Trouble in Texas
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
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!
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
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
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
The quick of it--- Elizabeth has just inherited a hen house that com ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
And cheesy it was, full of outdated librarian stereotypes (seriously--sensible brown suits and shoes--on a 30-something year old?!), way too many "old maid" references (again, for a 30-something year old in present-day?!), and general goofiness. But it was also pretty good, with an interesting plot ...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
Lane gave me a delightful tale that had me laughing, crying, giggling and sighing! This was a fast paced story, with wonderful characters that I connected too and had me buying the previous books in the series. Like a lot of the series I love each book can be read as a standalone and centers on a couple.
The tale b ...more
It's really unexpected, Elizabeth a proper librarian from previous book is the owner of the Miss Hattie's Henhouse the most notorious house of ill repute in Texas. When she got a call from of the hen that tell her there was a problem at the Henhouse, she never expected to see a man handcuffed in bed. The str ...more
Publish Date: Out now
How I got this book: ARC from the publisher via Netgalley
Get ready for the newest novel in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series.
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, s ...more
For Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Legend has it, William Frances Cates, great-grandfather of Brant Cates, was shot and killed by Sheriff Murdock over a hundred years ago. The shooting was the result of a dispute relating to a dedication plaque for the town of Bramble. The legend goes on to state that the dispute was about money. William was commissioned to make a plaque for the town hall. The building of the town hall fell behind schedule, thus the p ...more
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Legend has it, William Frances Cates, great-grandfather of Brant Cates, was shot and killed by Sheriff Murdock over a hundred years ago. The shooting was the result of a dispute relating to a dedication plaque for the town of Bramble. The legend goes on to state that the dispute was about money. William was commissioned to make a plaque for the town hall. The building of the town hall fell behind schedule, thus the plaque William presented had the ...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.”