What a Texas Girl Wants by Kristina Knight
Kristina Knight is currently on tour with CLP Blog Tours and What a Texas Girl Wants. I found this to be a short and sweet romance novel, filled with dramatic decisions and suspenseful moments. Kathleen and Jackson are recently married – yet neither of them can remember the night of their wedding. While the two were in Mexico for different reasons- Kathleen to clear her head, Jackson for work – the two past classmates run into each other, and a drunken night leads to their nuptials. The two come from very different backgrounds – Kathleen’s family runs a prominent ranch in Texas and comes from a line of wealth and power, while Jackson was abandoned by his birth mother and grew up much poorer. But when the two decide to stay married for the sake of Kathleen’s family – she can’t afford to put her grandfather through the distress such as a quickie wedding and quicker divorce when she is supposed to be proving she can be the lady in charge of their family business. Jackson goes along with the plan reluctantly as first – but it doesn’t take him long to realize he loves Kathleen. Kathleen loves Jackson back – but are the both too stubborn to tell the other?
I liked the fast pace of this novel, and it was a very quick read. While I thought there was enough back story on Kathleen and Jackson and how they knew each other, I would have appreciated just a bit more insight on their time together in Mexico. How did they find each other? Who made the first move? I know that neither character could remember this due to the drinking, but as a reader I would have appreciated that info. I loved the plot overall, and waiting to see who would come to their senses first and admit their feelings. The other plot points such as the ranch business, Jackson searching for his birth mother, and Kathleen’s sister and her divorce kept my interest as well. One thing that I didn’t quite understand was Kathleen’s father and his drinking habits. I felt like I had missed something to why he lead his family to believe he was an alcoholic. But overall, a fun story that I would recommend, especially if you enjoy romance.