Almost Like Being in Love (Lost Texas Hearts, Bk 2)
Almost Like Being in Love - Lost Texas Hearts, Bk 2 Author:Christina Dodd New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd, whose first contemporary novel Just the Way You Are was hailed as "lively, sexy... nothing short of a success" (Publishers Weekly), presents her new novel featuring the Prescott sisters. As the middle child, Pepper Prescott's rebellious nature helped her survive when her parents disappeared and s... more »he and her siblings were sent to different foster homes around the country. Now an independent young woman, Pepper finds herself on the run after witnessing a shooting. Fearing for her life, Pepper flees to the only place she ever considered home and is shocked to find her old lover, Dan Graham, living on the remote mountain ranch. A battle-hardened ex-Special Forces soldier, Dan no longer strikes Pepper as a man she can trust with her secrets, her life, and her love. But as long-simmering desires flare into a deep, sensual passion, Pepper realizes the only way she can reclaim her life is to ally herself with the enigmatic warrior who's willing to help fight for her future by solving the mysteries of her past--and making her his wife today.« less
This is the second book in the Prescott Sisters' Trilogy. I did not like this one as much as the first book but still worth the read. The first and third books are: "Just the Way You Are" and "Close to You". I would recommend reading these books in order.
This is the book of Pepper Prescott.....it goes with Just the Way You Are and Close to You....these books tell the story of the Prescott children who were sent to different foster homes after their parents disappeared. A great story.
Although a sequal it doesn't seem to need to be read in order. I didn't read the first. Also based on the title you would think this is just another romance novel. However, despite it having a romance take place there is a lot of suspense and drama, reminds me of a Nora Roberts
2nd book in the series. This one is about Pepper. I loved it. I couldn't wait to see how it ended! These are the first books I have read by Christina Dodd and I will continue to read her contemporary books!!
Readers who were wooed by the first installment in Dodd's contemporary Prescott sisters trilogy, Just the Way You Are, may be disappointed by this unlikely, terrorism-based tale. Orphaned, separated from her siblings and shuttled through foster care, landscaper Pepper Prescott relies on her inborn wiliness and the militaristic self-help strategies of author Jennifer Napier, an active U.S. General, to overcome life's challenges. But when she witnesses her idol shooting an aide who threatens to expose her sale of government secrets, Pepper flees to the Idaho ranch that once provided her only stable home. Her ex-boyfriend Dan Graham, now an undercover Special Forces agent, is keeping up the ranch in an attempt to draw out an international terrorist intent on killing him. Despite mutual deceptions, the two rediscover both trust and passion before the General, Dan's terrorist prey, two of Pepper's long-lost siblings and a passel of U.S. forces converge at the ranch for the melodramatic denouement. An excess of unrealistic plot points and purple prose ("she screamed out loud, an incoherent cry of inexpressible fulfillment") mar the story, and the character of garden-loving, gun-toting Pepper never quite gels. Still, the starkly beautiful setting and the raw sexual bond Dan and Pepper share will please readers with a taste for the dramatic.
This was a great follow on to the first book. The characters were wonderful, and there was a lot of insight as to why they were acting the way they were. Ms. Dodd's writing is very concise, every page built to the climax. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Can't wait for book 3.