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Over 18′s Only Review: Texas Winter by R. J. Scott

Submitted by on December 4, 2012 – 4:00 am3 Comments

Author: R. J. Scott
Title: Texas Winter
Release: November 2011
Series: Texas #2
Reviewer: Chrissy
Source: Personal library

Riley’s past comes back to haunt him both professionally and personally.

His dead brother left more than just bitter memories for Riley to deal with. The FBI get involved and suddenly it is more than his good name that is on the line. Jack is always there for him but how much more can Riley’s husband reasonably be able to understand?

Especially when Riley finds out on his delayed honeymoon that he has an eight year old daughter he never knew existed…

Up until two years ago the world of M/M romance was unknown to me. I discovered this wonderful genre from a little show called Dante’s Cove and its spinoff, The Lair. But even then I hadn’t been introduced to the genre in the literary sense. A year later, my good friend Heather introduced me to my first M/M romance reading experience with her recommendation of R.J. Scott’s The Heart of Texas.

I was enthralled immediately. After reading this book in one sitting I found all the aspects that I loved from the television show Dallas mixed in with some steamy love scenes and heart wrenching moments that almost brought me to tears. I was overjoyed when Heather told me that this was actually a series and I got my hands on a copy of the second book in the series, Texas Winter.
We are introduced to some new characters in this novel and graced by the presence of our favorites from its predecessor. This certainly was a nail biter! Jam-packed with just as much drama as this first novel, Texas Winter takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster.

When a steamy love scene occurred within the first ten pages and a bombshell was dropped in the next five I knew that this was going to be another masterpiece by R.J. Scott. The already complex characters and scenarios take on even more complexity but are explained in a way that doesn’t confuse the reader or force them to refer back to the first novel in the series.

Overall, this was a fantastic read. The setting was familiar and beautifully depicted, the characters are dynamic, the plot is as thick as peanut butter, and the emotion driving each scene is enough to stop your heart. I actually DID cry while reading a few of the scenes in Texas Winter. R.J. Scott has a way of tugging at your heartstrings and making you feel as if you are experiencing the emotions of the characters as the story unfolds. I highly recommend this book.

I understand that M/M romance is not everyone’s cup of tea. But I think that if you give this series a chance you may very well end up changing your tune. Out of all the series that I’ve read, this is one that demonstrates the highest level of love, understanding, and family.

Chrissy fell in love with books at an early age. It all started with Judi Barrett’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. At the tender age of five she decided that she wanted to be a writer. Later, she graduated to books like A Wrinkle in Time, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and the Goosebumps series, participating avidly in her school’s Book It program. High school brought on new challenges and loves. She began writing for the school’s newspaper and literary magazine. The works of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson quickly overran her bookshelves. But when Chrissy was introduced to the world of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, a grand love affair was set in motion. She is an avid reader of romance, urban fantasy, horror, erotica, and cozy mysteries. After working for the city library for six years and being surrounded by the works of greatly admired authors, she decided to devote her life to writing full time and hasn’t looked back since. When she is not devouring book after book, Chrissy loves to cook, bake, volunteer at the local animal shelter, and feed her addiction for horror movies. She lives in Maryland with her family and beloved pets.
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  • Definitely one to try then.

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  • Mona Leigh says:

    I enjoy a good M/M romance (as our readers know), and this sounds really interesting. If you haven’t already, try something by Josh Lanyon. I think you’ll adore his books.

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  • Doll Chrissy says:

    I hope that you ladies enjoy this book. Please be sure to read The Heart of Texas before you start this one, otherwise you will miss out on major parts of the plot in Texas Winter. Happy reading!

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