Title: Those Texas Nights by Delores Fossen
Wrangler Creek Series Book One
Publisher: HQN Books
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages
Book Rating: B+
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The Granger siblings thought they’d left their ranching days behind, until fate sends them home to Wrangler’s Creek, Texas—and into the passionate arms of those they’d least expect…
It’s some run of bad luck when Sophie Granger loses her business and gets left at the altar all in one day. Desperate to not appear jilted, Sophie begs Clay McKinnon, Wrangler’s Creek’s smoking-hot police chief, to pretend they’re having an affair. But Clay refuses, leaving Sophie to retreat to the family ranch to lick her wounds.
Hoping to leave his disreputable past behind, Clay moved to Wrangler’s Creek for a fresh start. But that looks unlikely when Sophie’s ex-fiancé shows up married to Clay’s impulsive kid sister. Overcome, Sophie resuggests the affair—but this time for real. Clay is hesitant. City-girl Sophie isn’t usually his type. But he can’t deny the desire she elicits—or his yearning to have her plant her cowboy roots for good.
Those Texas Nights is a sweet, sexy, funny first installment in Delores Fossen’s new series, Wrangler Creek.
Sophie Granger is in the midst of a string of bad luck when she is forced to move back to the family ranch in Wrangler Creek. Her fiancé, Brantley Barnwell, has just left her at the altar, the family’s trusted friend and business CFO has embezzled all their money and her assets have been frozen. The last thing Sophie needs is a sizzling hot attraction to interim Sheriff Clay McKinnon. With Clay’s sister April now married to Brantley, a relationship between Sophie and Clay would be tricky, but can they manage a secret no strings fling in a town that is rife with rumor?
Sophie and Clay are a fantastic couple but they both bring plenty of baggage to their clandestine affair. Sophie is still trying to sort out the tangled business affairs but with the CFO in the wind, she is stuck working on the family ranch with her brother Garrett. Clay is struggling to come to terms with the tragic incident that led to him moving to Wrangler Creek. In addition to their own issues, Sophie and Clay have their hands full with chicken attacks, family squabbles, the town’s rumor mill and a fantasy date obsessed best friend.
With plenty of witty banter, humorous situations and a cast of interesting but quirky characters, Those Texas Nights is a fast-paced and entertaining novel. Sophie and Clay are appealing characters and their sex scenes are blazing hot. The intriguing glimpses of Sophie’s brothers will leave fans eagerly anticipating the next installment in Delores Fossen’s Wrangler Creek series. I greatly enjoyed and highly recommend this engaging love story to fans of Western contemporary romances.