About the Book:
Sheriff Boone Taylor has his job, friends, a run-down but decent ranch, two faithful dogs and a good horse. He doesn't want romance—the widowed Montanan has loved and lost enough for a lifetime. But when a city woman buys the spread next door, Boone's peace and quiet are in serious jeopardy.
With a marriage and a career painfully behind her, Tara Kendall is determined to start over in Parable. Reinventing herself and living a girlhood dream is worth the hard work. Sure, she might need help from her handsome, wary neighbor. But life along Big Sky River is full of surprises…like falling for a cowboy-lawman who just might start to believe in second chances.
I enjoyed this book, which is pretty typical of Linda Lael Miller's books. He's been mourning his wife since she died, and has let his sister raise his two boys for the last five years. She's licking her wounds after divorcing her self-absorbed husband, a Manhattan surgeon. His brother-in-law gets hurt and he has to reclaim his sons. Her ex asks her to take his daughters (who she loves) for a few weeks. Can this group somehow form a family?
Like most of Miller's books, this one has a couple of steamy scenes, though they were more flowery than explicit. Interestingly, they decided not to be intimate when the kids were around until they got married. I liked both Boone and Tara, and the kids were great. It may not be great literature but it was a fun read.
Those who have read the other books in the series will enjoy catching up with the couples featured in them, and I'm guessing there is at least one more book in this series. Here are my reviews of the other books in this series: Big Sky Country and Big Sky Mountain.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B.