Trouble in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas #4)
Inheriting the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas can spell trouble for a girl's reputation . . . especially when she's Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble's prim and proper librarian. Yet when she discovers a buck-naked cowboy handcuffed to a four-poster bed, she forgets all about the town gossips. Elizabeth has sworn off men, but the stranger'...more
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Branston Cates is on his way to his brother, Bubba's wedding in Bramble, Texas, but stops on his way to check out Miss Hattie’s Henhouse, the famous Texas bordello. Like his brother Bubba, Brant believes that answers to the family curse that has plagued the Cates for years may lie at the one hundred year-old whorehouse. Elizabeth Murphy is Bramble's librarian. She's a pillar of society, a little shy and awkward and at thirty-seven considered an old maid by some. She's also Hattie's new...more
The tale begins at Miss Hattie’s Henhouse once a place men traveled to from miles around for good brandy, fine Cuban cigars and lovely ladies; the home is crumbling but Brant Cates goes there sea...more
Brant you hottie...You just need some help with the committment end of things...
Liked it...but wanted more exploration from a 37 yr old virgin and her 38yr old cherry popper!
You know the saying, ‘it takes a village’? Well, while it might not be raising a child, this book is full of unusual characters that raise it to something downright wonderful. This cast of crazy and kooky characters was awesome. From the strange old man who tells stories to anyone who’ll listen, to the library patron with a penchant for Scooby Doo novels, Miz Lane has created something special with Trouble in Texas.
Elizabeth Murphy, an uptight librarian, is known as the...more
Elizabeth Murphy owns the henhouse now, so Minnie and the others call her after the shooting. Elizabeth is a librarian, and she doesn’t want anyon...more
Blog rating: C-
Brant is on his way to his brother’s wedding when he stops off at Miss Hattie’s Henhouse hoping to learn the truth about his great-grandfather’s murder. He ends up shot, drugged and handcuffed to a bed, held by three old women, or hens as they liked to be called. The actual owner of the house, Elizabeth, shows up there to warn the women that she’s planning to sell their home when she finds Brant. Since he’s still high on whatever drug the o...more
Fourth in the Deep in the Heart of Texas romance series. The couple focus is on Brant Cates and Elizabeth Murphy in the town of Bramble, Texas.
Love that sign! "Trespassers will be Prostituted". Makes a nice change from the usual. And be sure to take time out to read the Henhouse rules at the beginning of each chapter...too funny. Right along with "dip into her like a tortilla chip into hot salsa".
Whoo-whee...Lane has definitely caught my attention. I was getting pretty sleepy and thought...more
Elizabeth Murphy is the quintessential prim and proper small town librarian. She doesn’t want the town to know of her family’s sordid past – that is is related to women who used to work at the local ‘hen house’. In fact she owns and is looking after the elderly he...more
Brant Cates is looking for anyway to lift the Cates curse. His first order of business is to find out what really happened to his grandfather and hope his luck wi...more
Trouble in Texas is the fourth book in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series, and this series just gets better and better. I mean seriously I want to move to Bramble, Texas!!! This is one of those great series that have you laughing and involved with the love story. And this one takes place in the most famous whorehouse in Texas!!
Brant Cates is the oldest Cates brother, and he is on the shit list of the whole town of Bramble. If you...more
Elizabeth inherited the infamous “Hen House” – now the residence of three old “Hens” but the librarian in Bramble, Texas had no intentions of keeping the house or having anything to do with the place. That included letting anyone know that she was the owner of the run down old home. Unfortunately the three “off their rockers” crazy ladies had other ideas. Ideas that included the kidnapping, shooting (well they only winged his arm) and drugging of the very sexy man t...more
Inheriting the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas can spell trouble for a girl's reputation . . . especially when she's Elizabeth Murphy, Bramble's prim and proper librarian. Yet when she discovers a buck-naked cowboy handcuffed to a four-poster bed, she forgets all about the town gossips. Elizabeth has sworn off men, but the stranger's kisses melt her resolve faster than ice cream on a hot summer day.
Waking up in Miss Hattie's Henhouse isn't how Brant Cates reckoned on...more
Elizabeth Murphy is the prim and proper, small town librarian and the secret owner of the town’s notorious house of ill repute. Raised by a man hating mother she has never really had...more
Who knew a cat house or I should say a "HEN" house could be so complex and and important to so many people.
Did they solve the Cates Curse? Well, you will have to read it to find out. They do solve a whole lot of heartache for a whole lot of people, restore a...more
The hero Brant is a bit two dimensional. Because his grandfather (whom he never knew and I gather his father didn't either o...more
The romance was so-so. But I find myself having a lot of similarities with the heroine, Elizabeth Murphy.
Librarian. Loves books and organizing. High chance that people think she's going to be an old maid.
Yup. A lot of similarities. Hahaha!
Although the love story wasn't exactly wow, Elizabeth Murphy finding a love life at age of 37 gives me hope. Wahahaha!
Anyway, on to the book...
The introduction of grumpy, but funny old ladies is a good move. It gives the reader something more interesti...more
Where Branston Cates learns that revenge isn't always what you think you need. He's lived his life believed that the Cates family has been cursed since ancestor William Cates was gunned down in Bramble for a mistake that wasn't his. Turns out that what the family thinks about William's death wasn't true and the events that the family believe were a curse may have really just been bad luck.
Small town librarian Elizabeth Murphy has never had much exc...more
Es chocante la mezcla de feminismo bien entendido y ramalazos misóginos que tiene esta serie, imagino que el corazón de Texa...more
The quick of it--- Elizabeth has just inherited a hen house that com...more
Brant: I wasn't overly impressed with him. One, his fantasies about Miss Hattie were odd-either belonging in a supernatural type book or a series that allows for some degree of magic connections-or creepy-in that he is fantasies about a dead ancestor. It didn't really belong in a Texas book, and I felt it took away from believing his interest in Elizabeth as herself and not her connection to Mi...more
Brant shows up at the old Mrs Hattie's hen house to find out who murdered his grandfather. He had no intention of being held there for a night of falling for Elizabeth the new owner. Elizabeth has had a time with the old hens that are living at Mrs Hattie's she shows up to talk with them no expecting to find a man held captive, handcuffed to a bed and naked. She also had no idea the man was THE main who wanted to shut down the oil company in her small town. No one would like to find...more
For inquiring minds.... This is the fourth book in the author's "Deep in the Heart of Texas" series. I have not read the other three, but this book stands on its own. I must say that now that I fell in love with this one, I am going to scoop up the other ones. I seem to be adding Western Romance to my genre; there is something about a man with in a cowboy hat...
This was a quick and fun read. I found myself in stitches within the first few...more
A funny romantic read.
I will be honest here and tell you that what attracted me to this book was that very enticing cover. Isn't it awesome? And the good news is that the book is not bad either. So it was a win-win for me!
TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSTITUTED
Brant is a man with a painful past who is certainly not looking for love and who is determined to find the solution to the curse of his family. He believes that it all centers around his great-grandfather's mu...more
Brant Cates is on his way to attend his brother’s wedding, but he decides to take a side stop at the famous Henhouse, believing it’s abandoned. But some of the old hens are still living in the Henhouse and they don’t like strangers on their land. The story goes that Brant...more
I've read all of Katie's books that take place in Bramble, TX. I believe this is one of my favorite. It is full of humor, suspense, and realistic relationships between family. The most impressive thing about TROUBLE IN TEXAS was the way Katie made Brant, a rather unloveable character, someone that I wanted more from. She certainly redeemed him from previous books.
Elizabeth is a great character, independent and hard...more
1) Lineage: There is a huge red herring that prevents readers from wanting the couple to be together. In the prologue, the hero’s male ancestor dies in the arms of a woman we are lead to believe is the heroine’s ancestor. So until page 282 of a 320 page book, the readers will believe that the couple could be related and in a heavy sexual relationship. It was weird.
2) Whorehouse: Miss Hat...more
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It was heatstroke. It had to be. There was no other way to explain a thirty-eight-year-old man flexing and posing for a woman like some goddamned body builder in a competition.
And the worst part about it was she didn't even pay him the slightest bit of attention.”