*Texas Forged is one of my top three favorite reads for February! I definitely recommend this book, and can’t wait for book two!
Texas True #1
Purchase: Texas Forged
Genre/Tropes: #ContemporaryRomance #SecondChanceRomance
My Rating: 5
Cover: 5 *Definitely my favorite cover for the month of February
Publication: March 4th 2021
Read: February 17th 2021 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group
POV: Third person alternating perspectives
Add to TBR: Texas Forged
When the woman of his dreams walks through his door, it seems too good to be true…
World famous metal artist Gabe Walker is elated when the woman he’s loved since high school strolls into his workshop to ask him out on a date. But there’s a catch—it’s with another woman. Gabe has no trouble saying no to that date, but with Chantel? The answer’s always hell yes.
With two failed relationships behind her, Chantel Chandler wants to keep things light. She’s recently back in Whiskey River, Texas, and is determined to pick up the pieces of her life. But her casual friendship with Gabe quickly combusts into an intensely hot affair with an unexpected surprise…a pregnancy.
Chantel would love to be a mom, but she needs to be loved for herself first. Gabe says he’s all in, but how can she trust again when she’s been let down so many times?
My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Oh, this book was so good!
I felt like I had been waiting forever for Gabe’s story. Considering this is the first book in the Texas True series you are probably wondering why. I have always been a huge fan of Tule Publishing. I absolutely love how their Texas and Montana Born series’ interconnect lightly with characters from previous books. Not to mention, they can all be read as stand alone romances. Tule Publishing is the home of many talented authors and I always stalk their website to see whats coming.
That said…..I have previously been introduced to Gabe throughout a few books in the Texas Born world and I always wondered and hoped that he would one day have his own story told. Eve Gaddy did an incredible job bringing romance to Gabe. I couldn’t have been happier that Gabe and Chantel made a life with each other.
Gabe and Chantel…..
These two have known each other since high school. During those younger years, Gabe had a huge crush on Chantel but she was dating his best friend at the time. Gabe being Gabe, he never made a move. He was more than disappointed his friend got to her first. While Chantel was with Gabe’s friend, she believed Gabe didn’t like her because he was always frowning at her. Of course he was. His friend was dating the girl of his dreams.
While they respectively went their separate ways after high school, both ended up back in their hometown of Whiskey River. But it is a couple of years before they have their chance. I don’t want to spoil any of this story for you. I loved it so much. So much in fact the bar is set very high to impress me with the coming books in this series. Gabe was the whole package. First and foremost, a gentleman. I haven’t claimed a book boyfriend in a long time since so many books I’ve read in the past year have had cookie cutter heroes. That is not a bad thing, just saying that Gabe was the first in a while that pushed ALL my buttons.
Texas Forged is a wonderful story of taking chances, romance, healing and love. There are some emotional elements that broke my heart; some angst and drama as well. Watching Gabe and Chantel profess their love was believable and heartwarming. I absolutely recommend this book! Actually, I highly recommend it.
This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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