Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review: Don't Mess With Texas by Christie Craig

Title:  Don't Mess With Texas
Author:  Christie Craig
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Pages:  400
Published:  September 2011
Publisher:  Forever
Source:  NetGalley


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 . . .
Nothing was going right for Nikki.  Money is tight, her ex is dead and she's being blamed for his murder.  How was she going to pay the bills and stay out of jail?  Will they find the real killer so she can get her life back?  With former cop and sexy investigator Dallas on her side, things might start looking up.

Dallas and Nikki manage to get themselves in and out of a few scrapes in this story.  With a killer on the loose and Nikki being blamed they are trying to keep her safe and help the police figure out the who and why.  Can they keep out of trouble?  Will the killer finally slip up?

I really enjoyed this story!  I felt for Nikki, after finding her ex stuffed in her truck she's questioned, blamed and watched by the police.  She's tougher then she looks and manages to keep Dallas and his brother Tony on their toes.  Not only did this story have great main characters like Nikki and the sexy Dallas - it had fun secondary characters like Nikki's Nana and her posse of costume wearing friends.

Christie Craig is a new author for me.  The story was funny, easy to get into with fun characters.  This will definitely not be the last of this author for me, and I look forward to finding out with happens with Tony and his estranged wife LeeAnn.  For anyone who loves a good contemporary this is definitely one you should check out.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds really cute! i actually just bought this one last week! I really liked another book I read by her.


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