Review by Alexander
SERIES: Texas, Book 4
AUTHOR: RJ Scott
NARRATOR: Sean Crisden
PUBLISHER: Love Lane Books Limited
LENGTH: 4 hrs and 19 mins
RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2017
Jack and Riley Campbell-Hayes begin a journey that will change their lives forever.
Set against the backdrop of the Double D, the cast of the Texas audiobooks face changes that won’t leave a single one of them untouched.
Jack and Riley want to extend their small family of three. Their first choice is surrogacy with Jack as the father, and when all this begins smoothly both men can’t help but contemplate at what point would things go wrong. After all, their lives are far from normal, and nothing is ever smooth.
Add a small four-year-old boy in foster care into the mix, and suddenly things become a whole lot more complicated.
This book is the continuation of the series and as such, needs to be read in order.
First of all, there is nothing, I repeat, nothing these guys can’t do…seriously. I will also say that my need for the next book in audio is rather severe.
Although I am not a big fan of kids, I enjoyed the dominant theme of Texas Family, Jack and Riley’s journey to add to their family. As avid readers of the series, we all know that the Campbell-Hayes clan is not lacking for money, but it was clear to me that money wasn’t the solution, nor a guarantee. Now it was obvious that money could make things easier, but I felt, like in the other books, that both Jack and Riley remained down to earth, specifically that Jack and their families kept Riley grounded.
Not knowing a single thing about surrogacy, I felt that the details were realistic, and I liked how Scott kept the characters, both main and secondary progressing, without losing the dynamic that we have come to know and love. I will admit that I would have liked to see more interaction with Max to solidify the connection that we see in the book, otherwise it was a comfortable return to a favourite series with low angst and an ending that leaves me excited for the future of the Campbell-Hayes.
It is always nice to have the same narrator for all of the books in a series. This is not always possible, but sure works well in terms of continuity like in the Texas series by Scott. Crisden’s various character voices, specifically the many returning characters was spot on, and his handling of the newly introduced characters was well done. I would be hard pressed to come up with any criticism of the narration because as usual, it was flawless.