A plucky crusader falls for a down-on-his-luck stranger—only to learn too late that he's the villain determined to destroy her town
Franny Morgan is a small-town café owner with an insatiable need to rescue lost souls, perhaps because she couldn't hang onto her two sisters after their parents died. Now she's involved in a letter-writing campaign to save the small dusty town where she winds up.
Nathan Russell is a down-on-his-luck carpenter who shows up on her doorstep, willing to trade work on her rundown building for food and a roof—not because the wealthy investor needs either but because he's determined to fulfill the obligations his brother abandoned, and the first step is to meet the blue-haired crackpot who won't stop writing him demand letters. Finding that the crackpot is actually a curvy blonde fairy with a heart as big as the world would be a very pleasant surprise, if not for the fact that he's lying to her with every breath.
Falling for each other is a very bad idea, and being together is an impossible dream…until fate steps in and forces their hands.
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ARC for honest review with no compensation Teas Deception is book 4 of the Lone Star Lovers series and Book 26 in the Texas Heroes by Jean Brashear and as always these books are awesome and if you haven't read any in this series you need to! ! Franny Morgan, a small town café owner ants nothing more than to save her small town and she decides to start a campaign of writing letters to the conglomerate who own the building in the town and are falling down around their ears. Nathan Russell a down on this luck carpenter who shows up in town and I willing to trade work for food and board and help the town if he can...except he is not who he seems...and keeping his deception under wraps and falling for Franny was not part of the deal. What happens when the deception comes to light? Can these two find their way back to each other and rebuild the town or does it all come down around their ears???
A very good book. The characters were so well written it felt like you could sense how each one would react when some new issue would arise. Nate had so many unresolved feelings, I could not imagine how he would be able to let them go enough to open his heart to the town and the people in it. I was surprised to find out how long Franny had lived there based on her love for the town and the community. Nate and Franny did not have a hot, steamy chemistry. Jean Brashear made me feel like they had more of a passionate, sensual chemistry that gradually built into something more sustainable. A slow burn that became combustible. When Nate was forced to face his demons and deal with the difficult, unwanted decisions he felt he was forced to make, all I could do was hold my breath until I could see how things were going to work out. I would definitely recommend this book. It is the fourth in the series, but the first one in the series I have read. I discovered that I had purchased the first three books already and they were in my TBR pile. Guess I know what I'll be doing this cold, rainy weekend. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Nate Russell arrives in Palo Verde looking like a man down on his luck and in need of a meal. Franny wants nothing more than to help him. Truth is he's the brother of the absentee landlord Franny has been trying to track down. She's determined to save the town and finding this guy is the key. Nate never tells Franny the truth and feelings of guilt start to overtake him as he begins to care for her. He's torn between Franny and this quaint little town and his family obligation. Will he follow his heart or his head? This is a sweet small town romance that has some amazing characters and a story that will warm your heart. I definitely recommend it.