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Better Than Chocolate,
This review is from: Texas! Sage (Texas! Tyler Family Saga) (Mass Market Paperback)
There was a time when I sneered at Romance novels, although I had never read one. Then one dark and stormy night, alone in an Outer Banks beach house, I picked up a well-tattered paperback of Sandra Brown's "Sage," and I simply devoured it.
Although I didn't know it at the time, "Sage" is Book Three of Brown's Texas! trilogy, but I'm glad I read it first. The story opens as spoiled, beautiful and headstrong Sage Tyler is dumped by her mama's-boy fiance. Pouting out on the porch of the fiance's mansion, she looks up to find tall, gorgeous, cowboy Harlan Boyd, who has been sent by the Tylers to fetch her home. The sparks fly, and the action begins.
The sexual tension between Harlan and Sage expresses itself in outward animosity, and the sparring between the two forms a humerous backdrop to the rest of the story, which involves Sage's two protective brothers, Lucky and Chase, their wives, Mama Tyler and her Sheriff boyfriend, and a threat to the family business. Like all Brown stories, this one is well plotted, believable, and very, very sexy.
The inevitable and explosive meeting of Sage and Harlan, which begins with a furious and physical fight, and ends with the steamiest love scene I've read in quite a while, will have you fanning yourself. But naturally, the course of true love is never smooth, and with two strong-minded, stubborn, ornery Texans like Sage and Harlan, it gets so bumpy that the reader wonders if this is one romance that will not have a happy ending. I won't give it away. But I will say that for pure, luscious escapism and a really good story, this book remains in my top ten of all time.