Texas Star: The Marshalls Book 2

Texas Heroes: The Marshalls

Book 2
Jean Brashear
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Sexiest Man Alive Josh Marshall is on his way home to Texas when he rescues a woman on the run. In contrast to the many women crushing on him all over the world, this woman does not trust him and wants nothing to do with him, seeking to escape every time his back is turned. 

Elena Navarro is running from an abusive husband with criminal ties. Terrified to trust anyone, she finds Josh's tender care a miracle, but his fame could be a death sentence for them both. When echoes of a shared past life threaten, Josh questions his sanity, but he's a white knight to the core and cannot stop trying to help her, even at the risk of his life.

The second book in New York Times bestseller and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: The Marshalls series is an emotional, suspenseful movie star romance that will grab your heart and keep it racing. 

Josh's brother Quinn has his own story, TEXAS REFUGE. Their cousin Case's story is TEXAS DANGER.

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.' " ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

The Texas Heroes series includes:


TEXAS SECRETS

TEXAS LONELY

TEXAS BAD BOY

TEXAS REFUGE

TEXAS STAR

TEXAS DANGER

TEXAS ROOTS

TEXAS WILD

TEXAS DREAMS

TEXAS REBEL

TEXAS BLAZE

TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE

TEXAS TIES

TEXAS TROUBLES

TEXAS TOGETHER

TEXAS HOPE

TEXAS STRONG

TEXAS SWEET

TEXAS HEARTTHROB

TEXAS HEALER

TEXAS PROTECTOR

BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS

TEXAS CHARM

TEXAS MAGIC

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About the author

New York Times bestseller and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author of the popular TEXAS HEROES series and over 30 other novels in romance and women’s fiction, a five-time RITA finalist and RT BOOKReviews Career Achievement Award winner, Jean Brashear knows a lot about taking crazy chances. A lifelong avid reader, at the age of forty-five with no experience and no training, she decided to see if she could write a book. It was a wild leap that turned her whole life upside down, but she would tell you that though she’s never been more terrified, she’s never felt more exhilarated or more alive. She’s an ardent proponent of not putting off your dreams until that elusive ‘someday’—take that leap now. 

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Jean Brashear
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Published on
Jan 26, 2014
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Pages
274
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Romance / Western
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Book 3
A down on his luck rancher is the only hope for a socialite on the run from the mob

 The third book in New York Times bestseller and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's much-loved TEXAS HEROES: The Marshalls series, romantic suspense that will grab your heart and keep it racing. 

Rancher Case Marshall is driving a truck instead of his hell-raiser Harley after a crooked partner nearly bankrupts his Flying M Ranch. Society girl Samantha St. Claire never dreamed she'd be on the run from the mob--or that she'd find her white knight at a truck stop. Their worlds couldn't be less compatible or their attraction more high-octane…but there are dangers and shocking secrets to battle before they can dream of a future together.

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"Jean Brashear will knock your socks off!" ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

"Jean Brashear is a writer of rare talent." ~Affaire de Coeur

The Texas Heroes series includes:


TEXAS SECRETS

TEXAS LONELY

TEXAS BAD BOY

TEXAS REFUGE

TEXAS STAR

TEXAS DANGER

TEXAS ROOTS

TEXAS WILD

TEXAS DREAMS

TEXAS REBEL

TEXAS BLAZE

TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE

TEXAS TIES

TEXAS TROUBLES

TEXAS TOGETHER

TEXAS HOPE

TEXAS STRONG

TEXAS SWEET

TEXAS HEARTTHROB

TEXAS HEALER

TEXAS PROTECTOR

BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS

TEXAS CHARM

TEXAS MAGIC

Book 1
Haunted by the woman he couldn't save, will this former detective give sanctuary to an actress being stalked by a madman?

 

Wounded hero Quinn Marshall is haunted after nearly dying in a failed attempt to save his sister. The last thing the former Houston homicide detective wants is another woman to watch over, but someone important to his brother Josh is in trouble, and Quinn's basic nature is to protect. Soap opera star Lorie Chandler has already lost her husband to an obsessed fan and now her son is the madman's new target.

While the police hunt the killer, Quinn's rugged Texas ranch is the ideal hiding place for Lorie and her child. Neither Quinn nor Lorie expects the explosive heat or the powerful emotion that flares to life in his canyon refuge, yet there is no future for them and both are painfully aware that their time together can only be temporary. When the madman finds them, Quinn's sole focus is on keeping Lorie and the boy he's come to love safe, even though his success will mean that he will have to give them up to a life where he cannot belong.

The first book in USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: The Marshalls series is a sexy, suspenseful wounded hero romance that will grab your heart and keep it racing. 

Quinn's brother Josh's story is TEXAS STAR. The third book, TEXAS DANGER, is their cousin Case's story. 

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.' " ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

The Texas Heroes series includes:


TEXAS SECRETS

TEXAS LONELY

TEXAS BAD BOY

TEXAS REFUGE

TEXAS STAR

TEXAS DANGER

TEXAS ROOTS

TEXAS WILD

TEXAS DREAMS

TEXAS REBEL

TEXAS BLAZE

TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE

TEXAS TIES

TEXAS TROUBLES

TEXAS TOGETHER

TEXAS HOPE

TEXAS STRONG

TEXAS SWEET

TEXAS HEARTTHROB

TEXAS HEALER

TEXAS PROTECTOR

BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS

TEXAS CHARM

TEXAS MAGIC

Book 1
Whatever had possessed her mother to tell her they had no family?

The first book of a new series featuring New York Times bestseller and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's much-loved Gallagher family—TEXAS HEROES: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs.

When scandal and an ambitious prosecutor wreck talented chef Scarlett Ross's life and she learns of a grandmother she never knew she had, she flees the notoriety to pay an anonymous visit to Sweetgrass Springs, Texas, a town kept alive only by her grandmother's determination and carried on the strong shoulders of sexy Texas cowboy Ian McLaren. There she is surprised to discover a yearning to sink roots deep in the Texas Hill Country—but she is terrified that the secrets she's hiding will endanger everyone she's come to love. 

"Jean Brashear writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch." ~Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.' " ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

The Texas Heroes series includes:


TEXAS SECRETS

TEXAS LONELY

TEXAS BAD BOY

TEXAS REFUGE

TEXAS STAR

TEXAS DANGER

TEXAS ROOTS

TEXAS WILD

TEXAS DREAMS

TEXAS REBEL

TEXAS BLAZE

TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE

TEXAS TIES

TEXAS TROUBLES

TEXAS TOGETHER

TEXAS HOPE

TEXAS STRONG

TEXAS SWEET

TEXAS HEARTTHROB

TEXAS HEALER

TEXAS PROTECTOR

BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS

TEXAS CHARM

TEXAS MAGIC

Jean Brashear
The emotional, sexy and powerful western romance stories of three handsome Texas brothers—a Hollywood superstar, a wounded warrior and an FBI agent haunted by the girl he couldn’t save—and the complicated women no one would have predicted for them


TEXAS HEARTTHROB


Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob Liam Sullivan has escaped the paparazzi and celebrity gossips after a sensational tragedy, reexamining his high-flying lifestyle and his priorities. In disguise, traveling through the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, he encounters a rail-thin, starving woman who has lost everything but the dilapidated cabin where she once lived with her grandmother in happier days. Raina Donovan is determined to make her stand there, but winter is coming, and Liam cannot desert her until he can make her safe, however much she tries to make him leave.


Day by day, they draw closer, but Raina has secrets and so does Liam. Before they can trust enough to confide in each other, the world catches up with them. Can they overcome the stunning shock of their deceptions to find a way to be together, or will the price of their lies ruin any chance they might have for a future?



TEXAS HEALER


Brilliant and driven cardiac surgeon Diana Morgan’s whole life centers around her career, now threatened by an injury that may prove insurmountable. She is desperate enough to accept a forced sabbatical to the Davis Mountains of West Texas, where she meets Rafael Sandoval, a former Special Forces medic who understands exactly how it feels to have the life you planned taken from you. After losing his men and nearly losing his life, Rafe has returned home and found a measure of peace combining his Western medical training with the curanderismo or folk healing traditions of his Latino heritage.


Diana desperately needs the healing Rafe is dedicated to providing, but his hard-won peace is threatened by the growing attachment neither welcomes. Too many people in his valley count on him for the only medical help available for many miles, and too many lives back in her world—one he once wanted with everything in him—will be lost if she cannot regain her skills.  But healing her means losing her, for she can’t stay in his world…and he can’t leave.




TEXAS PROTECTOR


FBI agent Alex Sandoval has never forgiven himself for not protecting a young girl from seeing her mother murdered  during his first hostage negotiation twelve years ago.  Now Jade Butler is a cop herself, assigned to a prestigious multi-agency task force hunting for the killer of several young girls in Austin, Texas—and Alex is the agent in charge of the case.


They never met all those years ago, but Jade recognizes his voice as the one she still hears in her dreams, the voice that has comforted her through many a terrifying flashback. Her role on the task force is undercover, serving as bait for a madman, yet Alex cannot stop trying to protect her as he was unable to do years ago. Tensions ratchet between them as old memories vie with a powerful new attraction, and when Jade is taken hostage by the killer, it’s Alex’s worst nightmare as he must negotiate once again—only this time, it’s to save the woman he loves.

THE TEXAS HEROES SERIES


The Gallaghers of Morning Star

Texas Secrets

Texas Lonely

Texas Bad Boy


The Marshalls

Texas Refuge

Texas Star

Texas Danger


The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs

Texas Roots

Texas Wild

Texas Dreams

Texas Rebel

Texas Blaze

Texas Christmas Bride


The Book Babes of Austin

Texas Ties

Texas Troubles

Texas Together


More Sweetgrass Springs Stories

Texas Hope

Texas Strong

Texas Sweet

Be Mine This Christmas

Texas Charm

Texas Magic


Lone Star Lovers

Texas Heartthrob

Texas Healer

Texas Protector 

Jean Brashear
The first three stories of New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear’s much-loved Sweetgrass Springs contemporary western romance series, now combined in a boxed set—PLUS a special Christmas bonus story!


“Jean Brashear writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch." ~Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author 


Readers say:


“I love taking trips to Sweetgrass Springs! The characters and the story draw you in and won't let you put the book down until you've read the happily ever after. The writing is excellent and I really love the small town setting!” 


“Sweetgrass Springs, Texas embodies a special place for hearts that need healing. This warm and romantic series only gets better with each story.” 


TEXAS ROOTS: 

A Paris-trained chef on the run finds Texas family she never knew existed and a sexy cowboy she doesn’t dare love


TEXAS WILD:

Sexy SEAL turned Hollywood stuntman returns home to find his buddy’s little sister all grown up


TEXAS DREAMS: 

Take two reluctant brides and two frustrated grooms, mix with both clans of Gallaghers and season with a SEAL or three, a movie star, a Hollywood Barbie and a country music giant—and get not one but two surprise weddings in the worst-kept secret in Texas!


BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS bonus novella: 

The man he’s become is not the boy she once knew—and he may never forgive her, once he knows the secret she’s been concealing.


The Texas Heroes series includes:


TEXAS SECRETS

TEXAS LONELY

TEXAS BAD BOY

TEXAS REFUGE

TEXAS STAR

TEXAS DANGER

TEXAS ROOTS

TEXAS WILD

TEXAS DREAMS

TEXAS REBEL

TEXAS BLAZE

TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE

TEXAS TIES

TEXAS TROUBLES

TEXAS TOGETHER

TEXAS HOPE

TEXAS STRONG

TEXAS SWEET

TEXAS HEARTTHROB

TEXAS HEALER

TEXAS PROTECTOR

BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS

TEXAS CHARM

TEXAS MAGIC

Jean Brashear
From New York Times and USAToday Bestselling romance author Jean Brashear

HE SPENT TWENTY YEARS IN PRISON FOR HER TWIN'S MURDER…NOW IS HE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SAVE HER?

Days away from release from Attica after serving twenty years to guard a secret, Lucas Walker discovers that he’s news again.

The story once shocked the world: the son of renowned Shakespearean actor martin Gerard, murdered while defending his twin sister Tansy from assault by Lucas Walker, the juvenile delinquent once taken under the wing of Gerard’s wife Juliette.

Gerard’s triumphant return to the stage after a ten-year absence brings the old case to light. When Tansy is kidnapped, Lucas can’t leave New York as he’d planned, no matter how badly he wants to—not until he lives up to a promise to her dying mother to protect her. Lucas goes after her, risking imprisonment once more to face the person responsible for the night that forever altered all their lives.

WILL THE TRUTH SAVE HER…OR DESTROY HER?

“A compelling family drama of heartache, murder and mystery.” ~New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross

“Jean Brashear will knock your socks off!” ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

“Jean Brashear’s unique writing style gifts readers with marvelous love stories filled to the brim with high drama, full-bodied characters and heated sensuality.” ~Romantic Times

“Jean Brashear writes a fascinating story, a book that is engrossing from beginning to end. She is definitely an author to watch.” ~The Best Reviews

“Jean Brashear is a writer of rare talent.” ~Affaire de Coeur

"There are many adjectives that describe Ms. Brashear's writing, but in a word, Mercy is brilliant." ~Goodreads review

"This was a powerful and emotional read. I'm not sure I've read anything quite like it before, which is a nice change of pace since typical romances have seemed stale to me lately." ~Goodreads review


Book 21
A detective forever haunted by the night when he couldn’t save a young girl from trauma—now she’s a cop herself and he has to send her undercover to lure a murderer. 

“Tight suspense and great chemistry between the lead characters make Jean Brashear's [book] a page-turner.” ~RTBookclub 4 ½ of 5 stars

 Discover the third book in New York Times bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: Lone Star Lovers series about three brothers, this story a uniquely powerful reunion romance between a haunted detective and the woman whose life he once saved.

 FBI agent Alex Sandoval has never forgiven himself for not protecting a young girl who was gravely injured and her mother killed before her eyes during his first hostage negotiation twelve years ago. Now Jade Butler is a cop herself, assigned to a prestigious multi-agency task force hunting for the killer of several young girls in Austin, Texas—and Alex is the agent in charge of the case.

 They never met all those years ago, but Jade recognizes his voice as the one she still hears in her dreams, the voice that has comforted her through many a terrifying flashback. Her role on the task force is undercover, serving as bait for a madman, yet Alex cannot stop trying to protect her as he was unable to do years ago. Tensions ratchet between them as old memories vie with a powerful new attraction, and when Jade is taken hostage by the killer, it’s Alex’s worst nightmare as he must negotiate once again—only this time, it’s to save the woman he loves.

The TEXAS HEROES contemporary western romance series includes:

TEXAS SECRETS

TEXAS LONELY

TEXAS BAD BOY

TEXAS REFUGE

TEXAS STAR

TEXAS DANGER

TEXAS ROOTS

TEXAS WILD

TEXAS DREAMS

TEXAS REBEL

TEXAS BLAZE

TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE

TEXAS TIES

TEXAS TROUBLES

TEXAS TOGETHER

TEXAS HOPE

TEXAS STRONG

TEXAS SWEET

TEXAS HEARTTHROB

TEXAS HEALER

TEXAS PROTECTOR

BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS

TEXAS CHARM

TEXAS MAGIC

Jean Brashear
 Is he her enemy…or will he save her?


Dark, deadly and dangerous, they operate in the shadows, guarding the women they love but cannot have.



The Choice: Only one of them can win—and if they cannot learn to trust each other, both of them could die.


Deep-cover FBI agent Drake Cullinane is driven by guilt over a terrorist attack he couldn’t prevent. It’s taken him years to become the trusted head of security for arms dealer Klaus Hafner, the man responsible for that attack, and he’s within days of taking down Hafner and his whole network.

Jillian MacGregor found a splashy way to apply to be one of Klaus Hafner’s bodyguards, and she’s out to kill the man the mysterious Cullinane is sworn to protect, seeking revenge for her sister’s death at Hafner’s hands.

White-hot attraction flares between them, but both are hiding dangerous secrets. Only one of them can win—and if they cannot learn to trust each other, both of them could die.


“Jean Brashear will knock your socks off!" ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron


“Wow! This romantic thriller is a spellbinder from cover to cover. It is refreshing to read an author who can create a sensual yet aggressive heroine and a manly yet vulnerable hero who can work together to reach such an exciting denouement. Jillian is strong. Cullinane is strong. No doubt about it-- two strongs make a right!” ~Reader review



The Light Walker: A brand-new detective. A mesmerizing, mysterious billionaire suspect. A powerful attraction that threatens the balance in a battle between the dark and the light


Newly-minted detective Jace Carroll’s innocuous first case plunges her into a world of shifting realities. At the center of the tangled knot is the mesmerizing and mysterious Dante Sabanne, a wealthy recluse whose proficiency with ancient poisons, mystical lore and exotic sexual practices makes him by turns a crucial expert witness, a devastating lover…and possibly the man behind a cult whose profane rituals have turned from depraved to deadly.

The powerful attraction between them complicates everything, as the Jace who thought she knew exactly who she was and what she wanted becomes both pawn and queen in a battle between the dark and the light. Innocents will die if she makes the wrong choice between the evidence before her eyes and the yearnings of a heart she is no longer sure she can trust.

A scorching tale of suspense, passion and magic.


“The sex is hot but the tension is scorching!” ~Goodreads review


“A master of suspense and romance! This book was impossible to set down.” ~Goodreads review


Mercy: He did twenty years in prison for her twin's murder…now is he the only one who can save her?


Days away from release from Attica after serving twenty years to guard a secret, Lucas Walker discovers that he’s news again.

The story once shocked the world: the son of renowned Shakespearean actor martin Gerard, murdered while defending his twin sister Tansy from rape by Lucas Walker, the juvenile delinquent once taken under the wing of Gerard’s wife Juliette.

Gerard’s triumphant return to the stage after a ten-year absence brings the old case to light. When Tansy is kidnapped, Lucas can’t leave New York as he’d planned, no matter how badly he wants to—not until he lives up to a promise to her dying mother to protect her. Lucas goes after her, risking imprisonment once more to face the person responsible for the night that forever altered all their lives.


WILL THE TRUTH SAVE HER…OR DESTROY HER?


A heartbreaking story of love, lies, betrayal, suspense, and truth. This is a very good story that keeps you interested from first page to last. It was great. I haven't read a book this good in awhile. ~Goodreads review


“There are many adjectives that describe Ms. Brashear's writing, but in a word, Mercy is brilliant.” ~Goodreads review


“This was a powerful and emotional read. I'm not sure I've read anything quite like it before, which is a nice change of pace since typical romances have seemed stale to me lately.” ~Goodreads review

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