Friday, January 17, 2014

[Review]: "Running the Red Light"

Running the Red Light by Kelsey Browning
Publisher: Carina Press (January 6, 2014) 
Series: Texas Nights, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

After wearing a “Least Likely to Succeed” label all her life, Roxanne Eberly is hell-bent on making her Red Light Lingerie store successful. Although the residents of small-town Shelbyville, Texas, are a little…lingerie-resistant, she’ll win them over eventually. So when a former employer sues her, putting a major wrinkle in her careful plans, she reluctantly accepts help from hot-stuff Houston attorney Jamie Wright.

Jamie’s on track to become his firm’s youngest partner, but discovers an unwritten prerequisite—marriage. Turns out, the only woman he wants is Roxanne, but peddling thongs and sex toys isn’t a suitable career for the spouse of an up-and-coming attorney.

Jamie’s tangled up in Roxanne’s lawsuit, her life and her lingerie. But if they’re ever going to make it work, Roxanne’s big-city boy will have to decide what he values more: the career he always thought he wanted or the woman he never thought he’d fall for.

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My Review:

“You got me all excite thinking I'm about to get a daughter-in-law and then I find out you're wife shopping to make the people you work with happy.”

He snatched up the rake again and shoved another kind of bullshit around. “You make it sound like I'm stealing from little old ladies or something.”

“No, Jamie,” she said quietly, “if you're living your life to please other people, then you're stealing from yourself.”

Much like Browning's debut (Personal Assets), Running the Red Light was a very fun romance. Watching Roxanne and Jamie dance around each other before finally realizing what they wanted was great. Once again, Browning writes a sexy romance with great chemistry.

Surprisingly, I found myself growing to like Ashton over the course of this book, despite the fact that she started out as a shallow, spoiled bubblehead. I am curious to see how she grows in the future books. (I hope there are still more books to come in this series!)

The simply fact is that I truly enjoyed reading this book, and I look forward to meany more books from this new, but talented, author. If you are looking for a fun, sexy and charming small-town romance, pick up this series.

3 1/2 STARS! 

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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

*Note: The quote used belongs to Kelsey Browning; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim it.

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Have you tried Kelsey Browning yet? A great author if you are looking for a fun contemporary! 


Until Next Time,


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Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

I've got it on my wishlist :) I'm looking forward to checking it out. I love those small town romances :)

The_Book_Queen said...

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it, Pat!

The_Book_Queen said...

*nods* They're a definite treat! I hope you enjoy!

Pat Egan Fordyce said...

I have it on my TBR pile! Thanks TBQ!