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Lone Star Blues by Delores Fossen #Review #Romance #Contemporary #Series

Series: Wrangler’s Creek #5

Title: Lone Star Blues by Delores Fossen

Author:Delores Fossen

Publisher: HQN, Harlequin (US & Canada)

Pages: 384

Published: April 17th, 2018

Rating: 3/5

If you enjoy second chance romances you may enjoy this one. After Dylan Grainger’s wife left him to join the military and divorced him, he became such a man whore that there are sex bingo cards circulating in the community with women trying complete by completing the items on the card with him. The story starts with him waking up with an naked woman in his bed – and he has no idea how she got there! It deteriorates further when a social worker drops off a toddler, Corbin Dylan Rivera, whose mother Adele Rivera is in prison. Adele has asked the social worker to make sure the child is taken to his father, Dylan. He knows nothing about the child but does know that Adele is his ex-wife’s cousin and he did see her at about the right time but can’t remember having sex with her!

Then his ex-wife, a war hero who had recently been rescued after being captured, turns up. She’s heard about his reputation – in fact she’s already seen some of the bingo cards – and she want to have custody of her cousin’s child. However the chemistry between this couple is as hot as ever, in fact they still love each other but can they give their love another chance?

There are more twists and turns in this than on a winding mountain road. It set off being an engaging story with a great plot but, I have to say, I really hated how it ended so abruptly. It felt as though the author suddenly ran out of time or pages and had to finish it all abruptly. Considering how much I’d enjoyed the story until then this was a real shock and disappointment to me. I’d liked how the hero had stepped up to take responsibility and a more mature attitude. I was surprised more wasn’t made of the impact of the heroine’s flash backs and PTSD. The family and friends were well developed and many interactions superbly portrayed so, if you can cope with the brief finale, you may well enjoy this story. I’ve enjoyed other books by this author, including the previous one in this series – Texas Sized Trouble – and will continue to look out for more by her in future.

I requested and was lucky enough to be given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.

Synopsis:

Wrangler’s Creek’s most eligible bad boy has just become its most eligible single dad

Dylan Granger could always count on his rebellious-cowboy charm to get his way—until the day his wife, Jordan, left him and joined the military. The realization that during a wild night he got her cousin pregnant is shocking enough. But the news that Jordan has come home to Texas to help raise the baby is the last thing he expects.

Raising a baby with Dylan in Wrangler’s Creek is a life Jordan might’ve had years ago, but she doesn’t want regrets. She wants what’s best for the child—and to find out if there’s something deeper between her and her ex than blazing-hot chemistry. Getting closer means letting down her guard to Dylan again, but will he be able to accept the emotional scars on her heart?

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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