Series: Lusty, Texas, 23
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F, M/F/M
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Jacqui doesn’t want to fall for New York City slicks Will and Norm Kendall. But their cheesy pick-up lines are stealing her resolve. They remind her of her dad—a natural salesman whose business has always been more important than his only child.
Will and Norm come to Lusty to decompress from their high-stress careers. They expect to relax, read, and more or less zone out. They don’t expect to be drawn to prickly Jacqui Bethune. The more they see her, the more they want to get to know her better.
But a problem arises in the form of a former client of theirs, a man who’s now wanted by the law. And he blames Will and Norm for his problems.
And the closer this miscreant gets to Lusty, the more stressed out Jacqui becomes—and the more Will and Norm learn about family—Lusty Style.
It is time to return to one of my favorite Texas towns, Lusty, Texas. I so enjoy my visits and the familial community that abounds. And with Cara Covington’s Love Under Two Extroverts we find that I am not the only one who needs my Lusty, Texas fix. Will and Norm have returned to Lusty to take stock of their lives and careers. They have strayed from why they opened their business doors and have found themselves surrounded by phony people and it is not what they want for themselves. While Lusty works its magic, they find joy in corny pick-up lines or at least trying them out on fellow resident, Jacqui. However is the method they chose to court Jacqui one that will ultimately kill their chances of even making it to first base?
Jacqui has had her fill of slick talking people. Her father was charismatic but unable to keep a simple promise. She has no desire to hitch her ship with someone similar even if she finds herself fighting smiles over Will and Norm’s over the top pick-up lines. She is determined to find someone less charming and more committed. But has she sold these men short? I loved that Ms. Covington allowed Jacqui to understand that she needed to let go of the past. Norm and Will were willing to call Jacqui on her bitchiness in a humorous and respectful way. I loved watching Jacqui blossom even as she learned that her past wasn’t nearly as clear cut as she thought. The support of her men and the town was unwavering and one of the many joys I love about returning to Lusty, Texas time and time again.
Four Twinkling Stars