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Flirting with Texas

(Deep in the Heart of Texas #5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  587 ratings  ·  72 reviews

On her own in the Big Apple, Jenna Jay Scroggs can handle herself when trouble arises. But when she tries to rescue a horse, the passionate do-gooder ends up on a runaway Central Park carriage ride with a hunky stranger. With his sexy drawl and well-worn Levis, Beauregard Cates is doing his darnedest to make Jenna homesick for the smal
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Published July 30th 2013 by Forever (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aղցela W.
Spoiler Ahead This was book five in the "Deep in the Heart of Texas" series and although I gave this book 4 stars it had some annoying moments for me. In previous book we learned Beau had cancer and went through the horrendous treatment to get rid of it which not only changed the color of his hair to silver but also changed his outlook on life and not for the better. When the last test he's gotten showed something on the x-ray instead of sticking around and finding out if the cancer was back ...more
Anna's Herding Cats
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup

*girly sigh* I just love a cowboy. And Katie Lane can write some damn fine cowboys. There's just something about them that totally sucks me in. Flirting with Texas was a quite the time. It's fun and for the most part a light read. A little silly now and again and perfect for a good chuckle. Hell, I mean really the hero and the heroine were a town.

I enjoyed both of the characters but sometimes Jenna's passion for so many causes was a bit too
May 21, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, romance, 2013
Maybe it is me, but the antics of the town are wearing thin for me as are the hens at the henhouse. In both cases a little goes a long way. I found the romance between Beau and Jenna Jay to me meh...instead I was more interested in what was going on between Marcy and the pastor, wish that would have been more of the main story.
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cowboy
I love this series and this town! Even better this time around is a two-fer love story, with a secondary story edging in and around

We finally cross our Scroggs and Cates with Beau and Jenna Jay. It could have been a sob fest with Beau's cancer but luckily it was pushed back. It was a fun romp with some stubborn people and that secondary story, that was just sweet!
Jan 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
Wow! What a crappy story!!! Huge disappointment for me. I hated Jenna. She's too much of an activist and frankly it was corny. I didn't like that Beauregard kept dogging her figure and saying how he liked more boobs and butt. His attraction to her jumped out of nowhere! ...more
Nate Brightman
Flirting in Texas is the 5th book in Katie Lane’s inaugural Deep in the Heart of Texas series. This story features Beauregard “Beau” Cates whom we learned in the previous two books where he was a secondary character to his older brothers Billy and Brant’s romances is a world class flirt with a smile that can melt any woman’s panties. It’s something the author can’t seem to resist reminding us of on just about every page. So why not use it in the book’s title? The female lead in this story is Jen ...more
Jamahat Julaiha
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An exciting not one but two loves story.

The first story about Jenna and Beau. Both run away from their family. Jenna run away with her boyfriend because of her family can't accept her boyfriend. Beau run away because he doesn't want to repeat his experience being a cancer patient. They where kidnap by their town folk. A few day in a camper with a hunk in a camper sure can get any girl feeling hot inside. Their get more interesting from page to page.

The second story is about a town slut and a Pa
Marie McKenney
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Beau and Jenna Jay's story

This is another wonderful book about the characters in Bramble Tx. Jenna and Beau were in NY when they kidnapped back to Bramble. The adventures of the trip back and the time there. Hatties hens are funny and love all that goes on throughout this town. This book is one that keeps you wanting to continue reading and enjoying this town. Love these books and all the characters in them.
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed watching Beau and Jenna Jay learn about each other. They both want to be in charge and it was fun watching them work things out.
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Another great story from bramble n its crazy but good hearted town. Love the preachers n marcys story also jenna jay n beaus
Quinn Fforde
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good story
Dec 15, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
I don't think this series works for me. Again, I found this OTT and cheesy/silly. I also didn't really like either the hero or heroine. DNF and unhauled. ...more
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Flirting with Texas is the 5th book in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series by Katie Lane. And although it's not my favorite of the series it was very enjoyable.

Jenna Jay Scroggs may have run away to the Big City, but she is still the tough Texas girl that can take care of herself. Turning herself into a real life super hero Jenna Jay constantly finds trouble and gives it her all to right it, which is exactly what has gotten her in her current predicament. Trying to resuce the runaway horse an
Reviewed for: Lets Get Romantical

Katie Lane is among my favorites when it comes to contemporary westerns. Her stories are light fun and always amusing. Beau and Jenna were such a cute couple. Jenna is a tomboy who never really felt like she fit in anywhere. When her and her parents got in a tiff over her choice in boyfriend she ran off to New York with him, where she has been ever since. Beau is running from his own demons. A cancer survivor, with a suspicious mass looming over his head he is de
Christi Snow
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Review:

Overall, I enjoyed this book, although there are moments in these books where the dialogue is just too southern, sickly sweet. If it weren't for those moments, honestly these books would rate right up there with my favorite contemporary romances. As it is though, they are just an enjoyable read and I love that they take place in an area of the country that I know very well because it's home...West Texas which I call home.

This book features Beau and I've been dying for his book. I love
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once you come under the radar of Ms Hatties Henhouse and the folks of Bramble, TX beware the matchmaking that will ensue.

In this latest installment in the series we get two couple that are ensnared in Ms Millie’s web of meddling.

Beauregard Cates and Jenna Jay Scroggs – In previous book we learned Beau had cancer and went through the horrendous treatment to get rid of it which not only changed the color of his hair to silver but also changed his outlook on life and not for the better. When the
Mar 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Review from Backchatting Books

Lane delivers another madcap Texan romance. As usual, this novel is lots of fun but it was a little disjointed to start with – lots of different threads heading off in different directions. Beauregard Cates has been charged by Miss Millie of the Hen House no less to find Jenna Jay who abandoned Bramble in favour of New York. Sparks fly when Beau and Jenna Jay meet despite him favouring busty ladies and her being in a relationship with a deadbeat musician. Things tak
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Plenty of humor, a big dose of down home charm and an eccentric cast of characters are a winning combination in Flirting with Texas. Katie Lane’s newest release in her fabulous Deep in the Heart of Texas series takes readers back to Bramble, TX where Jenna Jay Scroggs and Beauregard “Beau” Cates fight their way to happily ever after.

Jenna left Bramble and her family behind when she moved to New York City with her rocker boyfriend Davy. At odds with her family over her relationship with Davy, th
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I fell in love with Beau who we first met in Catch Me a Cowboy. So I’ve been waiting for his story. Well, maybe not, since he doesn’t end up with me. Okay fine... I love the guy and I want him to be happy. I just wasn’t sure about Jenna Jay.

Beau is this young, easy going, soft on the eyes cowboy. He’s a cancer survivor and is afraid the cancer has returned. He doesn’t want to go through all the treatments again so he leaves town and chooses not fi
Romancing the Book
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Crystal B
Book provided by: the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Flirting with Texas is the second book I have had the pleasure to read by Katie Lane. I chose to read this book because I love western stories and who doesn’t love a hot cowboy?!? I know I sure do. This was a fabulous story that was full of romance, mystery, and drama, and did I mention the hot cowboy?

Jenna Jay Scroggs is one strong, independent, feisty young lady who I totally enjoyed
Katie Fink
**Thanks to NetGalley and Forever Books for providing me with the fifth book in Katie Lane's Deep in the Heart of Texas series**

Jenna Jay Scroggs is a tough and passionate woman, who stands up for what she believes is right and who can handle herself in the Big Apple, where she has moved from Texas to be with her musician boyfriend Davy. Jenna Jay keeps running into a handsome cowboy named Beauregard Cates while going around the city, working on her many "projects"--from trying to get the local
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4.75 STARS

Flirting With Texas by Katie Lane has us once again visiting Bramble, Texas. Bramble is that type atruegemawardof Texas town that you would just love to be a part of, and I love visiting often through Katie’s books!!

Beauregard Cates hasn’t been back to Bramble in years. When he left he decided to live his life to the fullest until his time ran out. He wasn’t going to fight the cancer again, so
Debra Taylor
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
My thanks to Forever Books & Netgalley for my complimentary copy of this book.

I've only got a few things to say about this book. It was an absolute joy to read & I enjoyed every minute of it.
I love the humor that Katie Lane brings to her books. Flirting With Texas was a delightful story that united cowboy Beauregard Cates & Jenna Jay Scroggs, crusader to every cause. Their romantic relationship gets off to a rocky start & with some pretty hilarious scenes. They had themselves some wild escapade
May 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ill, katie-lane

This is a Deep In the Heart of Texas series book, #5. Jenna Jay Scroggs is from the small town of Bramble, Texas. She has moved to New York though to make a life for herself and to get away from the family of success stories. She has always felt that she has fallen short when compared to her brother and sisters. S
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: z-tbrg-fave-2013
When a book starts with "give me a twenty, Marty. Joan got a picture with the Naked Cowboy, and I'm not leaving New York City until I get one" -you know its going to be another great KL book! And I was not disappointed as she took us from NYC to Bramble, TX and showed us once again how this crazy town puts a strangle hold on the people it loves and will not let go! LOL
I love the interaction with the families and the siblings.
'Beau hedged. "I just didn't want to disrupt your life." Billy reached
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers of the Deep in the Heart of Texas Series
This book is one of my favorites in the Deep in the Heart of Texas Series by Katie Lane. I give it a 4.75.
I have to admit, during the first couple of chapters, I got a little confused, as so much going was going on, with lots of characters to keep straight. Once I got my thoughts in order, I really enjoyed this book. Katie Lane's books always have lots of characters, and the folks from Bramble, TX, are "Characters"!
Jenna Jay is the sister of Bramble's most Famous Twins, Hope and Faith. Jenna Ja
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, earc
This is the 5th book in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series. I think you can read this as a stand alone but you might want to at least read the blurbs of the other books to help you connect the characters if you haven't read any of the previous books. I have not read them all but that didn't take away from the enjoyment when reading this. Jenna Jay is a kick ass kind of Texas girl transplanted in New York City for a while. Beau is there looking her up so Miss Minnie can invite her to the Hen H ...more
Deborah Vespo
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a Deep In the Heart of Texas series book, #5. Jenna Jay Scroggs is from the small town of Bramble, Texas. She has moved to New York though to make a life for herself and to get away from the family of success stories. She has always felt that she has fallen short when compared to her brother and sisters. She always seems to be in some kind of trouble or fighting for some cause and the life suits her just fine. She is also dating a band member whose performances are few and far between an ...more
Mary Gramlich
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Are surprises the best part of life?

Jenna Jay Scroggs is woman with a cause always dogging her heels and a point to make, so listen up. Jenna wants to solve the world’s problems without having to get a grip on the reality of her own family issues. Beau Cates has had enough reality to last him a lifetime and then some so when the town of Bramble, Texas sends him to find Jenna Jay in New York and bring her back home, well what the heck he has some time to donate to a good cause.

Things take a wild
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it

It may not be my favorite of the series because both characters were difficult to define and some events were a little far-fetched, but I can't say I didn't have a good time reading it. Beau was maybe too cocky at first but he had his moments and a good evolution through the book. I wish I could say the same about Jenna Jay but she was just too clueless about her boyfriend, it's not believable. I thought it will be more about rodeo and that a part of the story would happen in New York, but t
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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hunk for the Holidays, Overnight Billionaires, and Tender Heart Texas series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

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