Romance Book Review: The Texas Twins

Author: Tina Leonard
ISBN: 9780373752676
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Western

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The Texas Twins is a little different from past stories by Tina Leonard in that rather than telling the story of the brothers in individual books, she has put together two short stories into one Harlequin--American Romance book. As with most of Tina's books she's back in small town Texas where she has brought together two twin brothers who knew nothing about each other for 32 years. The citizens of No Chance, Texas has decided that it is time to bring Jake's twin, John, home to help the fledging town's rodeo. John has the money to back the town's plan to enhance their local rodeo, but John has no idea that the town really just wants his money and to reunite John with his brother Jake.

Jake is a rodeo bull rider. He has lived his whole life in No Chance and has no idea that he has a twin, but isn't all that excited about the idea when he finds out. Can the two brothers work together even though they aren't quite thrilled about each other?

Of course the book is ripe with love stories for both of the brothers. In John's story he meets and falls in love with Chloe, the town lawyer. Chloe is a little worried about getting involved with an outsider who is bound the leave when he gets tired of small town Texas.

In Jake's story, readers will get to know Erin the town doctor. Both Jake and Erin have been in love with each other forever, but neither wants the other to know. Of course the town busybodies get involved in helping to matchmake the pair.

Both stories are fairly good, but since I'm a great fan of Tina's and have followed her other series, including Cowboys by the Dozen and The Tulips Saloon, I was just mildly disappointed that this book just didn't seem to have the spark she usually has. Still both stories are nicely written and will keep everyone entertained.

Description:

When New York billionaire John Carruth is summoned to No Chance, Texas, to save the local rodeo, he has no idea he is going home. Now the long-lost twin to the town's favorite son is determined to win over the people he left behind—and capture the heart of Chloe Winters, a Texan who has her own ideas of what it means to be part of a small town!


Jake Fitzgerald, champion bull rider, didn't know he had another half. John may be kin, but he's still a stranger in these parts. With his billionaire brother hell-bent on changing Jake's world, Jake knows he has to take a stand. Will he choose family—or will he take a chance on Erin O'Donovan, a woman who has always meant family to him?

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