A LONE STAR LOVER
They live to protect. They live to fight for honor and justice. They live to love the women who have captured their souls. These are the Sons of Texas, from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.
In The Legend, Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger—no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman…
A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life—without putting her love in the line of fire?
Grant's third Sons of Texas contemporary romantic thriller (after The Protector) pours on the adrenaline from the beginning and never lets up. Feisty Callie Reed found the family of her heart with the Loughman clan, and she fell hard for Wyatt Loughman, a member of Delta Force and one of the three Loughman brothers; but after his mother was murdered, Wyatt erected emotional barriers that Callie couldn't climb. When his father is kidnapped, Wyatt returns home to Texas and joins his brothers in an effort to find him. They uncover a clandestine global organization called the Saints who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the Loughman patriarch's knowledge of biological weapons. As the tensions mount, Wyatt realizes that he can't deny that his heart belongs to Callie, but danger keeps getting in the way of romance. Grant's high-octane romantic thriller matches dramatic action with deft plotting and expert characterization. But the tale ends on yet another cliffhanger, which will annoy readers who hoped for tidy resolution at last.
I love Donna Grants books. This was a good story and I'm sure I would of liked it more if I'd read the first two books. This is definitely not a stand alone book. I will definitely be going back and reading the first two books.
The two main characters Callie Reed and Wyatt Loughman are thrown back together after years apart to prevent the use of a bioweapon by The Saints. They decide to hide out in a remote cabin to draw the Saints away from the ranch where the weapons being hidden. Unknown to them there is also others headed their way, Callie's corrupt family and a villain from Wyatts past.
This one is fast paced and action packed. Almost too fast paced at times. This far into the story there are a ton of characters involved and keeping them all straight was hard at times. I did enjoy the story though and I was glad to see all the Loughman men reunited. This is far more suspense than romance but there is the thread of romance between Callie and Wyatt. They've been dancing around each other throughout all the books and finally they have to quit lying to themselves and face whats going on between them. Overall a very good read. Just one you have to take your time through and absorb it all. I highly recommend this one as well as the entire series.
The Legend is the 3rd book in the Sons of Texas series from Donna Grant. I had somehow missed the first 2 books in the series, but felt like the author did a great job catching the reader up on the history of the Loughman family and the other characters in the series.
I enjoyed The Legend. I really loved that Callie and Wyatt had something between them from their past that Wyatt's family didn't ever know for sure happened. The tension and banter between Callie and Wyatt with everything going on honestly made me laugh many times, which was welcome as this book had so many stressful situations. I absolutely loved that both Callie and Wyatt are so protective of the other. I also loved discovering that Wyatt was the reason Callie's family had stayed away for so long.
I do feel like since I picked up The Legend, and it is the third book in the series I missed out on some key elements to the other members of the Loughman family and other characters from the series. I was able to catch on pretty quickly to the various bad guy characters, but it took me a minute each time a new person was mentioned. I loved the romantic suspense elements to the story and felt like Ms. Grant did a great job keeping her readers wanting more. So much so, that I plan to go back and read the first 2 books in the series to better understand all the choices made to date.
I adored Callie and Wyatt as a couple and even with all the turmoil around them. They had super hot chemistry and I was honestly surprised they waited so long to act upon that chemistry. They also truly loved each other and it showed in all the little and big things they did for one another. I enjoyed watching them both finally admit to their feelings and move towards a future together.
I'll say it now. I felt like this book had a bit of a cliffhanger ending. I honestly thought this book would wrap up the series, so imagine my surprise when everything wasn't tied up with a bow at the end. Yes I understood as the book ended we need at least one more story to get the whole Loughman family story, but I was expecting it to wrap up with The Legend, so it put me off a little at the end. That being said, I really enjoyed Ms. Grant's voice and look forward to reading more books from her in the future.
Rating: 3.5 Stars (B)