About the Book:
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.
Like many of Linda Lael Miller's other books, this one is set in Montana in a small town. My guess is that future books will feature some of the characters in this one (like Hutch). I enjoyed this book and enjoyed watching these two deal with hurts caused by their parents. I could tell you that the writing was extraordinary or the plot original, but that wouldn't be true. The book is pretty much what you expect looking at the cover and so if you are looking for a fun western romance and don't mind a little steam, you should enjoy this one. Grade: B.
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