I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.To Catch a Texas Star by Linda Broday
Also in this series: Knight on the Texas Plains, The Cowboy Who Came Calling
Series: Texas Heroes #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on July 3, 2018
Genres: Historical Romance, American West
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
He'll do what it takes to prove his love...
The son of a notorious outlaw, Roan Penny yearns to make his life count...but heroism comes with a price. Left badly injured, only the kindness of a gentle stranger can save him. He longs to be with the captivating beauty―his savior, his Texas star, his Marley Rose McClain―but he knows he'd bring her nothing but trouble.
If only he could convince his heart of that.
Marley's lived a charmed life, and she's determined to spend the rest of her days at her quiet hero's side...but she isn't what she seems. A life-long secret threatens to destroy everything she knows―and everything she could hope to be. As dangerous men threaten to pull her back into the shadows, a desperate Roan must ride hell-bent for leather to save the other half of his heart...before he can lose her light for good.
To Catch a Texas Star is the third book in this lovely trilogy, and this story is Marley’s story. Marley Rose is the daughter of Duel and Jessie. She lives with a huge family. Her parents take in every child that end up finding that are in need of a loving home. Marley has no clue about her past or about her birthright and who her birth parents really are. Marley has dreams of her own. She would love to have a family of her own but she also has a beautiful talent that she wishes to cultivate. Roan, has always been on his own and has tried to make a good life for himself. But when his closest friend is murdered and he is almost killed himself all he cares about is justice. When Marley finds Roan on the side of the road, barely alive, she brings him home and tends him and brings him back to health. And both Roan and Marley are taken on a dangerous journey that will only strengthen the close intimacy they have built and the love they share…
This was a powerhouse of a story, now I wouldn’t say that this would be my favorite book from this author. I had, at times, had a difficult time getting fully into the story at times especially in the first up. However I was really into the later half of the story. I was thrilled to hear that the heroine would be Marley Rose. In book one, we see how Duel and Jessie have fared over the years. We see the close relationship that Marley Rose has with her parents. But her family has a enemy, an enemy that is Roan’s enemy.
The plot of the story is what really was most intriguing and I loved the twists and turns that this story takes on. It is pretty interesting seeing this romance blossom and how much their relationship strengths as they face danger and the truth together. I loved the history and the realstic elements of the west and the dangers that many people lived in those times.