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Zane (The McKades of Texas #1)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  467 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
She’s looking for safety…

Kellan Anderson is in hillbilly hell—or at least that’s what it feels like. After enduring endless counts of abuse from her now ex-boyfriend, Kellan makes a run for her life and finds herself in cowboy country. Leaving her fancy clothes and expensive lifestyle behind her, she trades in her high heels for cowboy boots and changes her name to Andi Fo
Published August 7th 2012 by Kimberly Lewis
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I receiving an eBook from the author via Making Connections in exchange for a review. My thoughts are my own.

Holy. Hot. Cowboys. Not just hot, but 'Did it just get hot in here, HAWT'! And there is more than one, so it gives promise of future 'hotness' down the line. Promise is never a bad thing!

It's like Sleeping with the Enemy meets Dukes of Hazard, but in the best possible way. It's got that city girl becomes a 'fish out of water' feel to it... just the descriptions alone of Andie first hearin
Oct 14, 2014 Gaele rated it really liked it
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Stars: Overall 4 Narration 3 Story 4

A contemporary small-town Texas setting is the backdrop for this romance. Carrying a feel that is reminiscent of stories written 10 – 15 years ago, Kimberly Lewis brings us the McKade family and the ‘new girl’ Andi, just trying to adjust to the very different country she finds herself hiding in.

While there aren’t any great new reinventions of the wheel here, Lewis develops Andi (Kellan) and Zane with flair, and each of the secondary charact
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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Few weeks back I listened to Zane by Kimberly Lewis. At first, I was a little confused, because the heroine's accent didn't match the other characters. I assumed she was from Texas too. Yeah, never assume. It's not until later in the story (extremely later) that we find out where she's from, and that's when everything became clear. That aha moment. I hate being late to the party on that account. It could have been, because the narration or the fact the author didn't sha
Cait Lavender
Aug 23, 2012 Cait Lavender rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What does one hot cowboy, a girl on the run and a middle-of-nowhere hick town make? A really cute western chick-lit story that is bound to entertain. That’s exactly what this is.

When I first started to read Zane, I was a little worried. The plot is a little tired and a bit predictable. Girl runs from evil ex into the arms of a strong man who falls for her and protects her from said boogie-man. That said, I found myself really enjoying the little touches Lewis uses to take that storyline and make
May 29, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I purchased this one on an Amazon whim because I was needing a quick cowboy fix. If you've read modern western romance it is going to be predictable, but you will enjoy it just the same. This book was everything I wanted it to be. It has your typical out of place character fighting not to fall in love with someone who equally doesn't want to fall in love with them.... we all know how that ends up. It also contained the suspense of
Apr 01, 2015 Heather rated it liked it
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This was a good story with likable characters. The plot was predictable, but was still enjoyable.

Andi, aka Kellan, is a woman on the run from her abusive ex. She decides to start over by running from her past and making some questionable decisions along the way. At first I did not like her. She came off snobby and had a "I am too good for this" attitude, but once she meets Belle that seems to change. You realize she is not used to kindness and people doing nice things for her and that helps to s
This story is about Kellen a girl on the run from her abusive boyfriend. She is vain and obnoxious and not someone I would give a penny too. She only thinks of herself and I was very loathsome to read more about her. However that changed when she came into the town of Buford, TX and met Zane. At first they despised each other. He has been burned before and does not relish going through that again.

As they work through their relationship she keeps her situation including her name a secret. Zane kn
Ruthie Taylor
Jun 01, 2015 Ruthie Taylor rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this audiobook to listen to and review for Wicked Reads

I am generally a reader, not a listener, but with a few long road trips booked, this was the perfect opportunity to review an audiobook. I have to say I really enjoyed the experience, and on the whole, thought the narration was well done. I liked that it was a woman reading - for some reason a woman can get away with doing a man's dialogue much better that the other way around. So if you fancy giving your eyes a res
Oct 29, 2012 Tana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zane (The McKades of Texas #1) by Kimberly Lewis

I received this book from Kimberly Lewis as I signed up for her blog tour through our group Making Connections. I knew I had to sign up as I loved Kimberly’s other novel When the Heart Falls. I enjoy Kimberly’s writing, Zane is well written and flows smoothly, it’s what I call my Sunday’s read. It has everything I enjoy in my romance novels i.e. hot sexy cowboys!

In this novel we meet Kellan Anderson who is on the run from her ex boyfriend trying t
May 26, 2013 Layla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kellan finally succeeds in escaping from her violent boyfriend and his dubious friends and runs scared, stealing a car and driving as fast and as far away from Vince as she can get. She stops in a diner off the beaten track and meets a kind woman who senses that she needs help. Bella helps her to find a job and even provides her with a bundle of clothes that had been headed for a charity.

Zane's first encounter with the woman in the red Benz simply raises his hackles. His truck had broken down, l
Roberta Capizzi
When I first started reading the book I got hooked and was sure I was going to love the book. I bought this and book number 2 (Norah) at the same time, because it sounded like a series I was going to love.
Unfortunately it didn't deliver what it had promised in the first chapters. Some parts were a little slow and seemed to drag, until the plot twist that I'd been expecting from chapter one (because it was expected that the man Kellan/Andi was running from would eventually find her). But when th
Oct 21, 2012 Sheri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Though I do not generally read westerns, I love cowboys, and this book was a nice change for me from my usual. Zane is a fun, entertaining story. Though the plot was predictable, I enjoyed the way Kimberly Lewis told the story. She was able to bring her characters to life in such a way that they were believable, likeable, and the cowboys were sexy as hell. Lewis was able to bring out individual personalities, and you felt like you got to know each character. Lewis made the romance fun and ...more
Kellan/Andi and Zane. Andi comes across as a self centered snob at the beginning of the book, but her character grows under difficult circumstances. She is on the run from her psycho ex-boyfriend. After stealing a car and pissing off the local hotty (Zane), she chooses this small town in texas to hide herself away. Zane doesn't trust women and knows that there is something Andi is hiding. When he finds he can't get the info from her by being an asshat, he trys laying on the charm. You can see ...more
Dianne Sidebottom
May 22, 2015 Dianne Sidebottom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a different genre to read. Light reading but the story of developing love between Zane n Andi came out along with having great family characters. The next book Norah is my next to read to follow her romance development which keeps the McKade family in its midst n then there is Luke. (I don't like the attitude that we are people's possession but that is the reality for victims who are trapped in their situation. Death seems more appealing than the abuse.) Thanks for writing about this issue Kim.
Susan Boettcher
Oct 12, 2015 Susan Boettcher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book.

Great love story. I'm a Ranchers daughter and I love country love story. I married to a cowboy so I love western love stories. As I said in the review's to Nora that I could not put these books down and can't wait for Luke . Please keep writing great books. I really enjoyed them.
Dec 25, 2014 ILSE CIPRICH rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read

I love the story of Zane and Andi (Kellian) how start out fighting against their attraction for each other and then they come together. I like the suspense in the story too, as she trays and gets away from the crazy abusive ex-boyfriend. I recommend this to everyone to read.
Feb 10, 2015 LOIS C. RAWSON rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

How can you please everyone with a lot of how to escape a rotten relationship- well this author does it with a lot of highs and lows. Everything else in a good story of course has a lot of love and how wrong that love can go terribly wrong
This author does it all very interesting and well

Jul 07, 2013 Kirsty rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like the characters in the book and the ending started well! However in the middle it just flopped for me an dragged! It has never taken me 4 days to finish a book but I just couldn't get back into it. I'm afraid it's only 2 stars for me
I picked this up for my "Z" in an A-Z challenge and it was perfect. It's a fairly predictable read but it's short and sweet. I enjoyed it and since I've never read this author, I was pleased with how everything turned out.
Donna Porter
Jun 18, 2013 Donna Porter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first of Kimberly Lewis that I have read and I enjoyed it so much I can't wait for the next one to come out. It was a great story between Zane and Andi and their up and down romance a great book
Michele A. Blank
May 26, 2015 Michele A. Blank rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Happily Ever After

Very nice story with great characters. The development of both is done with excellent style. While the plot follows the basic romance formula, it is an excellent read and I look forward to the next one.
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Kimberly Lewis' ZANE reminded me of an Old School Lori Wilde mixed with a Susan Andersen, with the humor, great secondary characters and a sweet and sexy romance.

Great start to the McKades of Texas Series, and a must-read!!
Aug 25, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars

Review coming September 11th, as part of a blog tour!
Jan 07, 2013 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a nice book that is a good easy read. The story has been around for years but I liked the cowboy twist.
Dr. Bronwyn Ph.D of Smutology
Just a little bland unfortunately. The characters were likeable but there wasn't much to them and emotionally we didn't get much further than being told what they were feeling.
Donna Thornton
Jul 13, 2015 Donna Thornton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I would recommend this book for a quick read. But always they cut it off to soon. Can't wait for the next one.
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Bestselling author Kimberly Lewis writes sweet, sexy contemporary romances filled with heart and humor.

Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this country girl caught the creative bug at an early age, doing everything from drawing to writing short stories. After dabbling in many genres, Kimberly rediscovered her love of romance stories and soon after published her first novel.

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