Sunday, May 15, 2011


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….

The final book of the trilogy and the final brother and sister. I know I've mentioned before but it still bothers me. This book also shares the theme of the first book, high school sweethearts.

Here's how I saw this one. Austin is a stubborn man, he knows what he wants and he isn't afraid to do the hard work to achieve it. But when he hurts himself bull riding his brother hire Paige as his nurse/babysitter. Paige is in between jobs and needs a distraction to all the wedding business going around so she accepts the challenge/job.

I found their story to be truthful. In the way that sometimes you carry these residual feelings from things that happened to you as a teen. Especially when you think you are in love. That being said, Austin and Paigeare good together, they have that connection that I didn't feel with the other two books. Plus their banter was very entertaining.

The secondary plot, which was develop throughout the series seemed to truly hit the high and low in this book. I found that too much happened too quickly. Maybe it could have been divided up a little better...but that's just my opinion.

Austin by Linda Lael Miller (3/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: HQN Books (6/2010); Series: # 3, The McKettricks of Texas; Source: TBR Read; Books 2011 (39);

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