What a Texas Girl Wants
by Kristina Knight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam.
The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern.
Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?
What Happens in Mexico, doesn’t always stay in Mexico sometimes it follows you back to Texas and turns your life over.
Kathleen Witte decides to take a long over due vacation to Mexico to unwind and relax, next thing she is waking up buck naked on a beach after a night of debauchery married to her college crush Jackson Taylor. ‘What’s a Texas Girl to do’? Well.. hold on to him and take him home to meet the family…
Jackson has always been a loner, he doesn’t do family or relationships, for Kathleen it’s all about family, she has been the glue holding her family together; their journey to HEA is anything but easy.
I liked how Jackson and Kathleen characters developed within the book, their struggles and insecurities felt real and the Witte family drama was woven in nicely through the book
‘What a Texas Girl Wants’ was a fun read. Kristina Knight did a fabulous job with this story, it had the right amount of Sexy & emotional to keep me engaged to the end.
Jackson Taylor’s toes clenched as he came abruptly awake, the left side of his
body shivering. The right, however, was delectably warm. A soft weight held his
shoulder down, the feel of a woman’s curves pressed hard against his chest. Cold
water tickled his feet and wet sand dug into his butt. The tangy, salty smell of the ocean
filled his nostrils. Another tickle of water. A slight shiver came from the curvaceous
woman beside him before she settled back into sleep.
A flash of red hair, spinning lanterns and Latin dance music raced through his
mind before it went blank. The infernal pounding started again behind his right temple.
Must have been a great night. The naked body lying next to his on the beach
Jackson levered his eyes open as the first fingers of yellow touched the white
sand beach. He winced as intense sunlight hit his eyes. Another postcard perfect day
in Puerto Vallarta. He would be perfectly happy spending it with the drapes closed and
a couple gallons of hair of the dog. If he could just get back to his hotel room.
Damn. Thirty was years too old to be waking up, hung-over, not knowing where
he was or how he had gotten there.
Pretty chestnut hair hid the woman’s face. At least the woman he almost
remembered seemed to be the woman he was with, but for the life of him Jackson
couldn’t draw a mental picture of her. Just what the hell had he done last night?
Well, the what was fairly simple to answer if the sand digging into his butt was
any indication. No clothes tempered the feel of her soft skin against him. It had been a
long time since Jackson had woken up beside a woman unable to recall who she was or
how they had met. He had never liked the feeling, and liked it even less this morning.
Chilly water washed over his feet to his ankles. As the water returned to the sea,
his heels dug deeper into the sand creating tiny tide pools.
He had to move. But if he moved he would disturb the woman sleeping softly on
his right shoulder. Somehow he didn’t think she would appreciate his jumping up and
running for the nearest rock to answer the call of nature, leaving her alone in the chilly