Texas Heat

Texas Heat

by Rhonda Laurel

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Isabelle Reed is having a bad year. The classical violinist is struggling with a divorce, and a broken arm has left her unable to play. So when she receives a wedding invitation from her cousin Morgan, her heart just isn't in it. Going to the wedding will mean seeing everyone from back home, and seeing everyone back home will mean facing the music about her divorce. Unable to miss her cousin's wedding, she bites the bullet and takes off--and lands right in the arms of Morgan's brother-in-law, country western music star Tate McGill. She'd heard about the singer and his bad-boy reputation, but there's something about those storm-filled eyes that made her yearn to look deeper. Even though she should know better than to risk being the subject of a song on his next album.

Country western singer Tate McGill is living the good life. He's surrounded by beautiful women, hit music, and a great family. But he gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to babysit his nephew Jake for his brother Seth Blake, and finds a beautiful woman in his way. Isabelle Reed is talented and strong-willed, and she's a natural with little Jake. But she's keeping a secret from Tate, and he's determined to find out what it is...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149316885
Publisher: Etopia Press
Publication date: 04/16/2014
Series: The Blake Boys , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 448,904
File size: 767 KB

About the Author

Rhonda Laurel is a contemporary interracial/multicultural romance writer whose two great loves are writing and landscape photography. She uses both as a vehicle to convey the complexity of the human spirit and the beauty of the world around her. Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Masquerade were released in 2012. Shutter, Memories of You, Star Crossed, MVP, California Bored and Tourism and The Blake Legacy in 2013. The print anthology, The Rhonda Laurel Collection, featuring Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Shutter released June 2013. Texas Heat, Love Notes & Football and The Perfect Storm, books 4, 5 and 6 in The Blake Boys Series released in 2014. Slow Burn, Hollywood Heat, Cowboy’s Heart, Tempting Fate, Executive Desires, Meet the Blakes, and The Final Play released in 2015. Stranded in Paradise, Slap Shot, Off Season, Worth the Wait, Double Exposure, and Leap of Faith released in 2016.

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Texas Heat 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Read the series now and join the roller coaster ride! <p><br /></p> Texas Heat is the fourth book in Rhonda Laurel&rsquo;s Blake Boys series. I think it can be read as a stand-alone novel but a lot of the back story regarding character development will likely be missing for a newer reader. In some areas, the story might come across as disjointed without the background knowledge. This story focuses on country singer Tate McGill who is somewhat of an adopted brother to the Blake Boys clan. Tate is the best friend of quarterback Seth Blake, the hero in the first three Blake Boys books. Tate meets Isabelle Reed, cousin of Seth&rsquo;s wife Morgan, while he&rsquo;s babysitting the couple&rsquo;s son and, of course, sparks fly. I absolutely adore Ms. Laurel&rsquo;s writing style. The world that she has created in the Blake Boys series is fantastic. It&rsquo;s about family; it&rsquo;s about communicating effectively in relationships; and most of all, it&rsquo;s about stepping outside of your comfort zone in an effort to grow. I was excited to read about Tate&rsquo;s story since he appeared in the previous books. Perhaps, my expectations were too high because, I was a bit let down. I anticipated much more from Isabelle and Tate&rsquo;s relationship. It wasn&rsquo;t that their story was poorly written or that chemistry was lacking, but the connection between Isabelle and Tate, in my opinion, wasn&rsquo;t as powerful as what Seth and Morgan had. I&rsquo;m not sure if this was due to the fact that Isabelle was rebounding from a divorce, or the fact that Tate, a reformed playboy, was still gun-shy about being with one woman and planting roots, even though subconsciously it&rsquo;s what he&rsquo;s wanted for a very long time. I&rsquo;d recommend this book to others but I would say to dive into the series first instead of reading this book as a stand-alone. You will come to enjoy Tate as he makes appearances throughout the series. He&rsquo;s an extremely likable guy with a good heart. I&rsquo;m thoroughly looking forward to Book 5 in the series that will be released later this summer. My recommendation would be to read the series now and join the roller coaster ride. <p><br /></p> -Reviewed by Natalie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and the characters, not a lot of drama. Just the way i like it. A worthwhile and enjoyable read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jave to agree with the person who gave a rating before love the Blake series just uate the way this book ended. It left some questions. I still gave the story five stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did like the story line. The characters were good together. I did not like the ending. The author just ended the story without any epilogue like she was rushing to finish. Still looking forward to the next in the series.