Beautiful and self-confident businesswoman Rusty Carlson was hurt, terrified and alone with a man she feared. But one thing was certain.....
Aislinn Andrews met Lucas Greywolf under unusual circumstances – she caught the escaped convict raiding her refrigerator....
Betrayal had ruined Banner Coleman's wedding day and on her wedding night she was a jilted bride. Now old seeds of greed and desire are harvesting a scandal....
Lydia and Ross have both been hurt in the past. However, they find themselves thrown together, fighting the same enemy....
Stevie Corbett is in jeopardy of losing everything she’s sacrificed and worked so hard for – her career, her future. Her life....
TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving down Interstate 20 on her way to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation. But her itinerary is rewritten...
The year is 1934. With the country in the stranglehold of drought and economic depression, Ella Barron runs her Texas boardinghouse with efficiency....
Preacher's daughter Lauren thinks that she is going to work for wealthy Olivia Lockett as a secretary.....
Carl Herbold enjoys being bad. After all, he is terrifyingly good at it. Stimulated by violence, he and his brother, Cecil, had easily graduated from being juvenile delinquents to full-blown killers...
TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire, the founder, becomes the prime suspect....
Jenny Fletcher had selflessly put her needs and dreams behind those of her fiancé, Hal Hendren, a man more committed to a cause than to her. Cage Hendren was the opposite of his brother....
When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are key....
No one knows why Lara Mallory opens up her medical practice in the rowdy Texas town where Tackett Oil owns everything....
Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan....
When she hears that her younger brother, Danny, has committed suicide, Sayre Lynch relinquishes her vow never to return to Destiny, the small Louisiana town in which she grew up....
Born into a fine old Charleston family, Hammond Cross is determined to be the city's next district attorney - without sacrificing his integrity...
Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she's hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights....
The murder of Paul Wheeler has all the elements of a blockbuster: family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his beautiful mistress....
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?
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.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, It was an interesting story not too hard to follow while driving. And the performance was great, easy to understand. Very good diction.
What other book might you compare Texas! Lucky to and why?
The other Sandra Brown Books in this series.
What about Coleen Marlo’s performance did you like?
I thought she did a great job!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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!
Any additional comments?
Love audio books for trips traveling alone!
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An excellant romance novel. It holds your attention from the very start to the end.
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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.
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What disappointed you about Texas! Lucky?
It seemed to me that this was a series of extremely graphic sexual episodes strung together with a pretty weak story. I don't mind a little steam but I'd never listen to one just for that purpose.
Would you ever listen to anything by Sandra Brown again?
Have you listened to any of Coleen Marlo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I always enjoy ready a Sandra Brown book. I have download most of her older books
Unfortunately, the narrator totally wrecked the East Texas accent. The southern drawl wss over the top and awful. Despite that, the story is great.
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.
Loved this when it was first printed. Doesn't lose a bit in audiobook format. Great plot and wonderful characters that enrich a heartwarming trilogy.
Fabulous Book. Couldn't take the headset off. Can't wait to listen to "Texas Chase"
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