Review: BLAME IT ON TEXAS by Christie Craig

Blame it on Texas is the second book in the Hotter in Texas Series by Christie Craig. I have always loved Christie Craig’s light romantic suspense books. Her books warmed me up to romantic suspense a lot. Her writing is very fluid and her books are hard to put down. She has a great balance of mystery, suspense, romance and humor. There is also a lot of camaraderie among friends and family in her stories which I love.

I enjoyed the relationship between Tyler and Zoe. It was a very believable from beginning to end. They had great chemistry but were both very logical people and it was fun to watch them try and let go of logic and give into what their hearts were telling them. Some of my favorite scenes included the scrabble game, the diner scene where Tyler ended up with a lot of food on him, as well as when Tyler found Zoe jumping on the bed naked chasing after Bud and Lucky. She sure was embarrassed! Christie did a very nice job building the romance between Tyler and Zoe and with their intimate scenes. They fit the tone of the story and were very romantic.

Christie tends to have side stories in her books with secondary characters. In this one Rick and Ellen had a story. I wasn’t sure about it at first because I wanted to get back to Tyler and Zoe’s story, but I really enjoy books with children in them so this was fun to read about. It added so much overall to the story. It is nice to see what goes on with secondary characters sometimes, too. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone interested in romantic suspense!

Reviewer Note: This was read in 2012, but I am pulling out past books I enjoyed to recommend to my readers.

Reviewed by Amy

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Title: Blame it on Texas (Hotter in Texas, #2)
Author: Christie Craig
Publisher: Hachette 
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: Purchased from Barnes & Noble


Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into a real-life episode of Unsolved Mystery Hunters. The story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, and Zoe is dead-set on figuring out why. Her search leads her to one of the Lone Star State’s richest families-and to sexy PI Tyler Lopez.

Tyler has sworn off women, especially redheads with killer curves who poke their noses into his clients’ private lives. Still, he can’t deny the attraction any more than he can deny that some of Zoe’s crazy story makes sense. But when she becomes a hit man’s target, this cold case starts heating up. Suddenly, Tyler will do anything to protect Zoe-even risk his heart.

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