Blame it on Texas is the first book I have read by Tori Scott. As soon as I finished this one I bought the second and third in the series. They are a little addictive (Okay, maybe a lot). No saving the world or stopping evil governments, just a well written story about an everyday life of everyday heroes in the small town of Morris Springs, Texas. Of course these people have everyday real problems too, problems that I could relate too. The characters were written so that I found them likable and to be the kind of people you would want as your friend. So early in the book, I came to care about Logan, his daughter, Katie and his love interest Megan, a friend of his sister’s; wanting all to work out for them. It was warm, romantic and sad in parts just like real life. And just like real life it was a great reminder not to let the past stop you from enjoying the present. A wonderful beginning to the series.
The Bluest Eyes in Texas by Tori Scott is the third book to take place in Morris Springs, Texas. I enjoyed it just as much as the first two books. While again you are able to be kept up to date with the couples from the first two books, it is not necessary to have read them to enjoy this one. This is the story of Nancy, a physical therapist, and Cooper, an injured bull rider. Living in a small town myself, I found it to be a realistic portrayal of how small rural communities can look out and help one another. The development of the relationship between Nancy and Cooper is just wonderful written, from her hesitation to his need to prove to himself that “he’s still a man”. The romance element was right on the money for me, as well as seeing how the characters overcame the obstacles that life had thrown their way. When a child is included who needs Nancy’s help and love too, you have one fabulous read.