Review of Touch of Texas by Tracy Garrett

Here’s a review of one of my recent reads…

A blizzard blows Texas Ranger Jake McCain to Rachel Hudson’s cabin and trouble is right behind him. He’s badly wounded. Taking care of him is the right thing to do, but she knows the local gossips won’t see it that way. Suddenly, everything Rachel’s fought for is at stake—and the past she’d hoped to escape looms over her future. Still, when Jake turns his dark gaze on her, all she wants is his strong, seductive touch… 

Jake McCain has never stayed in one place. A home and a family aren’t for the likes of a man accustomed to the rough life of the trail. But when he sees the trouble she’s in, he can’t leave her behind. Not when her innocent kisses burn straight into his soul, and the sight of her smile is the only bounty he cares to collect…



Filled with wonderful characters and a touching romance, Touch of Texas is a highly enjoyable western historical. 

Rachel Hudson has worked hard to put her past behind her and raise her little brother.  When a blizzard brings wounded Texas Ranger Jake McCain to her cabin, Rachel knows the right thing to do is to care for him even if his presence can damage her reputation.  However, Rachel’s growing attraction and thoughts of her guest make realize how risky it is to have Jake there. 

When the people in town find out about Rachel’s houseguest, not only is her reputation damaged, but she is also in danger of losing her job as a school teacher and life she has built for her brother.  And Rachel’s past just may have come back to haunt her. 

Accustomed to rough life on the trail, Jake McCain has no plans to settle down.  But he is drawn to the beauty that helped him in his time of need and when the townspeople turn against her because of his actions, he knows he must help her even if he risks losing his heart. 

However, the couple faces more trouble than the town gossips in the form of a group of dangerous outlaws who put their lives at risk.   As Jake works to keep Rachel safe, their relationship continues to blossom despite the fight they both wage against their growing feelings. 

Touch of Texas is a wonderful western romance that has more than earned its spot on my keeper shelf.   Rachel and Jake were an interesting couple whose relationship I enjoyed watching grow.  Rachel is a strong woman determined to make her own way and leave her past behind.  Jake is a strong hero who will do anything to take care of those under his protection.  Together they make a formidable team and couple…a perfect match whose romance was very touching.   

In addition to the hero and heroine, Touch of Texas also featured some fascinating secondary characters that added to the story.  I really enjoyed watching the interactions and relationships between all of the characters.  Both the characters and relationships seemed very real to me. 

But it was not the characters alone that made me love this story.  The suspense of the plot left me wondering what would happen next as I read.   There were definitely a few twists and turns as events unfolded that I thoroughly enjoyed and the vivid descriptions made me feel as if I were there.

With captivating characters and a suspenseful plot, Touch of Texas is a western historical that should not be missed.  I look forward to reading more by the author!


7 Responses to Review of Touch of Texas by Tracy Garrett

  1. limecello says:

    I’ve heard some things about this book, but haven’t read it – thanks for the review, Jennifer.

  2. Helen says:

    I have just won this book and am eagerly awaiting its arrival so as I can read it thanks for the review Jennifer looking forward to it even more now.

    Have Fun

  3. Virginia H. says:

    I haven’t read this book but would love to. It looks sooo good! Love historical westerns.

  4. Greta says:

    I can not resist any hero named Jake. I’ve just added this to by TBP list at Amazon and it will most likely be on my next order.

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