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Texas Winter (Texas #2)

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,732 Ratings  ·  164 Reviews
Riley’s past comes back to haunt him both professionally and personally.

His dead brother left more than just bitter memories for Riley to deal with. The FBI get involved and suddenly it is more than his good name that is on the line. Jack is always there for him but how much more can Riley’s husband reasonably be able to understand?

Especially when Riley finds out on his de
ebook, 1st Edition, 213 pages
Published November 19th 2011 by Silver Publishing (first published November 18th 2011)
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When I started to read this book I had a few expectations, I LOVED Heart of Texas ...So I was looking forward to more of that awesomeness:

1. I was expecting some Texas sized drama with CRAZY ASS plot twists that practically came with sinister background music...CHECK!

2. I wanted some sweet, beautiful heartwarming Jack and Riley moments that left me sighing, and teary eyed...CHECK CHECK!

3. I knew I was going to get some HOT TOE CURLING SMEXING....CHECK CHECK CHECK!! I swear at one point I had Mar
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
When I read The Heart of Texas I instantly fell in love with Riley and Jack. The troubles they go through and Riley's self-discovery were enough to make me tear up. When it comes to sequels, though, it's hard to live up to a book that was so amazing you can't find the right words. I really enjoyed seeing Riley and Jack again and seeing them tackle another problem but more than that I'm just happy to say I was in no way disappointed with this story.

I still loved Riley and Jack and I feel like the
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I really liked the beginning of this book, It was good to see how they were doing a year after the first book finished.

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3.5 Stars

I didn't find Texas Winter to be quite as enjoyable as The Heart of Texas - oddly enough, I think this was due to the fact that this story wasn't as outlandish in the drama department as its predecessor. But I did love the addition of little Hayley and the ease with which Riley and Jack became parents, however scary and overwhelming it was for both of them initially. It was also great seeing their extended family members so happy and settled in their own relationships too (old and new a
May 12, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it

3.5 stars

I heart Jack & Riley. And I love reading part 2 of their story. And I’m obsessed with their devotion to each other. And I’m blissful with the progression of their relationship and the growth of their family.

And that is all that matters.

If you don’t love Jack & Riley, I’m sure you’ll find all kinds of holes and OTT moments to roll your eyes at. But, if you DO love these boys, this book will make you happy.

Happy. <-me.

Don Bradshaw
This was a great sequel to a terrific book. I felt like I was coming back home. It was good to see how Jack and Riley grew as a couple to the point where they read eachother perfectly. The sudden appearance of Riley's daughter, Hayley definitely shook things up. There were places in the story where Hayley was more the adult than Riley was. I absolutely loved when Hayley told Riley that he and Jack should keep the bedroom door closed sometimes. I enjoyed the way Ms Scott kept all of the characte ...more
T.A. Webb
Dec 02, 2011 T.A. Webb rated it it was amazing
"The world, for me, and all the world can hold, is circled in your arms, for me there lies, within the lights and shadows of your eyes, the only beauty that is never old."

With those words of love, Riley married Jack at the end of the last book in this series, "The Heart of Texas", committing himself to the relationship that started as a way to get back at his father. Jeff was able to forgive Riley for manipulating him into the marriage, and make it a real partnership.

As "Texas Winter" picks up,
Jan 16, 2012 Julie rated it it was ok
The book just passed through, leaving nothing behind but boredom and annoyance.

Riley and Jack accepted Riley's daughter into the family, which I think is about 30 pages total; the rest is space fillers - everything they do or say or show on their faces is over the top, every single action accompanied by chest tightening (x100500)/aching/being deceptively calm, every thought slapping/smacking/hitting them like a truck. Really?
There was nothing that deserved such dramatism. Stuff like this:

The si
MsMiz (Tina)
Nov 19, 2011 MsMiz (Tina) rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt-all, pdf
3.5 - I was very excited about this book coming out as I wanted more of a look into Riley and Jack's relationship once the dust settled. There was not a moment for them in Heart of Texas to just 'be' in the first book and getting to see domestic life and how they lived day in and day out was missing.

I got what I wanted in this book. In Texas Winter, we get to watch them live together, interact, solve problems and expand their family. They know each other so well sometimes and other times we see
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
I said this after I read The Heart of Texas and I think it fits with this book too...It totally feels like a prime-time mini series type thing but it wasn't as OTT as book 1. (I would so watch something like this if they ever decided to make one.).

Anyway, back on point. Riley & Jack stole my heart when they wormed their way into each others. I forgot how much I enjoyed them until I picked this book up. I enjoyed getting to peak back into their lives which was just starting to calm down enoug
May 11, 2016 Nerea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poor boys... Is not a day without a new problem xD
Love it all bookworm
Overall book rating 3.5/5 Stars
Audio boon - N/A
Book Cover 3.5/5 Stars

I have to be honest this book was not as good as the firs one but it was still a nice read.

Is it just me or do you get this feeling through the whole book the shoe is about to fall? Not like the what happened at the end. More like something big like we missed something from the first book and its following, like you just missed something and then nothing but the feeling stays hidden just beneath the surface... Maybe I am a
I would say 4.5 stars. I really liked it and I cried enough at all the right moments--engagements, life saving, kiddy, dad, etc...
However as much as I wanted the original to continue, this felt like vignettes of their lives strung together with the child. I didn't get an overarching trajectory. It was more like just getting thru the year with a life threatening incident at the end. I guess thinking about it more it does have a climax that it was building to, but the violent part of it wasn't bui
Oct 15, 2015 Leaundra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars...
Heather C
Nov 20, 2011 Heather C marked it as i-dont-know-what-to-call-this-shelf
crap! I read the blurb
Nov 19, 2011 Monica rated it really liked it
I was practically stalking RJ about this book as though she had the ability to make Nov. 19th come sooner in the month. I read it in one sitting. I really enjoyed this book, and feel that there's at least two more sequels based on an unfinished storyline concerning an FBI investigation, and Riley's new daughter.

I was hyper while waiting to read about a year into Riley and Jack's life, and I wasn't disappointed. I got to see how far they have developed as a couple. I loved how comfortable Riley w
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I Absoluley Love Riley & Jack~They Were Still Awesomeness~ Sooo Freak'in

The kids drove me bat-sh*t crazy!

I wish the book was ALL EXCLUSIVELY about Riley & Jack...ONLY~

But...The Moral of The Story~Seems to be about family, love and devotion..and I do like the concept...but, in this we have 3 kids...Anna, that Devil Spawns Boy sorry I forgot his name...and Haley...They were the downfall for me~I never fall for books with so many children in them~It just not my thing~

Nov 20, 2011 Candice rated it liked it
Shelves: cowboy, series
I really enjoyed seeing Riley and Jack again and looked forward to seeing where they lives were headed and how they were handling their relationship a year later. The beginning of the book was good as you get familiar again with them and where they are at now. Then all of a sudden there is a child, not that I minded a child being put into the story, but an 8 year old that in all honesty with everything that has gone on in her life is too well adjusted for her age. Then with that going on, all of ...more
Lisa Worrall
Dec 27, 2011 Lisa Worrall rated it liked it
I am an avid fan of Riley and Jack and, indeed, RJ Scott :)

Texas Winter was a beautifully written, heart-warming story that just cemented the boys' love and support of and for each other when the world throws them another curveball in the shape of a daughter for Riley. Jack is there to back him up every step of the way and it was lovely to catch up with their extended families.

For me... this lacked the emotional and edge of the seat punch of Heart of Texas, but it was still an enjoyable read and
Nov 28, 2011 Monika rated it really liked it
I waited anxiously for this sequel, I LOVED The Heart of Texas with Jack & Riley and really wanted more of them, this story didn't disappoint. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because for me it was a bit too short, I really wanted more story. Riley was still very insecure with his relationship with Jack which I had hoped he wouldn't be in the second book. I was wanting to see them working out what ever ups and downs came their way with Riley being completely secure in his relatio ...more
Edina Rose
Nov 21, 2011 Edina Rose rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Honestly, the book is a 3 stars, with a weak plot, but funny, chaotic, dramatic, sweet, sexy.
I added 1/2 star because Riley and Jack are just unique. I love them very much. And there is such "warmth" in this author's books!

Sweet, chaotic read.
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Stacey Jo
This book made for an excellent sequel to The Heart of Texas. This one starts out a year after the end of The Heart of Texas, so we get to see Riley "Ri" and Jack as an established couple. The issue of them ever getting to be parents (we learn at the beginning that this is something that Jack was going to address with Riley at some point), is resolved when Riley learns that he is a father to an eight year old girl named Hayley. Both of them are thrilled to have her and accept her with open arms. ...more
Nov 19, 2011 Susan65 rated it liked it
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Karen K
I loved revisiting Riley and Jack and seeing how their life together is working out. The relationship is just so sweet, definitely not perfect, but sweet and loving and realistic. I liked how Jack accepted Riley's daughter with open arms yet there was still some apprehension on Riley's part about how everything was going to go. Saddling a new husband with an 8 year old wasn't an easy decision but I think Riley and Jack will score big when it comes to being daddies. The plot was fun and tense and ...more
Dec 13, 2011 Cay rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Jack and Riley and their crazy family from 'gay Dallas' are back.

It was as much a soap opera as the first one, but I can't say that I loved it as much as The Heart of Texas, still it was pretty good.

It was great to see Jack and Riley as an established couple. I would've been happier with a different main plot than the 'surprise child' one, but it wasn't bad, and Hayley was cute. All in all, I'm about 90% satisfied with this funny and - of course - very hot book.
Tami (synchro from BL)
1,5 stars.

This was sickenly saccharine. My teeth, my head, generally ouch.
Nothing special and not original in any way.

The little girl was too perfect, the couple soooo in luuuuuuv.

It was really not sweet anymore.

Now that I look back at it, I ask myself why I even give it the half star above bad - not sure, maybe the fact that it did have a gay cowboy?

Fairy / Anna
Very sweet and very easy. Maybe even too sweet and easy :P I was expecting something more, definitely something different.
What can I say, nothing is perfect.
Nov 19, 2011 Tana rated it really liked it
I love RJ Scott writing, it was nice to catch up with Jack and Riley and their new addition to their family.

Nov 22, 2011 Stacey rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, con-rom, i-own, cowboys
It's so good to come home to Jack and Riley. Every time one of them muttered, yelled or spit out "it's Campbell-Hayes" I smiled. Every time Jack called Riley "het-boy" I smiled. And every moment where Jack did just as Jack has always done - be welcoming, accepting, understanding and fiercely protective - I fell a little bit more in love with him. Riley, on the other hand, is still growing up. He's taken some big steps since we first met him in Heart of Texas as the blackmailer who forced Jack in ...more
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“The OIG have pulled in the FBI.

Jeez, it's letter hell. Jack snorted, but Riley didn't crack a smile.”
“It's my turn, cowboy," Riley said, "so I'm guessin' you need to be gettin' on with some fingers in your ass.” 3 likes
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