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BLAME IT ON TEXAS by Christie Craig
Length: 464 pages
Publisher: Forever (August 28, 2012)
Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into a real-life episode of Unsolved Mystery Hunters. The story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, and Zoe is dead-set on figuring out why. Her search leads her to one of the Lone Star State's richest families-and to sexy PI Tyler Lopez.
Tyler has sworn off women, especially redheads with killer curves who poke their noses into his clients' private lives. Still, he can't deny the attraction any more than he can deny that some of Zoe's crazy story makes sense. But when she becomes a hit man's target, this cold case starts heating up. Suddenly, Tyler will do anything to protect Zoe-even risk his heart.
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What's a woman in search of her true identity and a man who over analyzes everything do when life throws them into a dangerous yet super sexy situation? Deny adamantly, stare at each other with lust in their eyes and try not to give away their hearts to each other. Ha!
Zoe Adams experiences flashes of a memory that are the stuff of nightmares but she can't piece it together. There are certain things that trigger it but for the life of her, she can't remember. After watching a TV special about a kidnapped child, she thinks she might be said child. Only one way to find out. She packs up and heads to Texas.
Tyler Lopez has sworn off women since getting his heart broken. He's focused on work and his family. Sort of. He and his two friends at the Only in Texas private investigative agency are trying to follow leads as to who framed them for something they didn't do all the while taking on other clients who need mundane things like getting a cheating spouse checked out. Their newest client doesn't sit well with them. There's something this family is hiding and he's damn sure he and the guys will figure it out.
Between getting shot at, Tyler trying to get his sister to leave her abusive husband, Zoe trying to figure out who she really is, a sizzling attraction and the one woman who may ruin it all, Zoe and Tyler must come to an agreement that will last longer than the two weeks they had agreed on.
Two weeks, that's what she wanted. Fear filled her heart. She trusted him with her life, so why was it so hard to give him two weeks? Oh, yeah, because it wasn't just her life in jeopardy, but her heart. But he wasn't asking for her heart, and all she had to do was make sure she didn't offer it.Overall: Confession: this is my first Christie Craig book and it definitely won't be my last. This book was a perfect blend of laugh out loud moments, sizzling chemistry and a shot of heart pounding danger. To me, Tyler was endearing and reminded me of someone I know in real life. He over analyzes everything and he makes lists (I think he and I are kindred souls when it comes to list making). Zoe is a mystery but she's headstrong and knows that she must get to the bottom of her true identity whether Tyler helps her or not. I will definitely go back and read the first book in this series and look forward to the next book. Also, I will be breaking out the rest of the Christie Craig books I have on my e-reader when I get a chance.
This is the second book in the series and although there is still the mystery of who framed Tyler, Dallas and Austin, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. Most of this book centered around Tyler and Zoe with a few scenes here and there of supporting characters.
***review copy provided by the publisher***