Image of Rio (Texans)


Image of Rio (Texans)

Book two in Gentry’s new Texans series is a Cinder-fella tale. The heroine’s a spoiled little rich girl and the hero is a struggling vaquero with a heart the size of Texas. Some of the characters will be familiar to readers — the Durango family has appeared in many of Gentry’s previous books — but this book stands on its own merit. The pace is fast and the story is packed with memorable characters, but the heroine is hard to sympathize with and whines a bit too much.

Turquoise Sanchez yearns for a high-class gentleman who will love her in spite of her Mexican name and questionable blood. She finally finds her Prince Charming in the form of the distinguished Texas senator, Edwin Forester, but two things stand in the way of their match: her family’s disapproval and Rio Kelly. The dark, muscular vaquero with the four-leaf clover tattoo is all she can think about and everything Turquoise doesn’t want: he’s poor, low class, unconnected — but kind, protective and sexy. Luckily, the spoiled princess soon realizes that love matters more than security and respectability. But there are forces that will not let the lovers be, and Turquoise will have to make a devil’s bargain to save the man she loves. (ZEBRA, Feb., 350 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Maria Ferrer