Author: Linda Lael Miller

Review: Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller

Posted March 18, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael MillerBig Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller
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Published by Harlequin on August 27, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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four-stars

Wedding bells are ringing in Parable, Montana, but Brylee Parrish hasn't enjoyed the sound since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody. She's over Hutch now, and running a multimillion-dollar business is challenging enough for this country gal. So she should avoid falling head-over-boot-heels for A-list actor Zane Sutton. He's come home to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Yet everything about him, from his easy charm to his concern for his young half brother, seems too genuine to resist....

Zane didn't come to Parable for love-but count on a spirited woman to change a jaded cowboy's mind. Problem is, Brylee's not convinced he's here to stay. Good thing he's determined to prove to her, kiss by kiss, that she's meant to be his bride.

 

I’ve wanted to read Brylee Parrish’s story since she was left at the altar by Hutch Carmody in the second book of this series (Big Sky Mountain). She’s now a businesswoman to be reckoned with as she’s the head of a highly successful gift distribution company. But, she’s still very much alone and in a small town, it’s hard to redefine yourself when everyone remembers your wedding day that didn’t happen.

 

Zane Sutton seemed on the surface to be an unlikely match for Brylee. He’s a famous Hollywood western actor though his roots were in the rodeo circuit. What no one seems to understand is the Hollywood lifestyle doesn’t fit him well and his heart is in Montana at the property he purchased years ago. When he first lays eyes on Brylee, he sees her at a vulnerable moment and gets that she’s not the packaged perfection she projects to the rest of the world.

 

What’s most interesting about this story is the romance is more in the background and the issues in Brylee and Zane’s worlds are at the forefront. Surprisingly it works because we get a completely finished canvas for both of them by the time they come together. The secondary characters support them rather than distract, making this a much more interesting story.

 

If there was one shortcoming it would be Brylee’s curious behavior near the end of the book. Her actions seemed out of character and I’m still puzzling over what it all meant. Fortunately, it was a small interlude and I quickly moved on.

 

I enjoyed the story and the romance as Zane is a really great guy, perfect for the wounded but proud Brylee. She makes him work for it and he rises to the occasion admirably. This is probably my most favorite of the series to date.

 

 

 

About Linda Lael Miller

As the daughter of a town marshal, Linda has come home to the western lifestyle that gave birth to one of today’s most successful authors. She left Washington years ago and pursued her wanderlust, living in Arizona and London and traveling the world. Now the author of more than 100 novels, the “First Lady of the West” is glad to be back home, writing contemporary and historical stories that have earned her awards and placements on all the national bestsellers lists.

Linda traces the birth of her writing career to the day when a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold FLETCHER’S WOMAN in 1983 to Pocket Books. Since then, Linda has successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, and concentrating on novels with a Western flavor. For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Linda’s current contemporary Big Sky series—Big Sky Country, Big Sky Mountain, Big Sky River, Big Sky Summer and Big Sky Wedding—have all hit the New York Times bestseller lists. Linda will continue to follow the lives of the Parable, Montana, residents in Big Sky Secrets, a January 2014 release.


Review: Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller

Review: Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller

Posted May 30, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

I really like this series and like it a lot. It centers around a few men and women in the town of Parable, Montana who individually landed here through one circumstance or another. Each has had issues from their past resurface to create obstacles for romance in the present. There is one constant, however…some of the most delectable cowboys west of the Mississippi River. The Set Up Casey Elders, a red-haired, feisty Country & Western singer recently bought a home in Parable. The plan was to give her children, 14-year old Clare and 13-year old Shane, a place to call home after being on the road touring all their lives. She chose this city because it’s where Walker Parrish’s ranch is located. He’s their father […]


Review: Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller

Review: Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller

Posted January 3, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Boone Taylor, the sheriff of Parable County, is still mourning his wife who died a few years ago and still hasn’t brought his two young boys home. Even though he’s moved on with his life, he’s still stuck in time with his property in decay and his sons still living with his sisters in another town. Meanwhile, his prickly neighbor, Tara Kendall who has been very critical of how he’s not maintained his property, is reinventing herself after moving to Parable from New York. Her painful marriage behind her, she’s making the best of her new life in spite of her stubborn but handsome neighbor. This series just gets better with each book. I knew Boone’s book would be more complicated given his personal circumstances […]


Review: Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller

Review: Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller

Posted September 12, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Hutch Carmody had a lot of growing up to do and after his father’s death about a year ago that’s just what he’s done. He’s come to terms with his illegitimate half-brother, settling with him on his share of the family inheritance. Hutch has also matured in recognizing that Kendra Shephard is the one he foolishly let get away and is determined to win her back, out to prove he’s not the man he was back in the day. Kendra is fresh off a painful divorce and has adopted a four-year old little girl. She’s not ready to take any more risks for herself or her daughter. I really enjoyed this second book in the series, even though Kendra’s reluctance to engage with Hutch became […]