Description of Texas Tall
Award-winning author Kaki Warner brings her trademark blend of humor, romance, and Western charm to the tale of a Texas Ranger troubled by past deeds and a strong-willed woman with a history of her own…
Seeking vengeance for a tragic past, Tyree Benton joined the Rangers and became a different man—but his brutal actions still twist his conscience. Now he’s found a woman he could love, but she deserves more than a man who makes a living getting shot at. If Ty were honorable, he’d leave her alone. But he can’t seem to stay away….
Orphaned at fourteen, Charlotte Weyland has used her talent for numbers to build enough of a fortune to fund Ty’s dream of owning a ranch…if he’s not too stubborn to accept her help. But when Charlotte’s past catches up to her, she finds herself on one side of the law with Ty on the other. To keep their dreams alive, they’ll have to make compromises, but doing so might cost them everything they have…
My review of Texas Tall
This is the first Kaki Warner book I’ve read. I am wondering why it took me so long to find her. I loved this book.
I live in Texas so naturally, Texas Rangers are some of my favorite heroes. Tyree Benton is the epitome of what I envision a Texas Ranger to be. He is courageous, he is a man of integrity, and he is a gentlemen. It doesn’t hurt that he is a very handsome man either.
Through the author’s eyes, we get to see the struggles Ty is battling. He has avenged his parent’s deaths but has not found the peace that he thought that act would bring him. As a Ranger he has been present for some excessive acts of violence that don’t sit well with him. The Ranger’s have a condition of employment – the men must be single. That was fine with Ty when he signed up, but now that he has met Lottie that condition is proving to be harder and harder to keep.
Lottie is an amazing young woman. She is left to fend for herself at the age of fourteen. She makes it to a nearby town and despite starting out living on the street make a nice home for herself. She is an ambitious, courageous, feisty girl. When a gunfight occurs right on the main street of town she is the only one to render aid to the fallen Texas Ranger.
The author weaves a beautiful story by creating interesting characters we become close to. We have to keep turning the pages to find out what is going to happen to them next. The setting and time period are a perfect backdrop for this suspenseful book.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I am ever grateful to NetGalley for sending me an advance copy in exchange for my review. This one was a real treat. This book will be available for purchase October 4, 2016, It can be pre-ordered now. Get a copy and let me know what you think.
About the author
Kaki Warner is an award-winning author and long time resident of the Pacific Northwest. Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Kaki actually grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. Her years spent riding horses and enjoying the expansive views of Texas became the inspiration for the backdrop of her novels – the wide-open spaces of historic New Mexico Territory.
Several years ago after their two children had left for college, Kaki and her husband, Joe, moved from the city to their hilltop cabin overlooking the scenic Methow Valley. Kaki now spends her time gardening, hiking, reading, writing, and soaking in the view from the deck with her husband and floppy-eared hound dog.
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