Review: Tangled in Texas (Texas Rodeo #2) by Kari Lynn Dell

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Tangled in Texas Book Cover Tangled in Texas
Texas Rodeo #2
Kari Lynn Dell
Contemporary Romance - Western
Sourcebooks Casablanca
February 7th 2017


It took 32 seconds to end his career. But it only took 1 to change his life.

Thirty-two seconds. That’s how long it took for Delon Sanchez’s life to end. One minute he was the best bronc rider in the Panhandle and the next he was nothing. Knee shattered, future in question, all he can do is pull together the pieces…and wonder what cruel trick of Fate has thrown him into the path of his ex, the oh-so-perfect Tori Patterson.

Tori’s come home after her husband’s death, intent on escaping the public eye. It’s just her luck that Delon limps into her physical therapy office, desperate for her help. All hard-packed muscle and dark-eyed temptation, he’s never been anything but a bad idea. And yet, seeing him again, Tori can’t remember what made her choose foolish pride over love…or why, with this second, final chance to right old wrongs, the smart thing would be to run from this gorgeous rodeo boy as fast as her boots can take her.


Oh man; Tangled in Texas. The title says it all.

These two have a past, but neither one put their desirers out their and in the end she splits. Fast forward several years and Tori is back in Texas trying to move on with her life after the death of her husband. Delon is trying to deal with the injury that has all but ended his career as a bronc rider.

Toni and Delon both are a bit messed up emotionally, stubborn, and lost. I liked Delon and Tori. I liked seeing them deal with personal issues: loss and family, injury and family, and their past. Their romance is a slow build and it works. They have a lot to work through and get past before they can find that special place in each others life. Two broken halves of a whole!

We get a lot of the rodeo aspect, the life and how it runs. We see how hard they practice, mess up, and conquer to win. I really liked seeing Tori make a friend in Swannee. It was nice to see them connect as a team for the rodeo and off as friends.

Family was a big element in this novel. Both have issues with their families. It was nice to dig deeper into Delon and Tori’s families. To see them work through those issues they have and become stronger.

Tangled in Texas was perfect. I had a delightful time and am looking forward to reading more in the Texas Rodeo series. Sexy cowboys, fiery cowgirls, and thrilling rodeos.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

12 comments on “Review: Tangled in Texas (Texas Rodeo #2) by Kari Lynn Dell

  1. Great review! I have, oddly, read the 3rd book in this series. I want to read them all. I own the first. I just haven’t managed to get back to them. Anne – Books of My Heart

    • That’s great you have read a book in the Texas Rodeo series. I hope you enjoy the others. ^_^

  2. Thanks for the awesome review and the cover love! This is the first time Sourcebooks let me dress the model so he was wearing real, competition-tested stuff. The chaps belong to my bronc-riding cousin, my sister borrowed the rigging and glove from the western store where she works, the vest came from a bullrider friend, the back number is my husband’s and I won the buckle at a rodeo in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho. The publisher thought it was so cool they put a wardrobe guide inside the front cover. 🙂

    • You are welcome! I could tell he’s got real gear. It so fits the book and makes everything more real. I like that they let you do all that for this cover. I also enjoy that you have experience with rodeos and working ranches. It adds to the book and really made this work for me. I’m not much on reading contemporary, but I’ve been branching out and trying new authors and I have to say I’m having a blast with the Texas Rodeo series. It feels real and for this cowgirl, who now lives in a city, I love visiting the country life you have created. I’m living vicariously through your series now ^_^.

  3. Awesome review angela!! Sounds good,love the cover too!! Shared on all my socials!!💖😉

    • Glad you enjoyed my review. It does have a nice cover.

  4. Oh rodeo! I don’t think I’ve read about that so it’s intriguing
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    • It’s a fun series, so far.

  5. Sounds interesting. I’ve never tried a cowboy romance. Part of me feels like I’ve known too many that didn’t sit well in real life. Great review.
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    • Dell does a good job of making her ranch, rodeo, etc… feel real and I think that’s because she has experience with that aspect of the western part. It helps to make the books feel more real and true. I’m enjoying the series, so far.

  6. I love the covers for these! Right now, I have a small stack of books in this genre and working my way through them. Been in the mood for them recently!
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    • That’s great. I hope you are enjoying. I like the covers too. They look nice and fight the book.