Texas and Tarantulas by Bailey Bradford ~ Book Review by Leisa

Sequel to Dark Nights and Headlights …

Texas and Tarantulas Title: Texas and Tarantulas

Author: Bailey Bradford

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars


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.

Leisa’s View:

Texas and Tarantulas picks up immediately where the first story in this series, Dark Nights and Headlights, leaves off. This is the story of Trent, Joe’s brother from Dark Nights. Mahon, a bear shifter working for the evil wolves chasing Diego (Joe’s wolf shifter lover), shows up intent on killing Trent, Joe, and Diego. Fate intervenes when Mahon meets, and has super hot sex with, Trent before he knows Trent is his intended target. Mahon ultimately faces his personal demons and makes a decision about whether he is willing to kill – or kill for – Trent.
I really like Dark Nights and Headlights, particularly the different take on the human/wolf shifter relationship dynamic. However, I don’t immediately become engrossed in Texas and Tarantulas, and I find Trent and Mahon’s relationship evolves a bit too quickly from “I’m here to murder you,” to “I’m here to f*ck you, fall in love with you, and defend you and your family from the crazy wolves.” However, as the story progresses, I become more invested in Trent and Mahon’s relationship as they face great (and violent) adversity together, and cling to each other for support and care.

This story is good, and it’s a must-read for anyone who enjoys its predecessor Dark Nights. Several questions and story lines left hanging in Dark Nights are fairly well answered, and this story offers its own exciting plot twists and turns. Although I do feel that Trent and Mahon’s relationship develops too rapidly, this story has raw sexuality, some unexpected tenderness, and two hot guys who steadfastly stay together against all adversity.

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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One thought on “Texas and Tarantulas by Bailey Bradford ~ Book Review by Leisa

  1. Reading the Blurb got my attention and want to read more. I didn’t read the first book and it says this book picks up where the other left off. I’m new to this author and I will add to my read list. Thanks for the opportunity to win an ebook and sway!
    Donna Harris

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