Title: Texan Hearts (Lines in the Sand #3)
Author: Lindsay Detwiler
Publication: August 11, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Join hot cowboy Levi and quirky author Jodie this Thanksgiving in a fun short story of heat, cringe-worthy families, and dramas of the heart.
“You’re out of control,” I say as he leads me back to some cryptic place behind the rodeo. “And you love it,” he murmurs, turning to kiss me, his hands wandering, making me thankful in all sorts of ways for a very Texan and very scandalous Thanksgiving rodeo.
When Levi Creed, the sexy cowboy, takes Jodie Ellison home for a true Texan Thanksgiving, she has no idea what kind of rowdy holiday she’s in for. As Levi and Jodie’s families unite for one crazy dinner, Jodie uncovers Levi’s roots. Will the scorching Texas heat unite their already smoldering hearts, or will elements of Levi’s past prove to be too much for the new couple?
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
I have been waiting for a follow-up a story to Jodie and Levi since I first read about them in the Lines in the Sand series. So when I saw there was a short story wrap up for review I couldn’t wait to read it. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed.
First of all, this is just a short story so it’s only 70 pages long. Don’t expect a full-on novel when reading it. Jodie is nervous. She and Levi are flying to his home state of Texas for Thanksgiving so she can meet his family. She keeps messing with her phone. She wants to text her best friend, Avery, and ask her how her cat is doing. Levi tells her they know how to handle the cat. She moves on to be worried about their new business venture, Wild Hearts. When they land in Texas they are greeted by Levi’s family. They are an excitable group, they all love to talk at once and are all hugging each other. Everything is going amazing until an important person from Levi’s past shows up. Will Levi’s past dictate his future?
This story helped to wrap up the romance between Levi and Jodie. We find out what has been happening with them since their book, Wild Hearts, has ended. The author continues to make these characters relatable. Jodie is all of us as we prepare to meet our significant others family, as well as meeting someone special from a loved one’s past. The book is well rounded and fills in the blanks for the story while still only being 70 pages long. I truly hope that we get a follow-up story for Levi and Jodie. I want to see them have a happy ending together.
STAR RATING: 5/5
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