Series: Lusty, Texas, 18
Author: Cara Covington
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F, M/F/M
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Clayton Dorchester moves himself and his children to Lusty after the death of his wife. Clay needed the comfort of family and to keep his oldest from big-city temptations.
Gord Jessop has fallen in love with Tasha Garwood. Convincing Clay that he’s too shy to make a move toward Tasha himself, he talks his friend into the perfect solution. They can court her together. Gord knows that Clay is half in love with Tasha. He figures a bit of Lusty-style living and loving will mend his best friend’s broken heart, as well as make his own dreams of having a family finally come true.
Tasha is already gone over not only both men, but Clay’s kids as well. But she’s afraid that once they know her secret they’ll no longer want her. As these three wounded souls find their way together, a threat emerges that baffles and confounds them, and puts all their hopes for a happy ever after at risk.
I love returning to Lusty, Texas. I get to reminisce with old friends and meet new ones. I adore Cara Covington’s Lusty, Texas series and found Love Under Two Introverts to be a wonderful addition. It was Gord’s opportunity to shine and boy did he ever! Underneath that shy and polite exterior beat the heart of a warrior. He totally fit in with his more outspoken brethren even if he is much more subdued. I loved his faith in Clay and Tasha. His willingness to try even as he schemed a little was admirable and honorable; much like the man Ms. Covington allowed us to get to know. But he wasn’t the only quiet warrior in this tale;Ms. Covington gave him a worthy partner in Clay. Talk about a protector. His wife dies unexpectedly; he is there for his kids. His son is associating with the wrong crowd, change in scenery immediately. His new life is threatened, and watch out stalker! Even as he struggled to accept an unimaginable loss, Clay worked to protect his children and their future. I loved that his heart was in the right place even as he thought his heart dead. With the support of Gord and Tasha, Clay found himself living again, and not just for his children.
Lusty and family worked their magic yet again and not just on Clay. Tasha found herself blossoming under the gentle determination of her new found friends. After dealing with a hurt so personal it affected her sense of self, she was able to trust that Gord and Clay would always be there. I loved that Ms. Covington gave us three souls with such similar hurts but showed us how each handled the pain differently. She then went on to show us the strength that came with communication and acceptance. With a deft hand, Ms. Covington gave us a story of love and support and I continue to be a fan of both her and her writing.
Five Shooting Stars!!