Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Creed's Honor by Linda Lael Miller
If you pick up this book, don't be fooled by the back cover. It discusses Conner Creed, a rancher in Lonesome Bend, Colorado, and his feud with his twin brother. This story belongs just as much to Tricia McCall. Tricia's living with her great-grandmother, Natty, while she tries to sell the failing businesses she inherited from her father, River's Bend Campground & RV Park, and the Bluebird Drive-in Theater. Tricia's main thought is to sell out and return to Seattle, where she left a boyfriend behind, and the bright city lights. At the same time, the lonely, shy young woman adores Natty, and is finally making a few friends in town.
And, suddenly there are a few more reasons to stay in Lonesome Bend. There's the stray dog that wasn't supposed to get a name, but becomes Valentino. There's Tricia's beloved goddaughter, Sasha, who comes to stay while her parents are in Paris, and falls in love with Valentino. And, then there's a lonesome rancher named Conner Creed, living on the ranch by himself until his twin, Brody, returns from the rodeo circuit, disrupting Conner's life.
After I finished the book, perfectly satisfied with the relationships and romance, I read a couple reviews that complained about the time spent on Tricia's personal life and issues. I disagree. Miller's Creed books are about the ranchers, their families, and their relationships, and it's just as important to get to know the women who marry into the ranching family. Looking for a sexy romance with a hot rancher? Linda Lael Miller won't steer you wrong with Creed's Honor.
Linda Lael Miller's website is www.lindalaelmiller.com
Creed's Honor by Linda Lael Miller. Harlequin. ©2011. ISBN 9780373775804 (paperback), 384p.
FTC Full Disclosure - The author's publicist sent me a copy of the book, hoping I would review it.