Wednesday, June 1, 2011

McKettricks of Texas: Austin by Linda Lael Miller


Title:   McKettricks of Texas: Austin
Author: Linda Lael Miller
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: McKettricks of Texas #3
Main Characters: Austin McKettrick & Paige Remington
Release Date: June 2010
ISBN037377446X or 
978-0373774463
Publisher: Harlequin 
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.73
Borders- $6.39
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
World champion rodeo star Austin McKettrick finally got bested by an angry bull. His career over, his love life a mess, the lone maverick has nowhere to go when the hospital releases him. Except back home to Blue River and the Silver Spur ranch. But his overachieving brothers won't allow this cowboy to brood in peace. They've even hired a nurse to speed his recovery. Paige Remington's bossy brand of TLC is driving him crazy. As is her beautiful face, sexy figure and silky black hair.

Paige has lost count of how many times Austin has tried to fire her. She's not going anywhere till he's healed—body and heart.

And by then her place in his life just might become permanent….

My Review:
This book was way more action-packed than the other 2 in this series and I loved that about it. Each of the books in the series have gotten better and better and this was by far, the best one. When I first heard this was a trilogy where 3 brothers hooked up with 3 sisters, I almost didn't read it, because come on... really?!? But Linda Lael Miller pulled it off pretty believably. I actually could see how this could happen especially in a small town.

One thing I have noticed about these McKittrick men, they are not afraid to commit...and Austin is no different. He and Paige dated seriously in high school, but they were too young, so Austin broke Paige's heart. Anyone who has seen their reactions to each other in the previous 2 books could tell that those feelings never actually went away, so when Paige finds herself acting as nurse to the injured Austin, you know that it's only a matter of time.

Paige and Austin are both the youngest of their siblings on each side of the family. As such, the older siblings tend to be in their business quite a bit so there is a LOT of interaction from all the members of the trilogy in this book. There is also a big threat to the ranch and they are all banding together to try to keep anything bad from happening. Paige & Austin are also the most stubborn of their families. That usually works for them individually, but going up against each other, not so much! LOL!

I really enjoyed this entire trilogy. This one came out last summer, and there is a new trilogy, the Creeds, that is coming out this year. I am thinking that I need to add that one to my TBR pile. If you want to see those gorgeous cowboys, the Creeds, here's a link to their website...
 http://www.takeacowboyhome.com/


3 comments:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I want an Austin just saying :)

Christi Snow said...

Did you watch the video, Felicia?? they are even more yummy on that! smiles...

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

Ok, I added the books! LOL. Great reviews and I'm excited to see that you enjoyed them so much you are already adding the next trilogy by this author to your TBR pile. :-D I think it is crazy about 3 brothers falling for 3 sisters but I'm intrigued to read how the author brings it all together now. :-)