Title: Texas Heat (Texas series #3)
Author: R.J. Scott and Sean Crisden (Narrator)
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited
Release Date: May 4th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Against the backdrop of 20 half-naked models on DD land, and in the midst of fighting the oil establishment that just won’t give Riley a chance, Texas Heat is the story of one hot summer in Texas with a Gay Rodeo, humor, angst, and a love between two men that just grows stronger every day.
Jack hires Robbie, a man recovering from a great loss, to be his right hand man. Meanwhile, Riley’s mischievous photographer friend, Eli, decides the DD is the perfect backdrop for a cowboy themed model shoot. Eli has secrets not even Riley knows about but despite what he is hiding he falls in lust with Robbie at first sight. Everyone except Robbie can see how perfect Eli would be for him.
What happens when secrets spill and lies are discovered? And just how far will Riley and Jack go to play matchmaker?
This is the third story in the soap opera styled series set in and around the Double D ranch. The story continues for Riley and Jack, but two new main characters arrive on the scene and this installment features the blossoming of Robbie and Eli’s romance. Both men have a tragic story to tell. Of course, they’re attracted to each other, but Robbie is reluctant to start a new relationship because of his past and because he intends to move on. Eli pursues Robbie while arranging an underwear photo-shoot at the ranch. Pity he didn’t get Jack and Riley to pose with the other models!
Riley and Jack are still smoking hot together and managing to keep their sex life active. The story highlights the now established couple’s way of life and their scenes together are entertaining. There’s some angst and conflict for these guys. Riley has to deal with a business issue that could ruin his standing in the ethical oil exploration world. Meeting an old flame of Jack’s at a local gay rodeo causes some minor jealousy and leads to a bar brawl that sort of just fizzles out. Nothing major, but Riley and Jack’s characters shine through the events.
There’s a mix of storylines here, told from the four main points of view, and other family members pop up here and there. Although enjoyable, the story felt like an introduction to the next story in the series.
Sean Crisden continues to narrate, with the added challenge of Robbie’s Australian accent. I could picture every scene and each character clearly as I listened to his voice.