Texas Passion by Anita Philmar
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: Short Story (56 pgs)
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle
After a long cattle drive to Abilene, Trent McCall just wants to unwind. But in his absence, his father's been making wedding plans...for Trent. The last thing he needs is a spoiled and pampered socialite for a wife. What he needs is a hard drink and a willing woman. An uncomplicated woman who understands a man’s need for release after a hard ride. Good thing he’s got one waiting for him.
Four years back East haven’t changed Catherine Turnberry’s mind. Her heart is set on neighboring rancher, Trent McCall. When an end-of-the-trail party threatens to put him in the arms of another woman, Catherine grabs the bull by the horns. Taking the place of the whore hired to pleasure Trent, she intends to give him a welcome he'll never forget and show him what Texas passion is all about.
After the weeks he’d spent in the saddle, he could use a different kind of ride. Returning home from a cattle drive, Trent McCall is ready for a woman for the night. Knowing that there will be a party for the wranglers with drinks and women, Catherine Tumberry is determined that Trent will not bed another woman now that she is back in town.
A captivating tale of seduction and love, Texas Passion, is a cute albeit too short story, but a nice summer read. This tale was a light and entertaining story without the nail-biting depth, or the real down and dirty sex scenes, with just enough heat to keep me reading.
Based on what little detail I got from the story, I liked Catherine. She was full of determination to go after what she wanted. Trent's behavior, on the other hand, had me a little confused, but it may be because the story was short and I didn’t have enough time to really form a connection with either of the characters.
While the author does a good job of creating an interesting plot, a longer story would have allowed for better character development, so that I could have felt more emotions for hero and heroine as well as the story line as a whole. Texas Passion is one of those books to read when you don’t have a lot of spare time but want something light and entertaining without having to keep your mind focus on the story-line.