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LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMER
LONG, HOT TEXAS SUMMERCAROLYN BROWN
Posted: Aug. 29, 2014
A sassy redhead with an axe to grind…
After catching her husband kissing another woman in the barn, Loretta Sullivan Bailey left Lonesome Canyon Ranch and swore she’d never come back. But when her daughter threatens to drop out of college to become a rancher’s wife, Loretta refuses to let her baby make the same mistake she did. She returns to the ranch, determined to get her daughter back in school by the summer’s end…and resolute on ignoring her feelings for her ex-husband.
A bullheaded but oh so sexy cowboy…
A cowboy from his hat to his boots, ruggedly handsome rancher Jackson Bailey is none too pleased that his feisty—and gorgeous—ex-wife has suddenly shown up seventeen years after their divorce. But despite all their fighting and fussing, the two stubborn former lovers soon discover that old flames burn the hottest. Can they finally put aside their differences and find happiness together…forever?
caught Jackson Kissing a woman in there barn just after they were finally
getting in the black on the ranch. Or at
least she thought she thought they were good in their marriage, the ranch, and
in what she saw. She didn’t give him
time to explain. She bundled up her 4
year old daughter Nona, and left Lonesome Canyon Ranch, to go home to her very
controlling family in Oklahoma. Not
retuning until now 17 years later.
You see Nona has one year left in college
and she has gone out to Jackson’s for the summer and fallen in love even further
with the future foreman even more, Travis Calhoun. He is a young man that her father even likes
and respects a great deal. Loretta is
spitting nails and they are aiming for Jackson.
So without telling Jackson or Nona she is going to be camping-out at the
Ranch with them so she can convince Nona to go back to school and finish that
Travis and Nona have already done the deed
and no Rosie (the elderly cook/housekeeper/grandma) is concerned a baby is on
the way as well as a wedding. She is
telling Loretta she has no room to talk she had been in the same boat. Which is what she’s worried about. Which is mentioned, she is starting to have
old feelings for Jackson pop up and that is scaring her.
Her parents and sisters hate Jackson for
what they think he did to Loretta because she never did tell them what he
did. But it could be more than that
Rosie just told her Jackson went to Oklahoma once a month for a year. Her mom and sisters don’t like Jackson and
want her home so they would stoop to anything to get what they wanted only dad
was in the middle trying to keep the peace.
I really enjoyed this story for it dealt
with a lot of the emotional sides of a break up that couples never want to
address especially couples who marry young like they did. It’s so much easier to cut and run, than to
ask a lot of important questions first.
We are ready and willing to fight for a parking space but not a
marriage. Why is that?
This shows how we allow family members to interfere
with our heads, emotions and lives. We
allow ourselves to see only one side to a story, our own, mostly out of
fear. This story does show that from
both the male and female side.
One glaring item that grabbed me is when
Jackson, his daughter, housekeeper, really everyone say, “Why didn’t you fight
for him?” No one addresses, “Why in the
hell was he flirting in the first place and enough to allow this women to think
she could meet him in his barn? Only
guilt preventing it. That is what I want
to know?” I give this book 5 stars. Provided by Net Galley.