The Texas Cattleman’s Club is a long-running series within the Harlequin line of Desires. When my editor asked me to anchor and write the final book in a nine book series I almost turned him down. The thought of tying up nine stories and concluding the entire series in my book, scared the dickens out of me. I shared my thoughts with my editor, Charles and he convinced me I could do it. I was up for the challenge, he said. He had faith in me. This wasn’t my first continuity, I’d written a few in the past, but never with so much riding on it.
As it turned out, I loved the story bible presented to me. My hero, Alejandro del Toro had a dual identity. He represented himself to the people of Royal, Texas as Alex Santiago and conducted business there for over a year, enabling him to become a member of the Cattleman’s Club. But Alex had come to Royal from Mexico to spy on his father’s rival, Paul Windsor. Little did he know he’d fall head over heels in love with Windsor’s daughter. Before he could tell Cara the truth and put a stop to his duplicity, he disappears and is later found to have amnesia. (as written by other authors in the books prior)
That’s where my story begins: Alex regains his memory, telling his secret to only a few and returns to Royal on a mission to win back Cara’s love and find the ones responsible for his kidnapping.
How could I resist writing a story laid out by the editors, with such intrigue? And thus, The Texas Renegade Returns was born. Honestly, it was fun and quite a challenge to write a hero with bad boy flaws and secrets. The one redeeming quality that makes Alex shine as a true hero is his unflinching, unyielding love for Cara. He fights his father and his enemies to regain Cara’s trust and love.
The Texas Renegade Returns is a Romantic Times Book Review Magazine’s Top Pick! Here’s the review:
Top Pick! (4-1/2) The story that fans of the Texas Cattleman’s Club have been waiting for is finally here! The highly anticipated conclusion to Alex’s amnesia storyline is a crowd pleaser and readers will be glad to know that their patience has paid off. Sands does a great job of giving Alex and Cara a fitting conclusion.
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What do you think about Alex’s story of amnesia, revenge and retribution? Do you enjoy reading continuity or series romance?