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Fearless in Texas

(Texas Rodeo #4)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  47 reviews
He'd step in front of a bull to save a life
But even he's no match for a girl this Texas tough

Rodeo bullfighter Wyatt Darrington's got it all figured out. The perfect car, the perfect job, the perfect looks – the perfect lie. He may be on the fast track to the Hall of Fame, but he knows he'll always be an outsider to people like Melanie Brookman. Texas-born and bred, with t
Kindle Edition, 450 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 4/23/18)

Fearless in Texas. So, yeah. The hero... isn't a cowboy. And the book takes place... in Oregon. So, the cover is a bit special this time. Hot but, erm, yeah, okay. lol

The Gist: Melanie needs to escape town after shit hits the fan and winds up agreeing to put her professional skills to use saving Wyatt's floundering bar. The two have kind of been at odds but both needing each other in different ways a
Book Lover
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melanie and Wyatt have been dancing around each other for the last 5 years. Attracted but constantly butting heads and arguing. "Though if she were honest, it was usually her taking the shots and Wyatt deflecting them - but he did have a killer backhand return."

Melanie use to be a roping rodeo champion but got sidetracked by a marketing career. She is headstrong, outspoken, and has a very poor brain to mouth filter. Her latest outburst was responsible for the loss of her reputation, job and care
Tonya Lucas
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ever so often I’ll stumble on an author that rocks my world.
Last summer a new author exploded into my life, when I read Reckless In Texas.
I had sworn off authors who wrote about Rodeo, because growing up in that realm, no author I’ve ever read knew what they were writing about. Then I read Kari Lynn Dell’s book and I was catapulted back into my world. She got it and gave it due justice!!!!
Now I’m on the 4th book in this series. Fearless In Texas, with it mysterious storyline of a character, wh
Blodeuedd Finland
Oh Wyatt, can I just tell you all how much I love Wyatt. He was just so sweet and wanted to save everyone and I was all but what about you! You need someone too.
Oh and cowboys! If you had not notice I really like this genre. I do have to mention that since my last one I did actually see a rodeo on tv! Whaaat? Yes it was on this sports channel, but ok so I can read, but watch it, ha, no.

To the book! Wyatt is a cutie and we learn so much about him.

Melanie used to be a great rodeo roper, but her ca
Five years ago, at their friends Violet and Joe's wedding Wyatt Darrington and Melanie Brookman realised that they had off the charts chemistry, sadly they also both had large intellects and tremendous tempers and realised that any relationship between them would inevitably crash and burn, destroying their relationships with Violet and Joe forever. So they agreed to step back, walk away and never cross that line. And in five years they never have, they goad one another incessantly on the rare oc ...more
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
*4.5 Stars*
This series just keeps getting better! Dell excels in entertaining and poignant storytelling. I was eager for Wyatt and Melanie's story and Dell delivered a one that kept me glued to the pages. I can't wait to see who's next. ;)

In my review of Tougher in Texas, I said this about waiting for Fearless in Texas

"...since the stories keep getting more entertaining, I *know* it'll be worth the wait."  

And guess what? Dell DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Seriously, this series just gets better and
Glenda Kinard
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg I give up this author Kari Lynn Dell keeps making me love each book even more just when I think I can’t love her books even more she does just that!! I don’t know that I’ve ever been blown so away by books as I have been this Rodeo Cowboy series!!! I will love KLD books forever!! I could probably write this review on and on but I won’t!! I do love Melanie and Wyatt and certainly can’t wait till next book by this amazing author Kari Lynn Dell has blown me away!! BLOWN ME AWAY!!!
Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
Another great addition to the Texas Rodeo series. Melanie Brookman is what I call a true Texas woman, very independent, tough, has a quick temper, (which isn't a good thing but it often goes with these other traits) smart, loves horses, cattle, rodeos, cowboys and tries like heck to not ever wear her heart on her sleeve. A quick temper lands her in trouble and in the path of Wyatt Darrington that she has tried for five years to avoid.

Rodeo bullfighter, Wyatt Darrington, appears to everyone to be
Isha Coleman
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Melanie and Wyatt have a history. From acquaintances to enemies, attraction has always meandered in the shadows. Their issues reach the boiling point when secrets start to reveal themselves little by little. What seems complicated is relatively simple, if these fighters give up the battle and surrender to their hearts. Ms. Dell checks all the boxes for any romance lover. Tempting, engaging, feel good read.
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't fight what the heart wants

Wyatt and Melanie go through so much turmoil to arrive at undeniable passion. The story is a long and torturous one. Saddle up and hang on. Kari Lynn Dell has put a lot of emotion into this one. The series just gets better and better. Don't shortchange yourself, read all of the series. Rodeo written by a knowledgeable professional. Characters with such depth you want to meet them. Best series out there, bar none.
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, western
Melanie has really messed up with time but dating a client whom she finds out is married. Everyone throws her under the bus but her best friend sends Wyatt to watch out for her.

Melanie doesn’t need Wyatt to watch her she wants more, but he is complicated. Wyatt lets Melanie helps with his bar that is failing at the moment.

Can these two work together and not fight?

These two characters were fun to read about. They each had issues to work out and they work well together. It keeps the readers turn
Susan Gorman
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fearless in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell
The air sizzled during the first few pages of Fearless in Texas as Melanie Brookman and Wyatt Darrington dance at a friend’s wedding. The couple acknowledges their attraction but decides not to give into it. An affair would only lead to complications. Kari Lynn Dell’s descriptive writing and smart dialogue immediately drew me into this superbly written character driven story.

Five years later…..
Melanie let her temper guide her and as a result her career and her
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful feeling to discover an author who charms you with her exquisite writing, her outstanding storytelling abilities, and utterly unforgettable characters!

Melanie Brookman and Wyatt Darrington had last met five years ago while attending a wedding. The air surrounding them crackles with their attraction, and what might have happened if Wyatt had let them, if he didn’t live in Oregon, she in Texas, if it weren’t for her brother Hank … Melanie was a champion roper who drifted into a mar
Char (1RadReader59)
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a story of friendship, family, and love. But with a host of errors and secrets to keep you on your toes. We have Melanie Brookman the daughter of world famous and most respected tie-down roper and horseman, on the professional circuit, Johnny Brookman.
As an infant all the way through her young adult life she lived the horse woman’s life. Then working for Jacobs Livestock. Before moving on to college to become a marketing for the good old boy network. Who thought they could treat her l
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think I enjoyed this one a lot more than I expected. I'm not big on the secret baby trope and even though the baby wasn't theirs, it still puts a damper on things. Regardless, I still think this was one of the stronger books in the series, mostly because of Wyatt.

Wyatt is a rich white man who left high society life in favor of becoming a bull fighter. That's not to say that he doesn't still take advantage of having money though - I mean he owns his own plane. But underneath all that, we learn
Ruthie Taylor
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the fourth book in the series - and I have to admit the first that I have read. I did not feel the lack of the previous books, but I am also sure that I would have understood some of the other relationships better if I had. I may also have known Wyatt and Melanie's natures sooner. I have added them to my tbr pile, so that I can catch up.

The suspense or twist in this book is all based around one event, which has
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fearless in Texas is just as good a book as the first three in the Texas Rodeo series. This is Wyatt and Melanie's story and it was a fun one to read.

This book can be read without reading the other books in the series but I think it is better if you have read the first three.

In the past books I didn't dislike Wyatt, but I found him a little bit off putting. He is someone who seemed to think he always knew best and he didn't care if you disagreed with him, he'd just manipulate the situation u
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I carried this book around for several months before reading it, because I hadn't read the previous book, and I knew I had to read them in order. When I finally was able to read this book, I wasn't disappointed, once again I was drawn into rodeo life. I was there, I could see the pain, love, and smell the smells of rodeo. Only a person with a passion for rodeo, can make you feel that way, and Kari Lynn Dell didn't disappoint me. I was drawn into this story and was upset that I couldn't read unti ...more
Apr 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher via NetGalley***

DNF at 18%

Angry and empowered is one thing. Destructive and vindictive is another. Unfortunately, while I wanted to connect with this story, I struggled with the beginning of the story, and I thought it was too focused on Melanie and the man she was, unknowingly, having an affair with.

I get it, she was scorned...but when I find myself feeling more sorry for everyone who has to deal with her, and the results of her actions, than I did with
Aug 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Kim Vanravenswaay
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't help but be Melanie's champion. It seems that everyone thinks that she shouldn't have deep feelings and show them. She would probably explode if she kept them in. It is true what they say about true friends, her's stuck by her when it got tough. Wyatt is trying to be one of those friends, Melanie doesn't make it easy for him. It was a long process getting from enemies to lovers for them.
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Donna Repsher
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
From the moment I started reading the advance reader copy of this title that I'd requested, I was totally at sea, and remained that way for the most of the novel. I'd obviously missed the notation at the end of the blurb that this novel was the fourth in a series, and because of that, for most of the novel, I had no idea what was going one or why. My issues all started Melanie, the heroine, who finds out too late that she's in an affair with a married man, and that her boss knew all about it, se ...more
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Wyatt and Melanie have been on the edges of the Texas Rodeo series for some time now, Wyatt from the start. Finally, in Fearless in Texas we get their complete story and yeah, it’s complicated. Wyatt is a quiet man, a man more likely to be on the fringe of things not pushing his way to the front, a man of secrets and, at times, a keeper of others’ secrets as well. Melanie is hot tempered and not afraid to speak her mind – which often and currently has gotten her into
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
By now, everyone knows that Keri Lynn Dell’s Texas Rodeo series is one of my all-time favorites. This was my favorite series of 2017. How do I go up from there? Do I even need to? Is this book actually better than the previous three? Yes. It is. Not because the previous books weren’t all 5 Star dream reads, but because of a kind of...hummm...maturity, I guess. Ms. Dell is progressing from being a really good writer and storyteller into something more...capturing and portraying emotional longing ...more
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Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆
This is the fourth book in the series – and I have to admit the first that I have read. I did not feel the lack of the previous books, but I am also sure that I would have understood some of the other relationships better if I had. I may also have known Wyatt and Melanie's natures sooner. I have added them to my to-be-read pile, so that I can catch up.

The suspense or twist in this book
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s always great fun to dig into a cowboy rodeo romance, and Keri Lynn Dell writes some of the best. Add to that the phenomenal editing and practically perfect finished product from Sourcebook Casablanca, and this book is a delight to read in every aspect. I've been a fan of this author since I read the first book in this series, so I was excited to get an advance copy of this one to read. It was great to catch up with familiar characters from the previous books and finally read Melanie and Wya ...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Jen
Book provided by Netgalley
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

When I saw that this book was going on tour, I knew I had to get on board. I’d read and enjoyed the first two books in the series. I went into this book thinking it was book three…. oops! A couple chapters in, something was mentioned and I suddenly realized I was missing something. This is book four in the series. It does stand alone, but there will be these random moments where you’ll want more informatio
Alovea4u /Shirley Miller
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kari was a new author's book I was given Tougher in Texas first, I have an OCD problem If someone gives me a book I have to look up the author and make sure it is a stand alone or if it is a series I have to read the first one FIRST!!!!
The fact that it is without a doubt refreshing new read for me. I read the first 3 in less than 4 weeks and had to wait for this one because it was another 2 weeks before release date!!! I devoured it in less than 4 days!!! <3 <3
Sandie Lee Bohlig
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! That really bucked! I am so upset there is not another one of these teleporters to stress reduction waiting for me in the chutes! I have to wait until October.... Just like I had to wait until May for this one

Wow! That really bucked! I am so upset there is not another one of these teleported de-stressers waiting in the chutes. I have to wait until October like I already had to wait for May. I horse race & Car Race for fun. So I got Sun Born by the Gears but; it doesn't make u laugh all the
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Kari Lynn Dell is a native of north central Montana, a third generation ranch-raised cowgirl, horse trainer and rodeo competitor, most recently the 2017 Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Breakaway Roping season champion. She attended her first rodeo at two weeks old and has existed in a state of horse-induced poverty ever since. She currently resides on the family ranch on the Blackfeet Reservation, loite ...more

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