He’s only got one shot at hooking her heart
Red Aldean has his sights set on his longtime friend, Emma, who seems more interested in her regency romances than dating. A renowned river, adventure, and fishing guide, Red is no stranger to a challenge. With his heart on the line, he turns to his trusty Texas guide to fishing—all he needs is patience, a plan and the perfect bait.
Last Stand librarian Emma Corbyn prefers to find her romance in books. It’s much safer. While she’s not set on perfection, she needs honesty. When larger-than-life Red Aldean starts wooing her, Emma can’t help but let her guard down. And even this bookworm can’t ignore the sizzle that ignites when he’s near.
Emma feels like she can trust Red with her heart, until she learns he’s keeping secrets. Does Red need a better lure to reel in the prize of his life?
After catching glimpses of the budding romance between Red and Emma in other books I was so excited to finally read their story. Emma is a reserved librarian and Red is an outdoorsman who loves adventure and they seem like such an unlikely couple. But they work well each bringing something the other is missing to the relationship. I really adored how these two characters brought out the best in each other and taught each other so much.
Red Hot Texan
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This was a wonderful start to a new series. I did get a feeling though that there were several books already out for some of the prior characters though. I would be interested it reading them and hopefully it isn't one of those multiple author series.
Red is an outdoor adventure loving type person. Emma loves her romance books. He has had feelings for Emma for a long time. It wasn't until recently though that things have changed in Red's life. He applies the "fisherman's handbook" to landing Emma's heart as his own. Emma though doesn't want to have a public relationship as her last one ended badly. She asks Red to "sneak" around so to help her understand and grow her feeling for him private. Red agrees but secretly wonders if she is ashamed to be seen with him. Red suffers from dyslexia. He quit high school while Emma has a Master's Degree. Red is keeping a secret from Emma. He doesn't inform Emma of the secret at first as he wonders as to the outcome of an issue. As well as, will the relationship with Emma be one that she isn't ashamed of. The longer he keeps the secret the more he worries about how it will affect their relationship. Will Emma come to an understand and bring the relationship out in the open? How will Red's secret affect their budding romance?
I totally understand were these two were coming from. At the start of any relationship, you wonder and worry. I was grateful for the dual POV to see exactly where they stood.
This is a sexy read. It was not an overly graphic in nature but it may offend someone who only wants a sweet, clean romance. That being said, I would only recommend this to someone over the age of 18.
A sweet and heartwarming story. I loved the characters and the flying sparks. A great storyline that pulls you in from the beginning. It’s an entertaining read and not to be missed.