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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
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
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
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
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
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There's two ways to look at this book...if you look at it as an erotica novel it's actually pretty good. If you look at it as a law enforcement novel, well yeah...not so much. Is this book hot...OH HELL YEAH! Riley and Conner are definitely H. O. T. together. They burn up the page and the erotic scenes are well done. But the actual plot of the story is overly contrived and the sheer number of guys obsessing over each other and setting up an innumerable number of pseudo love triangles is a little ...more
Lena Polskaia
Jan 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance
Un sympathique moment de lecture, dans la même veine légère, chaude et sexy que Texas sauvage, avec les même travers également (manque de profondeur et excès de facilités) . Riley, le beau médecin passionné qui avait tenté de séduire Lane, se remet doucement de sa déception sentimentale quand il rencontre Connor dans des circonstances assez extrêmes. Les deux hommes se retrouvent deux mois plus tard près d'un étang, et c'est l'embrasement des sens. Très vite (trop vite !) une relation sérieuse e ...more
Lexi Ander
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella

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
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Jane (PS)
Enjoyable but it didn't grip me. The MCs had some smokin' sex talk and smexing; there is decent friction at the very beginning, but the whole package wasn't fulfilling. The couple from book 1 (Texas Hard) were just annoying for all that I understand the author had to tie up a loose end. I was more interested in Erick :)
Cathy Brockman
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Eric Renoult
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Alors nous retrouvons ici le personnage de Riley qui nous avait intrigué et dont nous espérions qu’il trouve le bonheur aussi.

Avant toute chose il faut bien tenir compte que les différents tomes de cette série forment un tout, il ne s’agit pas du style de série où chaque tome peut être indépendant. Ici ils sont liés les uns aux autres, et on retrouve les personnages précédents à chaque fois.

Même l’intrigue principale est répartie entres les opus. Ce qui explique que au niveau de l’histoire on ai
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
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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Texas Ranger Connor and Doctor Riley (his last name, you have to read the book to find out his first and middle name because I am not revealing it) Get together in this sequel to Texas Rough.
We meet up with Gresh and Lane. Connor is very possessive of Riley and goes into a rage at the thought of Riley being with anyone else. not only do we have this drama, but Erick, Connor's work partner was Kidnapped by a cartel and held captive and tortured for information for about a year. He is rescued and
Aug 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: pdf, mm, cops, contemporary
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
Shelby P
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Marinieves Cordero
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
I liked this one a lot better than the first.
It didn't go into crazy people trying to kill them for no apparent reason...which helped greatly.

It had some good steamy scenes. If your going in, for an easy read, with some heat...then this is pretty good. If your going in for an involved story line...keep looking.

The story was entertaining. Lane and Gresh are here too. The attraction between Lane and Ryder is still present....but I'm glad Ryder is getting over Lane.

I was rooting for Ryder and Conno
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
Series review.

Some parts were better than others, and for a lot of this series I was cursing and wanting to throw my iPad, but I read the lot. I still can't believe I did (a wee bit of skimming involved - don't think i missed much). Like a train crash—needed to see it all play out for some godforsaken reason. The end of book 5 had me so close to giving it a 1, for the lot, I was so cranky! But seeing as I was drawn along for the whole ride I will average it at 2. But it was JUST okay.
Katia Katia
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ce livre est chaud, très chaud. Plus que le premier tome, j'ai adoré les passages où Connor décrivait à Riley ce qu'il avait envie de lui faire.
J'ai beaucoup aimé l'histoire de Riley et de Connor mais j'aurais aimé en savoir un peu plus sur le passé de Connor.
Sinon, j'ai passé un excellent moment en leur compagnie et j'attends avec impatience le tome 3 qui sera sur Erick et je l'espère Sterling.
Melissa Mcentyre
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sara York's Texas Soul Book 2 is a wonderful story. Texas Hard tells Dr. Riley and Connor's, a Texas Ranger, story. They meet at an accident scene while Connor is on a case. Then we get to see how they work on their attraction inspire of each of their crazy schedules. Sara keeps us connected to Crazy Hills Ranch and the events moving along there. Loved the twist and connections that continue in this series. Now on to Texas Twist

Thanks Sara York & Good Writing
Monica Clarke
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loving this series, Virgin Bluebell! Yeah I'd never reveal that to another living soul either if my parents had been that cruel to me.
Conner & Riley, wow and there was me thinking that Gresh & Lanes story was hot, the passion between Connor & Riley is off the chain! Just when you think you have the plot figured out, Sara throws you another curveball and takes the story somewhere else.
Absolutely freaking love this series.
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a nice easy read. I liked that Riley got over Lane and was completely devoted to Conner. But Gresh and Lane were annoying. I didn’t like the mixed messages they were giving to Conner and even though I would love to see Erick find his happiness in Book 3, I really don’t want to see where the sexual tension between Riley, Conner, Gresh and Lane is leading up to. 3.5 stars
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I liked this book better than the first. I liked everything about it. The sex scenes between Connor and Riley were so hot. I'm a huge fan of interracial love stories so I'm a happy girl. I like how Connor was submissive in the bedroom but dominate at work. He was not a pushover. I'm excited for the next book.
Dec 27, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Jenn C
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Another hodgepodge storey, although it is nice to see Riley as more than the evil one trying to steal Lane. There is so much potential if the characters were flashed out a bit more and the book completely told both stories the thriller/cop and the small town love storey. I really was never vested into either since there was so little of both.
Denise Koopman
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book 1 I read a long time ago. So glad I stumbled back and got the rest in this series. Loved this. Riley and Connor have great chemistry. I have to say that Lane and Gresh are jerks.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. :)

Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
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