Texas Secrets

Up and coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father s life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existed by the husband of the only woman her father ever loved A former SEAL, sexy cowboy Boone Gallagher arrives back in Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last blow The only place he s ever thought of asUp and coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father s life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existed by the husband of the only woman her father ever loved A former SEAL, sexy cowboy Boone Gallagher arrives back in Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last blow The only place he s ever thought of as home now belongs to a woman who doesn t want it, and he must keep her there for thirty days or it will be lost to them both Updated, revised version of previously published A Family Secret Silhouette Special Edition.
Texas Secrets Up and coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father s life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existed by the husband of the only woman her father ever loved A f

  • Title: Texas Secrets
  • Author: Jean Brashear
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Texas Secrets”

    1. Written August 19, 20152 1/2 Stars - Quite nice Added the $2 audiobook to my freebie e-book I got two years ago. — 6:24 hrs narrated by Eric G. Dove (new for me) and some happy reviews about this contemporary m/f cowboy romance. — We will seeWell what to say?********************************************************* The big-city girl and chef Maddie Collins arrives to a big Texas cattle ranch. She has inherited the mansion house from an unknown "relative", a man who felt he owned her father. [...]

    2. Two-haiku review:She inherits houseMust live in it thirty daysFalls for house and guyBeginning not greatThen characters developAnd plot nicely done

    3. I picked up Texas Secrets as a free read. I've had my fair share of duds that I obtained this way, so I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I really enjoyed this one! This is the story of Maddie, who comes to Texas to claim a ranch house left to her by an estranged friend of her now deceased father. There she encounters Boone, the friend's son, who is (needless to say) ticked about the fact that his father didn't leave the house to him and his brother. I thought the tension between the tw [...]

    4. Full disclosure: I got this book for free from Bookbub, so my rating might be somewhat skewed. It was by far the best free book I've read in ages. Unlike many (apparently self-published?) books, this one is NOT rife with spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes -- nor with plot holes or unresolved story-lines. This book seemed to be really professionally written and edited. As to the story itself, I thought the exposition could've been done with a bit more clarity. It's a complicated story wi [...]

    5. I read another review that summed this story up as 'small town family drama.' In many ways they were right but this story is so much more. Here's what I loved:Excellent characterization: beyond dialogue & action, the author captures facial expressions, body language, and vocal nuance to establish impressively round characters.Developed setting: with details that move you clearly from space to space.Sexual tension: this is a romance after all. We are looking for heat & we get an undeniabl [...]

    6. This is a great story! I loved it so much I read all 3 books in the Gallaghers of Morning Star series in 3 Days!A Book A Day. The first one is Boone and Maddie's story and the pace is Fabulous. Kept me riveted with new discoveries, some mysteries, and decades old pain and loss that strummed my heart strings.You've gotta read this.

    7. An enjoyable book that follows the story of two people from 'different walks of life' and the problems that can cause.Maddie, a chef from New York discovers that the ranch house that once belonged to her late grandmother and should have past to her father but instead was sold to her father's best friend Sam(though a series of sad events) has been past back to her.The same ranch that has been Boone's (Sam's son) home all his life. Sam's will stipulates that the land will continue to belong to Boo [...]

    8. This author is new to me so I started this part of a series with neutral expectations. The story had, although really nothing new and rather predictable to nearly every scene, quite a good pacing. I guess it although has to do with it being on the short side of a novel, but still. The characters were drawn in a realistic way and I was able to sympathise with them, although the hero, Boone, got on my nerves at some point. I don't like heroes who whine too much about the fact that they are oh so u [...]

    9. First novel by this author, pretty good. Was a little frustrated by all the noble shenanigans going on between Maddie and Boone though. I mean, really,I just have a hard time buying it when they grab each other and do tonsil hockey and then they pull away and say I better get back to work and then what, nothing! Really, yeah and then days go by, and there both fighting it. Maybe I'm not that type of noble person but with the chemistry these two had, why would you fight it. Screw it, I say being [...]

    10. This is my first read for this author and really enjoyed the story.This is the 1st of the Gallaghers of Morning Star. The main characters are Maddie Rose Collins - a city girl and up and coming chef and Boone Gallagher whose father passed away and left the house where he always lived to Maddie.Maddie has to live in the house for 30 days or face the sale of the house to an outsider. So Boone wants her to stay (at times) so thathe can buy the house.I loved the characters in this story and will be [...]

    11. Absolutely loved this story. I can't wait to read the rest of the series if they are as good as this book it will be a great series.

    12. ExcellentGreat story that's very well written with interesting characters and intriguing twists in the storyline. Madden Rose Collins had no idea what to expect when she arrived in Morning Glory Texas but the beautiful home, quaint town, and Boone Gallagher were all a nice surprise. Definitely a recommended read.

    13. The description of this one is off just a little. It may have been just my take on it after I read the book though. Basically, it was family drama. That’s pretty much all you need to know.Boone came back to his family ranch after his father died. To say that they had a strained relationship would be putting it mildly. He (Boone’ dad) basically shut himself down when his wife died and drove his sons away from him physically and emotionally. His final act was to try to make things right. Not n [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this story. The romance was sweet, and also HOT, and steamy. Maddie Collins arrived in Texas after she inherited a old mansion that was sitting on a cattle ranch. She had inherited the house from a man that she had never met. He had been best friends with her dad, and owed him. Leaving the house to her, was paying off a debt that could never be paid off. She was a very good chef, that worked in a Manhattan restaurant. The big-city girl feel in love with Texas and all it had to o [...]

    15. “Boone already felt in his bones that if he ever got his hands on Maddie, once would never be enough.”I'll just go ahead and admit I have a crush on cowboys since I knew they existed so there was an 80% chance of me liking this book. Lucky for me, I liked a lot more than just the cowboy (who I liked very much, in case you were wondering).Maddie Collins, big-city girl and chef, travels all the way from New York to Texas to live in a ranch for thirty days because she inherited the place from a [...]

    16. Book one of a series of five in the Texas Heroe's series.(view spoiler)[Maddie Rose Collins currently unemployed New York Chef is shocked to learn she’s the owner of a ranch house in Texas, one she’s never seen, willed to her by Sam Gallagher, a man she’s never heard of. In addition the will stipulates that Sam’s sons, Boone and his missing brother Mitch inherit the ranch land, but the house? Maddie must occupy the house for 30 days, no less or forfeit to a family Boone detests. Boone is [...]

    17. Glad this book is over! Sigh Great Narration though! (audible whispersync reveiw)Geez I am glad that book is over. It became so annoying. The angst and thoughts of the hero and heroine was aggravating to say the least. It was hard to like them. There really was not chemistry between them and the relationship felt forced, not genuine at all. There is one sex scene towards the end of the story. And let me just add that you will listen/read the entire book until these two admit they even like each [...]

    18. In Texas Secrets, Jean Brashear begins her series of Texas Heroes with the story of Boone Gallagher, a cowboy returning from war, and New York chef Maddie Rose Collins, thrust unexpectedly into a world she finds completely foreign.Many stories portray struggles between good and evil, but here, the conflict is between dark and light. Both Boone and Maddie are injured souls, with no sense of self. Both have been betrayed by those who should have loved them but didn't, by family and lovers alike.Wh [...]

    19. For the most part this was a good book but if I had a shelf for Hero's I'd like to smack Boone would be on it. I'm not sure what annoyed me more about his stupidity that he was Texan (my experience with Texas men has been that they're pretty intelligent and don't make assumptions about all women based on one), a Cowboy (IMHO having a dumb Cowboy is like having a dumb Jock which is an annoying stereotype although I have met a number that fit it.) or Hero (not sure this requires an explanation sin [...]

    20. My first Jean Brashear book but won't be my last. I am hooked. I loved this book. Of course there were times when I just wanted to knock Boone upside the head because he was being so mean to Maddie because he was scared to show her how he truly felt but he redeemed himself because he realizes he was being mean right as it happens and he does try to apologize for his behavior. But at times I just wanted them to get together already. They both held themselves so closed off but they were feeling so [...]

    21. 3.5 STARS~Being a Texas Native, it's a foregone conclusion that I will read any book set in my home state. I found this freebie, saw that it had some good reviews and had some time to kill so I figured I'd give it a shot. What I found was that I was pleasantly surprised with this little gem. Boone and Maddie had instant chemistry and I couldn't wait to see it catch fire once they both stop fighting it. The main issue I had was the lack of communication, if they had talked more and shared their h [...]

    22. While I must admit that I got this as a freebie, it was my first book by this author and I was impressed both by the quality of the writing (and editing) as I was by the story itself. The characters were very current and likable. I do warn that is you as a reader get confused by a multitude of characters and their history this might be a frustrating read for you. However compared to books such as Tolkien and most Russian authors not nearly enough to confuse me. :)Since I can't seem to find this [...]

    23. Maddie Collins, an up-and-coming chef discovers her father's life was a lie when she is left a family home in her father's will that she knew nothing about.Former SEAL, Boone Gallagher, returns home to Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last devastating blow. His father left his childhood home to a lady who isn't thrilled to be the new owner. Boone has to keep her there for thirty days or they both forfeit the home and property.I loved this book and highly recomm [...]

    24. This was a free book from BookBubs so I didn't know if I would enjoy it plus a new author for me. I had never read any of Jean Brashear's books but suffice it to say after reading this one, I was definitely buying the rest of the series!This is a very well written love story/family drama about two people being thrown together by circumstance. The characters came to life on the pages for me with sweet romance and yes, hot sexual tension! Definitely a five star in my opinion and a great read!!!

    25. I enjoyed the characters though I found them very frustrating at times. The story line was well thought out and implemented (read with tissues), I think the ending came abruptly but she could be carrying these characters into the rest of the series (hopefully). There were some surprises in this, most were handled well but it seemed like Ms. Brashear threw some of them in awkwardly. I will be buying more of this series, it was an easy read with a HEA.

    26. Light and fluffy romance with nice heat and tension. Good build-up to climax (haha).The epilogue was terribly cliche and predictable, which I was fine with, but I thought it was more poorly written than the rest.Good quick read with predictable plot points but I enjoyed the characters and tension building.

    27. I liked it. It was a really sweet book with adorable and loving characters. I also loved the horse and farm element to the whole thing, though it wasn't a big part in the scheme of things. Fun, quick read.

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