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Guest Review: Texas Wide Open by KC Klein

Texas Wide Open by KC Klein
Texas Wide Open by KC Klein
Texas Wide Open by KC Klein


Author: K.C. Klein
Title: Texas Wide Open
Genre(s): Cowboy romance, Contemporary romance
Release date: November 15, 2012
Publisher: Kensington
Length: 223 pages
Heat level: Steamy but not erotica
Reviewer recap: KC Klein creates a tale that takes you from a heartbreaking past that had me in tears before I finished reading the Prologue, to the present when Katie Harris is summoned home because her father has suffered a severe heart attack. As if learning that her father must have open-heart surgery the next morning isn't enough, she's confronted with her past in the form of the irresistible Cole Logan, the man who has owned her heart and soul since she was a little girl. The same incredible man who broke her heart and sent her running from her life in Texas to a life and a fiancé in New York. Now, she's back and staring into eyes as blue as the Texas sky. Eyes that never left her dreams and could still steal away her breath just as he had when she was eighteen.
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Total Score
9/ 10

User Rating
402 total ratings


Bottom Line

TEXAS WIDE OPEN by KC Klein is an intrinsically clever weaving of three stories surrounding a second chance at a love that was fated to be. Not to mention that all of this is set around a horse ranch with plot tiers of trust, willfulness and the struggle to prove one’s worth, plus a very sexy cowboy, making this one of the best contemporary romances I’ve ever read.

Posted February 25, 2013 by

Full Review

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

Cole Logan has always known that Katie wanted more from him than he could give. It wasn’t that he didn’t care for her. It was more about his past, about honor, respect for her father and respect for her. He wanted more for her than he could give but still wanted her more than any woman that passed through his life. Now she was back. She was just as she was when he’d been forced to break her heart, just as brash, just as reckless, just as desirable and driving him crazy in her cherry red boots.

KC Klein opens TEXAS WIDE OPEN with a look into the past then takes us to the present then back to the past again for a look at the beginning of this hot, desperate love between two hardheaded, single-minded people who are too proud to admit their wants and their mistakes. By taking us on a journey to the past, KC explains the angst that Katie feels upon returning to town and being close to the one man, Cole, who can steal her breath with a sideways glance. In the meantime, she slowly introduces us to a pair of secondary characters with their own romance in the making. All four characters have known each other all of their lives. Their lives, their stories, their wants and their desires are all interwoven which helps create the seamless transition from past to present and back again. With a happily-ever-after for one pair that will have you smiling with delight, there’s the promise of another yet to come.

Memorable Quotes

“I’m not a child any longer.” She took a step closer.
“And I told you, if you wear that shirt again, I’ll burn it,” he growled.
But Cole would have to do more than display a little anger to scare her. Before she lost courage, Katie crossed her arms and pulled.
She threw her shirt in his face, along with her challenge. “Go ahead and do it.”

Rating: Texas Wide Open


DVK is the creator, owner, and Executive Editor of GraveTells. She enjoys Fantasy, SciFi, and comedy when not devouring Paranormal Romance, and she is easily & frequently distracted by sparkly things. Whenever she has energy left over from wrangling her pack of 4 cats and 2 dogs, DaVinciKittie creates stylish new goodies for her unique Rio Rosso Urban Accessories jewelry line.


    Lori Meehan

    Thanks Amy the book sounds really good.


    Hope you read it, Lori, I think you’ll really enjoy it!

    Thank you, GraveTells, for a wonderful adventure here and for making little ol’ me look so good. xoxo

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