Saturday, January 30, 2010

Review: The McKettricks of Texas "Tate" by author Linda Lael Miller

I just finished reading the new Linda Lael Miller book The McKettricks of Texas "Tate". This is a going to be a three book series and this is the first in that series but #11 in the entire McKettrick series. You can read this as a stand alone book but when looking at the two book coming out next it's a good idea to read them all in order. I've read all the other McKettrick books and i was not disappointed in this one. The last series was on McKettrick cousins of Montana "the Creeds" and now we move onto the Texas McKettricks. These ones are all brothers and decendents of Jeb and Chloe from "Secondhand Bride" one of the original McKettrick books.

Below is a synopsis for The McKettricks of Texas "Tate"

For divorced dad Tate McKettrick, there are barely enough hours each day to run the Silver Spur ranch, do the suit-and-tie thing for his business and run herd on his beloved six-year-old daughters. But time stands still at the sight of Libby Remington. When they were high school sweethearts, the wealthy McKettrick made a mistake that cost him the love of his life. But now they’re both back in Blue River, Texas. And cattle rustlers, a manipulative ex-wife and a killer stallion can’t keep Tate from trying to win Libby again.

Libby has her hands full caring for her mother and running the Perk Up Coffee Shop. Caffeine she needs. Tate McKettrick—with his blazing blue eyes and black hair. No way! Oh, heck—yes! But can Tate and Libby really hope for a second chance?
Tate and Libby have been avoiding each other for a long time. Tate because he feels awful about what he did to Libby years ago and Libby because she is embarrassed and hurt still. You can't blame her though. Tate and Libby were meant to be. Libby knew from a early age and they dated at a young age and thought they'd always be together. Both go off to college but Libby has to drop out and go home to take care of her dying father and Tate under pressures from school gets drunk one night and sleeps with Cheryl and she ends up pregnant with twins. Tate being a McKettrick thinks he's doing the right thing and marries Cheryl and dumps Libby. The marriage barely lasts a year and he files for divorce. Tate and Libby finally talk years later when Tate runs into her at her coffee shop and they discover the sparks still there. They have to find their way back to each other eventually but not without Cheryl being the bitchy ex wife she is and Libby strange mother Marva trying to muck things up. Their biggest obstacle is of course trust. If you like the past McKettrick books you'll love this one as well. I think the ending could have had a little more meat to it but was still satisfied with it. You also get a glimpse at what Tate's two brothers Garret and Austin's books will be about. Garrett's book is up next and i can't wait to read it! Go to Linda Lael Miller's website to read a synopsis of all three books. You can also read a excerpt at this time for Tate's book. while you're there click on Books by series to see a list of the rest of the McKettrick books. I recommend reading them all but do it in order for it to make the most sense. You can read them in prospective groups if you're not interested in them all. Check out her other series.  Be sure to check out the Montana Creeds and the Stone Creek Novel series as well. They all inter relate with the McKettrick series.
I give The McKettrick's of Texas "Tate" 5 Modokker stars. Loved it!  Don't forget to enter the Take a cowboy home sweepstakes too by going here.  There are daily instant prizes so enter every day for a chance.

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