Texas Outlaws: Jesse

The Texas Outlaws - #1 HB #780

She'd been the baddest girl in high school with the worst reputation, and she'd liked it. But then she’d received the special-delivery letter announcing that her older brother had been killed in the line of duty and she’d realized it was time to grow up, step up and start playing it safe right in their hometown, Lost Gun. For her sister who is 10 years younger than her, Gracie not only changed her career from photography to business but she also dropped Jesse like a bad habit and let him continue with his rodeo career without her. Now she’s up for mayor and thinks she has to be this conservative buttoned up woman, not only to set an example for the town but her younger sister as well. Jesse is still mad over the way Gracie dumped him and seeing her again just brings everything back. The sexual tension between them is not only amazing, it’s scorching and it just keeps heating up. These two were made for each other, but the question is will they figure it out themselves or will they let the past stay in the past?

This book was interesting to say the least although I still don’t understand what her not eating cupcakes has to do with her image. I love how she takes care of her sister but I think she takes it too far. When you have a death in the family it changes people and although the death of her brother made her straighten out and become more dependable, I think she over did it. Of course going for mayor makes you a target and all eyes on you, but that doesn't mean that you can’t have a personal life. I think this is important considering they live in a small town. I mean what did they want her to do, be alone until her term as mayor was over? She cares way too much about what people think about her. I like the fact that Jesse was able to make her forget about things and relax for the little while she let him. Taking on the responsibility of a child is a big thing, but I don’t think that means you have to stop living. It’s ok to pamper yourself every once in a while.

Book Blurb for Texas Outlaws: Jesse

WANTED: A Red-Hot Rebel 

Ever since his father's famous bank robbery years ago, rodeo cowboy Jesse James Chisholm has been the bad boy of Lost Gun, Texas. A rule breaker. A heartbreaker. But he's still haunted by his history, and the only girl who could match his wildness with her own—until she ditched her own bad-girl ways in favour of respectability…. 

But mayor-elect Gracie Jones isn't quite the upstanding role model she projects. Underneath those conservative skirts and blouses? Very naughty underthings. Jesse's return has stirred not only her long-slumbering wild side, but an insatiable hunger for this rugged, sexy cowboy. And this Texas town is going to see a side of the Wild West they never expected.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2014 4.00