Series: Deep In The Heart of Texas #6
Published by Hachette-Forever Source: Netgalley
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Living with four over-protective brothers is enough to make a good girl go bad. But the day Brianne Cates hits the road for a taste of freedom, she gets more trouble than she bargained for when she's arrested by a sexy sheriff in mirrored shades. Now doing a stint of community service, she's not going to let a cowboy cop like Dusty Hicks mess with her newfound independence-even if he awakens every wicked fantasy she's ever had.
In Bramble, Texas, Dusty is the law. That means no leniency for the gorgeous rebel whose highway antics almost got them both killed. The divorced lawman doesn't need another rich, pampered princess, even if Brianne has the lushest body and sweetest smile in the whole darn state. But even as Brianne proves that she lives to walk on the wild side, Dusty begins to wonder if maybe he has what it takes to tame her....
Ah, Texas, my home sweet home, I love a book with a Texas backdrop. And honestly this book sounded like something I would find highly amusing, Brianne getting in trouble with the local cop Dusty. Without a doubt the first interaction between Brianne and Dusty was hilarious, and just what I was looking for. Brianne’s reaction to getting pulled over was just short of insane, and hilarious to read, and after she made he escape, it was just as funny reading about the fall out she left behind for Dusty.
So Brianne is staying at the Henhouse, which from what I can tell is a place for retired “women of the night” that has been turned into a bed and breakfast owned by Brianne’s brothers (I haven’t read any of the novels before this, so I am a little behind on backstory). Brianne is hiding out because of some compromising pictures that were taken of her, as well as hiding from a guy who is turning out to be a bit of a stalker. As a character, Brianne is a little crazy, she doesn’t always think things through, she relies a lot of her family name, but at the end of the day she does have a really good heart, so I can easily say I like her (and she add some much needed comic relief at times).
Dusty on the other hand didn’t do it for me at all. Yes, he was screwed over by his ex, and he carries a lot of baggage, but he’s like so irrational about women that it really is just over the top too much. He assumes everything Brianne says or does is like some kind of evil plan for her to seduce him and for her to get exactly what she wants from him. And this happens a lot over the course of the book. He makes so many assumptions about everything that I just wanted to reach out and shake him. And I also found it highly infuriating how easily Brianne was always willing to overlook that about him. SO maybe I wanted to shake them both.
There were a lot of other things going on in the book, there was a story line at the Henhouse that seems to be a continuation of some of the prior books (I didn’t need to have read the other books to understand) which lead to some interesting events. And there was also a con-man preacher that shows up in the small town and somehow manages to get all the residents to lose their minds and do things that were just not in their character (but hey that’s a con man for you). So there were some definite subplots going on in this book that took your attention, and helped the story along for sure.
I would say this is a pretty good book. I didn’t really like Dusty, but I could easily see how some other people might. I also think the humor in this book is highly amusing, and found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion. So if you like small town romances this might be a book you want to pick up and check out.