A Texan's Honor by Shelley Gray ~ Review

A Texan's Honor: The Heart of a Hero
My Review: A compelling western tale, about growth and making new beginnings.

Will McMillan is an undercover Marshal, pretending to be part of the infamous Walton Gang. But when a train robbery doesn't go the way they planned, and a innocent young woman is caught in the middle of an ugly hostage situation, Will risks everything to keep her safe.
Scout Profitt is known as a fearsome outlaw to cross, and after Will does just that Scout follows close on his trail, determined to catch them before they are out of reach.

A Texan's Honor is  a fast paced book, with characters that leap off the page. Corded with tension, Ms. Gray has woven together an exhilarating western adventure, filled with characters so complex that you can't help but believe them to be real. Though Will and Jamie were great, my favorite character was Scout. It's not often that I like the (sorta) bad guy, but Scout was imperfect, yet there was a man of honor in there somewhere! Scout was complex, and he grew by leaps and bounds throughout the book. It's easy to see that Scout was really smart guy, and he really was challenged to rethink his way of life. I think that the next book should be about Scout!

Though this is something of a sequel, I would say that this book also works well as a stand alone. The only connection to the first book is that Scout is the brother of Clayton, the hero in the first book, but they haven't seen each other in years, so there's very little tying A Texan's Honor to A Texan's Promise, especially because this book was mainly about Will.

Overall, this is a fast-paced western, with wonderfully complex and conflicted characters, that come to life before your eyes, with a tension filled plot. I loved every minute of this book, and am eagerly awaiting the second in the series. I would highly recommend this book to historical fiction lovers of every kind! Thanks :)

Final Rating: 5 out of 5

I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It was not required that I give a positive review, but only that I give my honest opinion. Thank you.

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