The Maverick

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The Maverick

HA #1306 - Texas Outlaws

Cassie Outlaw left her job as an attorney in the big city to come home to Austin and run Chili Witches, a restaurant with her sister, Sunny. Out of the blue, she meets Griffin Mitchell on a jogging trail outside of town and is instantly attracted to him. Griffin is an attorney from New York and exactly the type of man that Cassie is trying to get away from. The problem is, Griffin is there to convince Cassie and her family to sell their beloved Chili Witches to real estate developers.  Will love conquer all?

I enjoyed this book.  It was a very quick read that anyone could finish during the course of an afternoon. Cassie was a very strong character, but I was disappointed with her on-again, off-again attitude toward Griffin. I understand that he was an attorney and she had a bad experience with her previous boyfriend, but if Griffin said something she didn’t like, she was ready to throw in the towel. On the other hand, Griffin, at times came across as being too slick. He seemed to do all the right things, but they didn’t always feel as though they were genuine. Once they figured out that they truly cared about each other, the sparks flew.

One of the best things about this book was Cassie’s family. The Outlaw clan was a family that anyone would want to be a part of.  Each member had their own distinct personality and they loved each other unconditionally. I understand that Jan Hudson wrote more books about each member of the Outlaw clan, which I’m going to be on a lookout for at my next trip to the bookstore. I definitely would like to read more about this family.

Book Blurb for The Maverick

Cassidy Outlaw left her high-powered legal job—and the unscrupulous lawyer fiancé who broke her heart—to return to Texas. Here, life is simpler and the people more authentic. Managing her family's Chili Witches Café and protecting the charm of old Austin's landmarks keeps her too busy to care about spending time with Griff Mitchell, the new hottie in town with the Paul Newman blue eyes.
When Cass literally stumbles over him on the jogging trail, Griff falls for her in turn—hard. Too bad she's got a problem with big New York City lawyers…because he's here to convince her family to sell their historic property. No one told him Cass was the kind of woman who could stand up to any man—a maverick who could break his heart. Will she forgive him when she discovers his secret?

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2010 3.50