Tony Carlton knows trouble when he sees it—especially when it comes in the form of a gorgeous, innocent and very naked blond stranger dancing in his shower. When circumstances force his uninvited guest to spend the night, Tony decides that there are some home invasions he could get used to.
Sarah Dery is a frustrated writer who takes her twenty-fifth birthday as a wake-up call. She sets off for Texas thinking that a summer on a working ranch will finally inspire her. When one wrong turn leads her into the arms of a hot, broody cowboy, she’ll discover her spicy inner voice.
But is it enough? He says he’s not capable of love. Can she gentle this cowboy?
I love Ruth Cardello’s books so I was very excited when this new book came out. I had the pleasure of reading the beginning of it at the end of one of her previous books, so I knew the premise of the story. That made it even more exciting to finally get my hands on it and jump in.
If book one is any indication, the Texan Night Series is going to be great! I loved this first book in the series and can’t wait for more. The leading lady character of Sarah met Tony (the cowboy) by being in the wrong place. She was looking to find her way in a new life and boy did she. Tony was not looking for changes in his life as he thought the way to “live” was to basically hide himself from life.
Both characters are emotionally flawed and trying to survive in their own world. It takes finding Tony and his ranch for Sarah to come to terms with her past and know how to face her future. Tony has a much more difficult time in accepting the horror of his past but when he does face it, it sets off a series of beautiful events.
Ruth Cardello does an excellent job of writing Tony & Sarah’s story. You feel every emotion right along with them. There are gut wrenching moments that suck you in until you feel like they are happening to you. Great job Ms. Cardello! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Five stars all the way!