What happens when you discover that the woman who’s been a friend for years is actually the one you’ve been waiting for? If you’re Dr. Turner McBride you set out to prove that the two of you would be perfect together. 

After betrayal and a failed marriage, Charlie Stockton returns to Last Stand, Texas, to run her bakery and avoid commitment. She’s delighted to resume her long-time friendship with far-too-sexy Turner – but no way is she ready or able to trust her heart again. Although she might be tempted into an affair, Charlie’s convinced their friendship is too important to risk losing by taking it to another level. 

It will take all Turner’s determination and an unexpected wake-up call to prove to Charlie that risking her heart will be well worth the gamble.

Titles in the Heart of Texas series include — Heart of the Texas DoctorTexas on My Mind

(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series.  (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town.  A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)

Title:  Texas on My Mind
Series:  Heart of Texas #2
Author:  Eve Gaddy
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Modern Western Romance
Published:  August 15, 2019
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

TEXAS ON MY MIND is the second story in Eve Gaddy’s Heart of Texas series, part of the Last Stand, Texas imprint – several series centered around the same small-town.  (Think Marietta, Montana moves to Last Stand, Texas.  *grin*)

I easily fell in love with Charlie (Charlotte) and Turner who have been friends it seems forever.  Now though, Charlie has been through a woman’s nightmare as betrayal and the ending of her marriage crash in on her.  She’s determined to restart her life, has no interest in entanglements of the romantic kind ever again – and is holding on to a secret that’s breaking her heart.

Turner would take his friendship with Charlie to the next “in love” level if she’d let him.  He’s also determined to show her that they would make a wonderful and loyal couple, even if she can’t see that right now.  So, Turner sets out to win her over – and like any good friend he uses his knowledge of what makes Charlie happy to his (and their) advantage.  What follows is a romance that will at times break your heart, and at other times make you believe in the magic of true love once again.

I had a blast back in Last Stand, Texas with Charlie and Turner.  If you’re in the mood for a feels so good romance, friends to lovers or maybe a second chance at love romance then TEXAS ON MY MIND would be perfect for you.  You don’t “need” to have read HEART OF THE TEXAS DOCTOR to enjoy this one.  But, it’s also a great story and will add to your overall enjoyment of this series – in my opinion.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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