A Texan’s Choice

A Texan’s Choice: The Heart of a Hero Series by: Shelly Gray
Book Review
Texas, 1874. Long ago, Scout Proffitt gave up on ever being a man of honor like his Civil War hero brother Clayton. But when Scout steps foot on the rundown remnants of the Circle C ranch, he wonders if maybe-just maybe-the Lord has something different intended for him.

Rosemarie has lived most of her life doubting her worth and shouldering the blame for her brother’s death. But when a stranger rides onto her ranch, claiming he owns it, she suddenly is given a choice: either keep looking at the dark side of life . . . or dare to dream.

The most enjoyable part about this book is that it’s fresh, new and filled with intrigue. The entire novel structure has different points of view from characters who are an important aspect into the development of the story, building towards the main character Scout Proffitt and the insight into the possibility of a new series into the Heart of Hero.

Throughout the entire novel, not once have I come across a love scene where the characters are ready to get naked by tearing their cloths off. There wasn’t a single sex scene or pornographic structure as you would read in Fifty Shades of Gray series. That’s how good of a writer Shelly Gray is, she gears towards the light with encouragements through her work and gives us an added bonus that writing a novel can be written without having to resort to low sexual stimulation as other novelist has done before.

Scout Proffitt is the leading man whose history reminds us of our fathers and all the wrongs they have committed in the past. They are honest hard working man trying to battle their inner demons, the odd jobs that were available in order to survive in the world, even if that job came at a price. Scout isn’t just an ordinary outlaw, he had a conscience that clearly indicates some of his hesitation around his new wife, Rosemarie (leading women in Proffitt’s life).

When it came to a battle against his enemies, he doesn’t hesitate to take their life away. However, when it comes to his wife can he help her overcome her self-esteem? He is gentle and generous when it comes to Rosemarie, he knows that she devalues her status as a beauty or a confident women. The fact that he can offer her everything a women can want, he gives her the encouragement she needs to be the women we see during her transition stages throughout the entire novel.

The demons they both face are part of our every day lives, which makes this novel a perfect example of all the obstacles we had to overcome. In fact, in the novel Scout had to overcome his fear of not being loved by his siblings and Rosemarie had to overcome the fear of never having her dreams coming true. In this case, to be loved in return for who she is and not because she of the accident that occurred when she was a child.

I’ll leave you to your own conclusions, for I will not spoil the novel anymore than I already have.

As an avid reader, I was getting tired of reading novels with small story lines that obviously leads to sex and nothing about character coming to life. The novels I have picked up seems to be so obvious and filled with non-stop boredom lead me to a six months give or take a few from reading books. The only books I have been reading were either the Holy Bible or other inspiring books.

When I picked up A Texan’s Choice, I couldn’t put the book down for one second because as I mentioned earlier. This book was fresh filled with hopes, dreams and aspiration to fight the good fight. I highly recommend A Texan’s Choice, I give it a five our five starts for excellence in writing, storytelling and wisdom.

Happy Reading!

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