Monday, February 14, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Deep In The Heart of Texas

Happy Valentine's Day!

Title: Deep In The Heat of Texas

Authors: Alta Hensley, Melissa Ecker, Amy le Blanc

Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing

Genre: Erotic romance

Format: ebook

More info at:

Received ebook from author to review.

Los Angeles Times reporter, Maggie Wright, is assigned to do a story on the dying dude ranch industry in the south. When the newspaper offers to foot the bill for Maggie and her two friends, Payton Evans and Sophia Foster, to stay at the legendary Weston Ranch in Valentine, Texas, they jump at the opportunity. While it’s not the Caribbean cruise they wanted, how bad could it be?

Expecting a tired farm with dusty old cowpokes, the three big city friends are taken by surprise when they’re each assigned to a dashing cowboy or two for some good, old fashioned ranch training and a whole lot of rough riding. Their limits are tested in ways they never imagined, both in the bedroom and out on the range. After two weeks, will the women run back to the bright lights of Los Angeles without so much as a backward glance? Or will these skilled cowboys have them longing to stay for just a little bit more of their Texas-style heat?

Deep In the Heat of Texas is an anthology of 3 hot cowboy stories. 3 friends decide to a vacation to a dude ranch in Valentine, Texas to experience something different. Oh boy, did they!

Story 1 is by Alta Hensley and it's called Tempted in Texas. Sophia arrives at the ranch and is greeted by Deacon who is a cowboy that works at the ranch. Once he sees that Sophia is spending most of her time working on her computer instead of relaxing, he makes several rules so that she takes the time to enjoy herself. One of is his rules is one of my favorite quotes in the book:
"Second rule. You allow me to meet your needs, and take care of you for the entire time you are here."
He took care of her all right and it was hot! He's also old fashioned and believes that the man in the relationship is in charge and that leads to my 2nd favorite quote in the book:
"I'm strong, but I'm soft as well. I protect, I nurture, I care, and I love. I like to be in charge, but my number one goal would be to make my woman know she is loved every minute of every day. That is what I want."
*swoon* Poor Sophia didn't stand a chance and fell for Deacon just as quickly as he fell for her.

Tamed in Texas is story 2 by Amy le Blanc and the number 2 becomes a factor in this story because Maggie is greeted by 2 cowboys by the names of Dylan and Chase. They are best friends and team up to teach Maggie the ways of the ranch since she must become one of the farm hands on the ranch. The also team up in other ways to give Maggie a good time. *wiggles eyebrows* Let's just say that Maggie was very lucky girl that she had 2 hot cowboys being attentive to her needs.

Last but not least is Taken in Texas by Melissa Ecker. Friend 3 is about Payton who is a cop and the cowboy that greets her is Drake. Drake oh Drake! There is a lot of tension between Payton and Drake at the beginning of the book because of their attraction to one another and when they finally give in to the attraction it's so hot I thought my Kindle would catch on fire! These 2 get very inventive when it comes to their lovemaking and you gotta read it to believe it. I never knew a tractor could come in so handy. ;)

I'm giving Deep In the Heart of Texas 4 Bells!


After reading this anthology I kinda want to visit a dude ranch just to see if I would get some special treatment like the ladies did. ;) I thoroughly enjoyed this anthology and I hope the 3 authors team up to do another cowboy anthology in the future!


Thanks to the wonderful Melissa Ecker, I am able to
giveaway a copy of this ebook!
All you have to do is let me know in your comment that you are interested in entering the giveaway. Please provide your email so I can contact you if you win.
Giveaway ends 2/18/11 at 12 pm EST.



  1. OMG you had me at hot cowboys...please enter me to win! I read Melissa Ecker's other 3 hot books so I'd love this one I am sure!!
    michellek20127 at hotmail dot com

  2. Happy Valentine's day to you! I have never read her. Cool

  3. yeah, I want this book! Hot cowboys. I haven't read any cowboy books yet. I know, right? This would be a great time to start ;)

  4. Happy Valentines Day Bells... (thanks for a fun night last night ;)....)

    I would love to read this book... Thanks for asking... *kisses*

    Kelly M

  5. Happy Valentine's Day

    Please enter me!

    pocokat AT gmail DOT com

  6. *Squeel*!!!!!! Thank you so much for the kind words!

  7. Definitely want to read this one.

    Please enter me.

  8. Holy Hotness!!

    Please enter me.


  9. Please enter me!


  10. I am a follower. Please enter me in contest. The book sounds good.

  11. This book sounds really good. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  12. I'm always up for hot cowboy stories. Please enter me.

    jen at delux dot com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in!