Nikki and Dallas face quite a few relationship obstacles in Don’t Mess with Texas. The big one is what led to their meeting in the first place. It’s the simple matter of Nikki being accused of killing her ex-husband. Fortunately, Dallas, an ex-cop turned PI, believes she’s innocent and decides to help. They make a good team both romantically and working on proving Nikki’s innocence. Although there are a few subplots that I expected to tie more into the main storyline, they don’t detract much from the primary action. In the case of lead investigator Tony (also Dallas’s brother), it served to humanize a man who was otherwise a hardass. Don’t Mess with Texas does contain a murder mystery, but I found the romance was always at the forefront and the murder was more of a plot device to bring the characters together. It’s a nice mix of romance, mystery, and comedy (see Nana and her retirement home friends!).
Review copy provided by the publisher, Forever.