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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Texan's Choice

About the Book:

When notorious outlaw Scout Proffitt wins a rundown ranch in west Texas, he expects to find the home he’s never had. Instead, he finds a run-down shack, a barn in dire straits…and a lovely woman who’s in no hurry to give up her ranch. When Scout discovers that Rosemarie has nowhere else to go, he reluctantly allows her to stay with him for two weeks until she can find another home. But soon the locals get involved and insist they marry. Determined to do at least one thing right in his life, he marries Rose. Then people from his past come back and give him an offer he can’t refuse. If things go well, he can make a fresh start. If not, he’ll be even worse off than before. Which was something he never thought possible…

Cafe Lily's Review:
Book three in “The Heart of a Hero” series, A Texan’s Choice has readers meeting up again with Scout Proffitt. There are also characters from the first two books in this story, so I would suggest reading this series in order, (as I do with most series books.)
The story begins when Scout Proffit wins himself a ranch in a card game, and arrives to claim his winnings. However, the ranch comes with more than he expected and he finds Rosemarie Cousins abandoned by her family, after the recent death of her father. He also finds his “ranch” is nothing more than a dilapidated shack, pretty much left in ruins.
Rosemarie has very little self-esteem, after being treated so poorly. The betrayal of her family has reduced her to a shell of a woman, and she feels unloved and unwanted.
And so begins the story of two people, brought together by fate and misfortune, who stick together for both convenience and practicality. As expected, a romance develops, but plenty of action also takes place which keeps the pages turning. The overall thread that ties the book’s theme together is the message of grace, second chances and redemption.
I was a little confused by the ending, which I felt left me hanging. It is written as if another book could potentially follow, so I wasn’t completely satisfied with where the story wrapped up.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Abingdon Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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