Running the Red Light

Running the Red Light

by Kelsey Browning

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Overview

Book two of Texas Nights

After wearing a Least Likely to Succeed label all her life, Roxanne Eberly is hell-bent on making her Red Light Lingerie store successful. Although the residents of small-town Shelbyville, Texas, are a little…lingerie-resistant, she'll win them over eventually. So when a former employer sues her, putting a major wrinkle in her careful plans, she reluctantly accepts help from hot-stuff Houston attorney Jamie Wright.

Jamie's on track to become his firm's youngest partner, but discovers an unwritten prerequisite—marriage. Turns out, the only woman he wants is Roxanne, but peddling thongs and sex toys isn't a suitable career for the spouse of an up-and-coming attorney.

Jamie's tangled up in Roxanne's lawsuit, her life and her lingerie. But if they're ever going to make it work, Roxanne's big-city boy will have to decide what he values more: the career he always thought he wanted or the woman he never thought he'd fall for.

86,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426897726
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 01/06/2014
Series: Texas Nights , #2
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 204,852
File size: 378 KB

About the Author

 

 

Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories and cozy mysteries. Kelsey@KelseyBrowning.com or www.KelseyBrowning.com.

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Running the Red Light 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been so excited to receive an ARC as I was to get this one. When I read Personal Assets (Texas Nights #1) I immediately wanted more of Shelbyville and the amazing characters created by Browning. If you haven’t read the first installment, you can find my review here. It’s not that I wasn’t satiated after reading the first book, but I was so much in love with the town, the story, and the characters that I couldn’t wait to visit them all again and hear more of their stories. Jamie Wright is the lawyer brother of Cameron Wright, the super sexy grease monkey of Personal Assets. He is driven, and when the opportunity arises for him to make partner as his law firm, he’s willing to do just about anything to make it happen. The problem is, the firm likes their partners to be settled, and settling means finding a wife. Not just any wife, mind you; a wife that the firm would deem a suitable companion for fancy dinners and galas. Roxanne Eberly is the owner-operator of Shelbyville’s lingerie/adult novelty store ‘The Red Light’. She’s also Allie Shelby’s best friend …you know, the Allie Shelby who’s seeing Cameron Wright? Cameron Wright, brother of Jamie Wright …the lawyer who is also the silent partner in both Allie and Roxanne’s businesses? So of course, when Roxanne gets slapped with a lawsuit by her former employer, Jamie gets involved. Roxanne is an independent woman, and she doesn’t like to be rescued but, she eventually (albeit reluctantly) accepts help from the sexiest lawyer she’s ever laid her *ahem* eyes on. There’s no denying that the chemistry between them is explosive, but Roxanne and Jamie both have a different plan. After all, it’s never a good idea to mix business and pleasure, right? …but what if pleasure is your business? I can’t say enough good things about this author and her work. The plot lines (and the sexual tension) have a great sort of ebb and flow to them. One of the things I like most about Browning’s writing is that she has a knack for taking the characters’ budding relationships right to the brink, where you think ‘this is it! Finally!’ but then some sort of personal emergency or awkward interruption occurs and you’re left hanging, but in the best way possible. It just makes that moment so much sweeter when it finally comes around again. I urge you not to miss out on this series. I’m already chomping at the bit for Texas Nights #3!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Roxanne Eberly moved to Shelbyville, Texas for a fresh start and equipped with a strong desire to shed her lackluster reputation and prove to everyone from her past that she can make something of herself. Upon moving to the little town she opens her very own lingerie shop with the help of her friend Allie. The residents in Shelbyville aren't to receptive to her store, but she's hoping in time they will start to accept her and what she has to offer them. In hopes of earning brownie points with them she attends a charity fundraiser that helps support local children with learning disabilities, which also happens to be something that is near and dear to her heart, because she too has struggled with a learning disability. While at the event she becomes a little more acquainted with Jamie, her friend Allie's brother-in-law and their silent business partner. She likes what she sees in Jamie, but feels that he is way out of her league, with him being a lawyer she figures he is more so suited to date a wealthy socialite. What she doesn't realize is that she will soon be needing this handsome lawyers services... Jamie Wright is on the fast track to success at his law firm, and has recently decided to dabble in personal business by offering to be a silent partner for his sister-in-laws sex therapy business the neighboring lingerie shop that belongs to her friend Roxanne. And while he finds Roxanne attractive he knows they are in completely different social circles, his stuffy partners wouldn't take kindly to him dating someone who sells lingerie for a living. That doesn't stop Jamie though from admiring Roxanne from afar... that is until she needs to employ him for his lawyer services. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this series and getting to learn a little more about some of the other characters in the series. This series is unlike anything else that I have read, which makes each new visit a refreshing change of pace for me, and each time I finish a book from it I am left dying to return!! I highly recommend you acquaint yourself with the clan from the Texas Nights series, they are sure to have you laughing and smiling the whole way through!! Complimentary ARC copy given in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Running the Red Light by Kelsey Browning is the second book in her Texas Nights series and was a fun and smexy read. This is Roxanne and Jamie's story and they are two incredible characaters. Roxanne has overcome so much from her childhood. Between her dyslexia and her father, she has become one strong, independent and smart business owner. She may have drifted in college because of her learning disablity but she learned retail and marketing and she is top notch in her own store. Jamie growing up with an alcholic father who then left them made him determined to be the best. The man is a genius and he really loved the law. He's on the fast track at his Houston legal firm until he finds out that there is a "little hill" on that track called marriage. I enjoyed seeing them working together both on Roxanne's legal problems, as business partners and during renovations of the new business location. It was a lot of fun to get to know them better. Kelsey also introduced a couple of new characters in this book that I look forward to meeting in the near future. The story is all about family, friendship and love. I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Intelligent lawyer with sights on partnership in a Houston law firm is attracted to a savvy business woman who owns a shop in his old home town. One of them wants big city living while the other prefers not to live in a big city ever again. Roxanne and Jamie are both wonderful characters with chemistry aplenty. The issues they have to contend with deal with self-perceptions, expectations, personal goals, friendship, family, community, love and what is really important in life. Not one to give away plots in reviews I will just say that reading this book made me want to read the next in this series to find out what the supporting characters will do and who they will end up with. Thank you to the author and her assistant for the copy of this book to read and review.
The_Book_Queen More than 1 year ago
Much like Browning's debut (Personal Assets), Running the Red Light was a very fun romance. Watching Roxanne and Jamie dance around each other before finally realizing what they wanted was great. Once again, Browning writes a sexy romance with great chemistry. Surprisingly, I found myself growing to like Ashton over the course of this book, despite the fact that she started out as a shallow, spoiled bubblehead. I am curious to see how she grows in the future books. (I hope there are still more books to come in this series!) The simply fact is that I truly enjoyed reading this book, and I look forward to meany more books from this new, but talented, author. If you are looking for a fun, sexy and charming small-town romance, pick up this series. 3 1/2 STARS! ~ * ~ * ~ For other reviews, including favorite book quotes, please visit my blog, TBQ's Book Palace. I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. TheBookQueen
brookeblogs More than 1 year ago
Running the Red Light by Kelsey Browning is the second book in her Texas Nights series, and is the follow-up to Personal Assets. Running the Red Light tells Jamie & Roxanne’s story. I loved learning more about these two! They’re both strong, fiercely loyal, and terrified to show their true feelings. I swear, Jamie Wright just reached right off the page and snatched my heart up! I absolutely loved this book. Kelsey has done a wonderful job with character development, and I’m pretty sure I wanna move to Shelbyville! Running the Red Light has the perfect blend of heat and sweet. I laughed and I cried…I ended up liking characters I wanted to smack. ;) This was one of those books that, when I finished it, I wished I could go back to the beginning and read it ‘new’ again.  :) The Texas Nights series is undoubtedly one of my favorites. If you like your romance with attitude, you definitely want to read these!
bookluvr35SL More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the series by Kelsey Browning and it proved to be just as good as the first.  This book focuses it's story around Roxanne, who runs the Red Light, and Jamie who is small town boy turned up-and-coming attorney. The heat between the two is palpable from the first  interaction. Jamie needs a wife to complete his image of becoming a junior partner in the law firm, and Roxanne knows that she does not fit the  roll, no matter how much she loves him.  This book is about letting go of old dreams and grabbing hold of new ones..... and discovering what it really is that you want in the first place.