Big Sky Mountain
by Linda Lael Miller
Series: Swoon-Worthy Cowboys #2
Publication date: July 31, 2012
Purchase:Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Book Depository
With his rugged good looks, vast wealth and family name, hell-raiser Hutch Carmody is still the golden boy of Parable, Montana. But he's done some growing up-making peace with his illegitimate half brother and inheriting half of Whisper Creek Ranch, which should have been all his. These days, Hutch knows there are some things money can't buy: like the heart of loving, ladylike divorcé e Kendra Shepherd.
Big Sky Mountain
is the second novel, in Linda Leal Miller’s, Swoon-Worthy Cowboys series. We find ourselves back in Parable, Montana.
This time she shares Hutch and Kendra' tale. This was a funny,
sweet, small town romance. I enjoyed visiting Parable again and the characters who reside there. Each of these
novels can be read as a standalone, but I like getting to know all of the
characters and recommend reading them in order.
Kendra's quiet mansion reminds her of what she wants most-a devoted husband and the pitter-patter of little feet. She can't get Hutch Carmody out of her mind. But a rough-and-tumble cowboy like Hutch, coming home for family dinner? Seems crazy! Then again, crazier dreams have become reality under the vast Montana sky.(synopsis from Goodreads)
picks up almost nine months from where the last book ended, and Hutch is about
to make a serious mistake, luckily he sees the light, but it has put him in the
spotlight. To make matters worse Kendra Shepherd, the woman who broke his heart
is back in town with a child in tow. Every
time he sees her he is reminded of what could have been. Kendra has returned to give her daughter the
chance to grow up secure in a small town. She is selling her mansion size home
and looking for the perfect little house to set up their new life. The last
thing she needs is Hutch Carmody messing things up. How does he manage to
unnerve her just by being in the same room with her. The tale that unfolds is at times comical as
these two wrestle with their fears and the obvious attraction they both feel.
I love the
characters in Parable and it was nice seeing them again. Hutch is finally
making peace with his bastard brother and hopes the drama dies down soon. Hutch
is sweet, stubborn and loveable. With his devilish good lucks he has Kendra’s
heart all a flutter. Kendra has had a rough life, raised in a trailer park by a
grandmother who didn’t want her, and she has made quite a few mistakes. She is a mom now and determined to be a good
one. Her real estate business is successful and she has a plan. If only she had someone to
share it with. Madison, Kendra’s four
year old daughter stole the show in this novel. She is a little spit-fire and
added humor and drama to the mix. I absolutely adored this little ginger
haired girl. We learn more about Tara and her neighbor, who I believe will be
the next story. Opal is back with all her spunky and meddling ways. I love this
woman and her over the top obvious advice was humorous. Everyone looking for
love should have an Opal in their corner. We get to see Slade and Joslyn and the
other townsfolk. I enjoyed visiting them and getting updates on their lives.
moved at a slower pace than the first novel, but I loved all the little mundane
details. The drama surrounding Hutch’s recent escapades was both hilarious and
sad. The romance was slow to develop as these two danced the nervous tango. It’s
so obvious to the reader and other characters that these two are meant to be.
When they finally come together it is bittersweet and I loved how Hutch calmed
a nervous Kendra. I love the town of
Parable and Miller has done a great job of weaving new characters and story-lines
into the tale. I am looking forward to the next installment.
Big Sky Mountain and the Swoon Worthy Cowboy series to fans of small town
romances. You can see my review of book
one, Big Sky Country here. The next book in the series, Big Sky River is due
out in January of 2013 and I hope to bring you an early review. Miller is on my favorite author list and I hope you enjoy her books as
much as I do.
I want to
thank Harlequin and netGalley for providing this ARC in exchange for my
I gave this
novel 3 coffee cups out of 5.
Labels: adult-fiction, cowboys, eBook Challenge 2012, Linda Lael Miller, romance, Swoon-Worthy Cowboy series