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Down in Texas: Wearing His Brand / Slow Ride / Straight Up Soldier
Down in Texas Wearing His Brand / Slow Ride / Straight Up Soldier
Author: Delilah Devlin
Where the real men are... — Down in Texas, there's a little town called Honkeytonk, where the women get exactly what they want... and the men know just how to give it to them. — WEARING HIS BRAND — Lyssa McDonough just got tangled up in a coil of barbed wire, and her clothes are ripped to shreds.  Rancher Brandon Tynan to ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780758228727
ISBN-10: 0758228724
Publication Date: 11/1/2008
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: Aphrodisia
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 9
Wearing His Brand
Lyssa McDonough has sure made a mess of things this time. She finds herself tangled in the barb wires and the only way out seems to be to accept the help of a Brandon Tynan, her brothers best friend. The problem is, is that Lyssa is stubborn and independent and the last thing she wants is the man that she has been secretly in love with her, to rescue her.

Brandon Tynan has been lusting after his best friends little sis for as long as he can remember, so when the opportunity strikes for him to play knight in shinning armor you can be he is going to take it. Besides he promised her brother that he would look after her. And take care of her is exactly what he is going to do.

The sexual tension that these two characters had from the beginning was amazing. They are both stubborn, bull headed, and totally hot for each other. It is up to Lyssa to stop at nothing to prove that she can be woman enough for a tough, hot rancher to take.

Slow Ride
Maggie McDermott is a recent widow with a craving only a man can ease. Good thing her hot, and younger, ranch hand is available. The only obstacle is that she does not want to be seen as another Mrs Robinson.

Danny Tynan has been head over heels in love with Maggie for 7 years. His heart stops at the sight of her, his groin tightens at hearing just her voice. When the opportunity comes to see her pleasuring herself, it was a temptation that Danny could not over come. But nothing, not even seeing that, will stop his desire he has to be with her. All it takes is convincing her that their age difference is not big deal.

This story was, in my opinion, the best of the three. It was so hot I am surprised my eyes did not start smoking after reading it! The sex scenes were so detailed I felt like I was watching porn!

Straight up Soldier
Suki Reese is in a bad position. Her ex has gone off the deep end and is trying to kill her so that no one can be with her. The last thing she needs is some big man trying to boss her around and protect her. She takes the protection that he offers, but did not realize that it came with a hefty dose of sexual tension.

Mac McDonough is an ex-marine who is used to taking orders for sergeants, not from women. Suki Reese is not what he bargained for when he offered to protect her. But regardless of her mouth and her ability to distract him with a removal of clothing, he has one thing to do. That is keeping her safe from the psycho who is after her.

Suki and Mac reminded me of my and my husband, I just wish our sex was as good as theirs was. This story was hot! In the midst of the threat that Suki faces they still found love in each other.

DOWN IN TEXAS I an anthology that has three stories. While each story is separate they are all connected together. None of these women were the kind that is needy and clingy. No, they were strong, independent, intelligent women. And the men, well you know what they say Everything is bigger in Texas and that goes for these guys hearts as well as, well you know. Mrs Devlin is now a must read author on my list. She has earned her place on my calendar of books to be released.
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Helpful Score: 2
Grade: B

Down in Texas is an anthology of three stort stories written by Delilah Devin. All three of the stories are centered around two ranching families the McDonoughs and the Dermotts.

Wearing His Brand
In this first story Lyssa and Brand Tynan have grown up together. Lyssa has lusted after Brand for years but he has always treated her like a little sister, since she is his best friend's sister after all. Brand has been tasked with looking after Lyssa while her big brother Mac is off on a military mission. Brand comes across Lyssa trapped in barbed wire fencing after an accident and things begin to heat up between these two on the shared horse ride back home.

I really enjoyed this first story. Lyssa and Brand already have an established relationship and the pace moves fairly quickly. I love that readers get to just jump right into the story. Lyssa is a spunky character and isn't afraid to maneuver the situation to suit her needs. I also liked that this story easily set up the next story in the book and that the smuggler plot was carried on through till the end of the book.

Slow Ride
Daniel Tynan ten years ago worked as a farm hand for the Dermott's. As a young man he found Maggie Dermott to be the woman of his dreams and to his shame he found himself lusting after an older, married woman. He answers an employment ad to once again find himself back at Dermott's ranch when Maggie is now a widow and in desperate need of help to keep the ranch afloat.

Slow Ride was probably my least favorite of the book. Maggie has quite a bit of baggage that she needs to overcome before she can be truly comfortable with a relationship with Daniel. I felt that in such a short period of time her acceptance of their relationship was too quick. However, it was probably the more compelling and emotional read of the book.

Straight up Soldier
Suki Reece is running from an abusive ex-boyfriend. She is hiding out in a cabin her good friend Tara helped her secure. Tara, worried about Suki, asks Mac McDonough to check in on her and make sure she is safe. Mac is recovering from a bad leg wound on his latest military mission. When he gets to the cabin he finds that Suki can hold her own.

Straight up Soldier is a slight change up, now the hero is a military man instead of a cowboy but he is still just as alpha as the other two heroes. Suki can go toe to toe against this big man and brings him to his knees a time or two.

The nice thing about these stories is they are short and sweet. The men are alpha heroes who like to take control in the bedroom and make sure their woman stay safe. The stories are fun and entertaining, although, there are similarities between the men's personalities and the fun that is had in the bedroom. If you like the first story, than I can't see why you wouldn't enjoy the rest.
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