Released: March 25, 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: A Match Made in Texas is the sixth book in Katie Lane's bestselling, witty and sexy Deep in the Heart of Texas series.
Living with four over-protective brothers is enough to make a good girl go bad. But the day Brianne Cates hits the road for a taste of freedom, she gets more trouble than she bargained for when she's arrested by a sexy sheriff in mirrored shades. Now doing a stint of community service, she's not going to let a cowboy cop like Dusty Hicks mess with her newfound independence-even if he awakens every wicked fantasy she's ever had.
In Bramble, Texas, Dusty is the law. That means no leniency for the gorgeous rebel whose highway antics almost got them both killed. The divorced lawman doesn't need another rich, pampered princess, even if Brianne has the lushest body and sweetest smile in the whole darn state. But even as Brianne proves that she lives to walk on the wild side, Dusty begins to wonder if maybe he has what it takes to tame her....
This is the sixth book in the series; however, it can easily be read as a standalone.
Brianne Cates is part of a very wealthy family who believe she should be a quiet and sweet southern belle. Instead she is always trying to find a spare moment when the family’s attention is on other things so she can slip away and enjoy her love of extreme sports. One such time, she took a trip to Mexico with a male friend who happened to get her in a compromising picture. Now with the leak of the photo on the internet, her over-protective brothers have sent her west to wait out the bad publicity with the Hens.
As the very strict sheriff in Bramble, Dusty is means business. He initially comes across quite gruff and even grumpy. As a divorcee, he just wants to see his daughter more frequently than his socialite ex-wife allows. After being run off the road by a tiny smart car, he arrests the young Brianne at fault, thus their journey begins.
I’ve read another book in the series so I was looking forward to this, but found it somewhat disappointing. It’s still fun with it overly Southern flare but be prepared for a couple of subplots that are exaggerated and don’t quite add up. The romance initially seems forced because of the love/hate element but then eventually begins to grow more inherently. While not perfect, this is still a nice read for a quiet weekend.
Rating: 3 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.