Title: Big Sky Country (Swoon Worthy Cowboys #1)
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publish Date: May 29, 2012
Personal Rating: 4.5 stars
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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’ve read this author before and so when I saw it on Netgalley I snagged it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was slightly hesitant in that I was afraid the author would deliver a similar plot line as her other books I’ve read. Not so. Other than being the similar in country, the family dramatics involved were much more different than the other series I read.
This book is a quick read. It grabbed me and I quickly needed to know what was going to happen. I enjoyed all the characters. The author has created some memorable relationships between the various characters. First beginning with what they used to be when they were all growing up in the small town and then taking those relationships to a new level now that they have all returned.
It does have a western feel to the story, but anyone who likes a good story to include a romance would enjoy this book. I was also able to get Big Sky Mountain off Netgalley and can't wait to read the next book of the series!
What to Read Next?
Montana Creeds series by Linda Lael Miller titled Logan, Dylan, and Tyler.