This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Historical Romance, Western Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on July 3, 2018
Since Duel McClain won sweet baby, Marley Rose, in a poker game, and then rescued Jessie to bring them home as his family in Knight of the Texas Plains, I have been waiting for things to come full circle with Marley Rose’s story as an adult I was not disappointed with the heartwarming, the family love, the heartbreaking, and the western historical past come alive in this wonderful story.
To Catch a Texas Star is the third book in the Texas Heroes series. I suppose one could get away with reading it standalone, but I did enjoy it best after at least having read the first book that starts it all.
So, yes, Marley Rose is grown up. Reared in a lovely, generous and giving large family thanks to Jessie’s continued need to bring home orphaned or abandoned children. Marley lives alone in her own place on the ranch and helps. The story gets going when she encounters Roan Parrish left along the side of the road after he watched someone he was closer to than family get killed for his land and then Roan drug behind horses and left for dead. He now has an enemy to find and make pay for what was done to Mose and what is happening to many others in the region.
I was so curious to see who would become Marley’s hero and I loved Roan from the start. He has his mind set on dealing with what the villain’s started, but his love for Marley grows and he is so good for her. He has his own tough past as the son of an outlaw. He’s tough and determined, but protective and such a great hero. Marley has grown into a woman to ride the river with and proves herself during the tough times that are come for the McClains because of an evil enemy to them and Roan.
This book gave the reader so much. All my emotions were touched even some great fun times, especially with Granny, all the way to a teary-eyed moment. Exciting western action and even a mystery are tossed in for good measure, but overall that is the romance that was delectable and the strong sense of McClain family love that pulls in Roan, too.
All in all, I couldn’t have been more pleased with this one especially since my expectations were high in anticipation of Marley Rose’s story. Western Historical Romance fans can’t go wrong with this author’s books, but particularly this book/series. Love the McClains and was sorry to see the end of this book.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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