Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Review: The Heart of Texas

The Heart of Texas
(Texas #1)
by R.J. Scott
Release Date: January 30, 2013
Genre: M/M Romance

Riley Hayes, the playboy of the Hayes family, is a young man who seems to have it all: money, a career he loves, and his pick of beautiful women. His father, CEO of HayesOil, passes control of the corporation to his two sons; but a stipulation is attached to Riley's portion. Concerned about Riley's lack of maturity, his father requires that Riley 'marry and stay married for one year to someone he loves'. Angered by the requirement, Riley seeks a means of bypassing his father's stipulation. Blackmailing Jack Campbell into marrying him "for love" suits Riley's purpose. There is no mention in his father's documents that the marriage had to be with a woman and Jack Campbell is the son of Riley Senior's arch rival. Win win.

Riley marries Jack and abruptly his entire world is turned inside out. Riley hadn't counted on the fact that Jack Campbell, quiet and unassuming rancher, is a force of nature in his own right.

This is a story of murder, deceit, the struggle for power, lust and love, the sprawling life of a rancher and the whirlwind existence of a playboy. But under and through it all, as Riley learns over the months, this is a tale about family and everything that that word means.

Woah! This book is jam packed with family drama and it felt like watching a fast paced telenovela, full of twist and turn, lies, deceit, manipulation and villains. It was all so over the top and I was sucked right in from the first page. It was so addictive and I finished this book in less than a day. 

We have enemies to lovers, forced marriage and GFY, my favourite troupes all in one story. Jack and Riley chemistry is awesome, the sex is hawt, their passion really show through the pages. 

Not only that, I also like the multiple POV involving all the secondary characters that was included in this rich plot. The author make me feel invested in everyone of them. So much had happened in the span of one book, I can't wait to see what's next in the Campbell-Hayes family.