Sheltered her entire life, Jessie Murdock has rarely gotten her way Until her dying father makes a deal with Cadde Hardin Cadde will get shares of Shilah Oil on one condition marry Jessie In love with him for years, Jessie doesn t hesitate to sign the papers But she didn t sign up for a completely absent husbandNow Jessie has a counter offer She ll give Cadde controlling interest of the business if he ll give her a baby the natural way Only he has a few caveats of his own When life refuses to follow their written plan, Jessie and Cadde have to decide which is important their unspoken love or the family business Where to start Jessie is a woman child to the third degree, she has 0 self confidence and everybody around her smothers her to death trying to coddle her and keep her safe Cadde is so generic and boring to read, he has 0 personality, 0 charm, 0 sex appeal He is so bland that plain quinoa poultice would taste like the best thing ever if they where ever to compete Their relationship is one sad attempt at having a life and one creepy, manipulative move from Jessie s father Despite the fact tha Where to start Jessie is a woman child to the third degree, she has 0 self confidence and everybody around her smothers her to death trying to coddle her and keep her safe Cadde is so generic and boring to read, he has 0 personality, 0 charm, 0 sex appeal He is so bland that plain quinoa poultice would taste like the best thing ever if they where ever to compete Their relationship is one sad attempt at having a life and one creepy, manipulative move from Jessie s father Despite the fact that this is supposedly a contemporary romance it reads like it is set in the 1800 for all the freedom that Jessie gets Seriously, here is Jessie a grown woman who has come into power of a great inheritance, she has the freedom she never had before, she could take control of her company, travel the world, have affairs with men who like her and not Cadde who has ignored her for so long and hasn t even tried to befriend her, instead here she is trying to trap a man who has never given her any indication that he ever like her into having a baby Uploaded with ImageShack.usI mean come on Jessie, divorced his ass, take control of your dead father s company and find yourself a love who will like you and treat you right All in all, halfway through it I just couldn t finish it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here He didn t cheat within the sham of marriage His words not mine.However he could have apparently With a colleague, and to know that he HAD to at least consider it and find the OW attractive He did That s emotional cheating, and after knowing it he didn t restrict his interaction with the OW, he took her out for dinner, Twice Heroine rightly called him out that he didn t need to reward her twice, Hero couldn t hide guilt, his words again not mine, because clearly there is only explanation of t He didn t cheat within the sham of marriage His words not mine.However he could have apparently With a colleague, and to know that he HAD to at least consider it and find the OW attractive He did That s emotional cheating, and after knowing it he didn t restrict his interaction with the OW, he took her out for dinner, Twice Heroine rightly called him out that he didn t need to reward her twice, Hero couldn t hide guilt, his words again not mine, because clearly there is only explanation of the guilt, the second dinner was anything but business He took her out for pleasure, just didn t have the guts to cheat, yet If heroine didn t boldly go up to him and offered sex I m willing to bet my tintin collectables,on the third date, he WOULD have cheated.Heroine also told him she only has his words that he didn t cheat, and the proof of his date with OWTapping out at chapter 3 This book was recommended to me by a new friend and I have to say I really, really enjoyed it Although we both didn t realize it at the time, it was actual book two of a three book trilogy.lol Cadde Hardin is all about Shilah Oil He is a true business man that likes to work long hours and give the job his whole undivided attention Cadde was never in the market for a wife at least not until his boss and mentor R Murdock offers him a deal he just can t refuse Seeing this as the opportunit This book was recommended to me by a new friend and I have to say I really, really enjoyed it Although we both didn t realize it at the time, it was actual book two of a three book trilogy.lol Cadde Hardin is all about Shilah Oil He is a true business man that likes to work long hours and give the job his whole undivided attention Cadde was never in the market for a wife at least not until his boss and mentor R Murdock offers him a deal he just can t refuse Seeing this as the opportunity of a life time Cadde takes Murdock up on his offer and marries his daughter Jessie To Cadde this is a marriage of convenience and nothingJust a means to an end to get his hands on Shilah Oil.Jessie Murdock has loved Cadde since the first time she laid eyes on him When her father told her she was to marry Cadde, she saw this as her one chance to have the man she loves Little did she realize her marriage wouldn t be the ideal situation she had envisioned for herself.For 18 months they both lead a totally separate life living in two different houses except for twice a week when Cadde stays at the Murdock Mansion During this time Jessie devises a plan to get Cadde right where she wants him She offers him controlling interest in Shilah Oil if he agrees to one condition of hers Jessie wants Cadde to give her a baby the old fashion way.Now this is where the story gets really good and trust me it was good before this point too.lol This story had me rooting for Cadde and Jessie the whole time You might also want to invest in some tissues because this story can be a tear jerker at times This book really surprised me, in the fact that, I didn t really think I would enjoy this book as much as I did It is a hidden gem that needs to be discovered by all On a scale from 1 10 I give The Texan s Bride a 10 It is a great story with a good message that I myself could relate to in some ways I have already ordered book 1 The Texan s Secret and Book 3 The Texan s Christmas so I can read up on the rest of the Hardin boys I encourage everyone to pick up this trilogy and see why I love them Hardin boys This is such a neat story Talk about forbidden fruit For a long time Cadde was told not to get close to Jesse then out of the blue they are married Cadde is the oldest and carrying a burden But I love the way this story is written Its about love never spoken I love how this book is done For its about alot of things unsaid that need to be said I really enjoy how things are done in this book its well written and worth Yes I got it from the library and the gems I find are worth it J Great characters, emotions, strength, conflicting personalities, family, and a hard earned great HEA I enjoyed reading this and had an interesting time getting to know the characters and their personalities This was written well and pulled me in I loved uncovering the different facets of these people and would definitely like to get to know the others just as well Great for an anytime read Enjoy What an awsome book could not put it down Romantic and suspenseful at same time Trigger warning for this book graphic depictions of abuse, violent pregnancy loss, dismissive and demeaning talk about an abused woman Warning, I might be dropping spoilers Not about the main plot, but about side stuff But I just have to vent Wow Not sure where to start on this one Not great writing and stilted dialogue, but the main problem is that the plot is completely over the top It starts with an arranged marriage arranged by the bride actually but then the two people don t talk Trigger warning for this book graphic depictions of abuse, violent pregnancy loss, dismissive and demeaning talk about an abused woman Warning, I might be dropping spoilers Not about the main plot, but about side stuff But I just have to vent Wow Not sure where to start on this one Not great writing and stilted dialogue, but the main problem is that the plot is completely over the top It starts with an arranged marriage arranged by the bride actually but then the two people don t talk for 18 months I mean, in all that time they apparently never have a real conversation about feelings or expectations EVER They then decide to work on the marriage and it goes over the top real quick By the end it s just a wild ride of gang members, a mother who was a stripper lots of judgment about that , counselors who have no sympathy for or understanding of an abused woman who is finding it emotionally hard to leave her abusive husband honestly, the talk around that character REALLY PISSED ME OFF nice counseling you guys got there, talking about how the abused woman is manipulative and weak , a woman who has an abortion and then goes into a convent to repent for the rest of her life and another woman who went to the convent for penance after being raped and almost killed Um, penance for what For being raped For fuck s sake When was this book written, 1950 Nope, 2011 You know what I have to come back and edit to stress how much I HATED how that one character was dealt with The main female lead volunteers as a counselor at an abused women s shelter I didn t see anything about her having credentials for this, but I did end up hate skimming a lot of this book so maybe I missed it, but if she does have credentials, they should be taken away from her She and the lead counselor both discuss how the abused woman is too weak to leave her husband they frame it that way , and how she s just selfish in letting her son be hurt, and manipulative in how she handles things Yes, I d expect talk like that from the general public, but from a WOMEN S SHELTER and the COUNSELORS who work there The way this character was talked about was what led me to go from laughing at the badly written, melodramatic story, to being really, really pissed off Also want to mention the female lead takes in abused and abandoned animals aww, heart of gold and then casually talks about how she s thinking of putting down two Dobermans because they were trained to kill and she doesn t like them um, heart of raw sewage What the hell type of animal lover is this There was one section that made me laugh out loud before the rage inducing idiocy start A scene where a 40 year old man doesn t know how to cut a cantaloupe Like, he s literally never done it before And the woman sees the badly cut cantaloupe and her heart warms becausehe cut fruit for her The author apparently thinks that incompetent grown men who have to bumble their way through basic tasks are cute, but I was laughing and texting people about how ridiculous it is Most of this book I was skimming but by the end I was rage skimming just to finish it The only good thing I can say is that the male lead is fully about consent and not a dick in any way And the reasons for his lack of communication issues are finally mentioned near the end of the book But overall, do not recommend, do not read The heroine rescues abused animals yet in the same breath, she speaks super casually about putting down a pair of perfectly healthy Doberman dogs because their ferocity that they were specifically trained for in order to be guard dogs is a nuisance to her Uh, what Somebody call Cesar Milan, quick Then, I was treated to a lovely scene of the Doberman dogs attempting to kill another dog and the heroine too, so that the hero has to shoot them both dead.Thank you, next. Originally posted at will always win out.I ve had the honor of reading the other books in Ms Warren s Hardin Boys series I m glad I got this one as well Ms Warren writes stories with characters I can t forget and situations I need to root for them to overcome The words simply flow on the page and take the reader from scene to scene effortlessly I might not have agreed with every single one of the characters actions who really does That s wh Originally posted at will always win out.I ve had the honor of reading the other books in Ms Warren s Hardin Boys series I m glad I got this one as well Ms Warren writes stories with characters I can t forget and situations I need to root for them to overcome The words simply flow on the page and take the reader from scene to scene effortlessly I might not have agreed with every single one of the characters actions who really does That s what gets the reader emotionally involved in the story I still had to know what would happen next.Jessie has been in love with Cadde for as long as she can remember I love that trope Immediately I need to know that they will get together Her feelings for Cadde are sweet and mixed with the right amount of spice Still, there were things she did that I understood, but I wasn t real thrilled with More than once I wanted to bop her on the head and say, hey Don t do that Still, the explanations as to why she does makes sense and being in her shoes, I can t say I wouldn t have done differently.Cadde The guy is a conundrum clad in sexy business clothes and boots As soon as he stepped on the page, I knew he cared so deeply for Jessie I totally understood his confusion and divided loyalties love the girl or the job While it s been done, Ms Warren made it work in this book I wanted to see him succeed and become the man I knew he could be I wasn t let down In fact, reading from Cadde s point of view was fantastic and had some very hot moments.If you want a book that will stay with you long after the last page and is chock full of characters you ll root for from the get go, then you need to read The Texan s Bride It s a fun, sweet, and spicy read