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Instead Riley explains the misunderstanding and continues to profess his undying love. That's the basis of the story. We get a bit about Erick, a member of the Rangers kidnapped that Connor is trying to find. That was the interesting part. But when things could really get good with Erick's rescue, Ms.
York skims over the action and Erick is miraculously back. From there we have Erick in love with Connor. I skimmed the sex scenes towards the end. Her biggest issue is she had too much in there. She'd be going with one thing and then drop it. So much could have been done, but it all came together in an ugly, poor-edited mess. Yes, that's right. On top of everything else this story was riddled in mistakes. I think with some fleshing out and editing this could be a good story. He was a spoiled brat and I wanted him to die. There's two ways to look at this book If you look at it as a law enforcement novel, well yeah Is this book hot Riley and Conner are definitely H.
They burn up the page and the erotic scenes are well done. But the actual plot of the story is overly contrived and the sheer number of guys obsessing over each other and setting up an innumerable number of pseudo love triangles is a little There's two ways to look at this book But the actual plot of the story is overly contrived and the sheer number of guys obsessing over each other and setting up an innumerable number of pseudo love triangles is a little silly.
So this is totally a case of insta-love, followed by mind numbering can't live without you and domineering claiming stakes. I meet you on the side of the road at an accident and yet all I can think about is wanting you in my bed. The next time we meet by accident and it's I never want to be with out you, with of course the obligatory ending up in bed together immediately. Now that's not to say that the connection between Riley and Conner wasn't strong. It was. It just doesn't stem from anything. I like them together as a couple, they fit well, but there's no actual development of them as a couple.
They meet, they're in love, and want to spend every waking minute together. Of course we have to then add tension with all the old love triangles and new love triangles being bandied about. I think the only one that doesn't make me shake my head is Erick's situation. At least until they meet the one they're supposed to be with and then it's their turn to have random other gay guys obsessing over them for no real apparent reason. Still there is some plot to be had here and takes it out of the realm of PWP and puts it into erotica with some semblance of story.
I felt for Conner as he was looking or his friend. He was agonizing over what had happened to Erick and wanted nothing more than for his friend to be alive. All in all this is one of those books that if you're in the mood for something steamy is worth the read, but is really a fluff piece of delicious licentious behavior with domineering men staking claims all over the place. Hefty plate of jealousy anyone? Aug 13, Lexi Ander rated it really liked it Shelves: novella. Loved this. Riley and Connor have great chemistry. I could just see them bumping chest, all angry and sexy. The sex was smokin' and I enjoyed the plot.
I have to say that Lane and Gresh are jerks but that's just my opinion. It was like they were unconsciously paying Riley back for all problems he caused earlier. Erick just broke my heart and I can't wait to read his story. I hope Sterling is in it, too. View all 5 comments. Jan 25, Nic rated it really liked it Shelves: cowboy , mm , series , zz-amazon-yes. Note: This review is for the series and as such, does not contain a lot of detail about the plot because it would be way too spoilerish!
If you want to know more about the specifics of each book, check out the blurbs. The Texas Soul series consists of six books which I pretty much read back to back. The series starts with Texas Rough which focuses on one couple, Lane and Gresham, and is largely set on Gresh's family ranch where Lane is the foreman. It also introduces another main character, Rile Note: This review is for the series and as such, does not contain a lot of detail about the plot because it would be way too spoilerish!
It also introduces another main character, Riley, who falls hard and fast for Lane. This first book is fast moving with lots of multiple storylines. The second book, Texas Hard , focuses more on Riley as he deals with his feelings for Lane but meets and falls for Connor who is a Texas Ranger. This story brings in some elements of bondage as Riley takes a more dominant role in his relationship with Connor.
Falling in love happens so quickly, as in the first book, that it is hard to believe that Riley really knows his own heart and it is amazing how open these men are in discussing their feelings! Once again, lots of drama, largely driven by insane amounts of jealousy as the story and relationships get complicated. There was also reference to speaking "Brazilian" in Brazil. I thought they spoke Portuguese. Texas Twist sees things get even more complicated. We are introduced to a new romance as Connor's Texas Ranger partner moves to the ranch to recover from the trauma of his abduction.
He falls for Sterling, one of the ranch hands. Sterling finally acknowledges he may be gay as he has such as strong reaction to Erick. The believability is a bit lacking as his actions dont seem those of a relucant gay man. He is pretty physical with Erick, demonstrative and once again discussing feelings. This new relationship is not the primary focus of the book. Jump comes to the ranch in search of his father. He not only finds family but finds love with the local deputy.
The love in the story is sweet and gushy with poetic language and once again this couple are very open with their emotions, articulating their feelings for each other. The relationship development also continues the theme of fast, fast, fast - love and proposals all happening really quickly. The relationships of all the previous couples continue to weave in and out of the book and things really ramp up with a cliffhanger ending! Luckily I didn't have to wait and could launch into the next book straight away.
If I'd read this book when it was first released and had to wait for the next book I would have been really annoyed as I don't have the patience for this kind of thing! Texas Desire is the fifth book in the series and the drama hit new heights. Lots of heartbreak and angst, hospitals and deathbeds, emotional declarations, rejection, pain and loss. The new couple, Kip and Jamie, play a role but largely take a backseat to the more emotional story line being played out between the original four characters.
And finally, Texas Legacy concludes the story. Once again, there is very much a soap opera feel to the story with the overlapping stories of each of the characters. There is lots of heartbreak but also happiness as new love is found and families started. It was nice to see the final conclusion and know what happens to each of the couples. The epilogue jumps ahead ten years and provides closure. My main issue with this final book was the resolution of the story line introduced in the prologue.
The prologue deals with the previously unknown and unrelated Wild Bluff Ranch and then the character from the prologue turns up later in the book in a relatively stand alone fashion with a story line that is unresolved. I now understand from the author's blog that this will be a spin off series but when I first ended the book the inclusion of the story line seemed a complete mystery to me. So overall I actually enjoyed the series.
It was pure escapism and really over the top at times. I have mentioned a soap opera feel but I think I must have been in the mood for reading something like this and I quite enjoyed the drama, the romance and the complications.
Probably my main complaint not that it is really a complaint as such was that it was too full of sex. There seemed to be sex on every second page! The guys just seemed to alternate between sharing deep emotions and then doing each other. Won't you skinny dip with me? Full of twist and turns it will keep you on your toes.
Very gripping from the first page. I could have strangled Gresh and Lane and their interfering but not did the author keep the series evolving around them. I loved how Connor and Rylie where able to really trust each other and tell them everything. Instill think Fresh and Lane had something up their sleeves. Dec 27, Denise GremoryKohta rated it it was amazing. This is probably the hardest one to re read. He is one of my top three favorite characters of this series.
The whole series is a must read. Have tissues handy and buckle up because it is the Mindbender roller coaster ride. Another cracking read Sara York pulls you into these books and keeps you interested. The plot lines are fab and have you routing for the main characters. Enjoyable but it didn't grip me. The MCs had some smokin' sex talk and smexing; there is decent friction at the very beginning, but the whole package wasn't fulfilling. The couple from book 1 Texas Hard were just annoying for all that I understand the author had to tie up a loose end.
I was more interested in Erick :. Feb 24, Cathy Brockman rated it it was amazing Shelves: cowboys , favorite-authors , favorites. He runs upon an accident and stops to help being a doctor. He has a confrontation with the lawman there, not only does he want to hit him but to …well other things to him too. A month or so later Riley is taking a dip in the pond next to his property when a man confronts him. Things lead from confrontation again to Riley getting to… well what he wanted the last time.
Things move very fast for both men but both schedules and pasts get in the way. Are Riley and Conner a match made in heaven? Are their busy jobs too much for a relationship? What about Lane and his hold on Riley? Who is Erick? Believe me if you like twists and turns and super-hot mansex you will want to buy this and find out! I love the modern day setting, with realistic modern cowboys. Omg this was so fast paced so many twists and turns, all the characters these and the ones from the first book are so wonderful and exciting.
There is nothing else I can say but how good this book is. It made me laugh, it made me smile, it made me gasp, made me say OH My gosh so many times!! I am on pins and needles for the third. Especially if you like cowboys, Texas Rangers law enforcement not the ball team , twists and turns, interracial coupling, super ,super down and dirty mansex. Did I say hot cowboys and hot mansex? Sep 18, Arthur rated it it was ok Shelves: ruined-later-on-still-ruined.
It's a nice book by itself. However, I have to evaluate it as part of the trilogy as what happen later would seriously affect the way you see the characters in this book. The following review covers the Texas Trilogy as the author herself calls them. The reason is they're closely related, wrapped in the third book. When Gresh pulled the stick out of his arse, he fought for Lane and t It's a nice book by itself.
In book 2, Riley--who was still hurt because Lane picked Gresh, met Connor. In this Book 3, the four became friends. At one point, Gresh lust over Connor and they were making out. After some dramatic event, Lane let it go and the four now have a foursome relationship. What's the point of those angst in the previous books? There's another couple in the book that also got HEA, but given the way the author treated the first four, I wouldn't be surprised if in the next book they all start an open relationship commune. I understand that people can change and characters 'grow', but events and characters in the previous books didn't really lend support for such twist.
After all, with these changes of hearts along the line, each character's characterizations become moot. I don't know. Perhaps because I'm not into open or multiple relationships. Aug 17, Sadonna rated it liked it Shelves: contemporary , pdf , mm , cops. I liked this story of Riley and Connor and was glad Riley found his man. I thought the whole jealousy thing was a bit overplayed but I guess it's all part of the deal with Connor's past. I still liked them as a couple. We get to see Lane and Gresh at home in this one as a couple which is nice.
I am anxious to read Erick's story and I think it'll be a good one. He's been through a lot, so his road won't be easy at all. There were some editing problems in this one like stints - when it should be I liked this story of Riley and Connor and was glad Riley found his man. There were some editing problems in this one like stints - when it should be stents and wrong character names and the medical stuff is pretty far out - cardiac surgeons do not take ER shifts. It takes a really long time to finish surgical residencies and you don't go back to doing gallbladder surgeries total different specialty and residency so kind of unbelievable in that way.
But I still like Riley :D Texas Ranger Connor and Doctor Riley his last name, you have to read the book to find out his first and middle name because I am not revealing it Get together in this sequel to Texas Rough.
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We meet up with Gresh and Lane. Connor is very possessive of Riley and goes into a rage at the thought of Riley being with anyone else. He is rescued and Texas Ranger Connor and Doctor Riley his last name, you have to read the book to find out his first and middle name because I am not revealing it Get together in this sequel to Texas Rough. He is rescued and then when he get back to the States moves into Connor's Houston Apartment when Bradley, Connor's Ex, tries to get back with him.
Erick Declares his love and Riley is also there. Riley is the Sane on and get Bradley to leave and helps Connor to gently break it to Erick that while they are willing to help him recover that Riley and Connor are a committed couple. Sep 21, Shelby P rated it really liked it Shelves: m-m , cowboys , inter-racial , law-enforcement , bdsm. I really liked this book, moreso than the first one. I love how Riley and Connor met. The sexual tension coming off of them at the accident was palpable.
It was nice that they were both big guys.
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I love that even though Connor is black, a big deal wasn't made out of it. The sex was hot. I like that Connor wanted to be tied up and bossed around. But he was still strong. Loved when he pushes Riley up against the wall. Like that they were both versatile too ;- There were some things that I rolled my I really liked this book, moreso than the first one. Like that they were both versatile too ;- There were some things that I rolled my eyes at but. Did not like how Lane was playing games with Connor.
I guess they are setting up the stage for a foursome. Can't wait to see how that plays out. Liked the mystery aspect of the plot with Erick. Seems everybody and their mama wanted a piece of Connor. Sep 10, Diane rated it liked it Shelves: romance , contemporary-romance , fiction , erotica , mm , personal-relationships.
I really love the relationship that continues to develop and strengthen between Lane and Gresh, but am concerned that Riley may continue with his pursuit of Lane. Even the love he professes for Connor, a hunky Texas Ranger, doesn't seem to stem his feelings.
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At the end of the book, Gresh and Lane both professed their love, or attraction, for Riley and Connor. I don't see this 'openness' about their feelings leading to a good place, for any of them. Especially since 'the Riley Factor' is still th I really love the relationship that continues to develop and strengthen between Lane and Gresh, but am concerned that Riley may continue with his pursuit of Lane.
Especially since 'the Riley Factor' is still there.
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