I love Susan Mallery’s novels very much because she always seems to come up with similar yet totally different novels with such compelling characters with intriguing issues. I like her series more than her stand alone novels but they are both very good reads in their own way. Under Her Skin is the first book in her Lone Star Sisters series, which will be officially be released in May 2009 with the second, Lip Service, and the third, Straight from the Hip, releasing in June and July 2009. I look forward to reading about the next two sisters’ love stories. Lexi, which is short for Lexington is the oldest of the three Titan sisters and the one with the most to prove to her father, Jed Titan. The man who was never there for her or her sisters like a real father should. I like Lexi because she is such a real character that is independent, loving, caring and wants to succeed in the career of her choice not that of her fathers. Her relationship with her sisters is not as ideal as she would have liked but they seem very close to each other though the youngest, who is the wild child, seems to be a bit of a flake.
Now Cruz is a hot guy who Lexi met when she was in college about 10 years ago and they had this connection that she had never felt before. Then they had one night of passion. Cruz could not handle it because it meant so much to the both of them—he was so scared he had to run from it. But as luck would have it after a decade Cruz needs Lexi’s family connections to help him achieve his new goal. Cruz has some very serious family issues that have really gotten in the way of his past relationships with women but it is really getting in the way of his relationship with Lexi now. They have something real with each other that I really loved reading about especially since their past relationship is what really brought them together again. Reading about the struggle that they went through just to get their happily ever after was great fun and I knew they will get there. Susan Mallery has delivered a fun and exciting beginning to what I believe is going to be one great new series that everyone should watch out for this year.