Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Interview w/ Katie Lane & Review--A Match Made in Texas

"A Match Made in Texas was just a fun quirky read that had me smiling, laughing and completely enjoying myself as I got lost in the wonderful world Lane brought to life." ~herding cats & burning soup
Living with four over-protective brothers is enough to make a good girl go bad. But the day Brianne Cates hits the road for a taste of freedom, she gets more trouble than she bargained for when she's arrested by a sexy sheriff in mirrored shades. Now doing a stint of community service, she's not going to let a cowboy cop like Dusty Hicks mess with her newfound independence-even if he awakens every wicked fantasy she's ever had.

In Bramble, Texas, Dusty is the law. That means no leniency for the gorgeous rebel whose highway antics almost got them both killed. The divorced lawman doesn't need another rich, pampered princess, even if Brianne has the lushest body and sweetest smile in the whole darn state. But even as Brianne proves that she lives to walk on the wild side, Dusty begins to wonder if maybe he has what it takes to tame her.

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Morning Katie! Welcome to herding cats & burning soup!
Good Mornin’!  Thanks for having me.  It’s always a pleasure to be at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.
Always great to have you come by! So, I'm gonna be all nosy. Could you tell us 3 fun (or steamy) behind the scenes facts about A Match Made in Texas
  • Like my heroine, Bri Cates, I’ve always had a secret desire to work in a hair salon.  I would love to wash, blow-dry, highlight, and especially cut hair.  Which might explain why I butchered my daughters’ bangs when they were growing up—sorry, girls—and buzz off my husband’s hair.  My cairn terrier, Roo, is next on the list.  Poor baby.
  • When I was in middle school, I went to see this traveling evangelist.  I just loved the enthusiastic, charismatic, entertaining preacher with his high, Elvis hair.  Out of this memory, Reverend Josiah Jessup was born.  Although I gave my preacher a little twist and made him evil.
  • Yes, I have a pair of handcuffs.  They are pink and furry and were given to me by my sassy pants husband as a joke . . . sorta.
Bwaha Nice! So, what was your favorite thing about Dusty that you think will have people swooning after him?
Sheriff Dusty Hicks is a hot lawman with a kind heart.  He loves the zany people of Bramble, and when he isn’t chasing down con-artist preachers and the Cates brothers’ wild baby sister, he’s building a princess castle for his three-year-old daughter.
Ahh that was totally swoon-worthy. *girly sigh* What about quotes? Did you have a favorite from A Match Made in Texas?  
It’s not a quote as much as a scene.  It’s the scene where Dusty catches Bri drooling over his handcuffs.  It’s sexy and steamy, but then ends up being funny. I love scenes that turn out that way.
Heh. Yes that was a fantastic scene! 

And speaking of sexy things...Favorite Man Candy treat?  
Tatum Channing.  Sigh.
Top things on your Bucket List? 
  • Getting a book on the New York Times Bestsellers List. (I’m hoping that a lot of people have “Read A Match Made in Texas” on their bucket lists.) 
  • A trip to Italy.  I keep thinking that “This is the year!” but then another deadline looms and it’s not the year :o( 
  • Performing in the musical My Fair Lady.  (I don’t want to be Eliza Doolittle, just part of the cast.  Although I can talk cockney.  “In ‘ertford, ‘ereford, and ‘ampshire, ‘urricanes ‘ardly ever ‘appen.”)
Ooo good picks! And what's up next for ya?" 
Ring in the Holidays, the second book in my Hunk for the Holidays series, comes out in September.  Then Last Cowboy in Texas, the seventh and final book in my Deep in the Heart of Texas series, comes out in December. 
Woot! I'm so excited to hear about Ring in the Holidays. I loved Hunk for the Holidays! But omg Noooooo! The last one for the cowboys? *sobs* Thank goodness for re-reads. lol Thanks for coming by Kate!

Katie Lane...is a trip. I mean, seriously, how many times can you say you've gone on a high speed chase with Elvis that ended with the heroine pepper spraying the hero--who, you know happens to be the Sheriff--going on the lamb and finding safe haven in a henhouse? *slow blink* Yup, A Match Made in Texas was just...gloriously awesome and exactly what I love about Katie Lane. It was a fun read that kept me laughing and sighing and totally had me falling for Bri and Dusty as their worlds collide in the quirky town of Bramble.
Okay so the quick of it is that Bri has had a bit of a personal disaster when some nekkid photos of her made it out in the open and she's come home to regroup and hide out until things blow over only to have a run in with the local Sheriff that gets them both all riled up as personalities clash and sparks flare something fierce!

I had an absolute blast with Bri and Dusty. These two come at life so differently--Bri's a bit of a dare devil and free spirit and Dusty is a quiet man that just wants to go about protecting his town, keeping the peace and trying to pull his private life back together. Which leads to some crazy entertaining moments between them. Their chemistry was fantastic--even when they were fighting--and whewboy *fans self* when things heat up they really heat up and it's delicious!
Note: The waitress in this one is being a bit catty and makes some remarks about how Bri must be Dusty's baby sister since they're together at dinner...

"I'll take the meat loaf, Sue. And my baby sister here will have a cheeseburger with everything on it and a strawberry shake with extra whip cream.":

Bri rested her chin in her hand and batter her eyelashes at him. "Aww, thanks, Big Bro. I just love extra whipped cream. Especially the kind that comes straight out of a can so you can squirt it just about anywhere you want to."

The waitress gave them both a weird look before she walked away.

Dusty sent Bri a warning. "For a woman who's so hungry, you are really pushing it. If you don't behave, I'll send you to bed without supper."

"Whose bed?"

He shook his head before he took off his hat and set it on the counter.
I so fell for each of them from pretty much go. Dusty. Lordy. The man's growly and a bit grouchy and just so damn sexy you want to lick him. He's really just all heart but worn thin and at his limits because of something in his personal life that had me absolutely aching for the man. I loved pretty much everything about him other than the moments he made me want to pinch the ever living snot out of him. ::snort::

And Bri was a delightful and hilarious heroine. Some of the things she did had me just rolling. But she also has a more serious side that got to me too. She's led a sheltered life and certain things have always been expected of her and I loved that she was more than that. More than the spoiled rich girl that others paint her as. She's tough, goes all in when she's doing something and just has a good heart. I loved watching her gain confidence as the book went along and seeing her stand up to those that wanted to paint her into a pretty little box.

On top of the romance being pretty damn steamy and wonderful one of my favorite things was getting to spend time with the town and the hens again as they continue to be... endearingly crazy.--this time falling to a con artist preacher that gets them all stirred up and acting a mite nuttier than usual. They're just a hoot in all their special-ness and such characters.

All in all, I enjoyed myself immensely. A Match Made in Texas was just a fun quirky read that had me smiling, laughing and completely enjoying myself as I got lost in the wonderful world Lane brought to life.

Have you read Katie Lane? 
Have a favorite cowboy or small town romance?

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