Sexiest Man Alive Josh Marshall is on his way home to Texas when he rescues a woman on the run. In contrast to the many women crushing on him all over the world, this woman does not trust him and wants nothing to do with him, seeking to escape every time his back is turned.
Elena Navarro is running from an abusive husband with criminal ties. Terrified to trust anyone, she finds Josh's tender care a miracle, but his fame could be a death sentence for them both. When echoes of a shared past life threaten, Josh questions his sanity, but he's a white knight to the core and cannot stop trying to help her, even at the risk of his life.
The second book in New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: The Marshalls series is an emotional, suspenseful movie star romance that will grab your heart and keep it racing.
Josh's brother Quinn has his own story, TEXAS REFUGE. Their cousin Case's story is TEXAS DANGER. All the Marshalls also appear in the Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs series.
"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
"Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine
"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.' " ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron
The TEXAS HEROES series includes:
TEXAS BAD BOY
TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE
More praise for the TEXAS HEROES series:
"Marvelous talent for creating striking romantic stories by blending charismatic characters, compelling conflict and just the right touch of passion." ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine TOP PICK (4 ½ of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this, er, literary foreplay. I knew that when these two finally made love, they wouldn't just be going through the motions--there were going to be some fireworks....Jean Brashear is a terrific discovery for me." ~The Romance Reader
"Like fine wine and dark chocolate...uniquely plotted stories and characters so real they could live right next door." ~Compuserve Romance Reviews
"Emotionally rich reunion book...ripe with secrets, scandals and sexual tension, it's one book you'll not want to put down." ~America Online
"Jean Brashear can rip your heart out then make you laugh out loud, so be sure to have tissues handy." ~Joyce Dixon, reader review (5 of 5 stars)
"Jean Brashear has written another great book. This 3rd story about the Gallagher siblings was a good one." ~Snoopyfan, reader review (5 of 5 stars)
"Crisp writing, richly drawn characters, strong plotting and fiery interludes show off Jean Brashear's top-notch romantic voice." ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine (4 ½ of 5 stars)
"By the time I had finished the third page, I knew I was in the hands of a pro." ~The Romance Reader
"May all women have a lover as gifted as Mitch: he is a 6 star lover on a 5 star scale. YUMMY!" ~Compuserve Romance Reviews
"This is a story for all romantics. Ms. Brashear has done what she does best, and makes her readers fall in love with two more wonderful characters." ~AOL