Texas Thunder (Rebel Moonshine #1) by Kimberly Raye

Texas Thunder

Set deep in the heart of Texas, bestselling author Kimberly Raye’s sizzling new series proves that men, women, and moonshine make one dangerous combination…


The most infamous moonshiners in Lone Star history, the Tuckers and the Sawyers have been feuding for over a hundred years. Sure, the days of buckshot and bloodshed are long gone, but it’s not over yet. To save the family business, Callie Tucker has to find the recipe for the legendary Texas Thunder moonshine. But first she’ll need to make a devil’s bargain—with a red-hot hellraiser named Brett Sawyer.


A Sawyer through and through, Brett was raised to never trust a Tucker—especially one as pretty as Callie. But desperate times call for desperate measures. With his ranch going bankrupt, Brett agrees to help Callie find the recipe, sell the rights, and split the profits. Of course, it won’t be easy for these two enemies to work together. But it’s even harder to ignore the sparks of attraction—when just one kiss delivers a kick stronger than any swig of moonshine… addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Kim Talks TomesTAG

Take a family feud, a long standing rivalry, love lost, and lots of angst, and you have the gist of Texas Thunder. The author created a tale of two families who used to make the best moonshine in the state tearing apart the recipe and each taking half. Now, the grandchildren are left to look for the missing halves to safe the ranch.

Brett went on the run, but was forced to return because his grandfather is ill. Callie was his high school love, but for some reason he ditched her on the side of the road the night of prom and her parents had to pick her up. The end result was the car accident that killed her parents. Now, her grandfather passed away and their families’ feud has to be put aside to save each other’s homes.

Honestly, I did not like Brett at all.  He was arrogant and kind of a jerk. His reasoning for leaving Callie was pretty childish and dumb. On the other hand, Callie and her circumstance tugged at my heart. I really felt for the girl and all the heartache she went through.

The story starts off slow, but it does pick up as it goes on.  The dual POV wasn’t too confusing and the feud was the highlight of the entire book. While this was an ok book, I don’t know if it was good enough to make me want to read more of the series.


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