Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Blame it on Texas by Christie Craig

Blame it on Texas (Hotter in Texas #2) by Christie Craig

  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (August 28, 2012)
Goodreads Description:

Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into a real-life episode of Unsolved Mystery Hunters. The story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, and Zoe is dead-set on figuring out why. Her search leads her to one of the Lone Star State's richest families-and to sexy PI Tyler Lopez.

Tyler has sworn off women, especially redheads with killer curves who poke their noses into his clients' private lives. Still, he can't deny the attraction any more than he can deny that some of Zoe's crazy story makes sense. But when she becomes a hit man's target, this cold case starts heating up. Suddenly, Tyler will do anything to protect Zoe-even risk his heart.



One of my favorite things about the Hotter in Texas series is the characters. They are so funny and likeable. Zoe Adams is a great addition to the series and a perfect match for Tyler. Both have had relationships that ended badly and that really holds them back in the beginning but when they finally let loose the sparks fly between them. Another character I absolutely loved was Rick, who is a police officer and also helps the guys a little with Zoe's case. I really hope that his story gets delved into even more in the next book.

Christie Craig is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors, which is saying a lot because I am pretty picky when it comes to that genre. I really liked the first book in this series so I was excited to read this one. Although I  enjoyed the story there were a few minor things that took away a little bit of the enjoyment. I read this on my kindle so I don't know if that affected the formatting but when the author would switch from one group of characters to another group of characters it was often so abrupt it would take me a paragraph to realize that I was no longer reading about the characters from the previous paragraph. The premise of the story is so interesting and there are a lot of twists and turns but when the mystery was solved it just felt like a lame wrap-up that wasn't given enough thought. It was very anticlimactic, but thankfully the romance in the story helped to make up for that.


*I received this for review. Any opinions are my own*



1 comment:

mamabunny13 said...

I was thinking about reading this one. Thanks for sharing your review.