24 June 2010

Review: McKettricks of Texas: Austin - Linda Lael Miller


McKettricks of Texas: Austin by Linda Lael Miller
published June 29 2010; contemporary romance
Got this book for review (digital version)

Rodeo star Austin McKettrick is only 28 but years of bull-riding took its toll on his body. A hurt back makes him stay with his two brothers at their ranch. It's the best place to get back on his feet but at the ranch he also has to deal with Paige Remington again.Ten years ago Paige and Austin were a couple and deeply in love. But he was afraid of settling down and broke her heart to get his freedom back. In the present her sisters are marrying Austin's brothers and he needs her help to get back on his feet. Both can't deny that there is still a lot between them but Paige is wary of trusting in Austin again. When dangerous and mysterious incidents happen at the McKettrick ranch and Austin is badly hurt, the relationship between them changes. Paige can't hold back anymore even though she doesn't know whether she can get over the past and her broken heart. 

"McKettricks of Texas: Austin" (book 13 in the McKettricks series, but works great as a stand-alone) is the first book by Linda Lael Miller that I read but it definitely won't be the last one. 
The book is funny, sexy, lovely and just great to read. The story never gets boring and all of the main characters are likeable and interesting. 

Paige is a great heroine. She's a strong and very caring person. She loved Austin with all her heart and when he betrayed her she was devastated. That's why it's easy to understand that she has a hard time to trust him again. 
Austin is also an awesome character and I liked him a lot. He is sexy, stubborn and very charming. He has grown up a lot in the years since he broke up with Paige. He knows that what he did was wrong and that's why I hoped that he and Paige would get a second chance (of course they did). 
The mystery part of the book was interesting, not absurd or overly dramatic and not too dark. I also want to mention that I love the cover, a sexy cowboy is always a good choice!

All in all I really enjoyed this book and I will definitely have a look at the other stories in the series. 

3 comments:

  1. I love LLM, she is such a great writer :)

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  2. I have these on my TBR pile as I get the Mira Romance line from Harlequin each month. I love LLM. She's one of the authors that seldom disappoints. She did a vampire series in the late 80s or early 90s that was brilliant.

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  3. I am dying, simply dying to read this one..

    I find this series the best so far.. I am please Austin got a good story..

    E.H>

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