Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller

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15 Critic Reviews

Really glaring are the absence of reasons why Joslyn loves Slade and why he loves her. Heated love scenes have never been Miller’s forte, but this book flattens them to cyphers.
-All About Romance

Synopsis



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.

 

About Linda Lael Miller

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The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Now living in Spokane, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” hit a career high when all three of her 2011 Creed Cowboy books debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. In 2007, the Romance Writers of America presented her their Lifetime Achievement Award. She personally funds her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. Visit her at www.lindalaelmiller.com.
 
Published May 29, 2012 by HQN Books. 381 pages
Genres: Romance, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Big Sky Country
All: 15 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 7

All About Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Pat Henshaw

Really glaring are the absence of reasons why Joslyn loves Slade and why he loves her. Heated love scenes have never been Miller’s forte, but this book flattens them to cyphers.

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Guilty Pleasures

Excellent
Reviewed by KC Lu on May 25 2012

This book was clearly setting the scene for the future books, and did it without drowning out the story of the main characters. I came to care for not only Joslyn and Slade but everyone

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Book Lovers

Below average
Reviewed by Alisha on Jun 28 2012

For a contemporary romance, there wasn’t a whole lot of gripping romantic intrigue (between the main characters) for much of the book.

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The Romance Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Cathy Sova

The romance between Slade and Joslyn gets the short end of the stick, and it felt abrupt – it was only a few short pages from wary avoidance to a full-on love affair.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Good
Reviewed by Victoria Janssen on May 29 2012

This first novel in Miller’s new series interested me with its familial themes woven in and out of the romance plot, adding complexity and enjoyment to my reading

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Romancing the Book

Below average
Reviewed by JoAnne on Apr 20 2012

While an enjoyable read this book didn’t quite draw me in and keep me engrossed as her McKettrick, Stone Creek or Montana Creed series have.

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Romance Books Forum

Good
Reviewed by Nicole on Jul 21 2012

Its so great and its so wonderful that it just feels right it feels so good and reads so well and so naturally that it just...makes sense at the end of the day

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Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind

Below average
Reviewed by Nikki

So while I enjoyed the book as a whole I thought the romance was lacking and not well thought out.

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The Brazen Bookworm

Below average
Reviewed by Sarah on Jun 22 2012

As a romance, however, the book failed. By the time Slade and Joslyn managed to get together, I'd lost all interest in them.

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Book Obsessed

Good
Reviewed by Alisha on Jun 21 2012

This is the start to another great cowboy series to rival the McKettrick’s and the Creed’s.

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Book Thingo

Below average
Reviewed by Kat on Jul 27 2012

it’s set in a place I don’t really care about and features characters I don’t understand and who don’t really do anything interesting

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The Intrepid Reader

Good
Reviewed by Marg on Jun 06 2012

...this is another solid read from Linda Lael Miller, and was a pleasant way to pass a couple of hours without being completely exceptional.

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Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Good
Reviewed by Kimba on May 07 2012

Overall I enjoyed Big Sky Country and recommend it to fans of small-town western romances.

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Blue Archipelago Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Clare Swindlehurst on May 29 2012

...this is a fabulous story packed full of sibling rivalry, family skeletons and a good old dose of cowboy romance.

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What's On the Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Jen Duffey on Sep 12 2012

If you like small country town stories then Linda Lael Miller is the author for you. This is definitely a book I'd recommend.

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