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Don't Mess With Texas by Christie Craig

Don't Mess With Texas
By Christie Craig
400 pages
ISBN 97804465582841
Published August 23, 2011
Provided by Publisher

Nikki Hunt thought her night couldn't get worse when her no-good, cheating ex ditched her at dinner, sticking her with the bill. Then she found his body stuffed in the trunk of her car and lost her two-hundred-dollar meal all over his three-thousand-dollar suit. Now not only is Nikki nearly broke, she's a murder suspect.

Former cop turned PI, Dallas O'Connor knows what it's like to be unjustly accused. But one look at the sexy-though skittish-suspect tells him she couldn't hurt anyone. The lead detective, Dallas's own brother, has the wrong woman and Dallas hopes a little late-night "undercover" work will help him prove it . . .


Dallas knows all about being framed for a murder he and his partners didn't commit, so when he jumps to the conclusion that Nikki killed her husband without actually meeting her, he knows he made the wrong assumption and decides to help her prove her innocence. Even though all the evidence points straight to her. 

Nikki can't believe her ex was killed and stuffed in the trunk of her car. Now she was being accused of killing her no good ex, the same ex that just stiffed her with a $200 lunch bill when she can't even afford to pay her grandmother's cable bill. Feeling as if she is going to be sick all over again, she tries to dash to a safe place before she embarrasses herself but is too late when she literally runs into an attractive cop and then proceeds to grace his shoes and shirt with what's left of her lunch. Turns out he's not a cop but a PI who believes her when she says she's innocent. 

Dallas and his two partners are on a mission to find out who really killed Nikki's ex. And as the plot thickens, so do Dallas and Nikki's feelings. If only they can get over being burned by previous relationships to be able to move forward.

The dialogue kept me hooked to this great plot. Come on, who thinks of having one of the main characters throw up on the other? Hilarious writing thrown in with sexual tension makes a great read. Dallas and Nikki's relationship grew strong fast but wasn't weighed down by too many issues. Their ability to joke around with each other made me giggle at times. You could tell they meant a lot to each other before they even admitted it to themselves.

I enjoyed the sub-plot with Dallas' brother, Tony, and his wife. It made the story that much more enjoyable to read. I cannot wait for the next two books about Dallas' partners. I'm positive it will be just as great, if not better.


Fast moving plot that keeps you hooked

Smokin' hot lovin'

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