Review: The Devil in the Saddle by Julia London

No one cheats on a Prince and gets away with it. And Hallie--Texas socialite, would-be ballerina, and the only daughter of Cimarron County's renowned Prince family--is ready to give her two-timing fiance a piece of her mind. But fate plants hot, sexy ranch hand and ex-Army Ranger Rafael Fontana quite literally in her way. Her childhood friend is all grown up. He's sexy, he's handsome, and suddenly, after all these years, Hallie is taking notice.

Rafe has been in love with Hallie since they were kids, but he was always the help--and she was glamorous and popular, seemingly off-limits to a lowly cowboy. But now he's back at Three Rivers Ranch to help his family and Hallie is there too--and she needs his support. Of course, Rafe agrees, but soon long-buried feelings boil to the surface, and the desire between them is hot and palpable and undeniable. Rafe realizes he wants Hallie for keeps... he just has to convince her to give true love another shot.
If you haven't yet started this series I have no clue why not. It's been so good so far. I love flawed families. I think because who's isn't? I don't want the perfect family all the time, sometimes I want to ones that are so messed up you wonder why they get up in the morning.

The Princes have whats called 'rich peoples problems'. At the moment they aren't as rich as they thought they were but they are also not poor either.

This is the second book in the Princes of Texas series and I just loved it. Maybe even more than the first book. I'm really not sure. In this one, Hallie has called off her wedding for good reasons. Even with those good reasons shes still very unhappy. Sad really. But who walks into her life and makes her happy but Rafe.

What I loved so much about this book is the fact that these two have been in love with each other for a very long time and one of them hasn't even realized it. That's Hallie by the way. I know, we are so used to the guy not know. Not in this case.

I did feel bad for Rafe because he knew he loved her and had to deal with her having a life that wasn't with him. Of course, he's the son of the help so how would these two ever really be able to fall in love.

You see touches of Hallie loving him too when you realize just how close they are. She talks to him a lot, he's there when she needs someone. She also sent him care packages when he was away for the military. He was often in her thoughts. Let she didn't know she was in love. This is the stuff that makes a good romance story.

When these two finally decide to get together neither family is happy about it. It's crazy that her family came around quicker than his. Silly how things like that work. There are a lots of ups and downs for them and at one point you wonder if it will ever happen then you remember this is a romance so there will be an HEA. 

I'm so glad I took the time to read The Devil in the Saddle. I loved visiting with the Prince family. Mom and grandma will crack you up! I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. 

So have any of you read Julia London before? If so what's your favorite book or series?


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