Jean Brashear

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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A Special Place for Hearts that Need Healing 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 that readers just “can’t put down.”


“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!



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

BE MY MIDNIGHT KISS


A man who can’t walk away from trouble—and a woman who’s nothing but.

“Jean Brashear's portrait of two wounded souls who find each other just when they most need someone is beautifully, gently drawn. Brashear's smooth style and attention to detail make [this] story quietly captivating.” ~RTBookclub 4 ½ of 5 stars

 Discover the first book in New York Times bestselling contemporary Texas romance author Jean Brashear’s TEXAS  HEROES: Lone Star Lovers series about three brothers, the first an emotional movie star romance where two unlikely lovers come together to heal both their hearts.

 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?

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

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

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth.” ~ #1 NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

 In this Christmas story set in beloved Sweetgrass Springs, two young lovers torn apart years before come face to face unexpectedly in this emotional reunion romance by New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear…

 

Gib Douglas has been on the road a long time, with no place to really call home. When he pays a Christmas visit to relatives in Sweetgrass Springs, the last person he expects to encounter is the girl he loved with all his heart, the girl who’d promised to marry him and love him forever…until she betrayed him and married someone else.

 

Dulcie Maguire gave up her dreams so that Gib could follow his all those years ago. She made a decent life for herself while watching him soar to success with great pride, never expecting to see him again. Now widowed, she's in dire straits with four children depending on her, when into her life walks Gib again—and she realizes that she’s never gotten over him.

 

But 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.

 

“Wow!! What a way to bring us back to the Texas Heroes series. Every time I read one of Jean's books about Sweetgrass Springs it makes me want to find this town and become a member. Catching up with the characters in the past books and seeing how new ones are written into the story lines is what keeps me coming back.” ~Reader review

 

“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!” ~Reader review

 

“Sweetgrass Springs, Texas embodies a special place for hearts that need healing. This warm and romantic series only gets better with each story, as all the characters we have come to love, from the beginning, move forward with their lives.” ~Reader review

 

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

His career is in her hands—will he risk his future to save her?


Clarice Sutton, daughter of privilege, was raised to lead society, but that life feels increasingly empty, so instead of taking her proper place in their social set, she's taken a job her parents abhor: police department psychologist. The company she keeps and the people she meets horrify her oh-so-proper parents and their friends.

 

Santino "Saint" Valdez—hardnosed detective who is anything but saintly—is under investigation by Internal Affairs for killing a predator he's not at all sorry to have eliminated. Now he's supposed to spill his guts to Miss Prim and Prissy? No way—not ever.

 

Yet she's not what he expects, and he surprises her, as well. A growing attraction complicates both their lives, and time spent together only strengthens the unwise bond between the mongrel from the streets and the society girl.

 

Saint's future depends on Clarice's professional evaluation, yet her feelings toward him are increasingly anything but professional. An Internal Affairs detective who trusts her wants Saint's head in a noose, so the stakes couldn't be higher. New on the job, Clarice can't afford to falter, yet the urge to defend the man who won't defend himself is powerful.

 

And when Clarice learns that the parents she's tried so hard to please have lied to her all her life, the only person she trusts to understand how lost and alone she feels is the very man she must avoid in order to save him.

 

As the forces against Saint gather, he knows the worst thing he can do is spend time with her and risk tainting her evaluation…yet how can he turn away from her soft and valiant heart when she's suffering so?


And when those out to get him endanger her safety, will Saint risk everything to save her?


Can a man who’s never trusted anyone and a woman who’s trusted all the wrong men defy the odds and open their hearts to each other?

From New York Times and USAToday bestselling romance author Jean Brashear, another emotional story set in beloved Sweetgrass Springs, Texas…

The most reviled man in Sweetgrass Springs, Tank Patton lives on the razor’s edge of control, locked down and solitary by choice, keeping himself apart the only way he knows to avoid the legacy of violence handed down from his father. When he meets a young mother in dire straits, he gives her and her winsome children the immediate help they need, intending to give her wide berth from then on.


Chrissy Daniels desperately hopes she can make a new life for herself and her children in Sweetgrass Springs, and that means being strong and self-reliant, no more leaning on men who are losers or worse—yet she finds herself touched by the bone-deep loneliness she senses in the man everyone has warned her is a brute and not to be trusted.


Despite his intentions, Tank finds himself drawn back to Chrissy’s warmth and the sweetness of her children, yet he knows that to truly care for them means keeping his distance. Chrissy battles her long history of choosing men unwisely, yet she finds herself unable to turn away from this man she’s beginning to suspect is more decent than anyone believes—including Tank himself.


But can a man who’s never trusted anyone and a woman who’s trusted all the wrong men defy the odds and open their hearts to each other?

 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

When a stranger who holds the keys to her identity arrives in town, will the girl everyone knows as Brenda come to terms with her past or run again?

From New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear, another story set in beloved Sweetgrass Springs…

All the girl known as Brenda Jones has ever wanted is a home and family, but she's on the run from her past. She works hard and stays to herself, save only for her budding friendship with the equally shy Henry Jansen. Henry wants more than a simple friendship, but he’s convinced she’s too young, too innocent, too sweet. Brenda has a crush on Henry, as well, but she’s underage and terrified of being put back in foster care, where she’s spent most of her life since her mother abandoned her at age eight. She’s been flying under the radar, hiding behind a made-up name while finding a different sort of family and home in the year since she arrived in Sweetgrass Springs—but that’s about to change. 


When a stranger who holds the keys to her identity arrives in town and takes a job at Ruby’s Diner, will the girl everyone knows as Brenda come to terms with her past or run again, away from the people and the life she's grown to love? 


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


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

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