Austin, by Linda Lael Miller
Publisher: HQN (Harlequin)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Lael Miller has penned more than eighty novels in historical and contemporary romance. Born in Washington, she writes about her love of the West. Other titles in this series include: Tate and Garrett.
World champion rodeo star Austin McKettrick's career is now over after a serious injury from an angry bull. When the hospital releases him and he finally returns home to Blue River on the Silver Spur Ranch, his brothers won't let him wallow in misery. They hire a private duty nurse to keep him in line and speed his recovery. The worst part is Paige Remington shares a history with Austin, and she never got over Austin's betrayal that broke them up ten years before. Can these two keep from killing each other long enough to realize they are meant to be together?
This is the last book in the McKettrick's of Texas series, with Tate and Garrett coming before. This is also an extension of The McKettrick's series, including, A McKettrick's Christmas.
I have always admired this author's ability to write about the West and her surroundings. With ease, she pulls you into every scene with all five senses running on overdrive. This was no exception. Though romance is the heat of her stories, there is much more to admire about setting, family, and home. I found this to be a stellar completion to this series, and I'm almost sad to see it end. Incorporating the other two brothers into this tale, along with their forever after in the epilogue, made for a heart-warming end. Fans of Linda Lael Miller won't be let down.
author of SUMMER'S ROAD
and WHEN THE LEAVES STOP FALLING