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Texas Wide Open

Texas Wide Open

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by Kc Klein

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Katie Harris loved growing up on a ranch. She had her horse, the beautiful Texas prairie, and Cole Logan, the cowboy next door. But there are a lot of secrets hidden under a Texas sky. . .

Katie always knew she'd marry Cole one day-until he broke her dreams and her heart. But now that Katie's father is sick, she's back home, older, wiser


Katie Harris loved growing up on a ranch. She had her horse, the beautiful Texas prairie, and Cole Logan, the cowboy next door. But there are a lot of secrets hidden under a Texas sky. . .

Katie always knew she'd marry Cole one day-until he broke her dreams and her heart. But now that Katie's father is sick, she's back home, older, wiser and nowhere near the love-sick fool she once was.

Cole knows Katie doesn't want anything to do with him. But after so many years, he can't pretend she's no more than a neighbor. Not when thinking about her cherry lip gloss and hell-for-leather passion is keeping him up all night. Holding his ground was hard enough when she was seventeen. Now that she's her own woman, Cole's heart doesn't stand a chance. . .

"Passionate, gritty and fast paced. . .with a hot blooded, honorable hero to make every woman's knees go weak."

-Diane Whiteside

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Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Texas Wide Open 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
LenaDiaz More than 1 year ago
I just read TEXAS WIDE OPEN by KC Klein. I am still wiping tears off my cheeks. This is the BEST BOOK I have read this year. NO question. I'm a romantic suspense author and my tastes run toward, well, romantic suspense obviously, and paranormals. But KC is a friend so I figured I would read this contemporary romance to be nice. I'm so glad I did. Honestly, I had reservations - because it's not a genre I typically enjoy. And, it skips back and forth in time, showing what happened in the past then what's happening in the present. I thought it would be a chore reading back and forth in time. Instead, I found myself marveling at KC's brilliance. The way she wove in what happened and juxtaposed it against current day was exactly the way this story should have been told. It was an incredibly clever way to keep building tension by revealing bits and pieces of backstory. I loved the hero and heroine and the secondary love story was wonderful as well. This story is gut-wrenchingly emotional. If you don't cry at least once, something is wrong with you. Seriously. I absolutely loved it. And I do have to add a plug for how she handled the setting. I know nothing about Texas and very little about horses. KC wove such unique, interesting elements of both into the story that I really felt like I was there, in Texas, on a horse ranch. I highly recommend this book. It's just an absolutely wonderful love story. My only complaint is that I didn't want it to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading other reviews I had high hopes for this story but I'm beyond disappointed. I honestly didn't like any of the characters. They were immature and unrealistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
233pages.......first time to read this author and I enjoyed this story.
Anonymous 3 months ago
There were too many flashbacks as the love story betwixt Kate and Cole!!! In 231 pages there were sp.many isits to the past I ALMOST GAVE UP!!! I hate cliffhangers but the storyline the author took was confusing. frustrating, and idiotic! The writer had two couples (add Cole's best friend's love for his sister, Nikki) desparately in love but due to all these events, let life tear them apart. Cole fights alcoholism that sprang within him when he allowed her father to interfere and stop their marriage. She ran away to NYC to be a vet. He found his way into a bottle for one year, aand then in two sober years his horse ranch become profitable... If you are.bored and need to find something to do because you're tired of watching paint dry,then select this 233 pages to read for free. If you read Webster's dictionary, the words make sense, and you won't be confused.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This was a well written book, but it was filled with characters that were difficult to relate to and difficult to like. The temper tantrums were bizarre, the quick rushes to judgment unrealistic, and the lack of true depth eye roll worthy. If you find yourself in a relationship with someone who acts like any of these characters, run. Yikes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover and title of this book gives the wrong impression. Its not a dirty book. there are some sex, but not in detail like in some books. Most historical romance have more detailed sex then this. Good stroy.
booksrapassion More than 1 year ago
This review was first seen at Reading Between the Wines! Girl grows up with the older boy next door. Girl falls madly in love with the older boy next door, and even at the age of eight knows that one day, she's going to marry that boy. (Cue famous Trisha Yearwood song) Girl grows up, and boy next door breaks her heart at the age of eighteen, so girl leaves her small hometown in Texas to go to college in New York. In New York she meets a new boy who is sweet, and after a couple of years tells her he loves her, and wants to marry her. So girl gives up on hometown heartbreak from the boy next door and moves on. Right? Wrong. Nope. No ma'am, not right. Our heroine Katie gets a phone call from the heartbreak kid, otherwise known as Cole, when he tells her that her Dad had a heart attack and she needs to come home to Texas. Cole sees Katie's father as surrogate father since the day Cole's Dad died when he was sixteen and had to become the man of his house. So needless to say, he's there Mr. Harris as he's recovering from the heart attack. It's hard on his own heart though, to have the only girl he ever wanted as his own back home and still mad enough at him to spit nails. Or take a baseball bat to his truck. If she only knew the truth why he had to do what he did a few years ago, maybe she could forgive him and then they could get on with their lives together. Or at least that's what he thought till he saw the engagement ring on Katie's finger. I liked this story. It was angsty and emotional and had a total Carrie Underwood moment that I've wanted to try myself a few times in life. It's also laid an excellent plot line for a sequel involving Cole's sister and his best friend Jet that I can't wait to read! Brave Ms. Klein for a great book and it's a solid four wine glass toast to Texas Wide Open! (On a side note - am I the only one who thinks those red boots on the front cover kick ass?)
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Loved this story
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had good bones but I had a hard time reading this book, the flow of the story was difficult to keep up with. Switching POV mid chapter with nothing more than a break in paragraph, or switching from present to past. I felt like I was reading 3 stories between the past, present and then you add in the Nikki and Jett storyline it was just too much for me and I skimmed through those parts completely. I really enjoyed the story of Cole and Katie just not the added story line of Jett and Nikki it had no place in the book. Overall good book just too much going on for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When katy returns home to care for her father, the sparks Between she and cole ignite. And his sister is discovering hidden sparks herself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gotta love a cowboy
Brencz More than 1 year ago
I honestly couldn’t put this book down from the first page. The author told the story of Katie and Cole going back and forth from the present day and the past and from different characters perspective. It kept you wanting to read more. The author fully developed each character and you felt like you were in the story. Descriptions of each event was also great. The story was about Katie Harris a very strong willed girl who had a crush on her good-looking next door neighbor Color Logan since she was eight. At that young age, she was convinced she was going to marry him. After years of working by his side while he ran his families ranch and she grew into a very good looking young lady, he still didn’t see her as anything but a friend in her mine. He had women come in and out of his life, had a bad boy reputation and didn’t appear to want Katie as a wife. So Katie left her love of Cole , horses and Texas for college. A few years later, her father has a health crisis and Katie had to come back to Texas to face her father’s health crisis and Cole. The story didn’t only focus on Katie and Cole but also several other character’s along the way such as Cole’s best friend, Jett, his sister, Nikki, and the bar owner, Mike. Each one had interesting things going on which is a story in itself. This was my first read by author KC Klein but certainly not my last. I am ready to read everything she has ever written if they are like this. It’s a good thing I have some time off because I’ve got it all schedule now for reading more of her work!!!!
teebeePA More than 1 year ago
My first read of KC Klein's. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and am anxious to read the next in this series. Katie and Cole grew up next door to each other. He's 8 years older and Katie's savior and true love. Cole and his sister Nikki grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and learned the hard way how important money is. Cole works hard to bring the ranch up to par from the age of 16. His best friend Jett is the senator's son and is always trying to help Cole out in the strangest ways at times. Katie is the vet's daughter and knew she was going to marry Cole since she was 8 yrs old. Cole waited for her to grow up and grew frustrated as Katie blossomed into a woman. He had to send her away as a promise to her dad but when she returns home, the sparks fly. It was an interesting road these two traveled to be able to meet in the middle. Hot, cold, hot again. Loved this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story line
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A must read! I absolutely LOVED it!
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GingerJK More than 1 year ago
Very good story but left you wanting more..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hard for me to review because I liked the story line and I liked Katie and Cole. I didn't mind that an awful lot of Jett and Nikki was thrown in (second book - Hustlin' Texas)... But, what I didn't like was how it jumped back and forth from current day to periods of the past... The book could have been laid out in sequence and I think it would have been so much better. Because the author did so much "jumping" there were a lot of "gaps"... I found myself wondering what had happened in between the "gaps".. I have read the author before and enjoyed her books... Fell in love with Cole from the first and wish I could give this story a higher rating...
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