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Texas Hard (Texas Soul #2)

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TEXAS HARD by Sara York

Texas Soul Series - Welcome to Texas where men are rough, hard and twisted!

Spurned by his heart’s desire, Riley’s aching for a fight, and he finds one with Connor, a sexy Texas lawman. Attraction fires between them, but Riley walks away, ignoring the lust between he and Connor...Until weeks later he’s caught trespassing on Connor’s new property--Nake...more
ebook, 82 pages
Published August 12th 2012 by Sara York (first published August 11th 2012)
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Nile Princess
Ok, so technically I should have hated this book. There were at least three things that usually make a book groan worthy for me - Instalove (gasp!), guys talking about their feelings (ugh) and lingering exes..but somehow the book just worked! I LOVED Connor and Riley. Their relationship, though it wasn't the slowest one ever established, felt natural because the author was sure to include details about their busy lives. They grabbed time when they could and this made the progression natural. I c...more
Serena Yates
This is one of those sequels which are more interesting to me because the villain (or, in this case, jealous jerk) from book one becomes one of the main characters in book two. I am always fascinated how seeing things from that character's side suddenly clarifies the situation and explains some of the issues I had with him in the first book. And even though neither of the main characters is a cowboy, Lane and Gresh are still there, and actually, Lane and Connor are so hot together, adding the co...more
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Lily Pilly
I am glad Riley found his life-time partner in this book. Rile and Connor were a nice mixture of yumminess and sweetness in my opinion. I again noticed the Mills & Boon like quality in this series of Sara York's and found it nice that both books remained similar: a very sweet and steamy romance.
I simply loved Connor's jealousy and possessiveness towards Riley. I love the way Sara York creates cute jealous lovers into her books.....still so far no hero is as sweet as Gresh for me...I still g...more
Lexi Ander

Loved this. Riley and Connor have great chemistry. I could just see them bumping chest, all angry and sexy. The sex was smokin' and I enjoyed the plot. I have to say that Lane and Gresh are jerks but that's just my opinion. It was like they were unconsciously paying Riley back for all problems he caused earlier. Erick just broke my heart and I can't wait to read his story. I hope Sterling is in it, too. :)

4.5 Stars
Cathy Brockman
iley is leaving Lane and Gresh’s commitment ceremony, his emotions raw. He runs upon an accident and stops to help being a doctor. He has a confrontation with the lawman there, not only does he want to hit him but to …well other things to him too. A month or so later Riley is taking a dip in the pond next to his property when a man confronts him. It is Connor the Texas Ranger; he hasn’t been quite able to get off his mind. Things lead from confrontation again to Riley getting to… well what he wa...more
Note: This review is for the series and as such, does not contain a lot of detail about the plot because it would be way too spoilerish! If you want to know more about the specifics of each book, check out the blurbs.

The Texas Soul series consists of six books which I pretty much read back to back.

The series starts with Texas Rough which focuses on one couple, Lane and Gresham, and is largely set on Gresh's family ranch where Lane is the foreman. It also introduces another main character, Rile...more
It's a nice book by itself. However, I have to evaluate it as part of the trilogy as what happen later would seriously affect the way you see the characters in this book.

The following review covers the Texas Trilogy (as the author herself calls them). The reason is they're closely related, wrapped in the third book.

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I liked this story of Riley and Connor and was glad Riley found his man. I thought the whole jealousy thing was a bit overplayed but I guess it's all part of the deal with Connor's past. I still liked them as a couple. We get to see Lane and Gresh at home in this one as a couple which is nice. I am anxious to read Erick's story and I think it'll be a good one. He's been through a lot, so his road won't be easy at all.

There were some editing problems in this one (like stints - when it should be...more
Shelby P
I really liked this book, moreso than the first one. I love how Riley and Connor met. The sexual tension coming off of them at the accident was palpable. It was nice that they were both big guys. I love that even though Connor is black, a big deal wasn't made out of it.

The sex was hot. I like that Connor wanted to be tied up and bossed around. But he was still strong. Loved when he pushes Riley up against the wall. Like that they were both versatile too ;-)

There were some things that I rolled my...more
Marinieves Cordero
Book 2 of the series. This one is about Riley and Connor. Riley , we met on book one Texas Rough. Connor is Texas Ranger and is in the middle of an accident when they saw each other first. After two months they see each other on Connor's property. The relationship is plaque by the influence of Lane putting doubts in Connor's head. They declared their love. Also in this story we meet Erick , Connor's partner at the Rangers who had been abducted. This story ends with Connor and Riley's love promis...more
I really love the relationship that continues to develop and strengthen between Lane and Gresh, but am concerned that Riley may continue with his pursuit of Lane. Even the love he professes for Connor, a hunky Texas Ranger, doesn't seem to stem his feelings.

At the end of the book, Gresh and Lane both professed their love, or attraction, for Riley and Connor. I don't see this 'openness' about their feelings leading to a good place, for any of them. Especially since 'the Riley Factor' is still th...more
May 07, 2014 Fab rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: cowboys, m-m
Loving how these stories blend into each other. Now for the next one.
I didn't know this was book two in a series when I read it. It is not successful as a stand alone book, because so much time was spent revisiting past characters and establishing sequel bait in new ones. I found it frustrating walking into this book without having read book one. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first book.
These guys were so sweet that I just wanted to crawl in bed and snuggle with them. Nice story with no angst. I didn't read the first story in the series but the talked about it enough that I didn't need to. Riley and Connor hit it off from the beginning and they easily, fit together. Don't let the cover fool you, that is not a woman. Lol
Christopher Carter
With Lane and Gresh on the path to happiness we follow Riley and Connor. These characters make you care and really get the reader involved in the story. The reader feels the frustration and the anger and love that these characters feel and that just makes this story all the more worth reading
Riley witnesses an automobile crash and goes to help. He meets Connor, and sparks fly between them. I love how the author deals with the emotions of each, their feelings on their relationship, and dealing with Connor's jealousy over Riley's ex. A great read.
Veronica / V
Huge improvement compare to book one.
Very nice story, two charming MC's.
A few issues that stop me from giving 5 stars, but never mind.
Still quite good.
I can't wait to read the next sequel, I hope that one will be a real winner.
Nicole Colville
Great sequel, i was happy to see another happy and sexy couple find each other. I bought the next book as soon as i finished this because i couldn't wait to read more about the wonderful men in these books.
3.5 stars

Well it ended and I had a smile on my face, so I guess that's all I can really ask for.
Mary Davis
In spite of the unrealistic pace, and somewhat sappy expressions of feelings, it did pass the time.
3.5 stars. For me, the first book was better.
Crys Harris
Serious whiners. I wanted to slap everyone.
A great book, you must read it.
really enjoyable
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