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Reckless in Texas

Texas Rodeo Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Series: Texas Rodeo Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Violet Jacobs is fearless. At least, that's what the cowboys she snatches from under the hooves of bucking horses think. Outside the ring, she's got plenty of worries rattling her bones: her young son, her mess of a love life, and lately, her family's struggling rodeo. When she takes business into her own hands and hires on a hotshot bullfighter, she expects to start a ruckus.

She never expected Joe Cassidy.

Joe came to Texas to escape a life spiraling out of control. He never planned on sticking around, and he certainly never expected to call this dry and dusty backwater home. But Violet is everything he never knew he was missing, and the deeper he's pulled into her beautiful mess of a family, the more he realizes this fierce rodeo girl may be offering him the one thing he never could find on his own. Contains mature themes.

©2016 Kari Lynn Dell (P)2017 Tantor

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country girl at heart so loved the storyline

1st book I've read for this author. I didn't get the depth of the heroes fear with commitment straight away which I'm not sure was or wasn't Intentional.
the days to say life was wonderfully descriptive as was the land and the contract in the cowboys when they are not 'on duty so to speak. it gives them a same ol same ol as every other man.
Ms Kari left out the hot and steamy writing and just let us warm up....it was nice but safe...I read authors with dark romances so I like a bit of down and dirty.
I'm going to try book 2 as I love county and rodeo.
Johanna I find I love her narration, she has all the Inflections, the voices and the drawl perfect.
never tire from her voice, works well with cowboys that tend to portray the laid back style.

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  • Nelda Wright
  • 23-08-2017

Would have been a good book??

This would have been a good book however the author uses the "f" word every sentence and the cussing was awful. I've lived in Texas all my life and believe me ,even at the rodeos the cowboys don't use language like this book has. Very disappointed that I spent over $20.00 for this book. Will not be buying any more of Kari Lynn Dell's books

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  • sgtdyersgirl
  • 26-09-2018

Story is good.

I like the book itself. I will read the rest of the series. I'm not sure what it is about the reader, but her voice is flat. Also, the flow of her reading is not smooth. Her voice is not expressive, so monotone.

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  • Jen Zavala
  • 05-10-2019

great listen

slow start but once you are into it flowed nicely. great story about Joe, wyatt, and the Jacob's clan.

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  • Deborah Peterkin
  • 03-10-2019

great book<br />

loved the book and the whole series. highly recommend to other readers. can't wait for more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-2019

really bad narrator

the narrator for this series ruined it for me. I could not make it through the first book. I read the book and it is a good read.

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  • Tia
  • 20-08-2019

Couldn’t even make it 5 min

Unfortunately I couldn’t even listen to the narrator for 5 min. The story seemed intriguing but her voice was so dull and unnerving.

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  • MLGCT
  • 17-07-2018

Voice

The narrator is speaking really fast. Not in a very good story telling voice. The voice is very nasally… it made it very difficult to get into character when listening and occasionally was hard to understand without proper pauses on punctuation.

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  • C M Silver
  • 10-03-2020

My first Rodeo? Not even close

If you don't have more than a passing interest in rodeo, find another book. This writer has in depth knowledge of the rodeo life and entwines this romance around it in gritty detail.

Being the first in this series, the book sets out the family dynamic and familiarizes us with the cast of characters we are going to meet in this tale and the following ones. These are people you come to like and enjoy. There are no baddies deliberately creating silly shenanigans and pointless dramas to fill up the pages. There is humour aplenty, and good witty dialogue.

Violet is a strong capable woman, proud to known as a "pick up man". Joe is rough on the outside, but craving affection and to belong inside. I felt their spark.

I love horses and rodeo, and have in depth knowledge too, so found this book ticked all my boxes, as well as giving a fully fledged satisfying romance, well crafted and paced. It is refreshing that the MCs don't rip each other's clothes off and have insta-love in Chapter 1 although there is a strong initial attraction. Instead, like in real life, the relationship builds, till the tension takes the passion where it must go right into the Epilogue. The sex is delicately handled with no gynaecological detail. There is also very little bad language.

The narration with the "Texas" accent is a little hard to take at the beginning, but each character has a distinct voice and after a while you don't notice how grating the voice is. What is hard, is that it's the same narrator for the whole series! I don't feel the accent added anything to the story.

There are aspects of this relationship not covered in this book, but drip-fed throughout the following books.

I enjoyed this audiobook, but will get the others on Kindle to avoid this narrator.