Texas (Scott)

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 808 ratings

The Heart of Texas Publisher's Summary

Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley's portion. Concerned about Riley's lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley 'marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves'.

Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of bypassing his father's stipulation. Blackmailing Jack Campbell into marrying him for love suits Riley's purpose. There is no mention in his father's documents that the marriage had to be with a woman and Jack Campbell is the son of Riley Senior's arch rival. Win win.

Riley marries Jack and abruptly his entire world is turned inside out. Riley hadn't counted on the fact that Jack Campbell, quiet and unassuming rancher, is a force of nature in his own right.

This is a story of murder, deceit, the struggle for power, lust and love, the sprawling life of a rancher and the whirlwind existence of a playboy. But under and through it all, as Riley learns over the months, this is a tale about family and everything that that word means.

©2011 RJ Scott (P)2016 RJ Scott
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  • Book 1

    • The Heart of Texas

    • Texas Series, Book 1
    • By: RJ Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley's portion. Concerned about Riley's lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley 'marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves'. Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of bypassing his father's stipulation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Irritable Cowboy + Hot Metrosexual = true love!

    • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Texas Winter

    • By: RJ Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Riley's past comes back to haunt him both professionally and personally. His dead brother left more than just bitter memories for Riley to deal with. The FBI get involved and suddenly it is more than his good name that is on the line. Jack is always there for him, but how much more can Riley's husband reasonably be able to understand? Especially when Riley finds out on his delayed honeymoon that he has an eight-year-old daughter he never knew existed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration!

    • By Belen on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • Texas Heat

    • Texas Series, Book 3
    • By: RJ Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Jack hires Robbie, a man recovering from a great loss, to be his right hand man. Meanwhile, Riley's mischievous photographer friend, Eli, decides the DD is the perfect backdrop for a cowboy themed model shoot. Eli has secrets not even Riley knows about but despite what he is hiding he falls in lust with Robbie at first sight. Everyone except Robbie can see how perfect Eli would be for him. What happens when secrets spill and lies are discovered? And just how far will Riley and Jack go to play matchmaker?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excitement

    • By Zac Chupe on 10-09-18
    • Texas Series, Book 3
    • By: RJ Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 112 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • Texas Family

    • Volume 4
    • By: RJ Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Jack and Riley want to extend their small family of three. Their first choice is surrogacy with Jack as the father, and when all this begins smoothly both men can't help but contemplate at what point would things go wrong. After all, their lives are far from normal, and nothing is ever smooth. Add a small four-year-old boy in foster care into the mix, and suddenly things become a whole lot more complicated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family is everything

    • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

    • Texas Fall

    • Texas Series, Book 6
    • By: RJ Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    Jack is focusing on building an equine therapy school for children with special needs and works hard alongside his normal horse training and breeding program. He and Riley have settled into a quieter kind of family life, but that doesn't stop them using the barn with the door to the fullest!  But the lull comes before the storm. Riley and his new assistant travel to Laredo, and across the border into Neuvo Laredo as part of an exploratory team and things very quickly go to hell. Riley is caught in some serious Cartel problems and suddenly everything Jack holds dear is threatened.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get the tissues ready

    • By Zac Chupe on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 7

    • Texas Wedding

    • Texas Series, Book 7
    • By: RJ Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    With the life-changing prospect of a yes vote from SCOTUS on the issue of same-sex marriage, Riley and Jack realize they have decisions to make. Add in some distressing family news and the very real possibility that old secrets may resurface, and this audiobook in the Texas series pulls together as many threads as the boys can manage to handle. But through all the ups and the downs, children, family events, laughter, and tears, there is nothing as special as the forever love between these two men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally

    • By Zac Chupe on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95