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Texas on My Mind
by Delores Fossen


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The McCord Brothers are the most eligible bachelors in Spring Hill, Texas. But these cowboys are about to get wrangled by the love of some very unique womenthe kind who can melt hearts and lay it all on the line.

Air force captain Riley McCord has come home on medical leave to find one heck of a welcome reception.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The McCord Brothers are the most eligible bachelors in Spring Hill, Texas. But these cowboys are about to get wrangled by the love of some very unique womenthe kind who can melt hearts and lay it all on the line.

Air force captain Riley McCord has come home on medical leave to find one heck of a welcome reception. Every unattached woman in Spring Hill, Texas, wants to nurse him back to health. That includes his childhood friend Claire Davidsonthe only person who understands how damaged he really feels. In high school, she chose his best friend over him. According to Riley's rules, that should make her off-limits forever. But when Claire suggests a no-strings fling, he can't refuse.

Claire always wanted Rileybut she also craved the safety and stability he couldn't offer. So she chose another path, only to end up crazier about him than ever. She's even convinced herself that this time she won't be devastated when he leaves. Yet once Riley realizes the depth of Claire's feelingsand his ownhe'll have to make the ultimate choice: return to the job he loves or stay home for the woman who's always lived in his heart.

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780373789610
  • ISBN-10: 0373789610
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 384

Series: McCord Brothers #1

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Western
Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-01-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

In the first McCord Brothers contemporary, bestseller Fossen strikes a patriotic chord that makes this story stand out. Capt. Riley McCord, an Air Force combat rescue officer, has returned to his huge family ranch in Spring Hill, Tex., to recover from an injury and PTSD. He thought the place would be deserted, which is good, as he doesn’t want to be seen in pain or in the throes of a flashback—but his childhood friend Claire Davidson, who’s now a wedding photographer, shows up with her young son to help him, and other women are lined up for their shifts. Claire’s not married and doesn’t volunteer any info on her son’s paternity. As the central relationship turns hot and sexy, side characters traipse humorously through the story. Complicated family backstories add depth to the main characters and highlight their need to let go of past hurts and move forward. (Mar.)

 
BookPage Reviews

Romance: Reluctant hearts

Preventing scandal brings two aristocrats together in Tracy Anne Warren’s Regency romance Happily Bedded Bliss, part of the Rakes of Cavendish Square series. The impetuous Lady Esme Byron happens upon a naked man by a secluded country lake, and she stealthily sketches him while he’s sleeping. When the sensational page in her sketchbook is publicly revealed, the subject is recognized as Gabriel, Lord Northcote, and there is only one solution in the eyes of the Byron family: They must wed. The pair reluctantly agrees. Despite the circumstances, the notorious womanizer and the animal-loving innocent forge a sizzling partnership—until a chance encounter reminds Gabriel that he was made a fool by love once before. He vows to distance himself from Esme before he becomes too attached. It’s too late for his bride, however, and Esme is perplexed by her husband’s remote behavior. Not one to give up, she fights for what she wants: a closeness that will give Gabriel, who never had a loving family, everything he needs, too. This Regency delight is a sexy, charming and satisfying romance.

COWBOY, TAKE ME AWAY
A wounded military man goes home to heal in the first book in Delores Fossen’s McCord Brothers series, Texas on My Mind. After being injured while serving as an Air Force combat rescue officer, Riley McCord returns to Spring Hill, Texas, determined to recuperate. He’s greeted by a bevy of beauties eager to help him during his convalescence, but no one captures his interest like his old friend Claire Davidson—and her interest is piqued, too. But there are reasons to resist. Claire was once Riley’s friend’s girlfriend, and aren’t there rules about that? For her part, Claire has a young son to protect—not to mention her heart. Claire wants a man who will stay, and Riley insists that he’s not in it for the long haul. However, the pair finds it impossible to remain apart, and Claire swears she understands that their relationship is short-term. But will Riley really be able to walk away? This is a rollicking romance that’s both funny and poignant. 

TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
An unexpected reunion leads to danger and ultimately love in Taking Fire, part of Cindy Gerard’s One-Eyed Jacks series. Six years ago in Kabul, Afghanistan, military contractor Bobby Taggart bedded Talia Levine, a woman who claimed to be a war correspondent. But she betrayed him, his mission failed, and he was left heartbroken and well aware of the fact that he’d been played. Now working as a covert government operative in Oman, Bobby once again encounters Talia, who has made hard choices for good reasons. Immediately upon reuniting, they find themselves in danger. There’s a target on Talia’s back, and the pair must rely on each other to survive—despite Bobby’s lingering resentment. Bobby brings in his team, but the pressure doesn’t abate as they try to bring down the bad guys. Fast-paced and bristling with tension, Taking Fire is impossible to put down. Nerves will shred as readers root for Bobby and the brave Talia. 

 

This article was originally published in the March 2016 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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