At first glance, you wouldn't think this is a delightful story. After all, the male lead is incredibly arrogant, inconsiderate, and sometimes too smart for his own good. But somehow, when those personality traits are combined with southern charm and what turns out to be a heart of gold, Bobby Tom Denton turns into a very lovable character. He meets his match in Gracie Snow--a virginal homebody who's lived her whole life under the impression that she was homely. When she is dispatched to ensure his return to Heaven, Texas a turn of events results in her getting a full makeover which helps put them on a more equal footing. Gracie isn't what you would initially think of as a strong female lead. She doesn't have clear career ambitions, suffers from many insecurities, and often clams up in conversation. But her sweet heart, thoughtful actions, and desperate need to reinvent herself make her one of the few women who manages to stand up to Bobby Tom Denton. As usual, Anna Fields does a great job as narrator, aptly acting out all the witty & funny conversations.
I like this series a lot... but Heaven, Texas is probably one of my favorites. I love the characters in this one... and the story-line!
The characters and the narration of the late Anna Fields. She has a way of making the stories have that real life feel.
The most interesting is the way the characters interact. The least is the sex. Way too much detail. But that's just a personal preference. One other thing I really didn't like was the way that Susie got with Wayland at first. I felt that she would never let herself be coerced in that way.
I listened to her years ago in "Ain't She Sweet". This is the book that got me hooked on audiobooks. I have to say I haven't heard one narrated by her that disappointed.
Funny, heart warming and fun!
Gracie because she was determined.
Character voices and emotion
When Bobby Tom broke out of jail.
Another great Stars novel.
Fun, light but intelligent at the same time
Bobby Denton - dream man:-)
Anna Fields is marvellous
I found the characters to be weak, and superficial, the women down right whiny and irritating. I have loved all of SEP's books but, this one was painfully boring. The women were such whimps and I expected more from Bobby Tom's story then some whiny and juvenile man.
I've read quite a few of SEP's novels and, so far, Bobby Tom is my least favorite "hero". His redeeming qualities were indirectly expressed and I had a hard time finding anything to like about his character.
That being said, the story was charming and the heroine was sweet. I don't regret buying it but I certainly don't like it as much as some of her other Stars books.
The first in the Chicago Stars series was great (Maybe This Time) and I think the 2nd (Heaven Texas) was even better. SEP has such a great way with making you fall in love with all the people in the books and you start to really care about them and what happens to them. Bobby Tom Denton was great as a side roll in the first book and he is even better as the male star in this book. And who could not love Gracie with her cute awkwardness, have to love a regular (non-bombshell) female star. I thought that I would not like that each book focuses on a new couple but since they all have to do with the Chicago Stars and we get little glimpses of our old favorites I think I will like having a fresh couple to focus on with each new book. I have already bought the 3rd book in this series and cannot wait to start it. If you are looking for great chick lit with true emotions and some steamy scenes then this is a great series to try.
I love SEP's books, this one is just as fantastic as the others!!!! Now to download the next one! Best thing about her books is as you read them you remember the characters from other books and get an update on them!