A while ago I said that I would try to feature one author a week on my Blog. Well today I chose Kelsey Browning Author of the Texas Night's series. I have read all three of the Texas Nights series books and so far I can tell you that they are wonderful, the plots are well thought out and the characters are believable and down to earth. The books are Adult for sure since there are steamy sex scenes in them.
So let me get started with a bit about each of the books. First up "Personal Assets" Book one of the Texas Nights series.
"Personal Assets" set in Shelbyville a small Texas town. Allie Shelby the local town Sex therapist is looking for someone to help her out with a little hands on experiment, Shelbyville is not exactly the best place to find a lot of help with her experiment that is until hot sexy Cameron Wright rolls back into town. Allie literally runs into Cameron and there is a nice sizzle that takes place between them in their first encounter. It isn't long before Allie approaches Cameron with a proposition that he really just can not refuse.
Allie can not wait to start on her hands on experiment with Cameron but soon after beginning the experiment she realizes that she might just be in over her head. Of course being a strong woman she certainly will not give up her experiment even when things get a little bit hotter than she ever thought they would.
Allie soon develops feelings for Cameron, but she can not focus on him while her business and the business of her friend Roxanne are in danger of being closed down. She soon learns that none other than her own father is behind trying to shut her business down. He has set an impossible deadline for Allie and to make matters worse her father has brought Cameron on board to help get her business shut down. However Cameron sees the need for businesses in Shelbyville no matter what that business is. Can Allie and Cameron save both their relationship and her business? With some help from her friends Roxanne and Eden, Camerons brother Jamie and their mother they just might stand a chance.
Roxanne owner of Red Light a lingerie store in Shelbyville is business savvy but finding the residents of Shelbyville a bit resistant to her store. She and her friends Allie and Eden decide to help out at a charity fund raiser for a cause that is near and dear to Roxanne. Jamie Wright Roxanne's attorney and Cameron's brother has become a silent partner in Roxanne's business and also a friend. After the charity event Roxanne is shocked to learn that her former employer is suing her. This is the last thing she needs on top of hunting for a new location for both her and Allie's businesses.
Jaime jumps in and tries to help Roxanne by setting up a meeting between her former employer and her attorney and Roxanne. To say things do not go well is an understatement. Roxanne and Jamie have an undeniable attraction to each other. Roxanne tries to keep things business only, but soon fate and chemistry just win out. It is dangerous for Roxanne to be involved with Jamie, she has a secret that she has been hiding since she was a kid. Unknown to her, Jamie has already figured her secret out and is just waiting for her to trust him enough to tell him about it. Roxanne is stubborn and strong and not used to having anyone to lean on other than Allie and Eden and even they do not know her secret.
During all the lawsuit drama, Roxanne and Allie find the perfect location to move their businesses to. They are also hoping to lure Eden into moving her business in with theirs. Jamie is not exactly happy with their choice of location, but he rolls up his sleeves and dives right in helping with repairs and renovations, even when Roxanne wishes he was no where near her. Jamie is a promise keeper and patient enough to wait for Roxanne to figure out that she not only needs him but she loves him. Question is will she figure things out in time?
Some new characters are introduced in this book. Mac the contractor and Ashton Roxanne's former employer. Loved it and could not put it down.
This book starts out hot and doesn't burnout. I have loved all of the Texas Nights books. This one Beck and Edens story was perhaps the hottest out of the three. I might have to go back a re-read the other two just to make sure.
Beck protective Chief Deputy of Shelbyville a small Texas town has been interested in Eden since she moved into town. When he receives a call that Paradise cafe has been broken into and the local Sheriff has responded, Beck races to the scene knowing that the sheriff more often than not causes more trouble than he solves.
Beck arrives at the scene coming in from the alley behind Paradise cafe only to find the owner Eden Durant hanging from a fire escape twenty feet off the ground. Did I mention that it is also raining and she is dressed in a short thin robe? See I told you it starts off hot.
There has always been an under current of attraction between Beck and Eden in the other books, in this book, their story you find out so much more about Eden and why she dresses the way she does, playing down her assets and being more private and withdrawn than her friends. Eden's story is not a happy one and her past is about to come and bite her in the butt. Will she trust Beck and her friends enough to tell them all of her secrets or will she pack up, give up and run from her past yet again?
Beck is not one to give up, kind of like a dog with a bone. He wants to know Eden but she will not open up to him and he only gets small glimpses of who she really is. Why is she so scared, what or who hurt her so bad in her past that she is afraid to let anyone close to her? Beck has a past of his own that is not all that happy, so he understands why Eden is scared to open up to anyone.
I can not leave Beck's sister Clare out of this review. You know those characters that you love to hate? Yeah Clare is one of those. Nasty piece of work is what Clare is, and she does not care who she hurts. It is hard to believe she is related to Beck.
I absolutely loved this story. I love how Kelsey includes the characters from her other books in each of her books. How can Beck and Eden not come out on top with friends like Allie, Roxanne, Jamie, Cameron, Ashton and Mac? Speaking of Mac and Ashton I am hoping for a fourth book with a story about them.
Snatch Problems in Paradise up, you will not be sorry.