Rough-and-tumble rodeo cowboy Brody Creed likes life on the move. Until a chance encounter with his long-estranged twin brother brings him "home" for the first time in years. Suddenly Brody is in Creed territory—at thirty-three, he's a restless bad boy among family with deep ties to the land and each other. And a secret past haunts him as he tries to make plans for his future.Carolyn Simmons is looking for Mr. Right in Lonesome Bend, as the ticktock of her biological clock gets ever louder. Then she falls for gorgeous Brody Creed, the opposite of everything she wants. Until lassoing his wild heart becomes everything both of them need.
About the AuthorLinda Lael Miller is the author of seventy historical and contemporary romance novels, many of which are set in the American West. She was awarded the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: HQN Books; Original edition (June 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373776004
- ISBN-13: 978-0373776009
Brody has come back home after traveling the rodeo circuit and making a name for himself. He has reconciled with his twin, Conner (in Creed's Honor) and the story now focuses on Brody. Carolyn has firey copper hair and an attitude to match and has run into Brody several times. After a failed relationship once, Carolyn is having second thoughts about him, but then he disappears and leaves a drunken message for her. Even though the sparks fly between them and Carolyn wants to settle down, Brody still seems to be trouble. I loved that Carolyn was working on a gypsy-type skirt that seemed to grow as her feelings for Brody came to the surface and it also felt like the skirt was a metaphor for their relationship.
This is pretty much a traditional romance, but with a bunch of great twists and a cowboy flair. Both Brody and Carolyn seem like people you could meet anywhere near a small town. I am now a cowboy convert because I really enjoy Miller's writing style and how she weaves the western cowboy theme into a place that you want to revisit. I can't wait for the next on!