The lady excited him, challenged him, drove him wild with desire then vanished without a trace. Lucky was desperate to find her, to brand her with his heat and when the police were called in to investigate a suspicious fire at Tyler Drilling, his family business, he needed her for an alibi!
Torn between anguish and ecstasy, Devon Haines tried to refuse Lucky's pleas for help, but the reckless blue-eyed devil wouldn't take no as an answer from her... not when his touch could make her burn, could make her his.
Framed by old enemies, Lucky knew his only hope to clear himself rested on solving the crime, but Devon feared when his innocence was proved, she would lose the handsome cowboy who possessed her heart and soul Would the tragic vow that made their love forbidden cost her forever in his arms?
©2008 Sandra Brown; (P)2008 Random House Audio
I am a sucker for a good book. I would take it over food any day. I will read anything that is put in front of me.
Sandra Brown shows once again why she is a master writer in Texas! Lucky. Her particular style of writing is one I resonate with. She takes her time and embeds you into the lives of the characters so that when the plot turns south, you are invested in helping them find the happy ending.
Okay Lucky Tyler is a handsome, ladies man who is avoiding being tied down when he enters the bar simply known as the place. In some messed up gentlemanly way, he defends the honor of a woman he barely knows and gets beat to a pulp doing it. When she leaves without so much as a thanks, Lucky feels jilted and tracks her down to get just that "a thanks." Being the Lucky man he is, he ends up spending the night with her romantically only to realize in the morning, she was gone and someone had burnt down a garage belonging to his floundering family business.
Investigations launched, the only one without an alibi is Lucky and being the Lucky man he is, unable to find "Dovey" the woman he spent the night with.
So Here's where it gets interesting... clearing Lucky's name turns out to be far more complicated because "Dovey" is Devon Haynes a reporter for a Dallas newspaper and Devon is married.Her husband is a convicted felon with an attitude( a douchebag) Poor Lucky(Such a contradiction) because he is actually falling in love with Devon who won't give him the time of day because she thinks there is still hope for her husband who, in this reviewers opinion is a tart.
All works out, in a weird sort of forgettable way. Lucky gets Devon to admit her love for him. Against his gentlemanly upbringing, He sleeps with her (oh no! A married woman?! what will the world come to? (Sorry for this moment of condescension)). And Lucky confronts douche bag husband to basically tell him, when you get out, I'm going to beat you senseless.
The resolution of this conundrum does not end with rose petals and butterflies but quite the opposite with the death of Lucky's sister in law, who he actually liked ( paternally). Tyler drilling( the family business) is still in financial ruin and Chase Tyler the eldest brother and widower, drinking heavily 8 months later.
Bottom Line: The story was a classic Sandra brown ( a reporter and cowboy). Be prepared to learn who these characters are not just have two people fall whismiscally in love with each other.
I love Sandra Brown as an author and if she is your first romance read. She is a class act. She waeves humor, intrigue and even animosity together like they were cut from the same cloth.
If you like Texas! Lucky, this is the beginning of the Texas! series. Not for you, try her more traditional titles: Love's Encore, Two Alone, Eloquent Silence. Read them all and you won't be disappointed.
She also has titles in Suspense and pretty good ones : Mirror Image, Exclusive and The Switch
I've read more, I just can't remember them all.
Yes, It was an interesting story not too hard to follow while driving. And the performance was great, easy to understand. Very good diction.
The other Sandra Brown Books in this series.
I thought she did a great job!
I was making a three hour drive each direction for a doctor's appointment out of town. Made the trip go by quickly. So I guess I listened to it in 2 sittings!
Love audio books for trips traveling alone!
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
An excellant romance novel. It holds your attention from the very start to the end.
I am embarrassed that I bought this. I should have paid attention to when Brown wrote it. It is the first book in the Texas series and it is not far removed from a harlequin romance. Truly, Brown was in her earliest stage of becoming the writer she is today. Making it even worse, the narrator was a woman, always a mistake when the main character is a man. Colleen Marlo has difficulty doing a Texas accent, making her Texans sound like the deep south. Hey y'all...Texas accents are NOT the same as Alabama.
The story was a wonderful story but when the storyteller tries to use voices it is an epic fail. The storytelling she does without the "voices" was very good. This was my first download so maybe this is normal.
The entire premise of the story was "hokey." Definitely what I've come to expect from Sandra Brown — possibly one of her earlier works before she perfected her craft. The plot was weak, the passion generated between two near strangers was unbelievable and the sex scenes were redundant.
I rated the performance low because the "accent" she used was NOT East Texas. I was born in that country and through I no longer sound like it, I know what my cousins sound like today.
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