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"It's nice to have someone with your…um, skill set…around when there's a killer on the loose."Taking out bad guys is in Jake Connelly's DNA as much as strength, fearlessness and Greek-god good looks. So is rescuing women like Chelsea Harris, who's kidnapped by a brutal escaped convict. What isn't in the cowboy hunk's DNA, Chelsea fears, is an interest in relationships—espe"It's nice to have someone with your…um, skill set…around when there's a killer on the loose."Taking out bad guys is in Jake Connelly's DNA as much as strength, fearlessness and Greek-god good looks. So is rescuing women like Chelsea Harris, who's kidnapped by a brutal escaped convict. What isn't in the cowboy hunk's DNA, Chelsea fears, is an interest in relationships—especially with a jilted size-fourteen plain Jane like herself.With the killer on the loose and a Texas-size blizzard raging, Jake and Chelsea take refuge in an icy farmhouse. Sudden sparks between them turn on plenty of heat! But Jake has sworn to put his black ops career before distracting emotions. He needs to stay focused to stop the convict's reign of terror…and protect Chelsea from the danger of falling for him…....

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Cowboy's Texas Rescue Reviews

  • Susan
    2019-05-08 19:32

    Very good book with intense action right from the start. Chelsea was carjacked by an escaped convict. Jake attempts a rescue but ends up captured with Chelsea before they are able to get away. As they hole up in an empty house to wait out the storm there is an attraction that burns between them. Jake also still wants to protect Chelsea and catch the convict.I really liked both Chelsea and Jake. Chelsea is house sitting for her parents when she gets grabbed by the convict. When he stuffs her in the trunk of her car she is sure she is going to die. When Jake opens the trunk to let her out she is amazed by his good looks, but is also certain that he would have no interest in her. She is very down on herself because she has gained some weight and her ex-boyfriend was nasty about it. I really liked the way that she stayed calm with everything going on and was able to help Jake when he needed it. She had a great way of insisting on not being left behind when Jake wanted to go after the convict and I loved seeing her convince Jake. I really loved her sense of humor. She and Jake had some great conversations that were fun to read. I loved the way that she quickly understood Jake and his motivations, but even at the end she couldn't believe he wanted her.Jake was back in Texas to see his sick father when he came across Chelsea. There was no way he was going to leave her in danger so he jumped right in. He had devoted a long time to his black ops career and fighting the world's evil as a way to honor his mother and make up for the guilt he felt over her death. Now he refuses to let emotions distract him from his mission. Jake was immediately drawn to Chelsea. She is different than most of the women he has known, curvier and more real. He likes the way she says what's on her mind and her sense of humor helps lighten the darkness he always feels. One of the things I really liked about him is the way that he sees Chelsea for who she is, not what she looks like. She also made him want things that he had given up on which made him feel even guiltier. It took him a long time to accept that he could have it all.I really enjoyed the action in this book. I couldn't stop turning the pages because I wanted to see what was going to happen next. It sometimes seemed that Jake and Chelsea were never going to be able to escape. I really liked seeing Daniel and Alec from the first two books as they came to help at the end.

  • Paula Legate
    2019-05-15 19:34

    WOW this book was so good I read it again after I finished it. This is going onto my favorite’s list. The story starts out with Chelsea getting gas. An escaped convict points a gun at her, and tells her to drive. The car runs out of gas. Jack was on his way to see his dad in the hospital when he saw a car on the side of the road. He fought with Bradley the escaped convict. Jack ends of locked in the trunk of the car alongside Chelsea. Once they get out of the trunk they have to face a blizzard, miles from nowhere, and Bradley had taken all of Chelsea’s clothes. It is one action scene after another. The relationship between Jake, and Chelsea melted my heart. I also loved all the good quotes thrown into the story. This book is a must read! Some of my favorite parts of the book in random order:He wrapped his fingers around her wrist and squeezed. “Chelsea, let’s just say some higher power knew you were in need of someone with my particular skill set and put me on that road so I could help you.” Is that what you believe?” “I don’t know.” He sipped from his mug then set it aside. “Maybe. I believe life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you play the cards you’re dealt,” She nodded her agreement. ……….The crime scene, She shuddered. Everything about the situation rankled. She was hunkered down in the home of a murdered neighbor with a mythically handsome man who may or may not be a CIA spy or elite forces soldier, while a colossal winter storm raged outside. She gave her head a shake as if she could clear fog of surrealism. And today had started so normally……….The thing was, he could understand her need to do, the compelling drive to take action, but it mirrored his need to protect her, to right a past failure ………Don’t live a life that leaves you with regrets, son

  • Kristi
    2019-04-25 17:22

    A carjacking at a gas station by an escaped felon is foiled by an empty gas tank, freaky snow storm and a black ops man on leave to visit his father’s death bed. But it doesn’t come to an end easily. Chelsea Harris, the original victim finds herself in the trunk of her car listening to Jake Connelly fight it out with the felon, Brady, who had killed two officers during his initial escape. Eventually half-naked Chelsea ends up in the trunk with a concussed and now weaponless Jake who breaks them out. They head on foot to the nearest farmhouse, but the snow storm has taken out phone and power, leaving them with no way to contact the authorities.This is the third and final book in the Black Ops Rescue series. I have not read the previous two titles and did not feel that I was lost because of that. While it is kind of hard to believe all of the things that go wrong to amp up the suspense could all take place in the same event, I enjoyed the book. The suspense was high and the attraction obvious. The suspense part of the equation was a bit stronger than the romance I’d say, but I appreciate that the book wasn’t highly political like many romantic suspense books I’ve read in the past.It is quite likely I’ll go back and read the other two titles in this series eventually.I received a copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Hsiau Wei
    2019-05-01 01:15

    This story tell the story of Jake who is on the way home to see his father, stopped by the roadside to provide assistance to a stranded car only to found himself being confronted with a convict, Edward Blake on the loose. And to make the matter worst, there is another person captured by Edward, Chelsea the owner of the stranded car. Edward took Jake’s car and he was forced into the trunk of Chelsea‘s car. Jake has to figure out how to get them out of the trunk and trying to figure out to capture the convict. They managed to escape from the car trunk and he even save Chelsea from hypothermia and tracking down Edward. In between all these actions, both of them seems to be attracted to each other but what is the future hold for them especially Jake who never know that he is capable to commit to another person.This book is full of dramatic action with element of suspense in it and the main characters are totally lovable. I love Jake for his strength and you can totally rely on him in making everything right. Overall, I enjoyed reading very much this story and couldn’t stop turning the pages as I wanted to see how the story progress.

  • Jodi
    2019-04-29 20:24

    Sometimes nothing but a good romance will do and this book certainly fit the bill. The main characters were both strong and interesting. Jake is Black Ops, in the States to visit his desperately ill father. He's sidetracked by a carjacking that involves an escaped convict, an innocent bystander and a blizzard. The heroine, whose name escapes me as I write this in an airport, was no shrinking violet and while she couldn't escape without help, she wasn't lying back waiting for rescue and neither was she doing stupid things to put herself in trouble. Note: in full disclosure, I won an auction to have my name as a secondary character. But I would have loved this book anyway. Can't wait to read other books by the author. She knows how to ratchet up the tension, both sexual and otherwise, and keep you turning the pages!

  • Lissanne Jones
    2019-05-20 18:26

    First, and most importantly – let’s hear it for Ms Cornelison and her size fourteen, kickass heroine. How refreshing to have a woman with curves, love handles and cellulite. And how normal for her to struggle with her weight, especially since her douchbag ex dumped her for putting on weight while dealing with her mother’s cancer. I also cheered at our hero, who wasn’t the least bit fazed by Chelsea’s weight and instead enjoyed her curves.Chelsea is kidnapped by an escaped inmate while stopping for gas on the way to her parents’ house, which she’s looking after while they’re on holidays. Jake is on his way to Amarillo to see his father, hospitalised after a heart attack. Jake sees Chelsea’s car on the side of the road and notices the strange man in the car (the car ran out of gas because Chelsea never got a chance to fill it up before being kidnapped), so he finds himself stopping, unable to leave anyone stranded with the coming snowstorm. Once he gets closer, all hell breaks loose and the killer manages to escape.Jake and Chelsea hole up in her neighbour’s farmhouse when the snowstorm hits, and sparks fly. Eventually, they track the killer to her parents’ house, and in the ensuing battle Jake is shot. They hide in the basement where they make sweet love, and then Chelsea makes a run for it to get help. Jake’s buddies, Daniel Lacroix and Alec Kincaid, come to the rescue after Daniel hears Jake being shot on the phone, and eventually Jake and Chelsea are rescued.Jake became a soldier to make a difference, and for redemption after his mother was murdered when he was a teenager (he should have been with her, but decided not to go on the trip because he had a new girlfriend). His guilt has meant he doesn’t allow himself to think about settling down and having a family, not while there’s evil in the world to fight. But when he meets Chelsea, who thinks she’s too fat to ever attract a man like Jake, everything changes for him.Here’s what didn’t work for me: after falling in love in two days (I’m not saying that couldn’t happen, especially given what they went through) they are separated for nine months. Nine whole months, and they’re still desperately in love with each other. I understand they were separated for a reason (he had to recuperate and then went on a six month mission), but that seemed like such a long time when they’d only been together for two days.It was good to see Alec and Daniel pop up, as did Alec’s wife Erin and their baby. But right at the end, Jake commits what I think is a cardinal sin: he proposes at Daniel’s wedding after Chelsea finds the ring box in his pocket. It’s a personal quirk, I know, but I hate people who do that – the day should always be about the bride and groom, unless they’ve given express permission for it to happen.All things considered, I enjoyed the book 🙂

  • Jessica Meyers
    2019-05-06 19:13

    Solid believable characters. Neither the woman or the man frustrated or annoyed me, which is a big plus for me, because I find it hard to like the women in romance books. I actually really liked this woman. Yes, she's a little insecure, but not overly so. It's a believable amount. I also like that she's not a bad ass chick, nor a damsel in distress. She seems human, and fights like hell when needed. My only complaint was that she says, "Oh Texas!" soooo many times. It's corny as hell to begin with, and then she keeps saying it throughout the book. I think that might be the only check mark I had against this character. ....Spoiler....I love in the ending the man didn't realize she'd lost 24 pounds because he seen her just as beautiful before she lost weight. I thought that was an awesome touch! I've read books before where the plus size woman will loose weight and it seems like the sex gets vamped up, and more is mentioned about her "hot body." But this one wasn't like that. He didn't realize it, and told her if she felt better that way, than that's fine. He loves her either way, and loves her body either way too.

  • Sharon Tyler
    2019-05-01 18:35

    Cowboy's Texas Rescue by Beth Cornelison is the third contemporary romance in the Black Ops Rescues series. It is scheduled for release on February 19 2013. I did not read the two previous books, and did not feel like I lost anything from this book because of that lack. Jake Connelly lives to protect the innocent and take out the bad guys. He devotes his life to it. But, as he is hurrying home to visit with his critically ill father he is waylaid by a lady in distress and a murderous escaped convict. Chelsea Harris is recovering from her mother's serious health scare and a bad break up. As she hurries to get gas and to her parent's home before some nasty weather hits she is car jacked and put into serious danger. Can the two save each other in more ways than one?I read Cowboy's Texas Rescue in one night. It was a quick read, but not due to any faults, rather because I just wanted to keep turning those pages to see how we might reach the end. Jake is a wounded alpha male, out to save the world because of a past tragedy. You know that hero, but he also has a quick wit and fun personality that makes him more than the stereotype. Chelsea is the self deprecating heroine, who has lost confidence in her appearance due to a crummy ex. Yup, again a character that should be boring, but her sardonic wit and ability to think beyond the moment of crisis to find logical solutions makes her more that expected. The danger they find themselves in, their skills, and their banter made this a fun read that made me hold my breath during a couple moments of serious danger for the pair, and those around them. There were only two things that bothered me with the book, both of which are extremely common in romance. One was Chelsea's thoughts about how great looking Jake was, and how he would have no interest in her because of her looks. The other issue was when the pair decided that it would be a good idea to get intimate when in serious danger. I know fear makes people do questionable things, but for two people that had been so practical and pragmatic it just did not work for me.I recommend Cowboy's Texas Rescue to readers that have already read the two other books in the series, fans of Cornelison's writing, and those that like romance laced with danger and action. It was a read I did not want to put down, even with the couple things that bothered me. Not something I would add to my permanent collection, but a great weekend, vacation, or simply entertaining read.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-04-28 19:15

    Daniella‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4.5 StarsChelsea Harris has bad, bad luck…she just needs to get to her parents house before the snowstorm that is chasing her, hits the area. But instead of watching the storm from the warmth and safety of her parents house, she ends up being the victim of a car jacking by an insane escaped convict and gets thrown in the trunk half naked. Then to add to it a stranger who pulls over to be a Good Samaritan to what he thought was a stalled vehicle becomes her trunk “roommate”.Jake “Cowboy” Connelly is a helicopter pilot with bad, bad luck…he is on leave from his black ops group in Afghanistan to get to his father who is hospitalized. He is trying to be the Good Samaritan that he is by stopping and helping who he thinks is another driver stuck on the road trying to get home before the storm. And now, he is the trunk “roommate” of Chelsea.Between the two of them they have to escape from the trunk, survive the storm, save Chelsea from hypothermia, find shelter and try and stop the killer from killing any more people while waiting for the storm to let up and the police to arrive.All in a day’s work right? Oh, did I mention avoid their little spark of interest in each other from turning into a wildfire. Um, yeah, that is something that cannot be avoided no matter what!All Chelsea wanted to do was house sit and recoup from disastrous relationship and all Jake wanted was to be with his family. The problem is the extraordinarily large cloud of bad luck that just won’t let them go.But sometimes, you need to stand in the path of bad luck to see the good luck on the other side!I loved this story! It was a fantastic read from the first page to the last. The characters were wonderful and so fun to read about. I was cheering and turning pages to make sure I wouldn’t miss anything. This was worthy of 4 stars out of a five star review. The chemistry between the leads, Chelsea and Jake, was smoldering and hot. Jake is the kind of man you would want in any drastic situation and Chelsea never turned into a simpering whiny woman. She held her own and that is the kind of female lead you should always read about.This is definitely worthy of a second read, and another, and well, you get the point!!!Review copy provided for an honest review.

  • Rhonda
    2019-05-17 00:38

    Cowboy's Texas Rescue by Beth Cornelison 4 STARSCowboy's Texas Rescue is full of drama and action. everytime I think the danger is over I get surprised.Chelsea Harris just stopped to get gas before she headed to her parents house. She was house sitting while they were out of town. When a man came up and put a gun to her and told her to get back into the car and drive.Edward Brady escaped prison killing two guards before he hi-jacked Chelsea. He looked at her GPS and asked her questions about who was at her home. Before they could make it to her parent's place the car ran out of gas.Brady made her take off her clothes and put her into the trunk. Brady changed into her pink shirt and jeans.Jake Connelly flew back into his home when he got word his father was in the hospital after a bad heart attack. Jake hopes he makes it thier before the snow storm closes the roads. He heard about the escaped convict on the radio. He sees the car on the side of the road and stops. Jake job as a black ops so he is leary of a guy in car with window down and music up loud.Brady tries to shoot Jake but Jake shoots him in the leg. He dis arms him and hears noise in the trunk and finds Chelsea in underwear lets her out. Brady is able to find the taser he hid in car and tases Jake hard and Jake hits head.Chelsea tries to shoot Brady but the gun she uses his empty. Brady gets Jake and Chelsea back in the trunk and he takes Jakes truck.The novel is dramatic and kept my intention. Did not want to stop reading till I had finshed.Thier is one love scene in the book that I skipped over. I don't think I could handle all that Chelsea was able too. Loved Jake and admire what he was willing to do to make the world safer.I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.Publication date: 2/19/2013 PUB Harlequin Romantic Suspense 288 pages ISBN-13: 9780373278169

  • Silverana
    2019-04-27 20:29

    Good story. I loved the two characters especially Jake who was really sweet and definitely not shallow.There was only one thing that I disliked. Chelsea lessens her own importance as a simple human being because of what her ex-boyfriend has told her about her weight as she was looking out for her mom in the hospital. He leaves her because of it. She blames herself for the weight gain and not spending time with him. That is not a fair and just thinking since we know that a good person, especially one like her, would never leave her boyfriend like he did to her if he were in her place. She would have loved him despite his weight gain and would have been there for his mom and him at the hospital. It would have been a little easier to read about if she had been hurt because of her boyfriend’s comments and his leaving but she would have thought of him as a jerk for those things instead of completely thinking that she is to blame and that she is fat. I didn’t like how in a way she was defending him when she said that he was right to say those things.Also, some of the scenes didn’t exactly feel realistic or genuine, more like something the author put together to just to have certain kinds of intimate scenes.

  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    2019-04-24 01:33

    This is what you call a page turner. From the carjacking at the beginning to a shoot out in a courtroom at end the villain is like the energizer bunny and keeps on coming back. This is the third book in the Black Ops series and it’s as intense as its predecessors.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-25 19:40

    This is a 3.5 book. I loved Chelsea a lot, but jake was kinda a jerk so eh I think the end ruined the story a bit.

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-05-08 18:43

    Miniseries: Black Ops RescuesCategory: Suspense

  • Sarah - Exploring All Genres
    2019-05-13 22:26

    Review to come.

  • Cindy
    2019-04-25 20:35

    i love this book. that's all i can say.

  • PWRL
    2019-05-14 22:24