Air force captain Riley McCord has come home on medical leave to find one heck of a welcome reception. Every unattached woman in Spring Hill, Texas, wants to nurse him back to health. That includes his childhood friend Claire Davidson—the only person who understands how damaged he really feels. In high school, she chose his best friend over him. According to Riley’s rules, that should make her off-limits forever. But when Claire suggests a no-strings fling, he can’t refuse.
Claire always wanted Riley—but she also craved the safety and stability he couldn’t offer. So she chose another path, only to end up crazier about him than ever. She’s even convinced herself that this time she won’t be devastated when he leaves. Yet once Riley realizes the depth of Claire’s feelings—and his own—he’ll have to make the ultimate choice: return to the job he loves or stay home for the woman who’s always lived in his heart.
I was really looking forward to taking part in this blog tour and reading Texas On My Mind. There’s something vaguely exotic to me, as a Brit, about cowboys and the Wild West and this more modern take took my fancy. It wasn’t like anything I’d read before, which meant I could enjoy it on its own merits rather than comparing it to other novels.
And I did really enjoy it. I liked the fact that, whilst it was a romance, it wasn’t without plot and the inclusion of a love triangle and the issue of PTSD meant it kept my interest. The characters were well rounded, comic is some cases, and believably flawed. It was probably a little bit more… saucy… than I usually read, but still a fun novel!