Autry’s Review – Elias (Texas Rebels #7) by Linda Warren

Texas Rebel: Elias, is a second chance romance that left me feeling a little disappointed. It had a nice plot but felt rushed in places, where a little more time and detail could have engaged the reader more. ~ Autry, Guilty Pleasures 


Maribel McCray knew moving back to Horseshoe, Texas, would mean facing Elias Rebel, the cowboy she was forbidden to love in high school. She just didn’t expect it to happen so soon. With her teenage son, Chase, in trouble, she needs Elias’s help. He may be a Rebel, sworn enemy of every McCray, but he’s also Chase’s father.

For the lone bachelor of the Rebel clan, there’s only one way to make up for lost years with his son—become a family for real. But Maribel’s distance runs deeper than the Rebel-McCray feud. Elias won’t settle for a marriage of convenience with the woman he’s falling for again. How can he convince Maribel some second chances are worth taking?

Elias Rebel has always worked hard and played hard. Until life knocked him back a few paces. Unable to stay down for long, Elias digs his heels in deep and prepares for the biggest battle of his life. His past has come back to town and has some surprises for him.

Maribel McCray has been told for as long as she can remember to stay away from the Rebel family. One night with Elias, and Maribel found herself leaving town, not returning for many years. Learning to stand on her own and forge a path for herself, Maribel protects her heart fiercely.

Elias and Maribels’ relationship starts off very rocky, it slowly smoothes itself out and become a sweet romance. It took a while for the romance to start to show through, there were plenty of twists and turns thrown into their relationship, and some seemed a bit too much. The novel pace is fairly quick; some times things seemed to get a little drawn out. The secondary characters provided a great look back through previous novels while adding some humor to novel. The characters were a harder to connect with, the story itself was not hard to follow or keep up with, the blurb left my expectations a little higher than they should have been.

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