Out of a Texas Night
Kasota Springs #2
By Phyliss Miranda
Releasing May 29th, 2018
Everything’s bigger in Texas . . . including love.
A deputy sheriff in Houston, Avery Humphrey is ready for some hometown comfort when she heads back to Kasota Springs, but one kiss from Brody VanZant is enough to make her trade “soothing” for “sizzling.” When it turns out hot, hard-headed Brody is another Bonita County deputy, sizzling gets complicated, especially after Avery is made the interim sheriff. Brody knows romancing the boss isn’t on the duty roster, but to him it’s a state of emergency to prove to Avery that he’s the partner she needs—in her life and in her bed—and he’s ready to give her as many kisses as there are stars in the Texas sky to convince her.
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In Out of a Texas Night (Kasota Springs #2) by Phyliss Miranda, after surviving an on-the-job shooting that left her partner dead, Avery Humphrey has returned home to Kasota Springs. She's determined to enjoy her downtime and fight her way back to her job as a deputy sheriff in Houston. Yet, when something happens in Kasota Springs that turns the town upside down, Avery finds herself the interim sheriff of the town. Will Avery and her new partner, Brody VanZant, be able to get to the bottom of what happened or will their shot at happy ever after never happen because Avery can't let go of the past and the guilt she feels because of what happened?
The moment I finished this book, I was completely ready to log into Amazon and buy the first book of this series because this story was absolutely spellbinding. Really, everything about it -- the incredible characters, the fast-paced plot that included some tough obstacles for these two to overcome, and the enthralling dialogue -- drew me in from the very beginning and kept me reading until I was at the end. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time where things get really interesting in this book, as Brody is willing to pay any price to -- at least -- get a kiss from the woman he wants. How much is he willing to pay?
As for the dialogue, it was highly entertaining and intense due to the suspense throughout this story that puts pressure on the police department. Will Avery discover what is going on before someone else gets hurt? Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked how determined she was to do her job, even though she's been through so much in the past and didn't know whether she'd ever return to police work. While the hero, he's been successful as an undercover agent and I liked how he proved himself to the heroine over and over again. He's also confident, driven and I liked how the hero and heroine challenge each other, especially since Avery doesn't know whether she can trust him after everything she's been through. Will the heroine put her trust in Brody?
Overall, Ms. Miranda has delivered an utterly fantastic read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was off-the-charts; the romance was delightful and had me loving these two together, as Avery begins to put her trust in another partner - both personally and professionally; and the ending had me worried for the main characters, as the investigation gets down to the crucial moment in discovering who they're after and whether they'll be able to bring the bad guy down. Yet, in saying that, I liked how everything worked out for the best for the hero and heroine, as being back in Kasota Springs has helped the heroine to heal and finally see that being an officer of the law is still the career for her. I would recommend Out of a Texas Night by Phyllis Miranda, if you enjoy romantic suspense, contemporary romance with a dash of suspense, the mysterious strangers trope, small town romances or books by authors Jodi Thomas, Kari Lynn Dell, Katie Lane and Sara Richardson.