What if your car broke down on a deserted highway in the middle of Texas Would you think it was fate and that it would change your life When Wylie Nichols walked toward the nearest town, his future was forever altered Waiting was earthy, sexy, enigmatic Kennedy With a convoluted family history and the power to make his dreams come trueThe problem when you re a stranger in a small town is you never know what you might discover In this particular town, there is murder, greed, lust And passionate romance


10 thoughts on “Texas Summer

  1. Betty Yoder Betty Yoder says:

    Nice easy read The author is good at spinning a tale of small town family feuds and gossipy trouble makers From the little town cafe, to the local sheriff and mayor plus families intertwined in hate and greed, Leslie Hachtel tells a great story A bit far fetched and unbelievable, the novel held my interest and I enjoyed it The mystery was too predictable, but as a romance novel, seems usual and what most romance readers want I loved the names in the book Norma was a man, the main charact Nice easy read The author is good at spinning a tale of small town family feuds and gossipy trouble makers From the little town cafe, to the local sheriff and mayor plus families intertwined in hate and greed, Leslie Hachtel tells a great story A bit far fetched and unbelievable, the novel held my interest and I enjoyed it The mystery was too predictable, but as a romance novel, seems usual and what most romance readers want I loved the names in the book Norma was a man, the main character was Kennedy, a girl Delie is a sister and Judy Jane the waitress It all fits in the town of Snakewater, with trouble around every corner This is light reading that I would recommend for adults.I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review


  2. Nikki Brock Nikki Brock says:

    The author has a gift for creating a character out of a setting You can taste the dust and feel the summer heat And the chemistry Sizzling A fantastic read.


  3. Shirley Shirley says:

    First of all I received a copy for an honest reviewI am sure that Wyle didn t realize that he would be walking into the fire as he entered the small Texas Town after his car broke down on the roadway The book cover was interesting and I thought I would give the b00k a chance It did start off with a sizzle and I thought it would be really a good book It had a bit too much sex and violence for my liking, however, it did start off well The characters were pretty good, you had the hot writer, th First of all I received a copy for an honest reviewI am sure that Wyle didn t realize that he would be walking into the fire as he entered the small Texas Town after his car broke down on the roadway The book cover was interesting and I thought I would give the b00k a chance It did start off with a sizzle and I thought it would be really a good book It had a bit too much sex and violence for my liking, however, it did start off well The characters were pretty good, you had the hot writer, the sexy girl, the shady characters and of course the small town sheriff The plot didn t carry through as the mystery was over before it started Very predictable and a bit flat throughout If you like sex and sizzle you will like this book It is a quick airy read


  4. Nerdy Housewifey Nerdy Housewifey says:

    A little faster burn than I like The two characters kind of instaloved and then the rest of the book was a murder mystery I didn t mind the mystery aspect just wish the relationship was a littlereasonably paced


  5. Jeovana Jeovana says:

    Received this book through giveaways and was very thankful for it Overall the book was great it had romance, drama and great side characters I really enjoyed the read.


  6. Jabberwocky Jabberwocky says:

    Title Texas SummerAuthor Leslie HachtelGenre It s under Contemporary Romance but I d classify itas a Murder Mystery than anything The romance was sort of fast and furious, so it was kinda lacking Rating 2 Stars This book was defiantly not what I expected And I don t think, in this case, that was a good thing During the first few chapters, Texas Summer seemed like a quirky romance between Kennedy a small town, southern gal with a snarky sense of humor and a stranger named Wyi Title Texas SummerAuthor Leslie HachtelGenre It s under Contemporary Romance but I d classify itas a Murder Mystery than anything The romance was sort of fast and furious, so it was kinda lacking Rating 2 Stars This book was defiantly not what I expected And I don t think, in this case, that was a good thing During the first few chapters, Texas Summer seemed like a quirky romance between Kennedy a small town, southern gal with a snarky sense of humor and a stranger named Wyile who happens upon the small town when his car breaks down But then, as the story progressed, I quickly learned that the book focused less on the romance between Kennedy and Wylie andon the mystery behind the murders in the sleepy, southern town Kennedy and Wyile s attraction was instantaneous, and it isn t long before they re pulling off each others clothes and professing their undying love But their happiness is threatened when they re accused of murder And that s when the story takes a surprising turn down a dark road And that brings me to the scenes that shocked me most in this book very vulgar scenes of sex and violence Trust me, I m no stranger to darker books, but for some reason, in Texas Summer, they made me cringe Something about them just didn t work But perhaps it was because I went into the book expecting it to be a fluffier, fun summer romance type of read with a side of murder and mayhem, but the darker, grittier scenes in Texas Summer definitely rubbed me the wrong way I wish I could give this book a higher rating, because at first I really thought I was really going to like the quirky small town, strange characters, and witty banter, but within the first few chapters, it wasn t what I expected and I didn t particularly like the direction the story took It was like the tone of the story didn t match the actual story, so those darker scenes thrown in felt awkward, confusing, and just plain wrongI was given an ARC of this book from NetGalley But I do solemnly swear that I am up to good on Goodreads This is a fair and honest review of this book Pinky promise


  7. Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Itsy Bitsy Book Bits says:

    ARC received for an honest review Texas Summer by Leslie Hachtel is a story filled with romance, suspense, murder, love, and secrets The last thing writer Wylie Nichols expected to happen when his car broke down in a tiny little town is that he would meet a beautiful woman who may just betrouble than she is worth.Kennedy is a woman who has endured so much pain, betrayal, and disgust in her life she has begun to believe that everyone is right about her and she is the scum of the eart ARC received for an honest review Texas Summer by Leslie Hachtel is a story filled with romance, suspense, murder, love, and secrets The last thing writer Wylie Nichols expected to happen when his car broke down in a tiny little town is that he would meet a beautiful woman who may just betrouble than she is worth.Kennedy is a woman who has endured so much pain, betrayal, and disgust in her life she has begun to believe that everyone is right about her and she is the scum of the earth However, Wylie doesn t see it that way and the immediate fire between them was almost palpable Wylie drew in a breath, mesmerized, stumbled, then caught himself and continued forward, closing the distance She raised her eyebrows, as if daring him to speak When Kennedy s sister Delie is found brutally murdered Wylie becomes an immediate suspect Could this kind stranger really be capable of that kind of violence Is this another case where Kennedy s bad judgement surfaces As the body count continues to rack up, it looks as though Wylie and Kennedy are the prime suspects Did Wylie s car really break down or is that just part of an elaborate plan him and Kennedy came up with Kennedy s other sister Dolores has such contempt for Kennedy it is dripping from her mouth She is convinced that Wylie and Kennedy are behind all of it to prevent Delie and Dolores from receiving money they all inherited The mayor Freddie is also Kennedy s stepfather and is breathing down Sheriff Miller s neck to solve this crime immediately As Sheriff Miller is trying to put the pieces together secrets begin to surface and he soon realizes that things aren t always how they seem Why would this little town suddenly be riddled with violence and murder Nothing will prepare the reader for what unfolds and secrets that come to light Can Wylie and Kennedy survive the predicament they find themselves in Are they really strangers who just fell in love or are they calculated murderer s one step ahead of everyone else I think that Leslie Hachtel did a beautiful job of writing strong characters with a very complex history The author took the time to give a lot of history on the characters which causes the reader to engage I also enjoyed the fact that the author sort of tricked us with the cover I expected a mushy, sweet, romance between two quirky people and instead got one heck of a mystery with all kinds of things I never saw coming WARNING This story contains some violent sexual situations, some vulgarity, and violence


  8. Serafina Serafina says:

    Wylie Nichols red sports car breaks down near the small Texas town of Snakewater Of course, the first person he encounters there is a lusty, beautiful woman named Kennedy While Wylie is waiting for his car to be repaired, he receives unasked for advice from the men in the coffee shop on what trouble Kennedy is But it s Wylie who causes a scene After that, he s Kennedy s defender and the two become quickly wrapped up in the town s prejudices and secrets.Kennedy is just as attracted to Wylie Wylie Nichols red sports car breaks down near the small Texas town of Snakewater Of course, the first person he encounters there is a lusty, beautiful woman named Kennedy While Wylie is waiting for his car to be repaired, he receives unasked for advice from the men in the coffee shop on what trouble Kennedy is But it s Wylie who causes a scene After that, he s Kennedy s defender and the two become quickly wrapped up in the town s prejudices and secrets.Kennedy is just as attracted to Wylie as he is to her We learn that though she s regarded as the town slut, she really doesn t want casual, empty sex She wants someone handsome, loving, responsible and sexy, just like Wylie But when her sister Delie gets in the way, things get ugly, revealing long unspoken family secrets and deceit.Wylie s temper, which everyone remembers from the first moment he was in the town coffee shop, casts him into suspicion of murder Wylie must reveal his own dark past to Kennedy, and as they share their bodies and their thoughts with each other, they fall everdeeply in love Together they untangle the town s secrets and the family secrets But things don t go well when Wylie, a writer, finds his inspiration in what he and Kennedy are experiencing and uses that as a basis for his novel.Will Wylie and Kennedy s relationship last through all the pressure Will the town s murders come to justice Hachtel s writing is descriptive and evocative from the opening sentence to the last, and keeps you reading to find out I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  9. Dannie Moffitt Dannie Moffitt says:

    I think I finished the book within the time frame of 48 hours It definitely was intriguing and I liked the story plot This may just have something to do with me personally, but I did feel that some things felt over sexualized I don t really know because I ve read romance books before, but this one just had so much of that stuff in it it was kind of overbearing It was like I had just finished reading an encounter, but I d turn the page and something else happened again But hey, the next per I think I finished the book within the time frame of 48 hours It definitely was intriguing and I liked the story plot This may just have something to do with me personally, but I did feel that some things felt over sexualized I don t really know because I ve read romance books before, but this one just had so much of that stuff in it it was kind of overbearing It was like I had just finished reading an encounter, but I d turn the page and something else happened again But hey, the next person may have thought it greatly added to the plot and was enjoyable to read Other than that minor thing, I just about liked everything else about the book The characters were diverse and well developed The plot was slowly thickened at an appropriate pace The suspense was enough to create much anticipation for the next chapter and so on I enjoyed that a lot of the suspense that was built throughout the book was resolved as the reader finds out missing information through different character points of views But with that in mind, it still felt like a great big surprise at the end It was truly a great experience to read this book My favorite part was the very end I won t leave behind any spoilers, but you have to read it to find out I received of copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion


  10. Michelle Mccormick Michelle Mccormick says:

    Texas Summer is a wonderful romantic mystery The story is chock full of murder, mystery, love, sex, and plenty of scandal Poor Wylie Nichols has no idea what he has gotten himself into when his car breaks down outside of a small town called Snakewater, Texas and he meets Kennedy.Leslie Hachtel has done an amazing job with imagery and allowing the reader to feel as if they are right there in small town Texas I also really enjoyed how well she developed both Wylie and Kennedy Kennedy is this b Texas Summer is a wonderful romantic mystery The story is chock full of murder, mystery, love, sex, and plenty of scandal Poor Wylie Nichols has no idea what he has gotten himself into when his car breaks down outside of a small town called Snakewater, Texas and he meets Kennedy.Leslie Hachtel has done an amazing job with imagery and allowing the reader to feel as if they are right there in small town Texas I also really enjoyed how well she developed both Wylie and Kennedy Kennedy is this beautiful, strong willed, sassy, and universally hated woman but I loved her from the get go Wylie is a sexy, intelligent, and sweet man who is captivated by Wylie from the moment he meets her Even though every person she comes in contact with is nasty and mean to her, through his eyes she is perfect The storyline is so intriguing and although there are some predictable parts, others keep you on your toes and make it hard to put the book down I feel that in most romance books, plot is secondary to tons of love sex scenes and don t get me wrong this book has plenty of them but the storyline doesn t get lost and is truly interesting throughout I loved this book and look forward to readingfrom the author I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review