REVIEW: Texas-Sized Temptation by Sara OrwigThursday, June 16, 2011 1:00
Sara Orwig is a delightful story teller. I look forward to her books, and Texas-Sized Temptation is no exception. You will find a few surprises along the way and a wonderful ending, which, of course, includes happily ever after.
Jake Benton leaves the corporate world and returns to his west Texas ranch for a little R & R, only to find a beautiful woman relaxing on his front porch. Finding such a beauty on his door step is a good thing. Finding out she’s a Santerre is a disaster, even if she is the illegitimate daughter of his family’s arch enemy. He thought he had seen the last of the Santerre’s in the area, once he bought their neighboring ranch from her half brother Will Santerre.
Caitlin Santerre just has to see Jake Benton. She tries to get in touch with him at his office and never manages to get past his secretary. This is her last-ditch effort, even if it is trespassing. She has to see him and talk to him in person. There is just too much hatred between their families for a phone discussion.
Caitlin has to get the family land back. At least the part with her grandmother’s house on it where she grew up as a Santerre. Her father and half-brother have never accepted her, not even when her grandmother adopted her. Now all the people she loves in this world will be turned out in their senior years because her devious half-brother sold the place out from under them, and to a Benton of all people!
Jake doesn’t really care what she wants. As long as she stays around long enough to get the one thing he wants – her! The undercurrents sizzle around them the moment he’s within three feet of her. Thanks to the weather he at least has her under his roof, if not in his bed. Jake keeps putting her request to sell him the property off to spend more time with her. It is apparent Jake is not the only hard sell.
This is part of the Stetsons and CEOs series by different authors, which is too large to add all the connecting books here. They are all stand-alone books, and I have had the pleasure of reading most of them and have found them very enjoyable.
A Santerre—a sexy one—dared trespass on oil magnate Jake Benton’s ranch? The Santerre and Benton families had been feuding for generations. Yet here was Caitlin Santerre, standing inches away, asking nicely for the land that Jake had bought out from under her. Just how far would she go to get what she wanted?
Illegitimate daughter of a billionaire, Caitlin had never been accepted by her family. But now, she was determined to hang on to the land that meant so much to her—even if she had to bargain with a Benton. Even if she ended up in his bed.
Read an excerpt.