This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for To Kiss a Texan
Date of Review: 01/21/05
From the first page, Jodi Thomas drew me into her story. I'm a sucker for kindness, and To Kiss a Texan definitely has it, yet it is a story that boils over with promise but holds little excitement.
Wes McLain has lost everything: his money, his dreams, and his spoiled, rich fiancée. Her bodyguards have beaten the hope of marriage and the illusion of love right out of Wes McLain. Wes has given up on all female attachments until he spots the little creature inside the wooden cage. A small, dirty creature meant for display and entertainment. If it cost him everything, including his life, Wes would not allow this caged woman to suffer one more degradation.
Allie Catlin is a victim to man’s cruelty. Allie watched her parents’ slaughter, then suffered under the powers of slavery, and finally endured the brutality of religion gone amuck. Now she covers her face, whimpering, would she be the next victim to this mad man entering in her cage? She listened, he whispered, and he raised his hand slowly . . . and so the first meeting of Wes McLain and Allie Catlin happens.
This book has definite strengths. Wes is appealing. His honesty, strength, and kindness make him an admirable match for the reserved, cautious Allie. The story itself is nicely paced and Allie’s abuse and background provide plenty to keep the story going, but with this author’s talent, I wanted just a little more. Yes, Thomas lets her reader see the stars, but I wanted to reach out and touch them.
- Overall Rating: B (page turner)
- Overall Sensuality: Warm kisses and gentle touches.