Review: The Texan’s Touch by Jodi Thomas
July 1998 ~ The McLains, Book 1
Yankee Doctor Adam McLain was captured by Confederate spies to heal their comrade. But when Adam uncovered the bandages he discovered that the man named “Nick” was actually a very lovely woman! Nicole’s beauty and bravery quickly struck Adam to the core, and after an all-too-brief kiss, she helped him leave the camp, and her life, forever….
Nicole never forgot the man who evoked feelings in her she’d never known existed. And months later, with her life in danger, she was sent to the wild frontiers of Texas to ask for the good doctor’s help once again. But though they had shared her first moment of passion, Nicole knew her troubled past made her unfit to consider the one thing she’d dreamed of since that fateful night — a life of love with Adam.
But Adam was determined now that he had her back, never to let her go….
– Years ago I’d read the second book in the McLain series, To Kiss a Texan, and it’s fabulous but somehow I never managed to read the rest of the series. So this summer I decided to finish up the series titles and I’d missed and the McLains were at the top of my list.
Jodi Thomas is an amazing storyteller and she’s created a cast of memorable characters in The Texan’s Touch. The heroine dresses as a boy, which is a popular plot device in historical novels, and she’s completely lost touch with her feminine side. This makes for some rather amusing and poignant scenes for her as she makes the transition from southern spy to a woman.
Adam is a hero with a dark side but not so much that his angst is poured on every page. He and his three brothers travel to Texas where they decide to put down roots in the untamed West. Together, these characters create some heat and their story is one you won’t want to miss. ~ Renee, www.ireadromance.com