Published by Hachette Digital, Inc. on 2011-08-26
Reviewed by Miranda
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
Nikki Hunt was so close to reconciling with her no-good cheating ex until he reminded her what a catch he is by ignoring her through dinner and then ditching her with the bill. Life’s been hard on Nikki since the divorce and money problems are becoming a bigger issue. Thinking that taking the scoundrel back has to be her dumbest idea ever! It’s a good thing she came to her senses before it was too late. Too bad she didn’t keep her death threats against him to herself. When she finds her ex in the trunk of her car she becomes suspect number one.
Dallas O’Connor a former cop and current P.I. is quite charmed by Nikki as she vomits on him after seeing her dead ex. He can see her future laid out. Without help Nikki will be railroaded and taken down for a crime he doesn’t believe she committed. Dallas and his partners Tyler and Austin are taking the case. Things get a little more complicated as Dallas and Nikki take their relationship to a different level. Can Dallas and Nikki find love amidst murder? Will they survive the madman behind her ex’s death?
Don’t Mess With Texas is a hoot! Christie Craig manages to bind humor, suspense and romance together fabulously in Don’t Mess With Texas. Nikki made me laugh so much. I really like that even though she’s in a dire situation she still manages to laugh. Dallas is a sexy stud out to right the wrongs of the world. Nikki and Dallas set the town on fire with their passion and their fussing. I love the relationship between Dallas, Tyler and Austin. These guys bring tons of humor but the bond that ties them together is much more serious. I can’t wait to read more about these honorable gallant men and the investigation surrounding what brought them together. I’m also in love with Nana! I hope she makes a reprisal in the next book! Nikki’s relationship with her nana is so special and tells a lot about her character. I just adore Nana’s straight shooting attitude. Don’t Mess With Texas has emotion, suspense, witty banter and a clever plot that will keep the reader engaged.