Review: Long, Hot Texas Summer by Carolyn Brown

Long, Hot Texas Summer Book Cover Long, Hot Texas Summer
Carolyn Brown
Fiction
Montlake Romance
August 26, 2014
Paperback
248
Purchased

After catching her husband kissing another woman in the barn, Loretta Sullivan Bailey left Lonesome Canyon Ranch and swore she'd never come back. But when her daughter threatens to drop out of college to become a rancher's wife, Loretta refuses to let her baby make the same mistake she did. She returns to the ranch, determined to get her daughter back in school by the summer's end and resolute on ignoring her feelings for her ex-husband. --A cowboy from his hat to his boots, ruggedly handsome rancher Jackson Bailey is none too pleased that his feisty and gorgeous ex-wife has suddenly shown up seventeen years after their divorce. But despite all their fighting and fussing, the two stubborn former lovers soon discover that old flames burn the hottest. Can they finally put aside their differences and find happiness together --forever?

Review:

I was in the mood for a quick contemporary read and Long, Hot Texas Summer fit the bill.  It is a well thought out story that has a natural flow.  It is fairly easy to know exactly how this book is going to end but the process of getting to that ending has a few surprises. The back story is revealed a little at a time throughout the course of the book and shows just how different the points of view are.  The characters are well developed and real.  Each personality is clearly defined. While it took a while to connect with the main character, Loretta, she grew on me as the plot progressed.  Early on, I had labeled her as a bit stuck up that changed by the end.  Overall, this was a read I enjoyed and would recommend if you are looking for an easy light read.