As a fan of Christie Craig's alter ego C.C. Hunter's YA Paranormal series, I decided to give her adult novels a try and I was hooked! Here's a little bit about Blame It On Texas and my review.
Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into a real-life episode of Unsolved Mystery Hunters. The story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, and Zoe is dead-set on figuring out why. Her search leads her to one of the Lone Star State's richest families-and to sexy PI Tyler Lopez.
Tyler has sworn off women, especially redheads with killer curves who poke their noses into his clients' private lives. Still, he can't deny the attraction any more than he can deny that some of Zoe's crazy story makes sense. But when she becomes a hit man's target, this cold case starts heating up. Suddenly, Tyler will do anything to protect Zoe-even risk his heart.
Review: This is the first adult romance novel by Ms. Craig that I've read and I really enjoyed it. I love the humor, suspense and romance mixed throughout this book. Christie does a great job of creating characters you can connect with and a story that will make you laugh and sigh all at the same time. I'm really enjoying this series. Zoe is a little naive at first about the threatening phone calls she begins to receive and quickly finds herself wrapped up in crazy murder-kidnap mystery that will have you holding your breath at times and laughing out loud at others. Then there is Tyler. Who doesn't love a guy who is labeled a bad boy but is really good. Having been wrongly accused of murder, Tyler and his partners now run a PI business where they try to help those who have been wrongly accused to keep an injustice from happening again. Ms. Craig does a great job of writing characters you can relate to that have insecurities of their own, but learn to work through them. While I normally read YA (and LOVED Ms. Craig's (aka CC Hunter) YA series) I found Blame it on Texas a nice break from my norm. If you like contemporary romance mixed with humor, mystery and a little action, then I recommend you give Blame it on Texas a try.
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