Thursday, May 19, 2011

Double Trouble Blog Tour: Review - Make Mine a Bad Boy by Katie Lane


Make Mine a Bad Boy (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #2)
Make Mine a Bad Boy 
Deep in the Heart of Texas #2
by Katie Lane
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2011 by Forever
ISBN 0446582794
Received from publisher for review 

THERE'S A NEW BRIDE IN TOWN!                                Hope Scroggs is finally ready to get hitched. After years of sowing her wild oats, the former head cheerleader and homecoming queen has returned to Bramble, Texas, to marry her high school flame. But her perfect wedding plans are stomped to smithereens when her adoring cowboy two-steps down the aisle with someone else. Now Hope is stuck with the one man from her past she can't shake: Colt Lomax, an irresistible bad boy whose sultry kisses are hotter than the Panhandle in August . . .Colt lives for freedom and the open road; he never gets attached, never looks back. Still, he can't forget the night of passion he once shared with Bramble's sweetheart—a night he wouldn't mind repeating. So, he piles on the Texas charm to tease the feisty beauty back into his bed, while she tries her darnedest to resist. But something unexpected is about to tie their fates together . . . and oh, baby, will it ever!

My Thoughts:
Another exciting romance from new author Katie Lane set in the heart of Texas!

After five years in L.A. trying to make it as an actress, Hope finally returns home, and to her back up plan – marrying her childhood sweetheart and town hero, Slate Calhoun. When she gets there though, she not only finds a twin sister that she didn’t know about, but the man she planned on marrying falling in love with her instead! Now she has to bury her jealousy and crushed dreams and attend their happy wedding.  But when Colt Lomax pulls up on his motorcycle crashing her sister’s wedding, Hope’s day goes from bad to worse.
Colt Lamox was always the bad boy of Bramble, Texas and despite his success in L.A. over the last eight years; he doesn’t want anyone thinking any different of him. But after a run in with Hope he can’t help but return to his hometown, especially when hearing she’s about to marry another man.
These two rub each other like oil and vinegar but there’s no denying the passion that’s always been between them, but will they surrender to it? And when an unexpected complications pops up, will it bring them closer together or push them farther apart?

I didn’t think that anyone in Deep in the Heart of Texas could be up to par with Slate from Going Cowboy Crazy, but Colt was just as fabulous. Motorcycle bum, owner of Desperado Customs, black attire, sexy boots and a witty, sarcastic attitude, this bad boy definitely stole my heart.
With a heartbreaking upbringing, Colt has finally made something of himself though he still carries a chip on his shoulder thinking of himself still as that kid from the wrong side of the tracks, and having Hope continually shut him down while making puppy dog eyes at the town hero doesn’t help his confidence. Yet he still rallied around his town and it’s citizens when they needed it, taking the role of leader and surprising them all. Colt’s smart, sexy, quick-witted, funny, determined; well, everything about him was endearing.
Hope on the other hand, I didn't care for. Though by the end I warmed to her somewhat,  I still thought she was a loud, annoying, spoiled brat with a bad attitude. And really, the town’s whole idolism with her left me baffled.
Colt & Hope’s relationship was a roller coaster ride though and because of my interest in Colt, really captivated my heart.
The story is fast paced with an easy plot, entertaining dialogue and a quirky little town. And this crazy town of Bramble, Texas really kept me on my toes, wondering what in the world they were going to do next in effort to ‘help’ their little Hope along.
Despite the fact that I wasn’t at all into the heroine; the hero, prior main characters, side characters and surroundings really made up for that and I enjoyed Make Mine a Bad Boy immensely. I’m hoping Lane has another book planned for this delightful series. 

Rating: 4 Wine Glasses - Loved it! 

Make sure to stop back in a few for a Q&A and giveaway with author Katie Lane!

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