"A big, tall rancher gets his heart stolen."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted November 24, 2015
Western | Romance Contemporary
Welcome to Horseshoe, where even generations-long feuds take
second place to caring for your neighbors. TEXAS REBELS:
QUINCY is the latest story in the Texas Rebels series by
Linda Warren. Each story centers on a member of this
ranching family and their search for the love of their life. This time we learn more
about Quincy, a
big, hardworking and caring man whose main concern is the
well-being of his large family.
How's a girl supposed to fight a family rule? Families
often hold almost sacred their bond, and when challenged by
an outsider, they join ranks. The Rebel boys have been
taught since young that they don't tread on the
relationships of their brothers. In other words, once a
Rebel boy claims a girl it's hand off.
Rules were made to be broken, at least that's what many
believe. But not the Rebel brothers and in particular
Quincy. He is the family caretaker and peacemaker -- how
interesting that he would be one of the first to face
challenging the rule. Totally not by design, but the heart
knows what it wants and sometimes you have to fight to win
the one person who has captured your attention.
Quincy's brother Paxton is an independent soul often
following the rodeo route as a bull rider. Rodeos have
their own set of groupies and the charming Paxton certainly
attracts his share. That has never been popular with the
Rebels, and especially not with his at-home girlfriend
Jenny. Jenny looks at herself as the on again/off again
girlfriend, but it's readily apparent to just about everyone
else her commitment is one sided. Jenny has become a
convenience for Paxton.
For a long time, Quincy has realized that his feelings for
Jenny are more than just a friend but he was determined
to ignore them. His allegiance after all is to his family
and, most important, his brother. But it's hard to choose
between family and the person you love. We don't decide who
we lose our heart to -- sometimes it just happens and at
times the roadblocks are enormous.
In TEXAS REBELS: QUINCY, Linda Warren tackles a tough
issue -- sibling rivalry. In this case, it pits brother
against brother, and the prize is a lovely woman. And true
to form Warren handles it with class and love. You can't
help fall in love with the Rebel family. TEXAS REBELS:
QUINCY is filled with lovely images of ranch life.
A Heart Divided
Quincy Rebel lives by a strict code of honor. Family
first. Which means Jenny Rose Walker, his
younger brother's ex-girlfriend, will never know how
deeply and devotedly he loves her. The
woman of his dreams is off-limits…until his brother gets
engaged to someone else.
Jenny is ready to sever all ties with the ranching clan
who has been like a second family to her.
Even if it means giving up working with her best friend,
Quincy, who she helps train paint
horses. Quincy…the tall, masculine Rebel who's always
been there for her. Is she developing
feelings for him? Or are they headed for a rebound
romance that will leave them both
ExcerptJenny brushed back her hair and a telltale tear appeared
on her cheek. “What is she? A model or something?”
“I don’t know.”
Dark eyes glistening with tears glared at him. “Oh, you
know. You just won’t share with me anymore. And that’s
okay. I understand.” She gulped a breath as if she’d run
a mile and Quincy got a whiff of liquor.
“Have you been drinking?”
“Yeah. It took a couple of glasses of wine to get enough
courage to come over here. Stupid, huh?”
The hurt on her face and in her voice cramped his gut and
all he wanted to do was hold her and let her know someone
cared about her, but he couldn’t do that. That line
between family loyalty and his love for Jenny was getting
thinner and thinner.
She raked her hands through her hair. “Oh, crap, I don’t
think I combed my hair.”
“You look beautiful” slipped out before he thought about
There was an awkward pause for a second. Then she said,
“Since you’re usually nice to everyone, I won’t take that
There was nothing he could add to that. He really
shouldn’t have said it in the first place.
“Now I’m going home to finish off that bottle of wine.
Tomorrow is the start of the rest of my life. A life
without Paxton and without the Rebel family. You don’t
have to worry about me coming over here and causing
trouble because this will be my last visit.”
“You were right. I spend too much time over here and,
like I said, tomorrow I start over with a clean page and
a bright smile for a new future. I’ll return White Dove
first thing in the morning.”
“What are you talking about?”
“I can’t keep the horse.”
“Why? I gave her to you! And she’s pregnant.”
“I’m cutting all ties, Quincy.” A feather of a hiccup
left her throat. “And that means I can’t accept the gift.
I’ll just leave her in the pen at the barn.”
She loved the horse and he knew this was hurting her and
he didn’t know how to make it better. Even though her
mind was set, he couldn’t accept it.
“The horse will always be yours.”
“Goodbye, Quincy. I’ll miss our talks.”
Me, too. More than you’ll ever know. More than I can ever
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