Review: Texas Hold ‘Em by Christie Craig

Texas Hold ‘Em by Christie Craig
Series: Hotter In Texas (# 3)
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 480
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



A HOTTER IN TEXAS NOVEL The last thing veterinarian Leah Reece needs is a man in her life. They’re nothing but trouble-and not even the fun kind. But when her apartment is broken into and Leah suspects Rafael, her dangerous half-brother, of foul play, she can’t deny she could use a little help. She just never expected that help would come with twinkling blue eyes and a sexy smile… All PI Austin Brook wants is to nail Rafael DeLuna, the man who framed him for murder. He’ll do anything for information-even lie about his identity to charm Leah, DeLuna’s half-sister. But her sweet dimples and fiery spirit soon make her more than just his only lead. Leah becomes his every desire. As Austin closes in on DeLuna, it’s clear he won’t go down without a fight. Now the only way Austin can protect Leah is to reveal all of his secrets and risk losing her for good.


Review:  I have not had the chance to read any work by Christie Craig before, so this was my first taste of her work. I have to say she captured my attention quickly and held on to it for the whole book. Not only is this book full of suspense and drama but a some steamy scenes as well.

I found a quick admiration for Leah Reece. This woman is fiercely protective of her family and will do anything in her power to protect her brother. Leah just doesn’t think she is ready for another relationship, that is until Austin arrives and stirs up some interesting feelings she hasn’t felt in a while. I really liked Leah’s love for cats. I loved her fondness for cats and the fact that Austin is just petrified of them quite humorous. Oh my goodness there is some really funny moments with Austin trying to get away from the cats.

Austin has no plans of becoming involved with Leah. She is just a means to information for him, that is until he actually meets her. I love how these two had NO intentions of forming a relationship but things keep throwing them together. He just wants to get to Rafael DeLuna and get him taken care of.

I loved the drama and suspense in this book. Wow, there was so much happening that I could not turn the pages fast enough. I could not wait to see what was going to happen next or what mess someone was going to have to find their way out of alive.

I have to say that Christie Craig has created a wonderful story full of suspense, drama, romance, and laughter. I enjoyed her writing style and I would certainly enjoy reading more of her work. She has a nice way of drawing a reader into the story line and holding on tight all the way until the end.

Texas Hold’em is part of a series, however I have not had the chance to read them. I didn’t have any problem at all reading this as a stand alone story so if you haven’t had a chance to read them yet either don’t let that stop you. If you enjoy a great romantic suspense story then you should check this one out. I think you will enjoy it. I know I certainly did.