Texas Heat, by Gerry Bartlett, is filled with the best things in Texas. Earthy, charming and down right sassy characters make this first book, in the Calhoun oil series, a winner. Gerry sets the stage with compelling secondary characters and subplots to spin the tail further in several books that follow. It checks all the boxes of what romance readers want and there is never a dull moment. If you love handsome, witty men with a salt of the earth presence and women who stand their ground, bringing equal terms to romance, this book is for you.