Texas Winter (Lily G’s Review)

Title: Texas Winter (Texas #2)
Author: R.J. Scott and Sean Crisden (Narrator)
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited
Release Date: December 23rd 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Riley’s past comes back to haunt him both professionally and personally.

His dead brother left more than just bitter memories for Riley to deal with. The FBI get involved and suddenly it is more than his good name that is on the line. Jack is always there for him, but how much more can Riley’s husband reasonably be able to understand?

Especially when Riley finds out on his delayed honeymoon that he has an eight-year-old daughter he never knew existed….

The second story in the Texas series is not quite as OTT as book one, but there’s still plenty of drama for the couple to face. They have to deal with the fact that Riley has a daughter he wasn’t previously aware of, and an uncle who tries to stake a claim on her—or rather her fortune. His half-brother may be dead but Jeff’s business dealings from years ago cause problems for Riley now.

It was great to catch up with Riley and Jack and see how they’re settling into married life. They are still hot and sexy together and very much in love. Jack is patient with Riley, but his temper flares a few times. Riley keeps one or two secrets from Jack and is worried that Jack still does not entirely trust him. I love how their attention is always drawn to the other and they manage to talk things through or deal with the issue in their own sizzling manner.

I’m not usually a fan of m/m romances that involve children, but Riley’s daughter is not a precocious child. She is sweet, well-adjusted and mature for her age. She brings the best out in these two alpha men and helps cement their already firm relationship. I liked how she told them to have some alone time in the bedroom. Despite refraining from making out at the DD when their daughter is nearby, there are plenty of steamy scenes in this story.

I was glad that other family members were involved in the story, with some also finding their own happy ending. The story is told from only the main two POV this time, which I prefered. This story is shorter and not quite as complex as book one. Even so, a lot is packed into this heart-warming story.

I like the continuity of having the same narrator and therefore the same voices for the series. Sean Crisden brings the story and the characters to life, making it a highly enjoyable listen.

Texas Series

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Audio copy of Texas Winter provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men’s feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!

Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.

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