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Married in Name Only

(Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston #5)

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4.52  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  37 reviews
USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Here comes the blackmailed bride

...and her Texas Cattleman’s Club groom!

Paisley Morgan just discovered that Texas’s most infamous billionaire could be her real father. Now she needs the help of her infuriating and incredibly sexy ex, investigator Lucas Ford. But Lucas will accept only one payment: Paisley’s hand in marriage. But will his thi
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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published July 1st 2019 by Harlequin Desire
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Lesley
Jun 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Strictly as a second chance romance, I liked the story of Lucas and Paisley. She dumped him years ago so he could follow his dreams and now she is back because she needs his help. Our main characters have great chemistry and it's a well written romance.

However, this book is in the middle of the TCC - Houston series so there's a lot going on that's talked about and minor character sub plots that would probably make more sense if I had read other books in the series. There is apparently a mystery
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Erika Mounts
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How can HEA happen when one is set on Revenge?

In the latest installment of the Texas Cattleman Series that is just how this one starts. Second Chance romance setting with a Alpha Lead that was left heartbroken with a "Dear John" letter and now is setting out for revenge.

I have always loved how Jules is able to make her Heroines strong and this is no exemption.

Paisley is in the verge of losing her business and needs Lucas's help with proving who her father is. He agrees to help only if she agree
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Stella Thompson
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Paisley and Lucas have a history.

Years ago, Paisley and Lucas had a relationship. That was before Lucas’ father told Paisley she was holding him back. She let him go, and tried to get over him as Lucas tried to get over her.

When Paisley’s mother passed away, she told Paisley who is her biological father. But Paisley needs to be sure, and she needs help from Lucas (who is now a private detective) to confirm if Sterling Perry really is her father. Lucas puts some stipulations on his willingness t
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Nicole Westmoreland
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Right from the first chapter, Author Jules Bennett dives in and throws it out there! In this second chance story, Paisley needs Lucas’s help, even though she ran away from him years ago…leaving only a note and some broken hearts.

Author Jules Bennett has written another wonderful, heated love story, full of redemption, hard feelings, second chances, heartbreak and love! Married in Name Only is written in 3rd person POV with wonderful characters, and flows really well and is easy to follow, as lon
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Lynn Brooks
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Secrets abound! With a fast paced second chance at love story, Jules Bennett brings us the next book in the Texas Cattleman's Club: Houston series. We're getting closer to discovering who has been up to no good throughout all of the series, and for this particular story we get a reunion of high school sweethearts years later. The characters were easy to like and the story was fun!

Paisley Morgan has always regretted dumping the love of her life, but at the time she thought she was doing the best
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Belinda
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jules Bennett has another wonderful book on her hands with this next story in the TCC series for Desire. I literally couldn't put it down once I started. Can you imagine having to go back to the man you once loved fiercely to ask him for his help. That is what Paisley is doing when she goes to ask Lucas to help her with a problem. While there he makes a proposition he doesn't think she can turn down. She leaves though but has to come back to him to agree to said proposition..I love Paisley thoug ...more
Lisa
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: earc, kindle
Paisley Morgan needs her ex boyfriend Lucas Ford to help her find out the truth about who her dad is. Unfortunately she broke up with him a decade ago in a note. Yes a note. She hasn't seen him since. Lucas is angry at the way Paisley left him and when she walks into his office needing help the old attraction is there but the help she needs fits right into his plan to take down a man who destroyed his father. Perfect right? They can help each other out. He wants a wife and hopefully a heir. Love ...more
Julie Eichelberger-Ford
Married in Name Only is the fifth Texas Cattleman's Club series and I would suggest reading the other books due to the fact that there is a sub plot that is continued through out the series. However, this story is an amazing story of second chance at first love and revenge can ruin a good thing. Paisley broke up with Lucas years ago at the urging of his father. Now she needs his help finding out who her father is. Lucas is looking for revenge against Sterling Perry, who ruined his father and now ...more
Carma
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-kindle
Paisley and Lucas were in a relationship years ago. That is until his father made it known that she should let him go so he can achieve his dreams. She wrote him a “Dear John” letter and tried like hell to get over him. Easier said than done.

Paisley’s mother passed away but before she did she told her that her biological father was one of the most powerful men in the city. Sterling Perry. Just his name puts the fear of God in most locals. Paisley is friends with his daughters and fantasies about
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Traci Westling
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m pleased to have read this story in exchange for an honest review! Paisley & Lucas had a history! A steamy one at that ! These two join together in a temporary marriage for investigative purposes only which will actually benefit both of them. What they don’t plan on is actually wanting a forever, if even possible. They settle into a comfortable domestic pattern that’s fueled by some good old
Fashioned chemistry between both of them. Secrets revealed test their future regarding their HEA ,
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Kathleen
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Pasiely Morgan went into Lucas Ford's office she never dreamed she would come out with a marriage proposal..
There was a past between these two and Lucas was the last person she wanted to turn to for help, but she pulled up her big girl panties and bearded the lions den. She came out determined to find another way, but all road blocks were in her path.

This was great story line with the Texas Cattlemen's Club series. There was lots of lot of passion and twits and turns in the relationship wi
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Cindy Hamilton
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again Jules Bennett writes a wonderful book with Married in Name Only book #5 in The Texas Cattleman's Club:Houston Series. This book is a second chance romance between Paisley Morgan & Lucas Ford. Paisley is wanting to know who her dad is? Is it Texas's most imfamous billionaire Sterling Perry or someone else? Paisely wants Lucas who is a private investigator to find the information she needs. Lucas who wants revenge against Sterling agrees to help her if she marries him! You see Lucas ...more
Marcie Robinson
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Married in Name Only” by Jules Bennett is book 5 of the Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston continuity.

Paisley Morgan wants to know if Sterling Perry is her father and she needs Lucas Ford, her ex from years ago and now a private investigator, to find the truth.
Lucas has his own reasons to help Paisley. Revenge against the man who destroyed his father and the desire to have a child with the woman who walked away from him. To get what he wants, and for Paisley to get what she wants, he tells Paisley
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Cheryl Shankle
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read Jules Bennett's books previously and she did not falter with this one. It was an excellent book. I actually couldn't put it down for long, had to get it finished. I love the TCC/Texas Cattleman's Club series in Harlequin Desire. I also enjoy reading books that have the man's perspective included. If you are looking for a good read, love cowboys and a little bit of mystery, this is a great book to read. Jules Bennett's book made me go get and read the others in the series and now I ca ...more
Jenniekenn
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whew! It’s a scorcher in Texas. Jules and the Texas Cattleman’s Club never ever dissappoint. I loved her nickname and how how “sassy” she could be (wedding dress wink wink). Lucas and Paisley were in love when they were younger but she broke his heart. I loved that this “fake” marriage changes both of them. This series always gives you some great intrigue and drama. Jules writes stories that make you feel the connection between the characters, the chemistry and you just want to keep reading to f ...more
Janeen Phillips
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve read several books by this author and once again she did not disappoint.

At the heart, this is the ultimate second chance romance. Less than ideal circumstances bring the hero and heroine back together after a dozen years apart. There is some underlying intrigue and suspense that brings more meat to the story.

While the background storyline does indeed cross multiple books, it does not impact the overall outcome of the hero & heroine’s story so the book can definitely read as a standalo
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Carol
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a good story. Paisley and Lucas knew each other, but clearly didn't move in the same circles. She came to him to find out if a notorious business man is her father. even though his crooked dealings had left her almost bankrupt. Lucas agreed if she would marry him. There was lots of chemistry between these two and of course, they finally acted on it. Lots of twists and turns with each of them learning more about each other. I read it in one sitting - couldn't put it down
Linda Rimer-Como
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A second chance at love is a wonderful thing but not being totally truthful definitely cause problems. Great story line and amazing characters with unique connections and interactions, grab you from the start and hold you until the very end. Found this to be a delightful read and a great addition to the Texas Cattleman's Club series. Don't miss out!

I voluntarily read and reviewed this book; all opinions expressed are my own.
Judyrudy
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Married in Name Only is the fifth book in Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston Series. I always love reading a Jules Bennett book. I love second chance romance and Ms. Bennett did not disappoint me. Paisley Morgan is searching for answers and she turns to Lucas Ford for her answer. He agrees to help her but she must marry him. I absolutely loved the interaction between Paisley and Lucas. This is a fantastic beach read that I highly recommend reading.
Collyn
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Married in Name Only is book #5 in the Texas Cattleman’s Club series & the story went above and beyond my expectations; I adore second chance at love stories! Jules Bennett has been a favorite of mine for quite awhile & I loved the chemistry between the main characters, Paisley & Lucas. A must read! <3
Amanda Humston-Barton
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you love second chance romance this book is for you! I love Paisley and Lucas story! Paisley dumped Lucas years ago and broke his heart. Now Lucas will only help if she marries him. Lucas has his heart guarded this time and will do whatever it's takes to help her. These two have so much chemistry! This book his steamy from the beginning it's hard to stop reading! 
Brandi
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Paisley and Lucas have a history.

Paisley thinks he might be the only one to help her find out who her dad is. Lucas sees it as an opportunity to get her in his life again.

Love the ups and downs. This might not be the best stand-a-lone story, you might want to read the others in the series to have an idea of the secondary plot.
Wioletta
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Second chance romance.
Paisley Morgan wants to know if one of Texas billionaires is her fater. She needs help and that person is her ex. Lucas never forgat Paisley and now she is in his office asking for help. He will help her but only if she agrees to marry him.
Love this story. Great characters. Well written.
Sarah Lehman
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book 5 in a continuity series & I would suggest reading the previous 4 books in the series before you read this one. I love second chance romances & this one did not disappoint. Paisley needs the help of her ex Lucas to find out if Stirling Perry is her father. Lucas has a personal reason to go after Stirling so he agrees to help Paisley for a price-he wants her back in his life.
Beth
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. I came into the series on this fifth book and was still able to enjoy the love story. Second chance romances are a sweet concept to me, Paisley and Lucas' coming back together was fun to read. I am ready to go back to the beginning of the series to get caught up in the mysteries going on and can't wait for the next story.
Thanks to the author for a review copy.
Ana Ramirez
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Paisley and Lucas were sizzling! Who doesn't love a second chance story. Note: this isn't a stand alone story and there are a lot of other story lines that were hard to follow as this was my first introduction to the Texas Cattleman's Club but I enjoyed the drama.
Camille
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book that I was not ready for it to end. Lucas and Paisley are destined to be together despite what other people think. Whetted my appetite for who is causing all the trouble. A definite must read!
Michelle Padilla
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Wow, I loved this one from beginning to end. I found myself not being able to put it down. I loved the characters of Paisley and Lucas. Throw in the other characters in the series and it gets even better.
Regan
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book that you won't be able to put down and it will leave you wondering. I wish there was more details about the mystery. I was left wondering and wanting more. I could "see" the chemistry between Lucas & Paisley. Can't wait to read the next book!
Denise Scott
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story ! The only thing better would have been to have it be twice as long lol . Paisley and Lucas used to be a teenage couple . Years later after both of their hearts were broken Paisley seeks the help of Lucas . I definitely will read the next book .
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Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston (8 books)
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  • That Night in Texas (Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston)
  • Rancher in Her Bed (Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston Book 4)
  • Off Limits Lovers (Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston Book 6)
  • Texas-Sized Scandal (Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston Book 7)
  • Tangled with a Texan (Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston Book 8)