"Engaging contemporary romance"
High school senior Cole McCallum moves in with his
grandma after his father is sent to jail. His mother
abandoned him over a decade ago. Though his grandma did
her best, showering Cole with love, he rejects her since he
knows love meant desertion. He quickly earns a reputation
as a bad boy living life one day at a time. Following high
school, Cole flees town becoming a very successful
commercial real estate broker in Dallas until a suspicious
fire left him broke and without credibility.
Cole inherits his grandmother's ranch, but the will
contains two stringent provisions. He must be married, and
he and his spouse must reside on the ranch for six months.
Cole needs a wife so he visits the local honky-tonk bar to
find a desperate woman willing to marry him for a half a
year. He meets Ginny White, who is celebrating her freedom
from her recently deceased oppressive mother. He offers
her cash for six months of her life, but though she does
indeed marry him, neither one expects love to eventually
enter their relationship.
ONE HOT TEXAN is a fun and enjoyable contemporary
romance that genre fans will relish. Readers will adore
the so-called bad boy, who, though wary of love, shows
compassion towards his shy wife while Ginny sees past her
beloved's cloak of indifference to the real person hiding
boyhood hurts. Jane Sullivan has provided an entertaining
tale that category romance readers will enjoy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 1, 2001