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Publisher's Summary

The final book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: The Gallaghers of Morning Star series—stories rich with emotion, ripe with secrets, scandals and sexual tension.

Everyone thinks Lacey DeMille is the next thing to royalty, a society girl with beauty, brains and money-but sexy Texas bad boy Devlin Marlowe knows better. Twenty years after being exiled in disgrace for daring to want her, the boy from the wrong side of the tracks has sweet revenge in his grasp...for only he knows that her whole life is built on a lie.

And revenge may be more costly than either of them can imagine.

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy." (#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"Emotionally rich reunion book...ripe with secrets, scandals and sexual tension, it's one book you'll not want to put down." (AOL)

"Jean Brashear can rip your heart out then make you laugh out loud, so be sure to have tissues handy." (Joyce Dixon, Amazon reader review, 5 of 5 stars)

"Jean Brashear has written another great book. This 3rd story about the Gallagher siblings was a good one." (Snoopyfan, Amazon reader review, 5 of 5 stars)

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.' " (New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron)

"Like fine wine and dark chocolate...uniquely plotted stories and characters so real they could live right next door." (Compuserve Romance Reviews)

"Jean Brashear is a writer of rare talent." (Affaire de Coeur)

"Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." (Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine)

The TEXAS HEROES series includes:

TEXAS SECRETS TEXAS LONELY TEXAS BAD BOY TEXAS REFUGE TEXAS STAR TEXAS DANGER TEXAS ROOTS TEXAS WILD TEXAS DREAMS

More praise for the TEXAS HEROES series:

"Marvelous talent for creating striking romantic stories by blending charismatic characters, compelling conflict and just the right touch of passion.” (Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine TOP PICK 4 ½ of 5 stars)

“Like fine wine and dark chocolate…uniquely plotted stories and characters so real they could live right next door.” (Compuserve Romance Reviews)

“May all women have a lover as gifted as Mitch: he is a 6 star lover on a 5 star scale. YUMMY!" (Compuserve Romance Reviews)

"This is a story for all romantics. Ms. Brashear has done what she does best, and makes her readers fall in love with two more wonderful characters." (AOL)

"Jean Brashear is a writer of rare talent." (Affaire de Coeur)

"Crisp writing, richly drawn characters, strong plotting and fiery interludes show off Jean Brashear's top-notch romantic voice." (Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine 4 ½ of 5 stars)

"By the time I had finished the third page, I knew I was in the hands of a pro." (The Romance Reader)

"I really enjoyed this, er, literary foreplay. I knew that when these two finally made love, they wouldn't just be going through the motions-there were going to be some fireworks....Jean Brashear is a terrific discovery for me." (The Romance Reader)

©2011 Jean Brashear (P)2014 Jean Brashear

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Texas Heroes

Jean Brashear wrote another wonderful book in the Texas Heroes Series! I do believe it was my favorite. I had already read this book once. Listening to it was equally great or actually even more so. Eric Dove's performances bring the books to life. This is a must read/listen too book! It can be a standalone, but you'd be missing out by not reading the rest!

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Dev and Lacey's Secrets

I read this book a couple of years ago. Listening to the audiobook was an interesting change. The narration pulled me into the story in a much different way then reading it did.

The narrator did an excellent job verbally capturing each personality. I could completely forget that Eric Dove was Maddie's and Lacey's voice as well as Boone, Dev, and Mitch.

This was a good read on its own. It hints at a mystery. Has its own car share of secrets and angst, but up to had the same foundation of family, love, and support as the other Morning Star books.

I voluntarily listened to and reviewed the audiobook, but I own the ebook.

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Lacey & Devlin

Lacey doesn't feel like she fits in her posh life and Devlin knows why. He is there to tell his long ago girlfriend the truth. Lacey and Devlin believe the other betrayed them. They never talk about anything. Lacey acts like a naive child instead of the thirty-something she is. Revenge is in the past except in Lacey's father's eyes. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

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Past revenge to future love

Where does Texas Bad Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Texas Bad Boy is my favorite of The Gallaghers of Sweetwater series. It takes two star-crossed teenagers from their tragic past to the future fraught with misunderstanding, mixed with desire and love. This book gathers all the pieces of Lacy's and Devon's past to create a cohesive future, while finishing the series with the promise of happily ever after.

What other book might you compare Texas Bad Boy to and why?

Texas Bad Boy is perfect for listeners who have enjoyed Carolyn Brown's Happy Texas, Lucky Penny Ranch, and Burnt Boot,Texas series. Also of like mixed emotions are the Cupid, Texas and Twilight, Texas series. All combine a resolution of pain with the promise of joy in the morning.

Which character – as performed by Eric G. Dove – was your favorite?

Lacy was my favorite character as performed by Mr. Dove. He has a voice that lends itself equally to either gender.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was especially touched by the scene in which Lacy meets the Gallaghers and find total acceptance for who she is-their sister. For someone so lost at this point, it was a healing point for Lacy. And the fact that Devon was willing to do all he could to facilitate this even though he stood to lose her touched me.

Any additional comments?

I received a copy of the audiobook from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review; all conclusions are my own.

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WOW!

What a great audiobook. Each one gets better and better. Jean tells a story and I can't stop the audio. I'm drawn in from the very beginning. This Texas Heroes Book is part of the Gallagher's of Morning Star. This is the story of private Investigator, Devlin Marlowe and the wealthy socialite, Lacey DeMille.
I just love the voice of narrator, Eric G. Dove. He is excellent and so easy to listen to. The characters come to life and are written with such depth. There are heartaches, and secrets, and lies, and sadness. But there are also sparks, second chances, love, and sheer happiness.
I highly recommend this audible if you are a fan of a romance novels.

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Jean did it again

This book is one of my favorites of the series. Devlin and Lacey have such passion, that just draws you in. Jean draws you in till the last page. Eric brings the love, family, passion all to life with his narration.

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Heartwarming!

This was such a heartwarming and touching story. Devlin has come a long way since he was the Bad Boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Lacey is the next best thing to royalty however she doesn’t feel that way at times. Devlin is looking for revenge for what he thinks happened when he was forced to leave town. Lacey believes she was wronged when Devlin left without a word. Now they are once again thrown together when Devlin is hired to find Maddie, Boone and Mitch Gallagher’s missing half sister. Misunderstandings and lies have come between Devlin and Lacey for so long, will love find a way? This is truly a wonderful story and I loved listening to Eric Dove narrate every minute of it. He always brings these stories to life and brings Jean Brashear’s stories right into our homes. I never hesitate to listen to anything Eric narrates or Jean writes. Thank you both for another great story.

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Great finally

This is a great finish to a fantastic series. I really enjoyed every book. The narrator was very good.