Taming the Texan

Taming the Texan

by Jules Bennett

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ISBN-13: 9781335971241
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Billionaires and Babies
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jules Bennett has penned more than 50 novels during her short career. She's married to her high school sweetheart, has two active girls, and is a former salon owner. Jules can be found on Twitter, Facebook (Fan Page), and her website julesbennett.com. She holds contests via these three outlets with each release and loves to hear from readers!

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Taming the Texan 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
This book definitely pulled at my heartstrings. Both Alexa and Hayes have deep inner scars they are still healing. When mother nature strands these two broken souls it makes you believe in miracles. The desire is ignited between the two. The scenes with Hayes and Alexa's little boy are precious. Only secrets are being kept that could cost them their relationship. Hayes is just finding a way to the land of the living and the secret may just crush him. The epilogue has me eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Taming the Texan is Jules Bennett’s contribution to Harlequin Desire’s Billionaire’s & Babies series. I’ve been waiting for this book for some time now. I’ve loved watching this series develop and definitely was not disappointed with this book. Alexa Rodriguez and Hayes Elliott have both dealt with heartache surrounding the military. Alexa lost her husband in the same war that Hayes fought and was injured. Unbeknownst to Alexa, Hayes knew her husband. And when Alexa discovers their friendship she realizes that the feelings she has for Hayes can’t continue. Taming the Texan was filled with such emotion. Alexa, who was dealing with the loss of her husband, was also doing her best to raise her son. Hayes can’t come to grips with the losses he endured. As each learn to deal with their pasts, can Hayes forgive Alexa for not being honest with him and can Alexa move on without her husband? I absolutely loved Taming the Texan. This was a quick read that I couldn’t put down. I look forward to the next book in the series and I can’t wait to read about Beau’s secret.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! She's out of her comfort zone, he'd rather hide-away from the world ... but when circumstances have them stuck together during a storm, sparks fly and passion ignites! This was a super quick, fun read! He's surly and has a few reasons for being that way ... she hasn't had the best luck in life, but is happily willing to try again as long as her little one is along for the ride. It doesn't take long for them to grab our attention ... and our hearts ... on a wild ride towards forever! When her best friend pretty much forces her to take a vacation by stealing her kid and buying the getaway, single mom Alexa Rodriguez doesn't know how she's going to pass the time! She decides to look around at some of the offerings at the B & B and stumbles into neighbor Hayes Elliott at the stable. War-hero Hayes Elliott isn't happy to see a stranger on his land, but when he finds out she's a guest over at his sister-in-law's B & B, he realizes he's going to have to play nice. He would much rather not have to interact with outsiders while he's still being plagued by PTSD and heartache after returning home. Alexa surprises him though and is way too tempting to resist! They soon find themselves taking opportunities to see each other again and she even introduces him to her son ... but there's a major secret blowing in the wind between them ... when he finds out what she knows and didn't share, will they be able to salvage a relationship or will he use the info to his advantage and delve back into his shell again?
chrismom More than 1 year ago
Taming The Texan By Jules Bennett Alexa Rodriquez is a widow with a small child who teaches special needs pre-K children. A friend gives her a gift of a weekend away at a B & B. While checking out the stables at the Pebblebrook Ranch, she runs into Hayes Elliott, one of the owners of the Ranch. Hayes has many issues, both commitment and PTSD. A storm develops, and Hayes brings Alexa back to his house until the storm ends. As they wait out the storm outside, another storm develops between the two of them. What started out as a fling, soon develops into something more. I really enjoyed Alexa’s character. She is snarky and doesn’t back down, even when Hayes is being hardheaded. She is also very nurturing and caring, something Hayes needed. Try as he might, Hayes can’t resist her. You can’t help but cheer him on as he comes to realize that Alexa is the best thing that ever happened to him. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next book in the Elliott brothers series.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Taming the Texan takes a look at love from all sides. From the heartache and grief that shadows loss to the fear, guilt and inspiration that finding new love can bring. What begins as a meeting between strangers morphs into a merging of souls. Hayes and Alexa have both struggled with survivor's guilt. Alexa has had two tragic loses in her young life and is slowly bouncing back from the most recent one. Hayes is a man haunted by events of war and comrades lost. Can a twist of fate not only help them heal, but create a family? Jules Bennett comes at love from a different angle and delivers moments that are priceless.
MarcieR More than 1 year ago
“Taming the Texan” is part of The Rancher’s Heirs by Jules Bennett and features Hayes Elliott and Alexa Rodriguez. Hayes suffers from PTSD from his time in the military and comes home to Pebblebrook to spend time alone and to heal. Unfortunately, with the family ranch opening a B&B he has to deal with guests. In this instance it’s Alexa Rodriguez. Alexa is a widow with a fourteen-month-old son. Her main goal is to put her son first, her needs second. But when she meets Hayes, she has to remind herself of that. When an expected storm arrives early and strands Hayes and Alexa at his house, even the rain can’t cool their attraction. However, there is more to their heated attraction. Alexa calms the restlessness within Hayes and Alexa realizes how lonely she’s been. I enjoyed the chemistry between Hayes and Alexa, but even more than that I loved how Ms. Bennett showed us the healing power of love.
julieford More than 1 year ago
Taming the Texan is a continuation in the Elliott brothers story but is also a stand alone. This is a story about the struggles of PTSD, overcoming grief and learning that life goes on. A forced vacation, a chance encounter and a fast, hard thunderstorm create the background for a hot, steamy, no-strings attached weekend that becomes anything but. Hayes Elliott is not only suffering from PTSD but also the betrayal of his former fiancé. He only wants to be left alone to heal and isn't looking for a relationship. In walks Alexa, a single mom, just looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation. The two are instantly drawn to each other but both are fighting the attraction. This is a great story that will keep the reader entertained until the very last word. I received this ARC from the author but all thoughts and feelings are my own.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
This was a really enjoyable read! The story line is full of emotion as Alexa and Hayes both deal with tragic events in their lives. Strong characters fighting a growing attractions, determined not to fall in love kept me enthralled. This is a must read story! Loved it.
Cindy111 More than 1 year ago
Once again Jules Bennett weaves a wonderful love story touching on a subject that is very prevalent in today's society, veterans dealing with PTSD. Taming The Texan brings together 2 totally opposite people but what is the saying "opposites attract", this story proves it's true. Elliot Hayes who was in the Army returns home, Elliot suffers from PTSD and wants to be left alone. But Elliot has a chance meeting with Alexa Rodriquez in the family stable and that's where the story starts. Elliot is rude to Alexa but there are sparks that are ignited between the two of them. Neither is looking for love but who can stop love. There are hurdles to overcome, Elliot was betrayed by his ex-fiance' with his commanding officer and is dealing with his PTSD and Elexa needs to consider her 14 month old son. Read this wonderful story to find out the rest of the story, you will not be disappointed, I wasn't!! Heartwarming story! I received an ARC for an honest review.