Give Me A Texas Outlaw by Jodi Thomas, et al

Posted January 16th, 2012 by in *Review, 4 - Very Hot / 4 comments

Reviewer: Lisa
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Kensington – (July, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1-4201-1173-6
ASIN: B004NEW570
Pages: 320
Rating: A; Nearly Perfect; A Keeper!
Heat Level: 4; Very Hot!
My Source:
The Romance Review

Give Me A Texas Outlaw by Jodi Thomas, et al
Give Me A Texas Outlaw is a wild novel filled with fantastic stories! This anthology has plenty to offer for the western romance fan. Tough outlaws and fantastic love stories makes this book a must have!

The Outlaw by Jodi Thomas was an absolutely cute and charming story. This is Jodi Thomas doing what she does best! The couple featured in The Outlaw were lost souls, needing to find each other. Ms Thomas manages to execute a stunning story with an exciting premise in a few brief pages. The characters, Cozette and Michael, think they are making a temporary arrangement together, only to realize they could never live without each other. I enjoyed every page of this story. Ms Thomas introduces a dazzling hero and heroine and a great cast of secondary characters that will surely make you giggle and smile. This tale starts off quickly and wraps everything up nicely. It’s a story that could be read again and again!

Trouble In Petticoats by Linda Broday was another winner. Following the theme of outlaws, this story has gunfighter Johnny Diamond on the trail to save Larissa Patrick’s beloved sister. Of course Larissa follows, risking her life and her heart. The main feature that stuck out was the great characters. Larissa had plenty of spunk and determination. She was a heroine you could stand behind and root for. The hero Johnny could just make your heart melt. All he needed was a fresh start and Larissa personified a new hope and a new future from him. This story had plenty of drama and angst to keep you entertained throughout. Along with that was a story that is truly passionate and wildly romantic.

Texas Flame by Phyliss Miranda is a lovely story about love lost then found again. Very interesting premise in this book by the fact that the heroine is the outlaw and the hero is the lawman trying to track her down. Texas Flame has a plot that is well drawn out for such a short story and keeps you drawn into the suspenseful details. Ms Miranda creates a tale that unfolds well with plenty of secrets and intrigue. It was also a very tender romance. These gentle characters were uncertain of each other because of their damaged past, but the love is still there. Texas Flame is an enjoyable well-written story.

Finally, Most Wanted by DeWanna Pace wrapped up this anthology with a wonderful and charming love story. Odessa Kilmore recruits outlaw Shadow Rivers to help get her back to town so she can clear her name. Ms Pace builds a humorous yet deeply moving tale about finding love in the most unexpected places. Odessa and Shadow were perhaps my favorite characters, mainly because they were just perfect for each other. Both had a rough past with a tough fighting spirit, but gentle hearts. These two characters had fantastic chemistry and very sensual moments together. I loved this story and enjoy it immensely!

Overall, this anthology was a great read and is certain to satisfy fans of western historical romances! I loved it!

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Writing: 5/5
Interest: 4/5
Originality: 4/5
Characters: 5/5
Pace: 5/5
Cover: 4/5

5 stars
4 flames
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4 Responses to “Give Me A Texas Outlaw by Jodi Thomas, et al”

  1. Mary (Bookfan)

    I'm a Jodi Thomas fan but haven't read the other authors. Sounds like a good one to try!

  2. Mary (Bookfan)

    I'm a Jodi Thomas fan but haven't read the other authors. Sounds like a good one to try!

  3. Lisa Jo @ Once Upon

    I'm a Thomas fan too! She is great! I had never read anything by the other authors included in the novel either, but I have to say I was really impressed! This novel has some fantastic stories…it looks like these four have issued a few anthologies like this so I'm very interested in checking them out! Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter

  4. Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter

    I'm a Thomas fan too! She is great! I had never read anything by the other authors included in the novel either, but I have to say I was really impressed! This novel has some fantastic stories…it looks like these four have issued a few anthologies like this so I'm very interested in checking them out!

    Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter

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