Cait’s ARC Review of “Dating Texas” by Ann Maree Craven & Michelle MacQueen

By: Cait Marie

*I received a free advanced copy of this book from the authors for my honest review.*

This book is the third in the Discovering Me series. It can be read as a standalone, however, I highly recommend all the books in this series, and the series before (Redefining Me), because they’re all amazing. Plus, it will give you a background on the friends of the main characters.

ARC Reviews in order:
Dating My Best Friend (formerly The F Word)
Dating the Boy Next Door (formerly The N Word)
Dating My Nemesis (formerly The C Word)

Dating Nashville
Dating Washington

Dating Texas is now available!

Killian “Killer” James has one goal: make it to the NHL to be able to take care of his family. He’s at Defiance Academy on a hockey scholarship, and his determination and focus has left little room for things like friends and fun. Then Kenny and Wylder adopted him into their little group. With a shoulder injury and no funds to make it home, he is one of the few left on campus over winter break. Among him, Kenny, Wylder, and Will (another teammate), is Killer’s roommate Diego.

Diego is a tech genius, completely focused on creating an app to “save the world.” He’s naturally curious, always asking a million questions, and struggles with social cues. Killer and his friends start inviting him to eat and hang out with them, though, and soon, he’s one of the crew.

While Diego started off as just his annoying roommate, Killer realizes he likes the incessant questions and chatter. They spend more time together, teaching each other things like ice skating and video games. Killer breaks out of his shell bit by bit, and they start to see that they aren’t spending time together simply because there aren’t many others around.

When Michelle told me this was her favorite book in the series, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was a little nervous, but it did not disappoint. I can absolutely see why she said so. I love all the books–if you’ve been following along, you know how much I adore Becks–but this book felt more real in a way.

Killian is from a single-parent home, where his mother and younger sisters are struggling to get by. He feels immensely guilty for being away from them, despite the amazing opportunity he’s been given. Diego has trouble in social environments. Both were so relatable.

Both were also completely adorable. I loved seeing them grow and overcome their various struggles together. It was such a sweet story!

As always, the book was wonderfully written. I love these authors’ style of writing. It’s so easy to get into, and they draw me in so well. I always have trouble putting their books down once I start! If you enjoy precious cinnamon roll boys as much as I do, read this book. It is so good!

I’m sad this is the last book in the series, but I am eager to see what they do next, whether it’s together or apart. I will absolutely continue reading their books!

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