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I love reading and as of now that is fiction only. Love all genres except horror and for the past few years, been gorging on romance. Thrillers are my first love and add some romance to it then all the more better.
One Hot Texan - Jane Sullivan This book was quite decent.

The Heroine
She's young and naive and totally innocent, having been raised by a mother who literally sucked the life out of her, constantly criticizing, calling everything a sin, so she grew up in the shadows, so shy that people didn't notice her. So, she decides to be a bit bold and buys tight clothes, goes into a bar and buys beer and also asks the hero to dance and kiss her(her first kiss).

The Hero
He never thought he will be back in the town where he was sent to live with his grandmother after his father went to jail, but he is, his fortune has sunk since the development he invested in was burnt down by his partner, so now he needs to fulfill the terms of the will to get the ranch and money, so he needs to find a wife quick, one who would agree to a divorce in six months. He never expected to marry the heroine, for one she is plain and love sort but when she is drunk and he takes her home, he sees her bills and her dreams of going to college and makes her an offer he knows she will agree to.

The Story:
They get married and have to live in close quarters and the hero is a jerk in the beginning who thinks he will seduce the virgin heroine and when she refuses gets all angry and actually pouty but soon after some of the jerky moments they fall into a type of friendship and he even helps the heroine with her confidence telling her to stop listening to her mother's voice, be more confident and he actually backs her up as far as the town people go. He actually starts feeling proud when he sees her coming out of her shell and making friends.

I also like how the heroine stuck to her principles and slowly gained confidence, enough to talk to the hero with her eyes and even make decisions when it came to sex.

The hero did have to have a jerk moment at the end when the heroine finally makes an emotional break-through with him about why he does what he does(push away people like his grandmother), but he makes up for it with a grand gesture.