Texas Rescue: Lone Star Lovers Book 8

Texas Rescue: Lone Star Lovers Book 8

by Jean Brashear

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Will the light that fills her draw him out of the darkness?

Special Forces veteran Gabriel Coronado is haunted by nightmares that keep him in the shadows, exiling himself from human companionship as he wrestles with his demons. Walking the night to outrun his memories of those he wasn't able to save, he comes to the rescue of a small, valiant woman who puts herself in danger to save a young runaway.

Jilly Sullivan's life is dedicated to making a difference for the poor, championing one hopeless cause after another, spending time in the worst parts of town. When a desperate criminal overpowers her and a nameless hero saves her from harm, both their courses are altered forever.

Gabriel finds himself drawn to the vibrant light that is Jilly, and she lures him from the darkness in which he's most comfortable. The more time they spend together, the more powerful their bond becomes. He comes to the defense of a young boy victimized by a brutal drug dealer, and when that drug dealer assaults Jilly in retaliation, Gabriel rescues her but quickly retreats to the darkness where he believes he belongs. Can Jilly, rocked by her brush with evil, convince this man to believe that he deserves to live in the light?

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth." ~ #1 NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"An incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader to tears, laughter or just 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.' Jean Brashear will knock your socks off!" ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161467411
Publisher: Jean Brashear
Publication date: 12/08/2018
Series: Texas Heroes , #30
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 42,989
File size: 836 KB

About the Author

A letter to Rod Stewart which resulted in a Cinderella 16th birthday for her daughter was a first step on Texas romance author Jean Brashear’s path to being a New York Times and USAToday bestselling author of more than 50 novels in romance and women’s fiction.

Jean’s stories are hailed as “feel-good romance at its finest” and her quirky small towns are called “a special place for hearts that need healing.” All are evidence of Jean’s heartfelt belief that love is the most powerful force in the universe, and her stories reflect that bone-deep commitment to spreading her faith in the goodness inside us all.

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"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.'" ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

"Jean Brashear tugs on your heartstrings and won't let go." ~New York Times bestselling author Julia London

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Texas Rescue: Lone Star Lovers Book 8 (Texas Heroes, #30) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Great read and I love this family.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation Texas Rescue is book 8 in the Lone Star Lovers series (Texas Heroes book 30). Another amazing end to a series within a series by Jean Brashear!! Jilly Sullivan has a big heart and is helping those less fortunate by building homes like Habit for Humanity but on one particular evening while going to check on one such home she is assaulted and if not for the shadow in the dark man it could have been a lot worse. She wants to find the man who saved her but not knowing who he is, where he came from or how to find him it won't be easy. When she encounters him again helping the young man who was part of why she was assaulted, she is determined to find out more about him because he sparks something deep inside her and learns his name is Gabriel. Gabriel Coronado is ex military who has healed from his wounds but not the PTSD. His struggles keep him from moving on with life after war and when he see Jilly being attacked on two different occasions his instincts are to help her at all cost to himself. He is determined to not get involved with her but she is constantly sticking her nose where it doesn't belong... Can Jilly show Gabriel that with her growing feeling for him she can help bring him out of the shadows into the light and have a life worth living and can he help her understand her feelings because of her attacks? Amazing, well written, gets you from the start and doesn't let go til the last word is read!! Wish I could give it more stars!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don’t miss any of Jean Brashear’s books but I’ve been waiting for Jilly’s story and it did not disappoint. I love Jilly’s determination and sunny personality. Enter Gabriel whose personality is the exact opposite due to his time in the service, the tragedy’s he’s seen and the physical and mental wounds he’s suffered. They meet as Jilly is building a home for a deserving family. She goes at night to check on the home and ends up being attacked. Gabriel is a runner and on his run he hears her cries of distress and rescues her. As soon as the police arrive he melts into the shadows. But it has begun. Gabriel finds Freddie, a boy of the streets and starts to mentor him a bit. He finds out Freddie was in on a robbery so he wants him to atone for his misdeed. They go to work on the home Jilly is readying for the family and he runs into Jilly again. There is a mutual attraction but Gabriel fights against it fearing he has no right to bring Jilly into his tortured world where he feels massive guilt. How their story progresses is compelling. There is love, sadness, and danger. Jilly has to fend off her overprotective family when she is injured. Again Gabriel to the rescue when she’s at her emotional bottom feeling terrorized and unable to recover. These two are so perfect for each other. There is always a warm hug in all of Jean’s stories. People you’d welcome into your lives happily. I can’t wait to read her next book.
MaryRhonda More than 1 year ago
This story completely did me in. This has to be the best story in this series. Jilly and Gabriel’s story is so intense. He is dealing with PTSD along with survivor’s guilt both for those he couldn’t save and his self imposed abandonment of his grandmother. Jilly, the Sunshine of the family, has her light dimmed (can’t give away specifics). Seeing Jilly this way is so heartbreaking. Jean uses her magic to make this story the best happily ever after. Definitely a story worth spending time with.
Tarri More than 1 year ago
A well written wrap up to the Sullivan family series introduces Gabriel, a wounded veteran suffering from PTSD, to the idealistic Jilly Sullivan, who runs a charity that builds homes for low income families. As always, the author gives her characters real world problems and makes the reader route for them to succeed. While checking in on her latest home project, Jilly surprises a robbery in progress. When she is attacked, Gabriel scares away the attacker, but leaves before she can thank him or the police can question him. Still she reconnects with him while they are both trying to help the teenage boy who was blackmailed into stealing the copper wiring. I, for one, will miss the Sullivan family, but look forward to where the author takes us next.
JigsawGirl More than 1 year ago
Gabriel and Jilly seemed to have more than chemistry, it was a connection that seemed to be on a deeper level. Their characters were very well written. Gabriel's pain and distress seemed very raw, dark, and sometimes, all consuming. Just as Jilly's emotions from her encounter with Mako gave a very intense look into her feelings. There were some difficult situations taking place in this book, but it wasn't all darkness. They referred to Jilly as "Sunshine", and her spirit, determination, and persistence really did make the storyline lighter. I wish there had been more time spent with the romance between Gabriel and Jilly. There was more push and pull between the characters as Gabriel struggled with not being deserving. It was also great to see his walls coming down as he worked to help Freddie. I am happy there was an epilogue. The pace of this book was steady. It was often intense, emotional, and frustrating. You do get your HEA, so no worries. I would recommend it. It would have been five stars had there been more of Gabriel and Jilly after they decided they could be together. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are amazing and the connection Jilly and Gabe have jumps from the pages. Jilly is such a strong character who cares deeply about those around her. Gabe is haunted by his time in the military. He is withdrawn and lives his life in the shadows until one night when he steps out to help Jilly. From that night on he is inexplicably drawn to her. He tries to resist her but eventually his feelings become too strong to ignore and his heart too invested to stay away. This is a wonderfully done story and one I am sure everyone will enjoy. I definitely recommend it.