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 a..Show More »nd 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.