(Deep in the Heart of Texas #4)
by Katie Lane
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: December 18th 2012 by Forever
ARC Courtesy of NetGalley
THERE'S A FOX IN THE HENHOUSE
Inheriting the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas can spell trouble for a girl's reputation . . . especially when she's Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble's prim and proper librarian. Yet when she discovers a buck-naked cowboy handcuffed to a four-poster bed, she forgets all about the town gossips. Elizabeth has sworn off men, but the stranger's kisses melt her resolve faster than ice cream on a hot summer day.
Waking up in Miss Hattie's Henhouse isn't how Brant Cates reckoned on getting to the bottom of his great-granddaddy's murder. The plan was to solve the centuries-old crime, then get the heck out of Dodge. But after meeting Elizabeth and discovering that the buttoned-up beauty is a sexy siren in disguise, he just can't pull himself away.
Now Brant needs Elizabeth to finally put his past to rest, but is she willing to risk her future on Bramble's newest bad boy?
Crystal L.'s Thoughts:
Favorite Quote: "Henhouse Rule #49: If you're gonna sling chicken shit, prepare to get hit."
Oh Katie Lane, how I love you! Let me count the ways! One, the characters you give me are incredible! Where else could I read about a 37 year old frumpy virgin librarian named Elizabeth who is really the great-great granddaughter of the most famous madam (Miss Hattie Ladue) of the most famous *ahem* gentlemen's club in Texas history? A club she now owns, but can't afford to keep. And if that wasn't intriguing enough, let's throw in her mental mother who has brainwashed her into thinking all men are pigs and the institution of marriage is a joke. She's much better of being the old maid of Bramble, isn't she? At least that's what Elizabeth thought until she got to know Brant.
That brings us to the number two reason of why I luurrrvve Katie Lane. She gives the best outrageous scenarios! Example of that would be how Elizabeth first meets Brant. She doesn't meet him in any normal capacity, like running into him at the coffee shop. No! The first time our heroine meets our hero Brant, he's been roofied and handcuffed to the opulent antique four poster bed that once belonged to her famous great-great grandmother, by three older women who were once ladies of the formerly great club! One of which is confined to a wheel chair and is wearing a magenta wig with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. If that wasn't enough reason for you, Brant puts the moves on her because in his very high state he thinks that she's the very sexy woman he's been dreaming about, the long gone Miss Hattie.
Trouble in Texas is a funny, heart warming, and I think has a great back story to the hero. And if me listing two reasons of why I love Katie Lane, and this book, isn't enough for you, know that reason three involves two ingredients. Honey and chicken feathers. But I'm not giving you anything more! Five wine glass toast, all the way! Go get your copy of this book TODAY!
Rating: 5 Wine Glasses