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. Read more...
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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?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-10-29
- Reviewer: Staff
Lane’s fourth Deep in the Heart of Texas romance (after Catch Me a Cowboy)sizzles with raunchy fun. Brant Cates travels to Miss Hattie’s Henhouse in Bramble, West Texas, to find out why his great-grandfather was shot and killed there in 1892. The brothel’s three elderly remaining residents, Minnie, Baby, and Sunshine, drug and render him unconscious. Spinster librarian Elizabeth Murphy, who’s recently inherited the bordello, is as surprised as Brant to find him, naked, handcuffed to her great-great-grandmother Miss Hattie’s bed. Her frosty attitude toward men quickly melts during their following romantic interlude. Brant’s brother, Beau, buys the property from her and while he works on turning the old brothel into a gentleman’s club, Elizabeth and Brant try to get past their very different personalities. Their dynamic provides the drama to complete this fast-paced novel’s neatly assembled package of sex, humor, and mystery. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Dec.)