Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Make Mine a Bad Boy (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #2)” as Want to Read:
Make Mine a Bad Boy (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Make Mine a Bad Boy

(Deep in the Heart of Texas #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,446 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Hope Scroggs is finally ready to get hitched. After years of sowing her wild oats, the former head cheerleader and homecoming queen has returned to Bramble, Texas, to marry her high school flame. But her perfect wedding plans are stomped to smithereens when her adoring cowboy two-steps down the aisle with someone else. Now Hope is stuck with th
Paperback, 328 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Forever
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Make Mine a Bad Boy, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Make Mine a Bad Boy

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.12  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,446 ratings  ·  140 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Make Mine a Bad Boy (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #2)
May 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
I tried, I really did but totally lost patience, the humour worked in the first book but is now old hat!! Hope is supposed to be a 30 year old woman but behaved more like she belonged in a school playground as she constantly behaved like a spoilt teenager....and don't start me on the people who live in this town, they are unbelievable thick!! I hate giving up on a book and declaring I can't finish it, but in this case I have to put my hands in the air and surrender :( ...more
May 19, 2011 rated it liked it
*I won this from Goodreads*
"Make Mine a Bad Boy" is the second installment in the Deep in the Heart of Texas series by Katie Lane. I was plesently surprised with this book. When I recived this novel, I thought I would have a hard time reading it all the way through..I guess I judged the book by it's cover and title. I'm now glad I didn't. This novel is full of charm and southren whit, right after I finished (only a few hours after starting it I might add) I was looking for how more novels are in
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, e-book, 2012
With this book I found myself really liking all the crazy people of the town, but Hope and Colt's actions not so much. Here they have been attracted to each other since they were kids and being kids they did what normal kids do when they don't know what to do. Colt irritates Hope to no end, while Hope ignores him and runs and dates her BFF, Slate. It didn't help me at all that Hope acted like a spoiled brat, who for the first time in her life, isn't getting her way, while Colt has a chip on his ...more
May 28, 2011 rated it liked it
The prodigal town sweetheart has returned to Brambles to redeem the life she left behind, only to find that it has been stolen by someone who is her spitting image! Hope thought she would always have Slate to marry when she’s good and ready, but when he ties the knot with Faith, Hope doesn’t know if she’s ready to share everything with her twin sister. To make things more complicated, Colt Lomax rolls back into town – and with him, comes memories of their recent night of passion. When passion en ...more
Aղցela W.
This was book two of the "Deep in the heart of Texas" series. Hope Scroggs is finally ready to get hitched. After years of sowing her wild oats, the former head cheerleader and homecoming queen has returned to Bramble, Texas, to marry her high school flame. But her perfect wedding plans are stomped to smithereens when her adoring cowboy two-steps down the aisle with someone else. Faith a twin sister that she didn't know that she had. This was a really good book I loved both the MC's and the seco ...more
Oct 31, 2011 rated it liked it
After having read and thoroughly enjoyed Lane's first book in this series, I was really looking forward to Hope's story. Unfortunately it just didn't pan out as well. While it is filled with all the small town wackiness and fun that inhabited the first, what promised to continue in the feisty town sweetheart and the resident bad boy, disintegrated into two people who spent most of the book ridiculing and calling each other nasty names then running away at each sign of trouble. It is hard to symp ...more
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really loved the first book in this series "Going Cowboy Crazy" and certainly wasn't disappointed with the second. I'm hoping this author will write more in this series, because there are so many great characters living in the Texas town of Bramble that I'd love to re-visit. ...more
Kathy Davie
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Second in the Deep in the Heart of Texas romance series revolving around the people and history of Bramble, Texas. The couple focus is on Hope Scroggs and Colt Lomax.

My Take
It's inventive, comic, and oddly romantic, although the writing in this one takes a dip. It's like Lane is still working on her writing chops. Of course, it could be simply my disappointment with the character she created in Hope Scroggs. Sure, she's believable as the girl who tries to fulfill everyone's expectations, but tha
Laura Jean
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Again, I loved this book despite itself. Spicy contemporary Texas romance, set in a small town, with a cast full of quirky characters. I rolled my eyes at the twin communication...but suspended disbelief and just rolled with it. Just fun.
 Crystal ➳ Reading Between the Wines Book Club
Another exciting romance from new author Katie Lane set in the heart of Texas!

After five years in L.A. trying to make it as an actress, Hope finally returns home, and to her back up plan – marrying her childhood sweetheart and town hero, Slate Calhoun. When she gets there though, she not only finds a twin sister that she didn’t know about, but the man she planned on marrying falling in love with her instead! Now she has to bury her jealousy and crushed dreams and attend their happy wedding. But
Mary Gramlich
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
MAKE MINE A BAD BOY written by Katie Lane
A Deep in the Heart of Texas Series Book #2
06/11 - Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages

Can you shake off love like the dust on your boots or does it stay forever attached?

Hope Scruggs is the sweetheart of Bramble, Texas and Colt Lomax has always been seen as the town’s bad boy. They had played those roles growing up and as adults when they both find themselves back in town it is easy to step back into them. Even after years away tho
Make Mine a Bad Boy starts right where Going Cowboy Crazy leaves us. Hope “Hog” Scroggs returns to her small home town Bramble Texas after a not so impressive start to her acting career to marry her childhood boyfriend, only to find out he’s marrying her twin sister Faith Aldridge who she didn’t know existed.

I didn’t like Hope much in Going Cowboy Crazy, she seemed like a spoiled conniving person, that if she didn’t get her way you’d be sorry, but I figured since this was her book I’d give her a
So the narrator is good. But I don't like her voice for Hope, so I knew I was going to have issues with this one. I knew I should have read it instead of listening to it, because I knew I didn't like Hope's voice, and this was Hope's book. But I muddled through anyway.

I really don't like how the only description of Rachel Dean is that she has 'man hands' and that literally gets used in every single paragraph the woman is in.

The townsfolk really are dumb. To be fair, had I know that this was goin
4.5 stars actually
The sophomore effort of this fluffy fun series picks up at the wedding that ended the previous installment from second twin Hope Scroggs' point of view and her true feelings about the bride and groom. Hope is full of self-pity and is determined to not enjoy the wedding or wish Faith and Slate joy when Colt Lomax strolls into the wedding reception.

Colt's very bad boy adds to the quirkiness of Bramble, Texas and he was definitely the lead man-candy. Everything else with testoster
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
I LOVE Colt, such a sensitive, hot bad boy, I want to lick his tatttoos...and I so love the "special" part of his tattoo =) I really enjoy MMABB, it was different than Going Cowboy Crazy. There didn't seem to be alot of tender moments between Colt and Hope, however each had tender thoughts about the other in their head...I didn't want to like Hope but something kept a soft spot in my heart for her, but the end I loved her. I love the town of Bramble and all the nosy townfolk. I hope to see more ...more
Feb 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
I didn't care much for Hope in the first book. The whole town catered to her and she was a real witch to Faith. In this book I didn't care for her at first but she grew on me. Colt is the town bad boy who would so anything for his sister Shirlene. He's loved Hope forever but she only had eyes for Slate Throw in a few laugh out loud moments and I really enjoyed this book. ...more
Anne OK
Jul 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads
Second book by Katie Lane and I enjoyed it very much. I can't wait for the next one in April 2012. Fun summer entertainment! ...more
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I got this based on the title alone and wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed it from go to whoa and it had me laughing out loud on multiple occasions. What a hoot! ...more
Nate Brightman
Make Mine a Bad Boy the 2nd book in Katie Lane’s debut Deep in the Heart of Texas series takes off where the first book Cowboy Crazy left off at Faith and Slate’s wedding. Whether talking movie or book it’s rare for a sequel to live up to the high expectations set for it by a highly successful original. And unfortunately, that holds true for Make Mine a Bad Boy. Its not a bust by any means. It’s just not IMHO nearly as good as Cowboy Crazy.
My biggest problem with Make Mine a Bad Boy is for much
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Hope had a plan. She was gonna go to Hollywood, become an actress, then come back home to Texas, and marry Slate. When Hollywood failed she decided to go back home. Little to her knowledge, Slate is marrying her twin sister, Faith, and she’s home just in time for their wedding. Enter Colt Lomax. Colt has always been Bramble’s bad boy. He’s got a passion for motorcycles, the open road, and pushing Hope’s buttons; ALL of her buttons. These two have an irresistible connection that will soon go beyo ...more
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book starts with a wedding, but it's not Hope's it's her twin sister's. Hope feels like this should of been her, but it wasn't in the cards for Hope to marry Slate. The wedding reception gets real interesting when Colt comes to town to see Hope. Colt and Hope have a love hate relationship, but they can't stay away from each other. Everyone in town thinks the worst of Colt and won't believe that he didn't just get out of jail. Colt moved away and made a name for himself. Things take an inter ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. For a cliche-riddled romance novel, this was exactly what I needed it to be. The hero is damaged but strong, the heroine is feisty but vulnerable. I felt like I should have read the previous book about Faith to get a better handle on the complex relationships, but it was an enjoyable 328 pages even without the full backstory.
One thing that kind of annoyed me and almost made me drop the rating to 3 stars was a poorly placed flashback that confused me as a plot device. That aspect was v
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a cute story. Hope leaves Brambles, TX for Hollywood to become a movie star. After five years of going nowhere, she is back home hoping to marry Slate. The problem is that Slate is marrying Hope's twin sister Faith. At the wedding reception, Colt shows back up after bring gone for five years. Everyone thinks that he is a motorcycle bum not knowing that he owns his own business building custom motorcycles. There is a past history between Colt and Hope and it is fun watching them find thei ...more
Katie Jo
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hope is home again in Bramble and not sure about this identical twin sister thing. She's forced to watch her high school sweetheart (and backup) marry her twin sister she never knew about. Everyone expects Hope to be brilliant and settle down with a proper man, but Hope feels set adrift when local badboy Colt breezes back into town. I loved the interplay between Hopr and Colt throughout the book and how Hope and Faith's relationship starts to become deeper. A great second book in the series! ...more
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book from the romance section to figure out how to write romance/smut scenes. I'm not a fan of cowboys and Texas/southern charm, but this book was okay. The main couple are stereotypes (good girl and bad boy) and there's lots of the usual romance tropes. Not a book of substance, but it was easy, mindless "junk food" that was perfect for reading over my winter break. ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Honestly the heroine is a complete brat but the hero makes it worth it. The fact that the heroine grows as a person helps too. I literally wanted to strangle her at some points. I blame the author though for doing so well in the first book though ;)
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable cute read. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Elizabeth Mckernan
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book it was sweet
Jean Diskin
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! It was quite humorous. It reminded me a lot of the small town I grew up in. I thought it was very entertaining.
Cherie Clark
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Loved it 🌟⭐🌟⭐🌟⭐
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Cowboy Brave
  • Hot Cowboy Nights (Lucky Penny Ranch, #2)
  • Toughest Cowboy in Texas (Happy, Texas, #1)
  • Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas (Happy, Texas #2)
  • The Second Chance Rancher (The Millers of Morgan Valley, #1)
  • Wild Cowboy Ways (Lucky Penny Ranch #1)
  • Luckiest Cowboy of All / Hometown Cowboy (Happy, Texas #3; Rocky Mountain Riders #1)
  • The Cowboy Takes a Bride (Jubilee, Texas, #1)
  • Love Drunk Cowboy (Spikes & Spurs, #1)
  • Merry Cowboy Christmas (Lucky Penny Ranch, #3)
  • Hell, Yeah (Honky Tonk, #2)
  • Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (Spikes & Spurs, #3)
  • A Slow Dance Holiday (Honky Tonk Cowboys #4.5)
  • Humbling Her Cowboy (Miller Brothers of Texas #1)
  • The Rancher's Redemption (The Millers of Morgan Valley, #2)
  • A Son for the Texas Cowboy (The Texas Wolf Brothers #1)
  • A Baby for the Texas Cowboy (The Texas Wolf Brothers Book 3)
  • Cowboy Boots for Christmas: Cowboy Not Included (Burnt Boot, Texas, #1)
See similar books…
Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hunk for the Holidays, Overnight Billionaires, and Tender Heart Texas series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

Other books in the series

Deep in the Heart of Texas (7 books)
  • Going Cowboy Crazy (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #1)
  • Catch Me A Cowboy (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #3)
  • Trouble in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #4)
  • Flirting with Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas #5)
  • A Match Made in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #6)
  • The Last Cowboy in Texas (Deep in the Heart of Texas, #7)

News & Interviews

“I'm in a weird place because the book is about to come out. So I'm basically just walking around like a raw nerve and I'm not sure that I...
21 likes · 4 comments