What A Texas Girl Wants
June 4, 2012
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Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam.
The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern.
Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?
She shook her head. “I actually think he’s buying this,” she said, reaching out and then pulling her hand back quickly. Like she was afraid to touch him.
Jackson gritted his teeth. If their act was going to work she couldn’t be afraid to touch him and he couldn’t be afraid to touch her. He felt eyes boring into his back and straightened his spine. No time like the present to get acquainted without the assistance of alcohol.
He moved closer and before Kathleen could step back, Jackson reached out and pulled her to him. His chest pressed against hers. Her wide eyes raised to his. Jackson lowered his head.
“He may not be asking,” Jackson said as his lips brushed hers, “but the questions are still there. We better make this good.” And his lips pressed down on hers, demanding that she open to him.
Kathleen pushed her hands against his shoulders and tried to take a step back from his body. He countered every move she made with one of his own. His legs followed hers until her back was pressed against the side of the SUV. His hand captured hers, holding it tight against his side. For a brief moment he pulled back.
He tilted his head, whispering, “He’s watching and whether he has asked or not he wants to know why I’m driving a rental car instead of riding back to the ranch with my new wife.” He turned the knife a little, knowing she would respond more quickly if she felt threatened. “This is your big plan, if you want it to work, work me.”
About The Author:
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police–no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. When the opportunity to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she’s never looked back. Now she writes magazine articles by day and romance novels with spice by night. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband and three-year-old daughter. Happily ever after.
I really enjoyed reading Ms. Knight’s book! It’s a sweet, charming southern novel filled with everything from spicy romance to laugh-out-loud wit. Her characters are real-to-life and her plot line is gripping!
I loved getting to know Kathleen. She’s a woman who knows what she wants: the ranch. But, there’s a stipulation to getting it. She needs to prove to her grandfather that she’s mature enough and settled enough to run the ranch. So, she takes a trip to Mexico to destress and has the time of her life. Or so she thinks.
Jackson Taylor is a city boy who used to live in Texas,until dear old dad sent him away when he was 7 to boarding school. And never brought him back. Now he’s a successful photographer in Mexico on a get away before hunting down his birth mother. What he doesn’t expect is to wake up naked on a beach with a beautiful woman he can’t remember.
The big surprise for both of them, is that they’re married! To each other. When Kathleen proposes they continue on with their marriage until she turns 28 and gets the ranch, Jackson hesitates. When he agrees to continue on for the month until her birthday, that’s when the fun really begins!
From beginning to end, this 4 Book worthy novel will hook you and spin you around in it’s clutches. You’ll fall in love with the wit and sass of the characters and the author’s writing style will grip you completely. I am so happy to have had the chance to read this book, and I am looking forward to going back and reading more of Ms. Knight’s work, both past and future! Wonderful job, Ms. Knight!