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Texas Rebel

The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs, Book 4
Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best seller and USA Today best-selling Texas romance author Jean Brashear, the fourth book in the popular Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs series, the story of the Gallagher heir who disappeared after a tragedy 17 years ago.

Jackson Gallagher's teenage rebellion cost him everything: his home, his family, and the girl who could only love him in secret. Seventeen years later, a wildly successful multimillionaire, he is drawn back to Sweetgrass Springs to confront his past: the father who banished him, the town that turned its back on him…and the woman he has never been able to forget.

The last person Veronica Butler is ready to see is the man who made her believe they'd be together forever, then vanished and broke her heart. Widowed and struggling to hold onto her children's heritage, she refuses his help but has trouble resisting the way he makes her remember how deeply she once loved him…except that when he learns the secret she's been keeping all these years, she'll lose him all over again.

©2014 Jean Brashear (P)2014 Jean Brashear

Critic Reviews

"Jean Brashear writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch." (Debbie Macomber, number-one New York Times best-selling author)
"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)
"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 best-selling author Stella Cameron)

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  • rani727
  • BROKEN ARROW, OK
  • 01-28-19

The runaway returns

Jackson and Veronica were high school sweethearts in secret. After a tragedy his father threw him out. Veronica was heartbroken and after Jackson left she found out she was pregnant. Her plans to leave with Jackson were ruined. Jackson's friend married her. She grew to love him. He died after several years. Jackson returned because Ruby told him it was time and she needed his help. This is where the magic begins....
Eric G. Dove does a wonderful job of narrating. I just loved Abigail and Beth, and, of course, Ben.

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My favorite Jean Brashear novel.

Texas Rebel is my favorite Jean Brashear novel. Jackson and Veronica deliver a knockout punch to the emotions. They thought forever was meant to be theirs, until heartache turned out to be lurking on the horizon. How does a person forgive the one who broke their heart, when next they see them again? Just when I think I'm all cried out, Brashear has me reaching for the Kleenex again.

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My favorite couple, Jackson & Veronica!

I love all of the Texas Heroes books so far. Each one exceeds my expectations. Jean Brashear writes them so beautifully. There are excellent character descriptions who go through so much emotion. There are secrets revealed, sorrow, regret, ecstasy, and happiness. I really enjoyed the plot and how the main characters evolved. I also love that the other people in the story were from previous Texas Heroes books that I enjoyed. I look forward to the next audio book in this series. The narrator is great; it’s so easy to listen to him.

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Jackson's Return

Jackson is back in Sweetgrass to the shock of the town. Jackson and Veronica have a ton of baggage to overcome as he tries to melt her icy wall of defense, mend fences with the his siblings, and come to accept how the people in Sweetgrass feel about him. The kids also help to make you smile on this story. This book also provides a little intrigue and suspense regarding Jackson's company.

The narration was great. I am continually amazed at Eric G. Rove's talent. I had read this book about a year ago but listening to it was like experiencing it for the first time. I was so caught up in the narration, my sister would periodically ask me why I had a certain expression on my face, or why I was sitting there with a silly grin.

Eric makes each character an individual. You forget it is the same person reading. You can picture the different adults, the kids (twin girls and a teenage boy), each with a distinct personality. Listening provides for a relaxing time, or for motivation to help getting through housework, or enduring a long commute.

I plan to try one of the books I haven't read before I listened to the audio book to see if there is a difference.

I would recommend this one because both the story and the narration are good!

I voluntarily listened and reviewed this audio book.

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Jackson's return

Jackson was run from town at a young age, vowing to never return. He had no idea the pain he left and the lives he changed doing to. Veronica was one of the many, and her life already had too much pain. Jackson must now decide what he wants his future to be. A great read. The narration was awesome.

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  • Jennifer
  • HOLLANSBURG, OH, United States
  • 01-08-19

Swoon worthy

Jackson and Veronica are one of my favorite books. The love and passion between the two is something for us all to strive for. Eric G. Dove did a great job as always.

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Overcoming ones past

This was another great story by Jean Brashear. I just love her series. It's always good to see the other characters from previous books. I feel a part of their lives. I had tears in my eyes. Jackson and Veronica have such a heartbreaking story. It's wonderful to see them get a HEA in the end. I look forward to seeing them more in the future.

Once again Eric G Dove did an excellent job with narrating this book. He has a soothing voice and brings the books to life. His performances have made him a favorite narrator of mine.

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Homecoming

Jackson Gallagher never planned on coming back home to Sweetgrass Springs after being gone for 17 years, but when his Aunt Ruby calls and says she needs him to come he agrees. Veronica Butler never imagined she would see Jackson again and is terrified that he will learn the secret she has been keeping all these years. As life catches up to them both secrets and truths come to the surface and they must each face the demons they have kept at bay. Veronica’s children add a whole level of enjoyment to this story; they are absolutely adorable! There is also a good mystery afoot with Jackson’s business to add to the excitement. As with all of Jean Brashear’s books, it was difficult to put this one down and I enjoyed from beginning to end. Of course Eric Dove is an absolute joy to listen to as he brings the characters to life. Loved this story!

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 10-19-15

Entertaining..

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I could understand why Jackson never went back to Sweetgrass but NOT why he didn’t stay in touch with his family, especially his twin sister, for 17 years. That is a long time to let your family think your dead.

It was a little angsty, and Jackson and Veronica had a really hard time talking. She blamed him, he blamed her, over and over in their thoughts, but never saying it, never trying to straighten things out before it monotonous. But overall, it was a great romance.

Again, I’m glad this wasn’t just a romance, though. At least Jackson found out there was a mole in his company and he had to go home to find him or her. So, a little corporate espionage to go along with the romance.

It was nice seeing Ruby and Arnie again. As well as, Ian and Scarlett, Mackey and Rissa, and Pen. And I really liked Veronica’s kids, Ben, Beth and Abby. They were written as sweet respectful kids instead of total brats.

There was not an ounce of sexual tension, no desire, no wanting, no nothing that lead up to the one sex scene, so that was a bummer.

As to the narration: I never get tired of listening to Eric Dove. He does a wonderful job every time. Sexy men's voices and very good women's voices.