What a Texas Girl Wants

What a Texas Girl Wants

by Kristina Knight


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“Kristina Knight doesn’t hold back on the sass, emotion, and passion, keeping her readers riveted right up until they reach The End.” — Aimee Carson, author of Secret History of a Good Girl and How to Win the Dating War

“Kristina Knight delivers a fun romp from Mexico, through Texas, and straight into true love” —Kelsey Browning, author and cofounder of Romance University

Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam.

The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern.

Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police—no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. When the opportunity to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she’s never looked back. Now she writes magazine articles by day and romance novels with spice by night. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband, three-year-old daughter, and twenty-year-old fur-kid. Happily ever after.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440544644
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Series: Texas Wishes Series , #1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kristina Knight lives on the shores of Lake Erie with her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots, an incredibly precocious seven-year-old, and one very silly puppy. She writes romance with heart, heat, and, of course, happily ever after. Follow Kristina at her website KristinaKnightAuthor.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/kristinaknightauthor, or on Twitter @AuthorKristina.

What People are Saying About This

Kelsey Browning

"Kristina Knight delivers a fun romp from Mexico, through Texas, and straight into true love" —Kelsey Browning, author and cofounder of Romance University

Aimee Carson

"Kristina Knight doesn’t hold back on the sass, emotion, and passion, keeping her readers riveted right up until they reach The End." — Aimee Carson, author of Secret History of a Good Girl and How to Win the Dating War

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What a Texas Girl Wants 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
lcahoon More than 1 year ago
Kristina Knight takes us from the beaches of Mexico to a horse ranch in San Antonio to the big city of New York. When Jackson finds himself married to the girl who got away, he has to deal with his issues of family. His struggles are well defined and brings the reader along for the ride. I love this hero and was rooting for his happy ever after.
jenwrite71 More than 1 year ago
What an enjoyable romance! What a Texas Girl Wants was a fun read from the first page! I enjoyed the college crush backstory between hero and heroine and how they woke up on a beach married. I was immediately drawn into the family drama and turned the pages to see if Jackson and Kathleen would get their happy ending. A fun read that left me wanting more! Well done, Miss Knight!! Thank you!
RowenaMayo99 More than 1 year ago
Kristina Knight has penned a romance with a strong sense of time and place with believable protagonists and well developed secondary characters. I could well imagine the locations of Mexico and Texas even though I’ve never been to either. More importantly, the romance between Jackson and Kathleen as they learn to put aside their past misconceptions and disappointments that have brought them to where they are today is both moving and satisfying. I was given this book free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I_Preston More than 1 year ago
‘Naked Man by the pool. Naked man by the pool. Grandfather at the door.” That phrase from What a Texas Girl Wants had me chuckling all weekend as I pictured the opening scene. How do you get from ‘boozapalooza’ and ‘naked man on the porch’ to a very happy ending? Kristina Knight does it with humor, passion, and lots of Texas gumption. The backdrop of a horse ranch in the beautiful Texas Hill Country is the perfect setting for her strong, determined, and very family-oriented heroine, Kathleen. And who’s the naked man? None other than celebrity photographer and total hunk Jackson Taylor (who is sure he doesn’t need a family at all). Kristina Knight takes the opulence and close-knit family dynamics of the Dallas Ewings and moves it to West Texas. Expect drama, secrets, and above all passion!
Lucky_Boots More than 1 year ago
What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico. Unless, of course, you wake up married to your college crush and find your lifelong dream in jeopardy. Author Kristina Knight obviously knows that “what a Texas girl wants” is what every girl wants – hot, steamy passion with a broody Texas boy. And, of course, true love. I got swept up and was rooting for Kathleen and Jackson right from the beginning as they keep their ruse alive and found themselves more and more drawn to each other. What a Texas Girl Wants is a perfect blend of witty family drama and steamy romance – and left this girl wanting more!
HeatherRD More than 1 year ago
So what does a Texas girl want really? "Sexy man by the pool." Lots of hot sex with said sexy man by the pool! Well, don't we all!! Seriously now, Kathleen Witte wanted love, a man by her side, honesty and a forever. Add in a ranch, horses, sexy boots and family. What she got was Jackson Taylor. Hot, yes but so non-committed to anyone. Kristina Knight would have you laughing out loud from Chapter 1. I was hooked from when Jackson and Kathleen woke up naked on a Mexican beach. A fast and witty read balanced with the right amount of humour, sensuality and family drama. I can't wait to read her other book offerings in the future!
ysecohen More than 1 year ago
I had the chance to read an anticipated review copy of What a Texas Girl Wants, and If you have ever had a crush on a real cowboy, this book is for you, but beware Jackson Taylor is not your cliché cowboy. He might not sport cowboy hat and boots, but he’s a strong and caring man who knows how to love and protect his woman—even if he hasn’t himself realized that yet. Kathleen and Jackson find themselves in a romantic trap, but Kristina Knight’s sexy and sassy storytelling will guide them through it all and leave us wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waking up on a romantic beach in the arms of a handsome man doesn’t sound like a problem, but for Texas rancher Kathleen Witte, it’s not one problem, but many. Not only does she not remember what led her to be naked on a Mexican beach with a man, but Jackson Taylor, a man she had a crush on in college. But they aren’t just naked, they’re naked and married with no recollection of how it happened. But that’s only one of the problems she’s going to have to deal with. This is the beginning of What a Texas Girl Wants by Kristina Knight, a novel about how bad decisions can lead to true love. Both of the main characters have sworn off love for their own reasons, but can’t resist the animal attraction that drew them into each other’s arms. Armed with the best intentions they continue the sham marriage planning to end the relationship after one month. Kristina Knight has created a story full of wonderful characters with real insecurities and doubts and allowed them to grow and find each other and love in the ranch country of South Texas. It’s a fast-paced fun story well-worth reading.
AmandaLVShalaby More than 1 year ago
Kristina Knight’s What A Texas Girl Wants offers everything you could want from a contemporary romance: a well-written, make-you-late-for-work story full of passion, suspense, and plain old fun. Kristina’s debut novel delivers a heart-warming tale filled with likeable, well-developed characters you can really root for, and a fast-paced plot that will keep you up all night reading. Sweet, sexy, and entertaining from beginning to end, What A Texas Girl Wants is one that will keep you thinking about it long after the last page has been read.
MicahPersell More than 1 year ago
Wow, I was hooked from page one, and it only got better from there. What a Texas Girl Wants has a great premise. At several points, I alternately laughed out loud and cringed. Kathleen and Jackson were both so real, I couldn’t help but root for them and hope for their happily ever after. I can’t wait for the next installment from author Kristina Knight.
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
Kristina and Jackson meet in Mexico and end up getting married on the beach... Others will give the story away but read this funny, serious and emotional story to find out the underlying facts... They had met in college but while attracted did not have a relationship... Jackson is a famous photographer from NYC and Kristina is heavily involved in a BIG family ranch in Texas... A complex story of family, love and three half sisters who will each have their own story... Read and Enjoy!
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typical adult drama...
PMKavanaugh More than 1 year ago
This is a funny (at times, laugh-out-loud) and sexy read. The opening chapter grabs you with lots of humor and uh-oh moments. The mystery of how Kathleen and Jackson ended up in wedded bewilderment and what will happen next teases you right up until their happily ever after. Highly recommend.
BorderBabe More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate to get an advance copy of this book to review. What struck me is that time is the silent, brooding presence in What a Texas Girl Wants. It weighs on Jackson with his painful past and now his guarded and insecure future. For Kathleen, time means family, enduring stability, and a girl's romantic crush never expressed. It also means blatant manipulation by her grandfather and a closing window of opportunity if she's going to fulfill her dreams and take over the family ranch. It's a three day romantic interlude, a hazy wedding on a Mexican beach, and secrets kept to protect Kathleen just long enough to ensure that her inheritance is secure. Time is what it takes to wash away their pain and insecurities so they can finally admit that what they really want is what they found waking up together on the sand with the surf rolling over their legs like a warm blanket. I enjoyed this lovely story.
Lisa_Weseman More than 1 year ago
The Hook: Kathleen, a ranch girl with a heart the size of Texas, wakes up to the ultimate "morning after" and finds herself naked, on a Mexican beach, and married to her long-lost college crush. Love It: The hero Jackson is a sexy blend of Texas cowboy and brooding New York-city artist. Leave It: Would have loved to see more of Jackson and Kathleen when they knew each other in college. Read It If: You like romances that are grounded in family dynamics. "What a Texas Girl Wants" weaves in secondary characters to enrich the main story rather than distracting from it. Skip It If: You're allergic to horses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago