- Author Mandy Baxter
- Release Date
- Publisher St. Martin's Press
- ISBN/ASIN 978-1-250-07808-7
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Vanessa E.
A wonderful collection of four stories revolving around an eclectic variety of strong, bold women and the intriguingly tempting men they fall in love with against the backdrop of glistening Texas days and sultry Texas nights.
TALL, DARK, BILLIONAIRE TEXAN represents Mandy Baxter’s collection titled “The Billionaire’s Club.” Each story showcases four different couples and the adventures they each embark on toward finding romance with one another.
The first, The Billionaire Cowboy, tells the story of the town’s beautiful and determined veterinarian, Dr. Lara Montgomery and how a not-so-innocent proposal from local billionaire rancher, Ryder Blackwell, turns into a challenge she finds she cannot refuse, nor does she want to. But for Lara, her fear of her family’s past indiscretions and an abusive relationship could derail her happiness. Is Ryder ready to cowboy up and show her another way?
The next, The Billionaire Player, gives a glimpse at the life of professional football player, Jason (Jase) Blackwell, brother to Ryder, and the tempting culinary student, Avery Lockhart, moonlighting as a catering server, who has caught his eye. Avery throws caution to the wind and falls for Jase’s charms, but when a misunderstanding occurs, can he show her that she’s the one calling the plays to his heart?
The third story, Rocked by the Billionaire, follows the return of International Recording Artist Luke Blackwell, brother to Ryder and Jase, to his hometown to reclaim the original muse to his success, his childhood friend and high school love, Kayleigh Taylor. But when he finds out that Kayleigh has started to move on with her life with someone else, he knows he will do everything possible to prove that she is the only woman he will ever love.
The final tale, The Billionaire Sheriff, introduces a new wealthy Texan, Sheriff Noah Christensen, who maintains law and order in a small town where the new proprietor of the local BBQ restaurant, Naomi Davis, has caught his attention. Will Naomi’s poor decisions in her past cause the Sheriff’s blossoming feelings for her to turn, or will his duty to protect and serve lead him on a path straight to her heart?
Ms. Baxter has crafted together stories that easily stand on their own merits, but when brought together provide the reader a complete package of romance, intrigue and passion you will want to re-read over and over again. Each character comes alive on the page to the point that you cry when they are hurting and cheer the moment they find happiness. This is definitely a title not to be missed! RJ RECOMMENDED READ