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Number of Pages: 464
Publication Date: 2011
Series: Lone Star Intrigue
“Debra White Smith is a master storyteller whose way with words will charm, delight, and entertain. Her stories are not to be missed!”
—Tracie Peterson, bestselling author of the Alaskan Quest series
The first two books in Debra White Smith’s sensational Lone Star Intrigue thriller series are now available in a single volume. Riveting tales of danger, faith, love, and courage centered around a trio of lawmen brothers from a small East Texas town, Lone Star Intrigue is Christian suspense fiction at its very finest. Here, together, are Smith’s Texas Heat and Texas Pursuit, with a preview of the third book in the series, The Chase—proof positive that no other writer is better than Debra White Smith at combining intense thrills, intense emotion, and uplifting spirituality.
Both Charli and Jack are on their guard at first -- Charli coming from the background of an abusive husband and divorce, and Jack afraid to open up his heart again when it was so easily tossed aside for another man years earlier. But slowly, as it becomes apparent that Charli's life is in danger, Jack is thrown into a thickening plot where both his life and heart are at stake.
Sequel Texas Pursuit follows younger brother Sonny Mansfield, a private investigator, who realizes he may have just unknowingly endangered Tanya OBrien after a man claiming to be her ex-husband hired him to hunt her down. Sonny rents an apartment near Tanya to investigate further, developing a blossoming love for the sweet, practical redhead and her son Coty, as he discovers the devious intentions of his client, Maurice Salazar.
Tanya has always been practical, and no man has ever been good enough to fit her mold for the perfect husband. Finally, when Sonny Mansfield steps into her life asking to rent her attached garage apartment, she realizes she is slowly falling for this enigma of a man who is both carefree and cautious, boyishly charming and fiercely protective. But when Maurice resumes stalking her after her rejection of him, Sonnys timing in her life couldnt be more perfect -- almost too perfect. The plot builds as Tanya seeks to learn what it is Sonny is hiding, and Sonny seeks to thwart Maurices plans to kidnap Tanya at any cost.
Smith writes her series with the perfect blend of romance and suspense in these western damsel-in-distress novels. The intensity and danger mixed with the passionate chemistry between characters will keep readers frantically turning pages till the end. The characters struggle with their warring emotions and are eventually forced to confront each of their own inner demons of the past. In the end, forgiveness and love overcome all obstacles. Ephesians 4:32 says, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."
I thoroughly enjoyed Debra White Smiths first two novels in her Lone Star Intrigue series and found myself lost in characters who were both relatable and fascinating. Teen girls and young women looking for a new and exciting romance series will not be disappointed as the very first pages plunge into the thick of the drama. When it comes to captivating chick lit, these novels get a gold star! Lyndsey Gammage, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
“A suspense-filled tale of deceit, embezzlement and murder that will keep readers on the edge of their seats....Written in a spirited and captivating style, this series should prove to be a favorite among readers.”
CKendall5 Stars Out Of 5Lone Star Intrigue by Debra White SmithFebruary 14, 2011CKendallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lone Star Intrigue is two books in one. It is the first two books in the Lone Star Intrigue series, Texas Heat and Texas Pursuit. I had wanted to read both of these books when they first came out, but never got the chance, so I was happy when the chance came along to read this book. It was well worth waiting for. I really enjoyed both of these books and the best part was I could go right from the first one to the second one without having to wait.
Both of these stories were interesting and it took me no time at all to get into the stories, but I really liked Debra's ability to create a relaxing setting despite the turmoil and suspense of the actual stories. I love authors who are able to do that because the setting and overall feeling of a book are two things that are important to me. I really liked the feeling and mood of both Texas Heat and Texas Pursuit, but the setting was what really made an impression on me. It was a place I really enjoyed spending time and it created a relaxing backdrop to the suspenseful and romantic stories. That is something I really respond positively to in a book.
Overall, Lone Star Intrigue was a real pleasure to read, and again I was happy to be able to go right from the first story in the series to the second. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait to read the third story, but it will be worth the wait. I am certain of that, just like these stories were worth waiting for.