Friday, October 08, 2010

Book Review: WILD TEXAS WIND by Nicole McCaffrey

Nicole McCaffrey at
her lakeside home--
her exact likeness!
If it’s possible to be born a writer, then Nicole McCaffrey certainly was. For as long as she can remember, she’s heard voices in her head. Fortunately for her, they’re all characters begging her to tell their stories. She has been married to Peter, her best friend, for twelve years and they live in upstate New York. Nicole is a work-at-home mom with two busy boys ages seven and ten. When she’s not working, writing, or nose deep in a research book, chances are she’s baking, gardening, or just hanging out with her guys. Now, about WILD TEXAS WIND, available from in print and download. It's also available from all the usual online sources.
                               WILD TEXAS WIND
Raz Colt said whiskey, women, and a fine cigar go a long way to make a man feel comfortable, but only one thing keeps a man warm at night—money. When he learns rancher H. H. O’Hara is offering ten thousand dollars for the safe return of his daughter—with her virtue intact—Raz heeds the call. All he had to do was return Arden O’Hara to her daddy and collect the reward. When he finds Arden, he learns she staged the kidnapping to force her fiance to come after her. The so-called fiance has not manned up and is waiting at the ranch for her return or her funeral, whichever. But someone is definitely determined to kill hot-tempered, wildcat Arden before she can get back to the ranch. With the big reward, fortune hunters are crawling out of the woodwork. Raz has to keep her safe while not knowing friend from foe. How safe can he keep her when he wants her—and not for the money?

available now from
The Wild Rose Press
Raz is a multi-faceted hero any woman could love. Arden is a strong-willed woman who knows what she wants—or thinks she does. The two make a perfect couple as they battle one another and unknown forces. Accompanying them through their obstacles are a cast of delightful and sometimes ornery characters.

This story is very well plotted and fast-paced with enjoyable touches of humor. I admit I didn’t know the villain’s identity until revealed by the author. That’s a real compliment to Ms McCaffrey. As a devoted reader of mysteries, cozies, and romantic suspense, I usually guess the villain near the first of the book. I’d say this book is a must-read for anyone who loves romance, adventure, and a good book.

As an aside, I was happy to learn that Ms McCaffrey is considering a linked book with Kip Cooper, a secondary character in this book, as the hero. Keep up with Nicole McCaffrey at her website, and check out her posts each month at 


Nicole McCaffrey said...

Caroline, thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the ride with Raz and Arden! I had so much fun with them, I hated to see that story come to an end.

Oh that naughty Kip Cooper, he stole my heart while writing that story and he hasn't' given it back yet! Just what I'd expect from him!

Thanks again for the review, as I've told you before, I remember being a wannabe writer and staying up past my bedtime reading The Most Unsuitable Wife--so it means a lot to have you review my work. Thanks for your kind words!


Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Raz is one of my favorite heroes and he certainly has his hands full with his lady love. Best of luck with this great story, Nic.