In book one, you meet Austin as a boy who did not know how to talk around women. He played the violin so beautifully and Lorraine Heath captured that well. I was heartbroken to read in this book that prison had been rough on Austin which caused him to no longer play. Austin surely isn't a little boy anymore. He has grown into a man with many scars on the outside as well as the inside. This also can be said about Loree who witnessed the murder of her parents and brother. Because of these tragic events, Austin and Loree relate so well to each other and this connects them together deeper than they are aware of.I enjoyed Austin & Loree's story very much. They both have been through so much and I loved how they over came their past together. There is so much more that I want to say about it but I don't want to reveal too much. You just have to read it and find out for yourselves.I'm truly sad that this trilogy is over. I loved the epilogue which showed the family years later and it's amazing to read how much the brothers & their families have grown since Texas Destiny. Texas Splendor is a great book to wrap up a great trilogy!!