web site hit counter Texas and Tarantulas - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Texas and Tarantulas

Availability: Ready to download

You never know what you’ll find in south Texas—or what will find you. Trent Jacek doesn’t want too much—to live on the ranch his brother owns, a few puppies to keep him company in his trailer, maybe a good man if he can find one. First he has to catch a break long enough to try. Things just aren’t slowing down on the Jacek ranch. They’ve got a barn to rebuild, and their pla You never know what you’ll find in south Texas—or what will find you. Trent Jacek doesn’t want too much—to live on the ranch his brother owns, a few puppies to keep him company in his trailer, maybe a good man if he can find one. First he has to catch a break long enough to try. Things just aren’t slowing down on the Jacek ranch. They’ve got a barn to rebuild, and their plan to get a pack of shifter wolves off their back doesn’t seem to be working. Then there’s the matter of the bones the police are looking for on the ranch. After a grayed, old femur was left on the porch, Trent and his brother Joe are forced to confront some things they’d never expected to. Is that solitary bone from their mother, who went missing over twenty years ago? If so, how did she end up there? If not, who is dumping people on the ranch? Trent’s been having the strangest dreams since he’s seen that femur but can’t imagine they’re more than just dreams. He doesn’t have a lot of time to worry about them between shifter attacks, a nosy biologist and neighbors coming by to snoop. What Trent doesn’t know is someone has put an assassin on his tail, but it’s the assassin who will come to question everything he’s been told once he meets the vibrant, sexy man he’s been sent to kill.


Compare

You never know what you’ll find in south Texas—or what will find you. Trent Jacek doesn’t want too much—to live on the ranch his brother owns, a few puppies to keep him company in his trailer, maybe a good man if he can find one. First he has to catch a break long enough to try. Things just aren’t slowing down on the Jacek ranch. They’ve got a barn to rebuild, and their pla You never know what you’ll find in south Texas—or what will find you. Trent Jacek doesn’t want too much—to live on the ranch his brother owns, a few puppies to keep him company in his trailer, maybe a good man if he can find one. First he has to catch a break long enough to try. Things just aren’t slowing down on the Jacek ranch. They’ve got a barn to rebuild, and their plan to get a pack of shifter wolves off their back doesn’t seem to be working. Then there’s the matter of the bones the police are looking for on the ranch. After a grayed, old femur was left on the porch, Trent and his brother Joe are forced to confront some things they’d never expected to. Is that solitary bone from their mother, who went missing over twenty years ago? If so, how did she end up there? If not, who is dumping people on the ranch? Trent’s been having the strangest dreams since he’s seen that femur but can’t imagine they’re more than just dreams. He doesn’t have a lot of time to worry about them between shifter attacks, a nosy biologist and neighbors coming by to snoop. What Trent doesn’t know is someone has put an assassin on his tail, but it’s the assassin who will come to question everything he’s been told once he meets the vibrant, sexy man he’s been sent to kill.

30 review for Texas and Tarantulas

  1. 4 out of 5

    Serena Yates

    After reading the previous book in this series (‘Dark Nights and Headlights’) and wondering if Joe’s brother Trent would find his own man to love, I was relieved to find out about the existence of this second book. I was also happy to see some more background emerge about the shifters in this world, none of it of the fluffy persuasion, and the heat between Trent and his newfound love interest is just as incendiary and kinky as what was (and still is) going on between Joe and Diego. Trent is still After reading the previous book in this series (‘Dark Nights and Headlights’) and wondering if Joe’s brother Trent would find his own man to love, I was relieved to find out about the existence of this second book. I was also happy to see some more background emerge about the shifters in this world, none of it of the fluffy persuasion, and the heat between Trent and his newfound love interest is just as incendiary and kinky as what was (and still is) going on between Joe and Diego. Trent is still exhausted from everything that has been happening with his brother running into a werewolf and their joint efforts to keep Diego safe. While Trent acts as if he is disgusted by all the “lovey-dovey stuff”, he is secretly jealous. He wants his own man to love, preferably one of the big, hairy kind. Between running into just the right guy when he’s out shopping, but knowing it is a one-time thing, trying to find out whose bone it was that landed on their doorstep, and keeping his bedroom free of tarantulas, Trent is convinced he’ll never find the time for romance. Oh, not to mention the odd recurring dreams that feel way too real to be ignored – they have Trent tied up in knots. And then imagine his surprise when the man he, ahem, encountered at the supermarket turns out to be an assassin? Mahon is an assassin. He has been raised as such, and has never really thought about what he does for a living. He just follows orders and kills those men and women whom the people who raised and taught him tell him to kill. When he is so successfully “seduced” by Trent, the man he is supposed to kill, he begins to listen to the quiet voice inside him that has a few questions he has never spoken aloud. That, after all, would have landed him in no end of a mess, possibly have gotten him killed. But now, with Trent showing him a different side of things, Mahon cannot help but wonder. These two men may come from different worlds, and it seems as if they could never fit, but they do. Trent is small of stature but his will is unbreakable, and he is a very pushy Dom in the bedroom. Mahon may be huge and strong, but he longs to be trusted and accepted, maybe even loved. If you prefer your shifters to be of the “vicious” persuasion rather than the “fluffy” kind, if you enjoy seeing two men going from being enemies to becoming lovers once they listen to each other rather than the propaganda they have been exposed to previously, and if you’re looking for a mystery filled with old secrets and some very hot and kinky bedroom action, then you will probably like this novel. NOTE: This book was provided by Pride Publishing for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jenni Lea

    3.75 stars

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    3.5 stars, rounded up to 4. Well, once again I'm somehow the first person giving a written review on goodreads. Gulp, again. Luckily unlike with book 1, Dark Nights and Headlights Dark Nights and Headlights 1 this blurb actually has rather more relevence to the plotline of the entire book and not just the first few pages. So at least I can skip that bit this time! As I said in my review for the first book there were quite a few unfinished threads which we see resolved here (view spoiler)[ the bone 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4. Well, once again I'm somehow the first person giving a written review on goodreads. Gulp, again. Luckily unlike with book 1, Dark Nights and Headlights Dark Nights and Headlights 1 this blurb actually has rather more relevence to the plotline of the entire book and not just the first few pages. So at least I can skip that bit this time! As I said in my review for the first book there were quite a few unfinished threads which we see resolved here (view spoiler)[ the bones of course, the brothers strange father (well, somewhat, but more on this later) and missing mother and the nuisance shifters from Diego's old pack (hide spoiler)] and a few we don't. In many ways, despite the trauma of the bones and the considerable quantities of killing random werewolves, this book was a lot lighter in tone and feel than Dark Nights and Headlights Dark Nights and Headlights 1; while there's no question that Mahon was abused and mistreated by his upbringing it was nowhere near as difficult and uncomfortable to read about as poor Diego's previous life had been. In fact the episodes with tarantulas made me splutter a laugh out loud - rather unfortunate since I was actually on the London tube at the time! I enjoyed Mahon and Trent's steamy interactions and thought their bedroom roles quite well-suited and believable, not to mention sexy as hell! (view spoiler)[ He's a big cuddly bear who needs a strong hand, wink, wink! (hide spoiler)] Unfortunately the end felt a bit on the rushed side, particularly the shifter confrontation. It just ended. Boom, done, dead, over, whoop-de-doo. What about the greater shifter community at large then? Won't they come looking? (view spoiler)[ And how did Diego even manage to kill this supposedly great and powerful wolf alpha so easily all of a sudden anyway? They also said there were eight Mahons so they killed two, our one's with Trent but what about the other five? Is this going to segue into a series about the corruption that is apparently inherent in the American shifter communities and their semi-centralised enforcement councils? What's going on with that? (hide spoiler)] Then the whole bone mystery. Yeeeeeessss, it was resolved, and yeeeeessss these things aren't necessarily explained and discovered fully in real life, buuuuutttt, this is fiction and I wouldn't have minded a teensy bit more maybe on that (view spoiler)[ aside from everything else, what about Joe's mum, total mystery, came from nowhere, I had no clue, a plus, but geez, right at the end, I don't really see where a sequel could squidge in so it's an utter mystery; also Trent thought his dad's eyes glowed and he could see him in the bushes in the dark, plus we've got the weird "shoots all dogs" from book one still dangling.....oh my LORD! Is there going to be a mystery half brother?! Please let there be a hidden sibling/uncle/relative!!!! They could read about the bones in a newspaper and come to the ranch!! If this happens I will be ecstatic!! And having hijacked my own spoiler I will stop, but I will be bloody pleased if this happens, I really hope it happens! (hide spoiler)] Okay, there was a lot in that spoiler, you don't need to read it if you're a non-spoiler person, but to sum up, as I was writing my thoughts I had a flash of optimistic possibility for a potential sequel - long lost relative(?) reads(?) about the bones found on the ranch! If this occurs, my ratings for the series will probably launch to a firm 4 stars, because I enjoyed it but still had some definite questions about certain things that I would really like to see resolved.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Love Bytes Reviews

    3.5 star review by Roberta I read the first book in this little series and I have to say that I really wanted to see what happened to Trent and who his forever man would be. Trent Jacek is the younger brother of Joe Jacek whom we met in Dark Nights and Headlights. Trent is the badass little guy who has a slight chip on his shoulder regarding being shorter than most men. He’s about 5’7 and just about the funniest, sarcastic guy you’ll meet. Trent is the kind of guy that you want to be your friend b 3.5 star review by Roberta I read the first book in this little series and I have to say that I really wanted to see what happened to Trent and who his forever man would be. Trent Jacek is the younger brother of Joe Jacek whom we met in Dark Nights and Headlights. Trent is the badass little guy who has a slight chip on his shoulder regarding being shorter than most men. He’s about 5’7 and just about the funniest, sarcastic guy you’ll meet. Trent is the kind of guy that you want to be your friend because you know that he’ll have your back. Trent is sarcastic, but truly not in a mean way. It’s the way that he shows that he likes and/or cares about you. If he ignored you…then you know that you’re not high on his list of people. Trent is such a loyal and loving guy. He’s got this great heart and as he works with his brother and Diego, you know that his heart is just full to bursting. Trent wants someone who loves him and that he loves. He sees the relationship that Joe and Diego have and he wants the same thing. Mahon Morrison is this bear shifter who is sent to kill Trent and take Diego back to his old pack. Mahon has been living on his own and doing the protecting the shifter thing his entire life. He was chosen as a cub to do this work and it’s all he’s ever known. He relies completely on himself and pretty ok with his life. He sleeps with men when the mood occurs, otherwise, he’s on assignment, doing his thing. Mahon is this really sweet guy, even though he is a bear shifter who shares his name with his littermates. Mahon has this wonderful sense of honor and loyalty. Mahon has such integrity. I loved watching him grow and spread his wings. He’s a really good guy and I’m really glad that it was shown in this book I really enjoyed seeing Joe and Diego again in this installment. I liked seeing how Diego is getting to be so much stronger in the sense that he’s out there fighting and not allowing others to run in front of him and protect him. I loved watching his growth not only in DN&HL, but in this book as well. Joe was still Joe, yet, he’s grown also as a person. He’s got this guy in his life, beyond his brother whom he loves and will do anything to protect. It was great to see the evolution in both characters. You see more of the sheriff in this book as she’s around for the bones that were found. There is this character Bill, who kept coming by. He’s an annoying character, however, he’s just this side character who barely deserves mention. He’s kinda a jerk and that’s the best that I can say about him. There was so really good intimate scenes between Trent and Mahon. I loved that these two found that not only could they have really good sex together, but that they also found intimacy that they’ve never had before. Their scenes together were really hot and intimate. Good times. The mystery/suspense of if the bones found were indeed their mother. If so, who killed her? Diego’s old pack still coming after them and putting the hit on Trent. I liked that there was a fair amount of action in this story and that was really well done. I liked seeing these guys come together to protect each other. It was sweet and showed that no matter what or who you are…that you can all come together. This book was actually a pretty good story. I really enjoyed watching Trent and Mahon’s relationship grow. These two men who were loners and they found the person that they could love and be loved in return. I loved how strong Trent was. I loved how he was such a rock for those he cares about. That even doing something so against his beliefs, was just hard to bear for him. I loved how Trent has this thing about killing bugs, spiders, etc. It really bothered him and I liked how he was consistent throughout the entire book. A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. Please visit www.lovebytesreviews.com to see this and many more reviews, author interviews, guestposts and giveaways!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pansy

    This was a paranormal, mystery, suspense, action/adventure, m/m romance. Yep! Had a little bit of a lot of things going on with this story. Surprisingly enough, the biggest angst the hero had in this one, was an issue with his meager 5’7” height. Really!?! I am only 5’ nuthin’! He is tall to me. Guess it is all relative. He had issues with being “short.” But he handled it, mostly with humor, unless . . . Please don’t make short jokes. Somehow, I missed the part that told me: “This book is the se This was a paranormal, mystery, suspense, action/adventure, m/m romance. Yep! Had a little bit of a lot of things going on with this story. Surprisingly enough, the biggest angst the hero had in this one, was an issue with his meager 5’7” height. Really!?! I am only 5’ nuthin’! He is tall to me. Guess it is all relative. He had issues with being “short.” But he handled it, mostly with humor, unless . . . Please don’t make short jokes. Somehow, I missed the part that told me: “This book is the sequel to Dark Nights and Headlights” I haven’t read that book yet, so I got a hold of a copy and read it, just because I wanted the story about how Joe and Diego got together. I can’t say it added any more clarity to Texas and Tarantulas, so feel free to read it as a stand-alone. Texas and Tarantulas features Trent, the younger brother. Except for the chip on his shoulder about his height, he seems like a decent guy. Loves his brother unconditionally, and it looks like that is a rather exceptional thing considering the way they were brought up. Likes working on the ranch with him, has his own little place close by, likes to kick back and “relax” of an evening – in general just your basic Texas cowboy. Life is good. Mostly. He sure would like to get laid though. Fortunately for him, his “one” hunts him down. Literally. Bear with the story, some interesting and unexpected things happen. Oh yes! This was an aptly named story. There were Tarantulas. It was migration season? *grin* There were some fun and entertaining moments featuring those lovely, hairy, totally misunderstood, spiders. I laughed a couple of times. These big alpha male type guys going nuts over spiders. Did I mention, I do not suffer from arachnophobia? *grin* Other than running from spiders, there was some rather good action sequences. It added nicely to the flow of the story. Nothing like some good fight scenes between different shifters and/or between shifters and human. Had a few tense moments. Gasp/oh no worthy even. The last book began the mystery of the bone that was left on their porch. Steps are taken to resolve that, and they kind of do. But I thought they left just as many unanswered questions as answered ones. I don’t know if I am supposed to use my own imagination for explanations, (and I have some viable ones) or if there will be another book. We are out of brothers – that we know about – so, not too sure if that will happen. This was an okay read. I mostly enjoyed it. I just thought there were too many dangling threads left hanging. Although it appears that both brothers, Joe and Trent, have now found their loves, I just don’t feel like this is finished. I don’t like dangling threads. I guess time will tell. I was provided a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Marie

    So I will give this warning with this book, if you are afraid of reading about Tarantulas, then this might not be the one for you. While, unfortunately, there are not tarantula shifters in this story (I was sooooooo holding out for that too!) they are mentioned quite a bit in here. Even to the point of having one as a pet! (Totally jealous!) This book is the sequel to Dark Nights and Headlights, and while I would say that you don’t *have* to read that book to understand what is going on because So I will give this warning with this book, if you are afraid of reading about Tarantulas, then this might not be the one for you. While, unfortunately, there are not tarantula shifters in this story (I was sooooooo holding out for that too!) they are mentioned quite a bit in here. Even to the point of having one as a pet! (Totally jealous!) This book is the sequel to Dark Nights and Headlights, and while I would say that you don’t *have* to read that book to understand what is going on because Ms. Bradford does a great job at summing up the details as to what happened, I would recommend it because it is a great addition to this story and it will clear up any questions you may have. I thought that Ms. Bradford did a great job with the characters in this book. I especially loved how it was completely off guard on who wanted what in the relationship; it really wasn’t what it seemed. I really believe that she also did an amazing job with the storyline as well. I was worried that it wouldn’t be as exciting as the first book was, but she sure proved me wrong! I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was left for wanting more! I really hope that there will be another book in this series because I just love how different they are from the *normal* paranormal shifter books out there right now. These ones are about finding someone who you are happy with, for who they are. And not because you are destined to be with them. They are also about the love of a family, and being there to support them without any questions, just because you want too. Reviewed by Crystal Marie for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Emily

    NO!! My review is gone! Anyway, I don't want to type it all up again, but basically..this is just what I wanted to read the other night to take my mind off things, and it was perfect. I LOVED Trent, and he and Mahon together were just insanely hot, passionate, beautiful, and HOT. I assumed that this was just a two parter set of stories, since there isn't a series header, but I really loved these two stories and enjoyed the characters, writing, you name it! NO!! My review is gone! Anyway, I don't want to type it all up again, but basically..this is just what I wanted to read the other night to take my mind off things, and it was perfect. I LOVED Trent, and he and Mahon together were just insanely hot, passionate, beautiful, and HOT. I assumed that this was just a two parter set of stories, since there isn't a series header, but I really loved these two stories and enjoyed the characters, writing, you name it!

  8. 4 out of 5

    llv

    rating: 3 stars

  9. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Murder mystery, family secrets and savage werewolf attacks? What's not to love? Murder mystery, family secrets and savage werewolf attacks? What's not to love?

  10. 5 out of 5

    Julie scott

    Texas and Tarantulas I Loved it it was great I didn't think I would but I Did hope where's 're to come....And soon. Texas and Tarantulas I Loved it it was great I didn't think I would but I Did hope where's 're to come....And soon.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    3.25 stars

  12. 4 out of 5

    Deandra

  13. 5 out of 5

    Joan

  14. 5 out of 5

    D

  15. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

  16. 5 out of 5

    Pj

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ayat

  18. 4 out of 5

    Natalia

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kellie Dennis

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tara Mcmillan

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mrsgeo

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sunnie

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ronnie

  26. 4 out of 5

    Liz

  27. 4 out of 5

    David Erickson

  28. 4 out of 5

    Donna

  29. 4 out of 5

    ivy154

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kestrel

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.