R.J. Scott’s, Texas Heat is the third installment of the Texas Series and the lives of our two favorite Texans, Riley and Jack Campbell-Hayes. Ever since I read the first book in the series I have been enthralled with these men and engrossed in their lives.
Texas Heat begins as Riley and Jack have been happily married for a few years, and life on the Double D Ranch with their beautiful daughter Hayley is good. Riley’s consulting firm is doing well even with a few bumps along the way, and Jack is expanding ranch life to train horses.
Both men have settled into domestic bliss, though at times to be interrupted by an ex-boyfriend, cantankerous business partners, and old and new friends. Added to this bliss is the nagging sensation that both Riley and Jack want to expand their family.
As the tale unfolds, we also meet new personalities, Eli and Robbie, who have met on the Double D and have their own set of issues, but are attempting to find happiness with each other and life on the ranch.
As always, Ms. Scott gives us a story that goes beyond the normal HEA. Both Riley and Jack, as well as her other characters, must deal with niggling demons, whether they be small or life changing; always making her stories realistic. I loved the banter between Riley and Jack that started in book one, The Heart of Texas, and continues throughout Texas Heat. As I read the book, I found myself breaking into wide grins and giggling at the ever-famous rapport between Riley and Jack. True to Ms. Scott’s style of writing, she never fails to weave what we know from the previous books into the continual stories; thus making her one of my favorite authors especially when reading a series.
Ms. Scott does not disappoint in giving her readers a wonderful tale filled with laughter, tenderness, and a dose of heavy loving. Riley and Jack, as well as Eli and Robbie steam up the pages with their love making; both couples giving and taking with their love for each other.
I look forward to reading more adventures of my favorite “cowboy and het-boy” and of new story lines as they unfold.
This review was previously posted at Dark Divas Reviews