The Texan's Reward (Wife Lottery #4)
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Many years ago, Texas Ranger Jacob Dalton befriended a young orphaned girl named Nell (who he fondly calls “Two Bits”) and they had been the best of friends ever since. But years later, Nell is now a full grown woman and Jacob is having ...more
Not much happens in the way of relationship until 90% of the book. The characters spent very little time together throughout the book. The plot was very uninteresting too. Very little happens.
The heroine wants to marry another man because she doesn't want to burden Jake. Jake refuses to let her marry. Then at the end of the book, Jake turns around and tells her that she should consider marrying the other man... See what I mean? This isn't at 50% into the book, but the ...more
I have to admit-I was disappointed in this book. Mostly because I got to love Nell in the previous books and the romance between her and Jacob Dalton seemed very interesting. Oh, well...
Here's the story. In A Texan's Luck, Nell suffers an injury and is unable to move freely, she's in a wheelchair. Her life is also endangered by the bullet still lodged in her back, near her spine. She's in pain. Having pushed Jacob away awhile ago she decided to buy herself a husband, placing an ad. Hearin ...more
Jacob Dalton, a Texas Ranger, comes "home" to Nell to stop her from marrying a man, any man. She put an ad in some papers for a husband, by name only, so she can have a last name and they can run her properties. Nell was in an accident in the previous book and is now confined to a wheelchair. She thinks that she has no hope for a happy future, and doesn ...more
I have loved this series but like many I felt let down on this addition to the series. Not sure exactly what it was but I just didn't feel as connected ...more
i looved it :D and ended up reading the whole book with a big grin on my face... at some point the book was actually very sad... because Nell (the heroine) cant walk coz of an accident that happened in book 3, but she doesnt give up the thought of ever walking gain and so she tries and tries... sometimes its sad to look her struggle but its worth the feeling you get at the end of the book when shes finally able to run again ...more
Sad sad sad
I almost gave it 2 stars
I liked the main characters earlier (in the previous 3 books) but here, their arguments, stubbornness and sadness is just overwhelming
The book was mainly 2 themes: Nell struggling with her condition & Dalton being lured in then pushed off :S
then there is some secondary characters who all had sad stories
-Heroine was annoying.
-Hero was annoying.
-There was no emotion, which is something I've noticed with Jodi Thomas's historical westerns so far.
-I didn't feel like there was any reason for the Hero and Heroine to fall in love.
-It's pretty boring, especially toward the end.
-I made it toward the end, except for a few chapters which I skimmed over.
My rating system:
1 star— Nope, not for me. Couldn't even finish it.
2 stars—Not good. I finished the book, but it was nothing specia ...more
As usual, Jodi Thomas blended out every other main character in the books but the two lovers themselves, Lacy, Bailee and Sarah being only mentioned.
This was even more extreme in this installment than the first three. I get it, Ms. Thomas apparently loathes side stories. Living in a world of romances th ...more
As the story went, I felt like I could slap Nell on her face. But I realized that if I were in her shoes, I might do the same, refusing Jacob's marriage proposal.
It's a bit funny when one by one people started to show up on Nell's porch. There were so many new characters in this book. Started from t ...more
Jacob is beginning to see Nell in a new light since an injury took the use of her legs. When he learns she's placed an add for a husband "in name only," he rides three days to talk some sense into the stubborn girl he's known for ten years. Two Bits, as he's come t ...more
In spite of my love for the good ranger, however, I almost gave this 3 stars instead of 4. Even though none of the other books were what you'd call "steamy" this one felt extra chaste. I know part of that was due to the heroine's condition but I still wanted a bit more lovin'. I also found the whole "I love you but you deserve better than me" plot device a bit tired. And this isn't a biggie but, I was bummed about what Farrow was r ...more
It left me sad because you spend the whole book/series getting to know the characters so well, and then it just ends and you catch the tiniest glimpse of their future, and their growing old together, and even now it just makes me want to cry. :'(
The heroine and hero are not perfect... They have too many flaws yet they fall in love with each other irrevocably...
Nell is the victim of an accident in which a bullet is lodged beside her spine due to which she can't walk. Jacob has saved Nell too many times from trouble becoming her own ranger. When wants to buy a husband for herself, Jacob wants to save her from this insanity. Though Nell loves her ranger she wants him to have a perfect wife. So, she rejects his proposal.
But, our oh so ra
I was really looking forward to Jacob and Nell's story and it was good. It had a nice flow and some great secondary characters (Nell's strays). but I had to knock it down a star because of a few reasons.
I missed the feisty Nell and I wanted to get to know Jacob a little more.
I also missed the characters from the previous books. That's one of my favorite things about a series.
(view spoiler)[ what about the mystery of Zeb's gold? Not a deal breaker, just an expectation. (hi ...more
It mentioned the characters from the other books, but we don't see them again. It felt disjointed from the rest of the series.
I did like ...more