New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Linda Lael Miller of both historical and contemporary novels, brings her upbringing and her absolute love for the west to the pages of her latest novel, Big Sky Country (Harlequin, 2012), the first book in her latest series, which is set in Parable, Montana.
Here is the synopsis of Big Sky Country from the back cover of the book:
The illegitimate son of a wealthy rancher, Sheriff Slade Barlow grew up in a trailer hitched to the Curly-Burly hair salon his mother runs. He was never acknowledged by his father…until now. Suddenly, Slade has inherited half of Whisper Creek Ranch, one of the most prosperous in Parable, Montana. That doesn’t sit well with his half brother, Hutch, who grew up with all the rights of a Carmody—including the affections of Joslyn Kirk, homecoming queen, rodeo queen, beauty queen, whom Slade has never forgotten.
But Joslyn is barely holding her head up these days as she works to pay back everyone her crooked stepfather cheated. With a town to protect, plus a rebellious teenage stepdaughter, Slade has his hands full. But someone has to convince Joslyn that she’s responsible only for her own actions—such as her effect on this lawman’s guarded heart.
I was only recently introduced to Linda Lael Miller's work but I have found it to be very enjoyable and Big Sky Country is not exception. I simply just love a good cowboy romance (without it being all out smut) and that is what I got with this book--small town drama, romantic tension, family drama, huge estates, the serene feeling of the west and of course Cowboys! I read it in a matter of a couple of days and can't wait for the next installment in the series which is due out next month, I believe. I really enjoyed the characters, Opal (the housekeeper) may have been my favorite--she was just such a character and really added to the book, but I thought all the characters were well developed and relate-able. I really enjoyed reading Big Sky Country, and think readers of western romance would enjoy reading this book.
Thank you to Media Muscle for my sample used in this review, opinions are honest. Review by Michelle.
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