me!"

    "There's no reasoning with you when you get like this." Travis cursed beneath his breath and turned away from her. "Mother will start missing us. I'll see you inside after you've thrown your little temper tantrum." Righteously indignant, he went through the front door.

    "Don't hold your breath," she called after him.

    The door was decorated with a wreath that in Sage's opinion was extravagant to the point of vulgarity. So was the Christmas tree in the living room. Where were the Santas and candy canes and tinsel they decorated with at her home?

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    • Posted October 5, 2014

      This was definitely a one of a kind story.  Brown combines work,

      This was definitely a one of a kind story.  Brown combines work, home, and romance in a seamless manner to present a realistic view of life.  The intricate plot combined with the twists and turns of fate kept me hooked throughout.  I will admit that there were a few times when I stopped and said ‘hunh?  Really?’ then remembered that this novel was originally published in 1991.  Keeping in mind that technology, etc has changed drastically in the past 20+ years this was a fantastic story.

      Sage really comes into her own as a character in this instalment of the series.  There were more than a few times where I wanted to have a chat with Sage and tell her not to look a gift horse in the mouth.   Yes, she is who she is, but at times she takes it almost too far.  However, Brown has developed her character in such a way that it’s easy to understand and empathize with her.  Match her with an alpha type, very caring male lead and you have a fantastic couple to get to know.  

      Overall, this was a comically enjoyable read.  It wrapped up the Tyler! Family saga nicely.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted November 30, 2014

      I loved this story! We begin with Sage getting dumped by her boy

      I loved this story! We begin with Sage getting dumped by her boyfriend when she thought he was going to propose. To make matters worse, this was overheard by a man who was sent by her brothers to pick her up because her sister-in-law was about to give birth. Sage goes home and tries to forget her problems but finds out that Tyler Drilling was not doing well. Sage has an MBA and wants to help save the business while showing her brothers she is not a little girl anymore. She hates that they look at her as the kid sister. The man who picked her up is a new employee with an idea of how to turn the business around. Sage works with him to save Tyler Drilling which becomes difficult as they begin to have feelings for each other.

      There is great character development in this story. Sage is strong, opinionated and speaks her mind. Harlan is a strong, caring alpha male who knows he should stay away from Sage for many reasons. But the heat between them is too strong to ignore. I love the wonderful strong family relationship and how they all stick up for each other. 

      This was a wonderful end to the Texas trilogy with a great surprise near the end and had an excellent HEA.

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    • Posted May 4, 2011

      Best of the series

      I thought this book was the best of the series. Each character is well established in this book and plays his or her role. Sage is such a fire cracker and knows what she wants, you can't help but like her. This series was just what I wanted it to be, like the TV show Dallas. One of my favorite series' by far

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    • Posted January 11, 2011

      Texas Adventure with a gutsy heroine

      Page Turner for sure. Good cozy up in a snow storm book.
      Fun Family dynamics also..
      Gutsy Heroine!!!!!

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    • Posted May 7, 2010

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      Rounded out the series really well

      Sage is something else! Of course growing up with Chase and Lucky as her brothers it's no wonder she is as witty and fiery as she is. It was well balanced with a breakup, new love interest, personal demons, family issues and basically finding her way in the world as well as her place in her family.

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    • Posted March 13, 2010

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      Great for this book.

      Character is outstanding. She is determined and has grit. Enjoyed this book best out of the three series.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 31, 2009

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      I loved this one

      I don't know what has happened to Sandra Brown and her recent works (most have beenvery forgettable) but I really wish she's go back to writing like this. I LOVED this story! If you want good Sandra Brown start here and also try Sunset Embrace, Another Dawn, Best Kept Secrets and so on....

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 14, 2008

      Ms. Brown is GREAT

      I do not agree with Jen, Sandra Brown is a fantastic writer and each one of her books are hard to put down, I have read her books since she started writing as Rachel Ryan so I have no complaints or problems with her writing style she is good and looking forward to reading more of her work

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 29, 2008

      Not too bad

      I really did like this story, more so than the first 2. However, I still stand by the fact that I think that Sandra Brown's writing style is a little stale and really old fashioned. You'd think you were reading something that was written in the 70s. While in the end, I did enjoy this trilogy, I would never spend money on a book by Ms. Brown.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 23, 2006

      A great ending to a triology!

      I love all of Sandra Brown's books. I have read so many and once I get into it I find that I'm up all hours of the night reading, reading, reading. They're full of romance and I can't put them down. I especially like following the the Tylers in this triology.....Lucky, Chase & Sage. This is a must read, I promise you will be so engrossed you won't want to put the book down! Thank you Sandra Brown for great stories!!!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 3, 2006

      It's the last one if the series

      What a great books. After being dumped on Christmas Eve Sage is picked up by a new worker for the family business and he heard everything that was said about Sage being dumped. After returning home Sage wants in on the family business and to prove herself to her brothers that never thought she was anything other than a brat. With the help of the new employee Sage sets out to sell a new marketing idea that was thought up to help save the family business. Can she save the business and maybe get along with the new employee while they drive all over Texas trying to sell the water system? Will all of the Tylor children be happy? Read, read, read.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 8, 2005

      Romance Crazy

      I loved this book! I read it about 4 times.I loved this book because it is full of romance.Sage I feel is trying to play hard to get and I just love the name Sage

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 8, 2004

      A few parts are silly, however, overall brilliant

      Sage is the sort of female most people respect: she's sassy, extremely sexy, intelligent (with some qualifications to prove it) and interesting (a rare commodity). In general she acts determined without overdoing it, apart from one or two rather silly scenes when she gets all sentimental or far too immature. Otherwise the beginning of the book captures your attention immediately and you can't put it down. There's no Cinderella-Complex of sad poor girl and rich guy, however, there is a twist sort of surprise that makes it almost fairytail-ish without being Cinderella-ish tacky. The chemistry will knock you out. If you like romance with a story and more substance than this should do it for. Its the best Texas trilogy.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 19, 2003

      WONDERFUL STORY!

      Must read! Very Romantic My heart went out to Sage and Harlan. The whole Tyler Family is so special. All three books are great!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 6, 2002

      Wonderful Romance Novel

      This book was amazing. Such a Wonderful Love story. Keep u guessing till the last page!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 19, 2001

      Great Story

      This was a great love story. I read the whole thing in one sitting because I had to find out what happeded next. I recommend getting the Texas! Trilogy as a bound collection. That way you don't miss a thing. The Trilogy was my first read of Brown's and I am definately hooked!!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 2, 2000

      Fantastic finale!

      I identify with Sage Tyler and all through the Texas! trilogy i was hoping for something special to happen to Sage. And it did. I loved this story. Harlan and Sage compliment one another very well. She's hard headed and he's got a hard body. Chase and Lucky are also in this story with Devon and Marcie to put them in their places. I read it right after i bought it. I loved it that much.

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