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Texas Blaze

Texas Heroes, The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs, Book 5
Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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From New York Times and USA Today best-selling Texas romance author Jean Brashear, another story in her much - loved Texas Heroes series:

Stilettos and pencil skirts are more successful, ambitious Pen Gallagher's style than the jeans and boots of the ranch where she was raised. She's fought hard for her success and spared no time for love, certain that marriage and family are not her lot. Now everything she's worked for is jeopardized as scandal brews around her after she fell for a man who prized his own ambitions more. Forced to flee D.C. before her identity is revealed and she can never regain the life she battled to build, she reluctantly returns to Sweetgrass.

Former SEAL turned firefighter Bridger Calhoun, on the other hand, visits Sweetgrass every chance he gets. After a recent tragic fire in which he nearly sacrificed his own life, he is ordered to take time off - and Sweetgrass calls to him. After a lifetime spent rootless and fueled by adrenaline, Bridger wants a quiet life, a home and family of his own with a sweet, soft woman as eager for children as he is.

Then a long-legged, sharp-tongued lawyer crosses his path - and flames ignite. While he's waiting to find Ms. Right and she's waiting for the coast to clear…what's the harm in a little fun? It's only temporary, both agree - they have nothing in common except the heat that blazes high between them, and their goals could not be more opposed. Soon the fire will burn down to embers, and they'll go on with their lives. Easy-peasy, right?

©2014 Jean Brashear (P)2014 Jean Brashear

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Sparks & Snarks!

I have enjoyed this series on audible. They. are well written and fun to read. Penny has come to Sweetgrass needing a break from her high powered professional attorney lifestyle as well as a break from her personal life. Bridger has come to Sweetgrass to heal after being injured in a fire. These two are more opposite than alike, but they say, “opposites attract”, don’t they? You’ll have to get your own copy of this audible to enjoy their story. It’s a good one. And of course, Eric G. Dove is is one of the best narrators I’ve had the pleasure to hear.
I did receive a complimentary audible book. I have chosen to write my honest review.

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Smokin' Hot

Shark attorney meets smoking hot firefighter. I loved this story of Pen Gallagher and Bridger (or Bwidge as said by an adorable little girl) Calhoun. This one had me angry (at the law firm partners) and in tears (about Bridger's family). As usual, Eric G. Dove does a wonderful job narrating an amazing book. Can't wait for more!

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What a wild ride.

Shattered dreams, broken hearts and the chance to begin again. How does one bounce back from the embarrassingly painful moments or the heartbreaking surprises? With Texas Blaze, Brashear welcomes us into the chaos of everyday life. Bridger and Pen are fighting their way through the upsets to find a piece of solid ground. What get is more upheaval on the road to getting it right. Brashear is not afraid to bring readers into the story. With relatable subjects and lovable, yet flawed characters, she takes us one hell of a ride.

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Penelope & Bridger

Penelope is hurting and the return of her twin is an exciting but trying time for the family. Bridger wants a family but has a very specific woman in mind. They don't work on paper, but the fire between them is palpable. An awesome narrator. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of yours book.

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A Good Book

Jean Brashear been a favorite author of mine for a long time. I love the world she's created and I am so very invested in each character. I was thrilled to get to Penny and Bridger's story. I only wish there had been more details of their story. This book and the one before it were written in the same time frame, so some of this book was a repeat.

Eric Dove performed wonderfully once again. He has a great voice and really turns a book into a movie inside one's head.

I am looking forward to the next book!

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Strong personality sweet love story

I loved the chemistry between Bridger and Pen. Pen has several different personalities and Bridger is a big teddy bear with history.

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Bridger and Pen

I loved listening to this story with Bridger and Pen. They had such great chemistry. I enjoyed the snarky, witty back and forth they had even more, hearing it. The relationship with Pen's siblings was on point.

The narrator takes you through the book and is so adept at his job that each character has a distinct personality. The storyline is well written, but I imagine it takes a distinct talent to bring that storyline to life.

I hope there are future books to answer the questions I have after this book. What is going to happen with Jeanette? Is Jackson really going to make that move with his company? Will Bridger find his siblings? Will the Lady ever be released from what is keeping her in Sweetgrass?

A sweet, steamy small town romance full of love, loyalty, and friendship.

I voluntarily listened and reviewed this audiobook received from the author.

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Opposites Do Attract!

Pen Gallagher and Bridger Calhoun couldn’t be more opposite. Pen is a big city lawyer in pencil skirts and high priced stilettos whereas Bridger is a small town firefighter who dreams of a wife and family. Escaping from scandal Pen meets Bridger in Sweetgrass Springs where he is visiting after tragedy almost claims his life. Sparks fly when they meet and they decide that a little harmless fun can’t hurt, or can it? Pen and Bridger’s story is an enjoyable story with some great side stories thrown into the mix. Eric Dove once again entertains us with his exceptional narration.

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Not Quite 5 Star

Could not give this book 5 stars. Because I feel to much of the other book's story lines, was used for filler in this book. And this story could very easily have stood by itself. If Ms. Brashear had used more dialog and action to show Pen solving the problem with ex lover's wife and her law firm. Also would have like to have had more of the story on Bridger's sister Molly and other sibling's. Still an ok book if you haven't read some of the other's.

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OK book with good narration..

This is book 5 so I was very confused. Ian and Scarlett got together a couple of books ago and yet she and Nana are both getting married in this one. Weren’t these weddings thrown together a book or so ago? Jackson finally shows up after 17 years in this one when he’s already had his story, with Veronica, in book 4. I felt like this was a recap of all the stories with a little something of Pen and Bridger thrown in. If the books were supposed to run concurrent that was a bad idea. I felt like I was reading the book for a second and third time. Like some of it was simply copied and pasted from other books. I think in order to get everyone straight you’d have to read the Gallaghers books and the Marshalls and the Sweetgrass series, God only knows what else, in order of their writing because they ALL show up in Sweetgrass and if you don’t know who a person is it’s because you haven’t read their book. I mean, Boone and Rissa are in this book and they’re from The Gallaghers of Morning Star, Book 1. And Quinn and Josh was in this one and they're from Texas Refuge: The Marshalls Book 1. There’s a lot of people in this story and I don’t know a lot of them or their backstory. I think if there’s any more stories written about Sweetgrass, I’ll pass.

This was my least favorite of Ms. Brashear’s books and unless I can find one of her books that DOESN’T have a thing to do with Sweetgrass, a book written all by itself, no prequel, so sequel, no nothing, then I’m done. I mean, I read Boone’s story in June of 2012. That’s a long time to keep going with a series and expect readers to remember who all the characters are.

I liked all the players: Bridger, Pen, Nana Ruby, Scarlett, Ian, Boone, Rissa, the Marshalls, Jackson, Veronica, little Eric, and on and on. But, again, I didn’t like Pen and Jackson’s father. He was a mean and hateful man.

As to the narration: Mr. Dove does an excellent job and he gets better and better with each book he reads. He's become one of my favorite narrators. The men sound sexy and the women sound like women.

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