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.