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Forever Texas Tour Part 1: 130. Don't Mess with Texas by Christie Craig!

September 22, 2011
Hoo boy! Hold on to your horses everybody, today's going to be a busy busy day!

I'm participating in the Forever Texas tour organized by Hachette Book Group for two delish contemporary romances. There's lots of stuff for this tour, so take your time and grab a cup of tea/coffee. I split up the post into three segments that'll all go up today, so keep an eye out!

First up is Christie Craig's Don't Mess with Texas. Who would, with a title like that?

About Christie Craig:
Award-winning author Christie Craig grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs and mostly wears shoes, but focuses on rescuing mammals and hasn't kissed a frog in years. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog (who has a bad habit of eating furniture), a son, and a prince of a husband who swears he's not, and never was, a frog.

Find Christie online at her website, on facebook and twitter.

don't mess with texasAbout Don't Mess with Texas: 
Nikki Hunt thought her night couldn't get worse when her no-good, cheating ex ditched her at dinner, sticking her with the bill. Then she found his body stuffed in the trunk of her car and lost her two-hundred-dollar meal all over his three-thousand-dollar suit. Now not only is Nikki nearly broke, she's a murder suspect.

Former cop turned PI, Dallas O'Connor knows what it's like to be unjustly accused. But one look at the sexy--though skittish--suspect tells him she couldn't hurt anyone. The lead detective, Dallas's own brother, has the wrong woman and Dallas hopes a little late-night "undercover" work will help him prove it . . .

ISBN-13: 9780446582841
Paperback: 428 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2011
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Hachette Book Group

drey's thoughts:
Christie Craig always makes me laugh, and Don't Mess with Texas is no exception... The cast of characters are interesting and varied. Their issues are all love-related. And the murder-mystery is a doozy. What's a suspect to do?

Well, how about not falling for the hunky PI who swears he's just helping her out? Never mind that he's gorgeous, oh-so-earnest about helping her out, and have I mentioned gorgeous? I have? Well, I guess it bore repeating... And I guess the "don't fall in love" warning really doesn't belong in a romance novel, does it?

Anyway. Prepare to be entertained if you pick this up. And you'll pick this up if you like your love stories hot, funny, and with more than a dash of cheek.

drey's rating: Excellent!

Have you read Don't Mess with Texas? What did you think?

Christie Craig presents: 15 Things you’ll learn from Don’t Mess With Texas that might surprise you
  1. Never, ever feed a dog broccoli.
  2. You might be surprised how the weight of a dead body in the trunk of your car can go unnoticed.
  3. Don’t ever joke about killing your ex . . . in front of witnesses.
  4. In the right situation, vomiting on someone can endear them to you.
  5. When a good-looking detective steals your underwear, he may not be a pervert; he could just be looking for blood splatter evidence.
  6. Some men think hospital gowns are sexy, especially when a breeze comes by and a detective already stole your underwear.
  7. When your grandmother is getting more action than you are, something’s not right with that picture.
  8. Bed bugs are nasty little creatures but they can come in handy when trying to get someone to fall back in love with you.
  9. In the right set of circumstances, morphine can be an aphrodisiac.
  10. The consumption of five cupcakes when your heart is hurting is not always a bad thing.
  11. The way a couple shares an ice cream cone tell the viewing public if they’re sharing bodily fluids.
  12. Nothing can bring all the unresolved issues to the surface in a romance more than finding a naked woman in your boyfriend’s bedroom.
  13. The journey to fall in love isn’t all sweetness and light; it can also have its darker moments where you hurt like hell but it’s still a journey that makes life worth living.
  14. Love can make you laugh so hard you pee in your pants, but it can also make you feel like as though a pit bull just used your heart as a chew toy.
  15. Things really are hotter in Texas.

Don't forget there are two more posts coming up!


Christie Craig said...

Hello Drey and everyone.

Thanks for having us here today. I'll be checking in as the day goes and waving at everyone. I can't wait until the second book in the Hotter in Texas series releases. Blame it on Texas is Tyler's story. And boy howdy did I have fun writing it. His leading lady, Zoe, has a cat and poor Bud, the dog starring in Don't Mess With Texas, has to share his coffin with the his feline sidekick.

Thanks again for hosting us.


holdenj said...

Looks like a fun book! Congrats on your success Christie! Although it's tough to grow up and wear shoes all the time, isn't it?!

Christie Craig said...


Hey...I never said I wore them all the time. LOL.

Thanks for stopping by.


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