Don't Mess with Texas

Romance - Contemporary
464 Pages
Reviewed on 10/02/2011
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Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers' Favorite

Nikki Hunt agrees to meet her ex-husband, Jack, for lunch. She has a feeling that he is going to ask her to get back together. As soon as she sees him, Nikki knows that there is no way that is going to happen, even though Nikki is in dire need of money that Jack could supply. While they are eating, Jack gets a phone call, leaves the restaurant and doesn't return. Nikki is furious that he stiffed her with the check and mutters that she wants to kill him. Not feeling well, Nikki stops at a store to get something for her stomach and finds that Jack is dead in the trunk of her car. Dallas O'Connor is a P.I. When Nikki loses her lunch on first his shoes and then his shirt, he decides that maybe she isn't guilty of Jack's murder and vows to take her case. His brother Tony, the detective on the case, is trying to reconcile with his wife.

I loved this very cute book. Nikki is kind of kooky but sweet. She wants to take care of herself but finds that she needs help in this instance. Dallas is a take control kind of guy who went to jail for a crime he did not commit. His mission in life is to see that no one who is innocent suffers what he did. I liked the sub story of Tony and LeAnn as well as all the quirky friends of Nikki's grandmother. This was a very easy reading book, and I love the cover for it. I highly recommend this one.