Title: Texas Tall
Award-winning author Kaki Warner brings her trademark blend of humor, romance, and Western charm to the tale of a Texas Ranger troubled by past deeds and a strong-willed woman with a history of her own...
Seeking vengeance for a tragic past, Tyree Benton joined the Rangers and became a different man—but his brutal actions still twist his conscience. Now he’s found a woman he could love, but she deserves more than a man who makes a living getting shot at. If Ty were honorable, he’d leave her alone. But he can’t seem to stay away....
Orphaned at fourteen, Charlotte Weyland has used her talent for numbers to build enough of a fortune to fund Ty’s dream of owning a ranch…if he’s not too stubborn to accept her help. But when Charlotte’s past catches up to her, she finds herself on one side of the law with Ty on the other. To keep their dreams alive, they’ll have to make compromises, but doing so might cost them everything they have...
Author: Kaki Warner
Published by Berkley Source: Publisher
Published: October 4, 2016
Genres: Historical Romace, Romance, Western Romance
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After having to do the unthinkable at age 14 and leaving her only home she has ever known, Lottie aka Charlotte, moves on to the nearby town of Greenbroke. She is just starting to find herself and accept that her past is finally behind her when The Frontier Battalion strolls into her sleepy town escorting their prisoner when there is a shootout that leaves a few injured. Ty being one of them. Lottie does her best to help him which leaves them connected on a closer level. Through the journey of self-discovery and what kind of future they want.
One thing that really bothered me was that it was not stated that Texas Tall was a historical. The dialogue was also more contemporary than historical. What made it a historical was certain events taking place, like holding hands is scandalous, and how the men treated women, like a woman wanting anything besides being a stay-at-home mom is ridiculous. There were a few more instances that made it a historical but that is it.
As I normally do not go for historical romances, and would have not if I knew it was a historical, it was a decent read. The characters were likable especially the supporting cast. They were flawed in the best possible way yet kept you wishing everything they wanted would come true. Then there are the characters that you just feel for and always have things go wrong. I liked Ty for the most part but didn’t treat Lottie as an equal.
It seemed to take forever for days to go by. Most of the time it was just town gossip, or Becky chasing after a new man, Lottie contemplating life, Juno and Briggs being difficult or stubborn, and so much more. Some of these events are relevant to the whole story but others not so much. Overall, it was a good historical western romance and for those who love this genre should defintely grab it. As for me, I need my historical romance (should I chose to read one) to have more action, more passion, and more spunk.
I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.