- Author Kaki Warner
- Release Date June 29, 2021
- Publisher Berkley
- ISBN/ASIN 9781984806215
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
HOME TO TEXAS is the second book in the BRIDES OF ROUGH CREEK TEXAS series. It was nice to be reunited with characters and locations we’ve met before in their small town, especially the Whitcomb sisters. This is not only a cowboy story but also has a lot of military nuances woven throughout since ex-soldiers, KD and Richard, are front and center.
The story begins in Germany in the prologue and then takes us to Afghanistan before coming home to Texas. Both Fort Hood and KD’s family ranch really come alive under author Kaki Warner’s descriptions. There is a depth not only to the characters but also the plot. There are many stories being woven seamlessly together, though they do have a darkness to them (most of it due to what happened in Afghanistan before KD came home injured.)
KD and Richard met in Afghanistan, where he had to interrogate her to find out what really happened to cause her injuries and the death of others involved in a skirmish. KD and Richard have an immediate attraction. With so much going on in both of their lives, they feel an unexpected calmness just being together. It was fun to watch their friendship and feelings grow despite the dark undertones. I liked her relationship with her family and those she was in therapy with, as well as how easily Richard fit into her life.
HOME TO TEXAS has a nice flow and a richness to it with vivid descriptions of all the locations that made me feel like I was there. There is nice closure with the epilogue that takes place two months after the story ends. So many happily ever afters were delightful and left me wanting to know more. I hope we are reunited at the Whitcomb Four Star Ranch again, even if it’s just a holiday novella (hint, hint). I love the cover and how the objects are silhouetted.
Ms. Warner is an author whose cowboy romances I enjoy. I have a few more on my TBR pile and I look forward to reading them.