After her life comes crashing down, Melanie Brookman is determined to claw her way back up again—and this time, she won’t make the same mistakes twice. So when her friend sends Wyatt Darrington to help, Melanie keeps him at arm’s length. He’s exactly the sort of trouble she doesn’t need.
Wyatt has the perfect distraction for Melanie: rescue his failing bar. She reluctantly agrees and together they hit the road. As they spend more time with one another, undeniable attraction grows. But Wyatt knows that if she ever found out his closely guarded secret, any chance at happily ever after would be left in the dust…
Title: Fearless in Texas
Series: Texas Rodeo #4
Author: Kari Lynn Dell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 3, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
Wyatt and Melanie have been on the edges of the Texas Rodeo series for some time now, Wyatt from the start. Finally, in Fearless in Texas we get their complete story and yeah, it’s complicated. Wyatt is a quiet man, a man more likely to be on the fringe of things not pushing his way to the front, a man of secrets and, at times, a keeper of others’ secrets as well. Melanie is hot tempered and not afraid to speak her mind – which often and currently has gotten her into some very hot water. While Wyatt has been attracted to Melanie for years but kept his distance and silence, Melanie is slower to get to that point but when she does she is a power to contend with.
There are unexpected twists and turns in Fearless in Texas. Some that I suspected, others that came out of left field for me. But that’s okay, life is never easy and smooth it’s usually more like a lake with the wind whipping up choppy waters. There are answers to questions in Wyatt and Melanie’s story but since there is another story to come around Christmas time – I’m hoping that we still have some surprises in store for us. I liked this couple and it was fun to run into other old friends as well. I suppose you “could” read Fearless in Texas on its own, but there are a few threads woven throughout the series that I believe makes this a more enjoyable, complete reading experience if you’ve read from the start… but that’s my opinion. I would easily recommend this story and the entire series to any Contemporary Romance reader who enjoys a tight plot, a look into the behind the scenes of the rodeo world, interesting characters and just some really good stories. Kari Lynn Dell just keeps getting better with each book, I cannot wait to see where she takes us next.
*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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