Boots and the Heartbreaker by Myla Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
And another one bites the dust! The third and youngest of the McFarlan brothers finds his happy ending in Boots and the Heartbreaker, but not before he nearly mucks it up so badly even I wasn’t sure he was going to be able to fix it. With only three weeks before their mother’s deadline, Colin finds himself reconnecting with the last woman he should – his brother’s ex-fiancée and the reason for their estrangement … Fancy Wilson. While both Colin and Fancy resolve to avoid one another so as not to repeat their past mistake, all it takes is them being alone in the same room together and all bets are off … as well as their clothes!
The attraction between Fancy and Colin is magnetic. When they’re in one another’s orbit and there are no buffers around them, they cannot keep their hands off one another. Seriously HAWT!!! So hot in fact that I can’t help but wonder how they managed to keep their hands off one another as long as they did when they were hormonal teenagers – engagement be danged. Jackson does reveal more about that incident and that enabled me to “forgive” Fancy and Colin for their behavior and made it easier to understand why Brody would be able to forgive Colin and encourage him to pursue Fancy – that Brody and Jessie are doing so well doesn’t hurt either. Under the guise of working one another out of their system, Colin sets out to make Fancy his because now that she’s back in town, he realizes why none of the women he’s been with in the past eight years came to mean anything – they weren’t Fancy. The more time they spend together, the less able Fancy is to resist Colin. Until he lets his suspicions about her uncle courting his mother get the best of him and he makes one humdinger of an accusation that not only crushes Fancy, but also brings an end to his mother’s newfound relationship as both Fancy and her uncle prepare to leave Temptation, Texas once and for all.
Boots and the Heartbreaker was a great way to spend a couple of hours, especially on the heels of Boots and the Rogue. Colin has an uncanny ability to put his foot in his mouth and does so repeatedly. While most times it is amusing, it can also be quite damaging to his relationships. I really liked seeing the signs of reconciliation between Colin and Brody as this trio of brothers were clearly meant to be close. But the ending. Oh that ending was awesome. Reminiscent of an old soap opera, Colin attempts to undo the damage he has wreaked and having to face his mother, while having Fancy banging down the door, as declarations of love, marriage proposals, and ultimatums were bandied about all in a matter of minutes – I kept waiting for the “DUN-DUN-DUUUUN!!!” music to play. It really should have felt like an over-the-top scene and yet it was perfect for the madhouse that Colin’s actions had created and Jackson played it perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed Boots and the Heartbreaker and I really hope that Dusty finds love soon because that man is too nice to continue being a wingman for the women in his life.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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