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Guest Post: Linda Lael Miller on her favourite character from her new romance series

Linda Lael Miller needs little introduction: she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than a hundred novels under her belt–and many of them involving two of my guilty pleasures: Texas and cowboys. RIASS is lucky enough to be participating in a blog tour for Linda Lael Miller’s forthcoming books Big Sky Country and Big Sky Mountain, and we’ll have reviews up of both shortly. In the meantime, here’s some information about the books and a quick guest post from the author herself to pique your interest.

Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller Guest Post: Linda Lael Miller on her favourite character from her new romance series

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.

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Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller Guest Post: Linda Lael Miller on her favourite character from her new romance series

With his rugged good looks, vast wealth and family name, hell-raiser Hutch Carmody is still the golden boy of Parable, Montana. But he’s done some growing up-making peace with his illegitimate half brother and inheriting half of Whisper Creek Ranch, which should have been all his. These days, Hutch knows there are some things money can’t buy: like the heart of loving, ladylike divorce e Kendra Shepherd. Kendra’s quiet mansion reminds her of what she wants most-a devoted husband and the pitter-patter of little feet. She can’t get Hutch Carmody out of her mind. But a rough-and-tumble cowboy like Hutch, coming home for family dinner? Seems crazy! Then again, crazier dreams have become reality under the vast Montana sky.

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Linda Lael Miller on whether Hutch or Slade is the man for her:

Well, heck, that’s a hard one, because I’m crazy about both of them.  Slade is the strong, silent type, physically patterned after a young Rob Lowe (I had his shirtless Vanity Fair cover framed and kept it on my desk throughout.)  He’s big on honor and integrity, and he’s really gun-shy because of a love gone wrong.  Hutch is strong, too, but he’s outspoken and reckless.  Where Slade will examine an issue from all angles, Hutch tends to jump right in and worry about the details later.  Because they’re both LLM heroes, they have certain qualities in common: they want a woman who is an equal, and a partner, they love kids, they love animals, and they will always try to do the right thing.  Like “real” people, they sometimes get it wrong, despite all their good intentions.  They both have a sense of humor, Slade’s being dry and understated, while Hutch’s is more wisecrack dependent.  They never look for a fight, but they never run away from one, either.  I’m often asked if I wish real men were like my heroes—truth be told, I think there are a lot of very fine men out there, doing their jobs, loving their women, raising their children to be good citizens.

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2 comments

  1. I have Big Sky Country to read and review and I’m really looking forward to reading it. I’m into Aussie rural lit at the moment so I’m interested to see how the U.S do a cowboy romance :-)

    • Stephanie /

      I just finished it this afternoon and enjoyed it. Linda Lael Miller’s books are just so fun and breezy–I’m a fan.

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