Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throwback Thursday: After Tex by Sherryl Woods


Author: Sherryl Woods
First published in 1999 by Harlequin.  Reissued in 2013

Megan O'Rourke's beloved grandfather had always been determined to lure her out of New York and back to their ranch in Whispering Wind, Wyoming. Now his will makes it impossible for her to refuse. She's named guardian of Tex's daughter--a daughter Megan never knew about! 

Jake Landers has also come home to Whispering Wind. After leaving years before under a cloud of suspicion, he's returned to put down roots. When he comes face-to-face with the woman who shares his troubled past, he hardly recognizes the driven powerhouse Megan has become. Now she has big decisions to make--about life, love and where home really is. Jake's only too happy to help Megan rediscover their old dreams--and maybe this time, fulfill them forever. 

After Tex is a throwback by Sherryl Woods that was recently reissued by Harlequin this year. While it was a bit longer than it needed to be, I did enjoy the book.  The story was your typical one about a successful woman who find herself after she returns home to face her demons. While I enjoyed the story line, it was the characters that made the book for me.  After Tex is filled with great characters that give life to the town of Whispering Wind.  I loved Jake the most. He is just such a great guy who is willing to help anyone.  He has never forgotten or stopped loving "Meggie".  They were cute together.

There are a few side stories included in the book.  I liked them because it gave the story more of a real life feel.  Infidelity, domestic abuse, and corporate intrigue are just a few of them.  The ending of the story left a few of these stories unresolved, so I hope they are wrapped up in the next book, Angel Mine. I listened to the audio book. It was done by one of my favorite narrators, Christina Traister.  As always, she made it a very enjoyable listen.  If you missed this one, definitely check it out!

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