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Tangled Up In Christmas

(Texas Heat #2)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  50 reviews
I might be a country girl from the same small town of Sweetwater, Texas, as horse wrangler Roarke Frost, the girl next door who knows him like few know him, but I didn't know enough to save my heart.

He's the reason why I left Sweetwater behind.

But now fate proves she loves a wicked twist and sends me back to Sweetwater to pull together a Christmas f
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Expected publication: October 29th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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    Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
    Great second chance story

    I generally don’t like second chance romances because I like to read about the couple first meeting and their reactions to one another. What brought them together, do they instantly hate each other or are they attracted to each other, or both? However I decided to read this one because I like Lisa Renee Jones’ writing. She always
    Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
    Sweet second chance romance with a surprising almost clean twist. No angst like I was expecting. Plus a second story attached.
    I’m so used to reading her stories with a bit of mystery and suspense that I was surprised with the second chance romance. I kept waiting for the bad; the angst, but it never really came.

    This story is a heartfelt romance about two people that truly should’ve never been apart. But other people got in the way.

    But now they’re workin
    Lisa Jones
    Aug 26, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)


    Yes, I have a brand-new, standalone cowboy romance coming! For those of you who read The Truth About Cowboys, this is Jason's best friend, Roarke's story! Though you don't need to read book one prior to reading this book, it will introduce you a bit to the sexy a sin horse wrangler :)

    To celebrate the countdown I'm launching a fantastic opportunity for my readers! We have 500 cowboy pins (pictured above) to give away that readers will be entered to win
    With a little bit of angst, some homecoming feels, and a lot of secrets, this was a great second chance story.


    Years ago, Roarke broke Hannah’s heart which resulted in the break up of their engagement. Now she’s returned to Texas and is soon thrust back into his world. While she loves all that he does to protect and ensure the safety of the animals he takes
    Mindy Lou's Book Review
    Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2019
    Roarke made quite the impact in The Truth About Cowboys. He was such a good friend to Jason, helping him straighten up before he lost Jessica, and then add in a that he is a veterinarian who loves animals? How could you not love him.

    Roarke was everything I thought he would be in this book. I loved his character and I loved how he handled Hannah and the reason they were separated in the first place. All I could think about was Hannah is probably kicking herself for not standing by him
    Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    "I lost him before I lost him, or what went down would not have gone down."

    I'm so addicted to this new Texas Heat series. I'd say it's up there at the very top of my favorites from this author. Yes, I'm from Texas, but that's not why. There are lots of reasons, including the amazing cast of characters in Sweetwater, Texas. And they aren't just cowboys either. Nope, we got pro baseball players, horse wranglers, yoga enthusiasts, and cookie-baking grandmas.

    I am enjoying the hell out of the mis
    Jessica Alcazar
    Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: jones-lisa-renee
    I didn't think it was possible, but this little world of Sweetwater, Texas just got even better!!
    Heather andrews
    Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Roarke is quite the flirt with his woman, “careful now. I’ll take liberties and decide I can kiss other places, and it won’t count.” I fell in love with Roarke the man was just so sweet and all for his girl, she hung the moon in his eyes.
    Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
    For a long time Roarke Frost was just the hunky cowboy that lived next door, the one who never really noticed her the way she wanted him to... until the summer he did, then she wished he hadn't. They burned hot, had instant chemistry, and bonded easily, then she realized they might not have been on the same page after all, and she knew for the sanctity of her heart that it was best if she walk away.

    So she followed her dreams to the big city, and never had plans on looking back, then with the im
    Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
    A second chance love story about forgiveness, family, and little dash of the holiday spirit.

    Tangled up in the past. Tangled up in the present. Tangled up in their jobs, family, friends, etc.... Roarke and Hannah are simply put just tangled.

    How do you separate your feelings from the now and then when you've never had closure? Especially when you aren't able to tell the one you love the whole truth as to why you let them walk out of your life?

    How do you separate
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I was so excited to read Roarke’s story. You will remember him from The Truth about Cowboys. He is Jason’s best friend. Roark is known as the horse wrangler but he wasn’t able to save his relationship with the only woman that he ever loved. She was the one that got away. He has tried to move on but just couldn’t seem to get over Hannah.

    Hannah moves back to Texas from LA. She had a great job as a photographer, but was caught up in a scandal her boss was in. She decided she wants to start her eve
    Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Tangled up in Christmas is a angsty second chance story about Hannah, a photographer and Roarke, a veterinarian who grew up together in Sweetwater, Texas, fell in love, got engaged and had the relationship blow up. Hannah fled to L A, but now is back in Texas. She gets hired to plan an Christmas event in her hometown that will require she work with Roarke. The spark still is there, but Hannah is determined not to let her heart get involved again. Roarke is hiding secrets about the real reason th ...more
    Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Hot Mess Love is an absolutely bonkers but entertaining enough read. Christopher a British billionaire is about to foreclose on Boink a company he owns, it develops and sells sex toys from vibrators to all manner of other ‘aids’
    Conchita is from her description an extremely large busted lady in her late twenties with false nails , lashes etc....well you get the picture, unfortunately all I could think of was a a Vegas porn star which is cruel and does not do justice to how she thinks or act
    Maggie Harris
    Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Hot Mess Love is an absolutely bonkers but entertaining enough read. Christopher a British billionaire is about to foreclose on Boink a company he owns, it develops and sells sex toys from vibrators to all manner of other ‘aids’
    Conchita is from her description an extremely large busted lady in her late twenties with false nails , lashes etc....well you get the picture, unfortunately all I could think of was a a Vegas porn star which is cruel and does not do justice to how she thinks or act
    Amy Toward
    Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This is a perfect second chance romance. We meet Roarke in Truth about Cowboys. He is Jason’s best friend. He was engaged 6 years ago and lost the love of his life because of some terrible lies that were told. He never truly got over Hanna. Hanna discovered that her fiancé and best friend deceived her in the worst way possible. So she took off for California to develop her photography career. She was making a name for herself until her boss got himself in serious trouble and Hanna was negatively ...more
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Holy cow! When I first read the blurb for this book along with the title, I was thinking it was going to be a light hearted, mushy, sweet Christmas story. But it is more than that. I could feel the anguish coming off the pages for Hannah and it some parts Roarke. The pain, loneliness, and vulnerability she felt hit me so hard. I am not sure if it is because of my current mindset or my emotions all over the place right now in my own life, but Hannah's feelings are so powerful from the very beginn ...more
    Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    If you wanted a book featuring Roarke, and I did, it's finally here! This is a second chance romance and it's the best! Roarke's unwavering love for Hannah is swoon-worthy!

    It's been six years since they last laid eyes on each other. She can't get away from him quick enough. But she finds herself having to work with him back in Sweetwater as she helps prepare the Christmas Festival. The more time they spend together she's reminded of their past friendship and the attraction that still
    Ames Hart
    Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I need a Roarke in my life!! Lisa writes another steamy story of redemptive love. Hannah is forced to move home to Sweetwater after things with south with her photography job. The one person she doesn't want to see is the one person her heart had never let go of, the Horse Wrangler, Roarke Frost. She left Sweetwater to get away from this man when he crushed her heart. Now she is face to face with him and has to calm the heart that's about to beat out of her chest. All he sees is the woman he lov ...more
    Desiree Zeijlmans
    Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: lisa-renee-jones
    We know Roarke from the first book, The Truth About Cowboys, and he's Jason's best friend.
    Hannah used to be friends with both of them, and was also more to Roarke 6 years ago..
    she left with a broken heart.

    She lived in LA as a Photographer but lost her job and came back to work with her friend.
    Roarke is a veterinarian, they call him the Horse Wrangler, and of course, the bump in to each other..
    the attraction is still there, and the more time they spend together, the more
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it
    Here's the scoop. Tangled Up in Christmas should have been right up my alley. Second chance love story, the holiday season, horses.

    However, I seriously felt nothing, NOTHING between Hannah and Roarke for a large portion of the book. I didn't feel any chemisty or connection until Chapter 28, and it was killing me. I also didn't really care for Hannah until then either. Frankly, I don't know how I even held out that long.

    Once I felt that connection between them, Hannah and
    Lovely Loveday
    Tangled Up In Christmas is the second book in the Texas Heat series by Lisa Renee Jones and is a charming holiday romance. A story of second chances that is sure to warm your heart and tug at your heartstrings. While this is part of the Texas Heat series, it can easily be read as a standalone novel. The characters are witty, humorous, relatable, and surrounded by an interesting set of supporting characters. Set in Texas, Tangled Up In Christmas makes for a festive Texan holiday read. You will ge ...more
    I'm a sucker for a great second chance romance, and this one was certainly that in fact, it was marvellous. Not only because it was extremely well written and paced. But because of the small town setting and truly lovable characters. Not to mention the storyline itself, which was raw, sexy, sweet, and engaging and has so much going on, including feuding families, meddling townsfolk and forgiveness. All of which take's place in the lead up to Christmas. And I was completely captivated throughout, ...more
    Theresa Campbell
    Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc
    This is a contemporary romance from Lisa Renee Jones. This is not her usual fare as it is romance with no suspense. I love that Lisa is versatile and can write other genres. We met Roarke in the first book as Jason's friend. Hannah is a long lost love that you wonder for most of the book what happened to these two to break them up. While this book is not quite a funny as the first one, it is a second chance romance with no angst. There's a bonus story (nothing to do with this series) that's incl ...more
    Joy Whiteside
    Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Lisa Renee Jones has done it again. This series is hot.

    This book is the perfect read on those cooler fall days that are coming. It will warm you up for sure. The story moves along at the perfect reading speed, not too fast nor too slow. Just the perfect speed to make it a very enjoyable read. The characters are amazing, you cannot help but fall in love with them and once you do, you will want to know more about them and wish that you were there with them. The story will grab you from
    Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Tangled Up in Christmas by Lisa Renee Jones is book two in her Texas Haet Series. For best reading experience I recommend to read the books in order. The previous book is The Truth About Cowboys and is set in Sweetwater, Texas, just like Tangled Up in Christmas.
    Hannah is a successful photographer and back home for good. She starts over. New home, new job, new life.
    And there's Roarke Frost, her nemesis. They grew up as neighbors and had a teenage crush on each other. The busy horse wh
    Yvonne Cruz
    Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    We are back in Sweetwater, TX where everyone knows everyone else, and where Roarke Frost and Hannah grew up. The year she finished college and he veterinarian school, they fell in love and got engaged. But a video went viral implying Roarke had cheated on her . She left for LA hurt and didn’t look back.
    But fate brings her back after six years, and the secrets Roarke has kept will need to be revealed, but there will be consequences.
    It’s a story about secrets, misunderstandings and sec
    Stacy Rubner
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I received this book as an ARC, and it was a page turning book that I could NOT put down!

    This book is about Roarke that you meet in the 1st book, and his lost relationship with Hannah. She comes back to her hometown help our her longtime friend put on a winter festival and soon realizes that Roarke is also in charge of putting on this festival. This book keeps you turning the page to find out why their relationship fell apart all those years ago, when they first got engaged and where it's heade
    Sofie Sehested
    Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I give this book 4,5 stars.

    I really loved “Tangled up in Christmas”.

    The only reason I deducted half a star is because of Hannah in the beginning of the story. She was very stubborn and childish towards Roarke. She kept running away from him and wouldn’t listen to him since he was the one at fault for their breakup 6 years earlier. Little does she know, he didn’t do what he was accused of by her and there was other reasons behind what happened to them. Hannah starts figuring out some
    Lee Anne Lane
    Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I’m so glad Roarke got his story and I love he and Hannah together!

    Past-Young love lost. She ran. He didn’t follow. She didn’t trust him and he discovered truths that could destroy three families.

    Present-Their history is both good and bad. The secrets Roarke holds seem insurmountable. But their connection is undeniable and their passion ignited. But it’s so obvious that they’re still so deeply in love.

    The truth will come out and it can destroy the three families or it might just save them.

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    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with.

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