Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Texas Hold 'Em by Christie Craig


Title: Texas Hold 'Em
Author: Christie Craig
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Series: Hotter in Texas #3
Main Characters: Austin and Leah
Release Date: January 2014
Publisher: Forever
Links to Purchase
Amazon  
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

A HOTTER IN TEXAS NOVEL The last thing veterinarian Leah Reece needs is a man in her life. They're nothing but trouble-and not even the fun kind. But when her apartment is broken into and Leah suspects Rafael, her dangerous half-brother, of foul play, she can't deny she could use a little help. She just never expected that help would come with twinkling blue eyes and a sexy smile... All PI Austin Brook wants is to nail Rafael DeLuna, the man who framed him for murder. He'll do anything for information-even lie about his identity to charm Leah, DeLuna's half-sister. But her sweet dimples and fiery spirit soon make her more than just his only lead. Leah becomes his every desire. As Austin closes in on DeLuna, it's clear he won't go down without a fight. Now the only way Austin can protect Leah is to reveal all of his secrets and risk losing her for good.
My Review:
This entire series has been fabulous. This is the final book in the series and I love that it ended on a high note with a good story. Austin and Leah are the main couple in this book. The three PI's are still out to get the guy who framed them for murder and sent them to prison for 18 months. That guy just happens to be Leah's older half brother. So Austin moves in next door to her hoping to catch an idea of where her brother is. Instead, he gets caught up in Leah.

Leah doesn't trust guys in general. She doesn't want to get involved as she's been hurt before. But Austin is nothing if not relentless, but I loved that just about everything that goes wrong for him does. This is a guy who is used to having his charm work on women, but Leah is VERY resistant. She's also worried. Her older brother is harassing her about her younger brother. And unfortunately, her younger brother is tired of her overprotective nature so he tends to ignore her checking up on him....so she just worries about him more. 

The absolute best part of this story....Austin has a serious cat phobia. After being attacked and left needing many stitches on his side and ear at the age of four, he is terrified of cats and their claws. Well, Leah just happens to be a feline vet with four cats living in her home. The story was filled with cats and Austin was constantly jumping from them while the entire time he was trying to hide that fact from Leah. I seriously was laughing out loud with the scenes between him and the cats, especially when he was breaking into her apartment or when he ends up with his own adopted kitty who likes to snuggle up with him while he's sleeping. Those scenes with him waking up with a cat on his chest had me laughing out loud. 

All the characters that have played into the other books make an appearance in the book....yay. And like in the other books, there was a really heart-warming secondary romance that I loved. Overall this has been a great series. They are books you can settle into to read and know that they are going to be pure entertainment. A bonus is that they are set in Texas and that always works for me.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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