To Catch a Texas Star is the third instalment in Linda Broday’s Texas Heroes series. I haven’t read the previous entry in the series, but this didn’t end up being a problem for me as the author has crafted a story that stands perfectly well on its own.
Roan Penny has drifted from place to place since his bank robber father abandoned him. When his friend and employer is killed, and Roan is badly injured by a masked gang Roan is hellbent on revenge.
Marley Rose McClain discovers a badly beaten, nearly dead Roan on side of the road and brings him home to see to his wounds. Marley struggles to find herself in her loud, loving family that continues to grow as more strays arrive. Finding a purpose in caring for Roan she is reluctant to see him leave.
With cattle rustlers terrorizing the Aces and Eights Ranch, could Roan’s enemies be closer to him than he thinks?
Linda Broday excels at creating a realistic setting. The wild wet was a scary and dangerous place and Ms Broday does not shy away from the gruesome realities that existed for the people of that time. The characters are well developed and engaging, the dialogue is witty, and the plot is intriguing. The relationship is a slow build with a perfect blend of angst and passion. I would recommend this book.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.