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Texas Lightning

(Lone Star #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  19 reviews
A million-dollar idea. A city girl in the country. And a man who brings out her wild side…

Anna Delaney is thrilled to leave Boston for Austin, Texas, when her small tech company is bought out by a conglomerate. Born into a family of over-protective brothers, this is her chance at true independence—and a name-making professional breakthrough.

Even when gorgeous billionai
Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Lyrical Liaison
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Eva Millien
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Born into a family of over-protective brothers, Anna Delaney finally has a chance at true independence when her a conglomerate buys out her small tech company and she moves to Austin Texas. Someone wants the valuable software Anna’s developing and King Sanders is determined to keep her safe even if she insists that she doesn’t need another bodyguard. Neither Anna nor King is prepared for just how wild Texas can get or just how hard they’re willing to fight to stay together…

An accidental meeting
Tracie R
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
4.5 Stars The first book in the Lone Star series, Texas Lightning is a action filled, romantic suspense. I am really enjoying this author and this book is exactly the reason why, with well developed characters and a suspense driven storyline I was engaged throughout. I will definitely be reading more and recommend you do too.
Leslie Marshman
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
King Sanders, the sexy billionaire rancher from Gerry Bartlett’s Texas Heat series, is back with his own book! Anna Delaney, a tech whiz who moved from Boston to Austin, is in danger because of a computer program she’s created. Although King thinks he’s just helping her recover from heat stroke, before long they’re on the run from bad guys who will stop at nothing to steal the software. Filled with action, chemistry and romance, Texas Lightning is a book you won’t want to put down until you’ve r ...more
I won this book from a goodreads giveaway. This was a good fast read from an author who is new to me. It was nice to read a book with suspense and just enough romance. I love the fact that there will be more books with the same characters that I can continue to follow their stories.
Kay Hudson
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, romance
Anna Delaney, heroine of Gerry Bartlett’s latest romantic suspense novel, Texas Lightning, is a recent Boston to Austin transplant. She’s getting settled in her job with the software development company that bought up her previous employer—her own as yet unfinished pharmaceutical application was the major asset in the sale.

But she’s not used to Texas weather. When the temperature shoots into the eighties on a winter day, Anna, wearing a heavy wool sweater, comes close to fainting in the Capitol
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it

Lone Star Suspense #1, The fact that this takes place in Texas and is Romantic Suspense, I love those, completely outweighs the fact that the main guy is a billionaire, not impressed with billionaire romance it's not really my thing I rarely read it. An added bonus the main female lead is a computer geek; we're off to a good start. This is my first time reading Gerry Bartlett and I'm impressed I definitely want to catch the next books in the series. I enjoyed this very much likeable c
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Action and adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat and turning pages.
Fans of Gerry’s Texas Heat Series will recognize our favorite billionaire cowboy King Sanders, who rushes to our heroine’s aid on page one and never leaves her side as we take off on a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat. (Warning: Don’t start this book late at night if you plan on getting any sleep!)
Anna Delaney is a computer programmer with a life-saving new program that will revolutionize the phar
Jo Anne
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
I love this book. I’ve wanted King to have his own story since I first read Gerry Bartlett’s Texas Heat. And this one is perfect for him.

Anna Delaney is new to Texas, relocating from Boston when her inventive software program is bought out by an Austin based techie company. When she finally takes a well-deserved day off to do some sight-seeing, her wool sweater becomes a near heat-stroke in the unaccustomed Texas heat. She’s rescued before she passes out, by a veritable tall, dark and – damn, re
Cathy Geha
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Texas Lightning by Gerry Bartlett
A Lone Star Suspense #1

Action-packed romantic suspense that caught my interest from the beginning and held it to the end.

Anna Delaney has taken a break to get outside away from her computer job for a bit only to find that January in Texas is MUCH warmer than it is in Boston. With heat stroke and fainting likely she is saved from face-planting by none other than King Sanders. Soon after they meet it becomes apparent that there is someone out to get their hands on
Char (1RadReader59)
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense-romance
This book grabs you from the beginning when Anna Delaney a computer geek is feeling like she is being followed. When she runs into billionaire King Sanders who was in another one of the author series. Taking time and calling her boss before allowing him to help her. She is shocked when arriving at her apartment and finding her dog running around in the parking area. Finding her place broken into King has her come out to his ranch mainly for her protection. Still not trusting of anyone she goes a ...more
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Gerry Bartlett's works so much. I haven't read her Texas books so this was a nice introduction to them. It had excellent suspense and kept me guessing as to who was behind things until it was revealed but there was so much more to the book than that. The characters were typically well-written and were developed whether they were main characters or not. Gerry Bartlett doesn't put someone on paper without giving them the same attention as she would the main characters. I found myself readin ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Whispers From
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Anna moves from Boston to Texas when her company is bought out. She is inventing a code that will be worth millions. When she meets King, she’s almost passes out from the heat and he catches her. King is a billionaire and is an investor in the company Anna works for. When her apartment is broken in to and trashed, King takes her to his home because it has security. They soon realize someone will stop at nothing to get to Anna and her code.
King is a sexy, wealthy cowboy and Anna is beautiful and
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was asked by the author for an honest review.

This is the first book I've read by Gerry Bartlett. I really liked the characters and the storyline. After reading it, I checked to see if it was part of a series. It sounds like it might be related to the author's Texas Heat series (which I plan to check out), in addition to being the first book in the Lone Star series.

I'd recommend this book to readers who like romantic suspense.
Karen Roma
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Texas Lightning is the first book in Gerry Bartlett’s brand new Lone Star series, and with so much action and suspense to keep a reader engaged, this is sure to be an exciting and popular edition to anyone’s collection. The plot was easy to follow and the characters had a great connection too. I’m looking forward to the next in this series and much more from Ms Bartlett in the future.
Dotti Enderle
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: print
Damn good book.
Christi Massey
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME read! Could not put down! I can't wait to read more in this series, for sure. Super suspenseful, not guessable, highly entertaining. <3 ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Anna and King certainly had a quick romance with a lot of drama and danger keeping things interesting. Although the plot was a little far-fetched, it was a fun and quick read.
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it

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Anna Delaney has almost finished developing the software that could net the company she works for a lot of money. However, someone is desperate to steal it. Luckily, Anna has a knight in shining armor in King Sanders; a man willing to do whatever it takes to keep Anna safe and make certain she finishes developing the software. Will King be able to protect Anna or will they lose their shot at happy ever after because of the danger? Read More
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Eternity or Mexican food? Tough call.

Gerry’s a native Texan and lives halfway between Houston and Galveston with her rescue whippet, Jet. Pictured with her is her late wonder dog, a Bedlington Terrier named Belle.

When she started writing, she was still teaching and used the pseudonym Lynn McKay.

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