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Texas Tall

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  172 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Award-winning author Kaki Warner brings her trademark blend of humor, romance, and Western charm to the tale of a Texas Ranger troubled by past deeds and a strong-willed woman with a history of her own...
Seeking vengeance for a tragic past, Tyree Benton joined the Rangers and became a different man—but his brutal actions still twist his conscience. Now he’s found a woman
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Berkley
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Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed so many of Kaki Warner's books, and Texas Tall goes right onto my favorite's shelf. Lottie is one of my favorite heroines so far this year.

Lottie was raised by her rancher grandfather and at the age of 14, as he lay dead in his house, she sets it on fire, and heads to the nearest town of Greenbroke, Texas to start a new life. She is taken in by a couple who owns the local market and given a small room. Lottie finds a life for herself. A very hard worker, she learns she has
2.5 stars.

This one started out strong and I was sure at the 25% that it would be on my favourites shelf. I always enjoy reading Kaki Warner's writing. There's something about it that's just so engaging and easy to read. However, toward the half way point, the story devolved into an almost comical drama with too many couples and too many things super dramatic things going on.

I liked that the story featured an h who had dreams and used her brains to try and accomplish those dreams. Unfortunately,
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Oh, I am SO going to have to read more from Kaki Warner! Texas Tall was a slower moving romance but it grabbed my heart completely and had me falling in love with this dusty little Texas town and the eclectic group that call it home.

The quick of it is one day a group of Rangers are bringing a prisoner through Lottie's town and a shoot out happens. A young Ranger is shot and Lottie rushes in to comfort him while help is called
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Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quirky characters and a plot that had me lost in 1870’s Texas…

It is not secret that I’m a sucker for a sweet romance and hot cowboys. While there are more lawmen than cowboys there was absolutely nothing missing from this gentle yet rough and tumble romance set in the “good old days” of nineteenth century Texas.

Tyree Benton was a Texas Ranger. And with that cover I could easily dream what he would be like at the right end of a gun and riding the countryside in pursuit of bad guys. Charlotte Weyl
Oct 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
I wasn't going to write a review as this is the first one of Kaki's books I couldn't connect with. I thought maybe it was just me, I've started reading mostly suspense,maybe this book wasn't as exciting as I am now used too. But that's not it. Any genre, and a good story and I can enjoy it. This book bored me silly. Lottie, the main character, wants to get rich and starts doing book keeping, she falls in love with a young ranger,Try, who she sees twice by the middle of the book. Her big breaste ...more
Regan Walker
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 and ½ stars – Charming & Sometimes Exciting Story of Love in Small West Texas Town

Set in 1875 in West Texas, this is the story of Charlotte (“Lottie”) Weyland, who has been on her own since she was fourteen, and Tyree Benton who joined the Texas Rangers seeking revenge.

The story begins with a scene where Lottie sets fire to her home where she lived with her grandfather and a barn in which there is a man before she flees on horseback to Greenbroke. In the small Texas town where now Lottie lives
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: featured-books, star
Seeking vengeance for a tragic past, Tyree Benton joined the Rangers and became a different man—but his brutal actions still twist his conscience. Now he’s found a woman he could love, but she deserves more than a man who makes a living getting shot at. If Ty were honorable, he’d leave her alone. But he can’t seem to stay away....

Orphaned at fourteen, Charlotte Weyland has used her talent for numbers to build enough of a fortune to fund Ty’s dream of owning a ranch…if he’s not too stubborn to a
Kaki Warner continues to impress and dazzle me with her fantastic western historical romances. A tall, handsome Texas Ranger and a strong-willed pretty woman share painful pasts and a desire for something special in the future if they can get past her dark secret and their different dreams.

Texas Tall opens with fourteen year old Charlotte Weyland finishing a task set to her by her grandfather that nearly guts her before she moves on to start a new life in a new, accepting small town in Texas. Sh
In any given month, there are scores of historical romance novels released that are set in England within a decade or two of the Napoleonic Wars. The number of American historical romance novels is dwarfed by those set in Europe, which is surprising considering the vast majority of popular romance writers hail from the good old US of A. Those set in the American West after the Civil War are few and far between and I have to wait MONTHS between books in this category, so it is a very exciting day ...more
Terry Houchin
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first Kaki Warner book I've read. I am wondering why it took me so long to find her. I loved this book.
I live in Texas so  naturally, Texas Rangers are some of my favorite heroes. Tyree Benton is the epitome of what I envision a Texas Ranger to be. He is courageous, he is a man of integrity, and he is a gentlemen. It doesn't hurt that he is a very handsome man either.
Through the author's eyes, we get to see the struggles Ty is battling. He has avenged his parent's deaths but has not
Linda Rea
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lottie has lit the fire and is riding away as fast as she can from her grandfathers farm running from all she has ever known. Ty is running too that's why he joined the Rangers so he could run away from someone murdering his family and maybe have a chance to make everything right. Lottie landed in the sleepy town of Greenbroke where she made friends easily and Mr. And Mrs Brackett took her in and let her sleep in the back room of the store. One day the Rangers came to town with a prisoner and a ...more
Such an enjoyable and fun story. I think I need more KW.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited that I won this book and could not wait to read it. Once I started I just couldn't put the book down. Right from the beginning she creates a scene in which you need to know the secret behind the fire and how Charlotte was able to ride away. Now it is 4 years later and she has created a small life for herself in a small Texas town with a cast of interesting characters. Her love interest Ty Bento, a Texas Ranger, comes in and out of her life, and they slowly develop a unique frien ...more
Kate Vale
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The latest from this author and right up there with the best in my view. How she handles a disease with far less lethality in modern times is both instructive and chilling. But the reason for Lottie's leaving her grandfather and his failing ranch is less important than how this young woman remakes her life into something that would have been considered unusual in the late 19th century. Then she meets Tyree Benton, a wounded Texas Ranger. Her actions toward him reveals her heart, and draws Ty to ...more
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved it. Couldn't put it down. I've read all of Warner's books, and I felt this one really encompasses all the things I like about her books while leaving out anything that wasn't my favorite. (For instance, this one didn't have the point of view of a villain creeping around, doing creepy things). This would be a good starter book for anyone who has yet to discover the historical fiction gems that are Kaki Warner's books. Her rich characters, settings, obstacles that plague at every turn, and r ...more
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book doesn’t really play with tropes, but it did feel unique. The amount of attention paid to the development of relationships, not just the hero’s and heroine’s, was a lovely read, and there were hints of Old School Romance I that the story begins when the heroine is quite young (I’m not referring to her childhood POV, but the fact that Years go by from the moment she and Ty meet).
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I have enjoyed this book as I have enjoyed all of Ms Warners books. Hopefully she will continue to write more soon.
Mar 20, 2017 added it
enjoyed this book hope Lady Jane gets a book with her HEA
Tonya Lucas
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kaki Warner's newest novel starts off a little slow, but after reading it, I was glad I stuck it out. Revelations were revealed, dangers sidestepped, & natural disasters overcame. Lottie will weave her way into your heart with her grit and determination. The secondary characters are equally entertaining. A very different written book than I usually read. ...more
Jerry Jares
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kaki Warner is one of my favorite authors; I own all of her novels. They are US historicals about regular people surviving hardships and finding happiness. This book is the story about Lottie and Ty. Each is dedicated to creating a better life. Lottie has a great deal of ambition; her future must include protection from her early years of hunger. Ty is the typical man of this period; he wants to provide everything. Ty finds the notion of a wife being an equal partner very foreign.

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3.5 Stars, 2.5 Flames

After having to do the unthinkable at age 14 and leaving her only home she has ever known, Lottie aka Charlotte, moves on to the nearby town of Greenbroke. She is just starting to find herself and accept that her past is finally behind her when The Frontier Battalion strolls into her sleepy town escorting their prisoner when there is a shootout that leaves a few injured. Ty being one of them. Lottie does her best to help him which leaves them connected on a closer level. Thr
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kaki Warner is a new author for me; but in reading this book; I will be looking for other books by this author. You have Charlotte Weyland that was an orphaned at 14; but has made a new life for herself; when Tyree Benton; a Texas Ranger comes into her life. Charlotte has a talent for numbers so starts a business keeping books for several business in the town of Greenbroke, Texas. For someone so young, Charlotte is able to establish herself as a business woman that people listen to. She wants m ...more
Carol Risez
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ranger Tyree Benton and Charlotte (Lottie) in Greenbroke, Texas. Decent read. Some of it was a bit draggy, especially people who wouldn't just speak up and express their feelings. AARGH!! That makes me nuts. Lottie was orphaned at fourteen and living on the streets when the market owners found her and took her in. In return she worked for them and began bookkeeping for other businesses and saving and investing her money.
End kind of left me hanging, though.
Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Having read several books by Kaki Warner, I was excited to read this latest book. I will admit that I was a bit confused with the opening chapter but it wasn't long before I was so into the characters and story that I didn't want to put the book down. Ty is a Texas Ranger and as a member of a special unit is expected to remain single. But once he meets Lottie, Ty really starts questioning if he wants to remain a Ranger. Lottie has had a hard life but she is determined she will better herself. Un ...more
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lord Have Mercy, I don't even know where to start on this beautiful slice of old fashioned pie. We have an Old time setting with the book, but I feel it has a modernized twist with words... and I LOVE IT!! I tend to stray away from historical because of the slang and way with words that were used in the old days. When I'm reading a hustorical, the words distract me and I feel like it takes me twice as long to read a book. Bit that wasn't the case with this one.

I loved getting to know Lottie and
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
started out with so much promise

not a typical romance; the hero and heroine spend a lot of time apart, and we see lottie growing as a person and making goals outside of the handsome stranger she meets early on

then, things take a turn

women shouldn't be the providers, it's insulting to men

it's not cool to make a major life decision without your fiance(e), except for the times when it is

men can let women be the providers, but only if they do some crazy math in their heads so it seems like the men r
kathy kemmerer
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love these books.

I have read all Kaki Warner books. They are westerners about regular people surviving hardships and finding happiness. This book is the story about Lottie and Ty neither have been dealt a easy life. Lottie has alot of ambition to never be hungry again so she wants alot of say in her future. Ty is the typical man of this period he wants to provide everthing not having a equal partner. Every thing works out in this great story.
Alice Lescault
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Enjoyed this book. I am not usually a fan of historical fiction, but I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book in a Goodreads contest. Charlotte is a well-drawn heroine overcoming her lack of family. As an orphan with no resources she reinvents herself and is successfully leading a quiet life when her path crosses with a Texas Ranger bent on revenge. Tyree Benton is driven and a good foil for Charlotte. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical western romance.
Lorelei Frank
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: done, finished
Story started out very slow and boring. It takes a bit to get to the fun part. Once you get there everything hits! Murder charge, live and marriage and of course a tornado tossed in! This book was worth reading, I did enjoy it once I got thru the slow part.
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Kaki Warner is an award-winning author and long time resident of the Pacific Northwest. Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Kaki actually grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. Her years spent riding horses and enjoying the expansive views of Texas became the Historical Romance Author, Kaki Warner inspirat ...more

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