I came across this author a few days ago and decided to look her up. I guess the title of the book intrigued me, Texas Rain. I love my romances in the Victorian time, also modern, Irish and western. I have not read a lot of romance westerns but what I have read was fairly well written and interesting. The series sounded good and there are only four books, each on a separate sibling. So I decided to give the Texas family a try.
The Plot of Texas Rain:
“Honest, straightforward, and ruggedly handsome, Travis McMurray is also more than a little busted, the result of an ambush during his service as a Texas Ranger. Beautiful Rainey Adams is in a fix of her own: On the run from an arranged marriage she’ll do just about anything to keep her freedom. The first time they meet, she steals a kiss-and his horse. The second time, she’s an angel of mercy who eases him through a terrible fever…and then disappears.
When Travis recovers, he’s determined to track down this intriguing woman and bring her back to the Whispering Mountain Ranch as his bride. But this renegade may be too much for even the toughest Ranger to handle…”
So trying out a new author is sometimes nerve racking. You don’t know if you will like the book or if you will love it. Jodi Thomas I found to be intriguing and has a certain wit with her characters. I could see them living in Texas, in the past but the talk was modern. The characters were dynamic. The family connection is always fun to read about. The siblings are all wonderful and will be fun to read about in each of their own books. Rainey is a very determined and brave woman, she is a strong character which is perfect to be set up with Travis.
The one thing I found myself doing was seeing how far I got in the novel. The novel has it’s time of being very fast but then things slow down. Now that doesn’t mean it was not a fantastic novel because it was, but at times I wished things were picking up a bit. But all in all the book was fun, charming and entertaining to read.
Texas Rain brings a little of the west back to the pages as Jodi Thomas writes the first book of the series Whispering Mountains.