Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Make Mine a Bad Boy by Katie Lane

Title:  Make Mine a Bad Boy
Author: Katie Lane
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Deep in the Heart of Texas #2
Main Characters: Hope & Colt
Release Date: June 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $5.99
Borders- $5.99
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Hope Scroggs is finally ready to get hitched. After years of sowing her wild oats, the former head cheerleader and homecoming queen has returned to Bramble, Texas, to marry her high school flame. But her perfect wedding plans are stomped to smithereens when her adoring cowboy two-steps down the aisle with someone else. Now Hope is stuck with the one man from her past she can't shake: Colt Lomax, an irresistible bad boy whose sultry kisses are hotter than the Panhandle in August . . .

Colt lives for freedom and the open road; he never gets attached, never looks back. Still, he can't forget the night of passion he once shared with Bramble's sweetheart--a night he wouldn't mind repeating. So, 
he piles on the Texas charm to tease the feisty beauty back into his bed, while she tries her darnedest to resist. But something unexpected is about to tie their fates together . . . and oh, baby, will it ever!

My Review:
Colt's character made this book for me. There's a certain hidden vulnerability to his character that just melted my heart. Hope and Colt both grew up in the same depressing trailer-park of Bramble, TX. But while Hope became the town sweetheart, Colt became the town bad-boy. That doesn't change the fact that the sexual chemistry has always sizzled between them. Normally they deal with it by sniping at each other, but for a few encounters, they simply have not been able to resist the the temptation. But neither one is willing to change the nature of their relationship...until the shocking happens.
Colt may have this bad-boy persona, but he's a real sweetheart inside. Unfortunately, the town of Bramble and yes, even Hope, can't get that bad-boy image out of their heads. They don't even give him a chance- just always assume the worst which is heartbreaking. Even more heartbreaking is Colt's acceptance of it thinking that he doesn't deserve any better. Yes, he made mistakes growing up, but at the heart of the matter, he was doing the absolute best in an awful situations for him and his little sister, Shirlene.
There is a great story arc in this book that involves saving the town, dealing with Hope's little problem, and the general pre-conceived notions about all the major characters in this book. I was so happy with the way that this story evolved. Just one of those books that leaves you with happy feelings. 
Now I am hoping that we get to see Shirlene's story very soon...


Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

Love the title of this book and your review is great. But I think I'm going to wait to hear more of your thoughts on the series before I place it on my TBR list...of course we can't ever get too much Bad Boy right??!! :-P

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I won 2 of her books and this was one of them :) Can't wait to read it!