I finished it! I finished Make Mine a Bad Boy by Katie Lane. If you remember my review about book one, Going Cowboy Crazy, I won this in a cowboy giveaway from Sarah, The Brazen Bookworm.
It was wonderful. I wasn't sure that after "falling in love" with Slate Calhoun I'd be able to read this when he wasn't exactly as prominent a feature. I also wasn't sure I'd enjoy reading about the other twin's life. She hadn't made that great an impression on me in the last book so I was wary when I picked this up.
I was wrong on both counts. I loved Hope Scroggs. And to be honest, I'd take Colt Lomax over Slate Calhoun any day. Slate was football coach who always did was expected of him until Faith came along. But Colt is a bad boy with an enormous heart of gold, he's just afraid to show anyone. We see him transform in this book from someone who just doesn't give a rat's butt to someone who seems to just be exploding with feeling. ::sigh::
Reading this I found myself getting angry at Hope for not just melting into a puddle as soon as Colt looked at her. But it wouldn't have made for a very long book if she had. Not to mention I probably wouldn't have liked it half as much as I did.
And now a quote from Colt:
I heard you, but that doesn't mean I understand what she has to do with my hangdog look - not that I have a hangdog look - but if I did, she wouldn't have anything to do with it.Poor thing was trying to backpedal. As if it wasn't obvious to everyone.
I love how redeeming this is. The surprise twists. How the town may seem clueless, but maybe some of them aren't completely. I do like Faith's role in this book, even though it's small as Hope is the main character. I love Hope's fire and determination. And Colt's heart. It's just wonderful.
I definitely recommend this book to everyone (over the age of 18). I think it may have made it on to my favorites list. I just wish I'd had book three in the Deep In The Heart of Texas series, Catch Me a Cowboy, so that I didn't have to wait to read it. I hate waiting. I'm really impatient.
Check out Katie Lane on Goodreads, Twitter, and her webpage, Katie Lane Books. You won't be sorry you did!!
THERE'S A NEW BRIDE IN TOWN!
Hope Scroggs is finally ready to get hitched. After years of sowing her wild oats, the former head cheerleader and homecoming queen has returned to Bramble, Texas, to marry her high school flame. But her perfect wedding plans are stomped to smithereens when her adoring cowboy two-steps down the aisle with someone else. Now Hope is stuck with the one man from her past she can't shake: Colt Lomax, an irresistible bad boy whose sultry kisses are hotter than the Panhandle in August . . .
Colt lives for freedom and the open road; he never gets attached, never looks back. Still, he can't forget the night of passion he once shared with Bramble's sweetheart—a night he wouldn't mind repeating. So, he piles on the Texas charm to tease the feisty beauty back into his bed, while she tries her darnedest to resist. But something unexpected is about to tie their fates together . . . and oh, baby, will it ever!