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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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I am definitely going to like this new series by Linda Lael Miller. Set in Montana ranch country, this little town features some really sexy guys. I do have a thing for cowboys and this is already set up to be a fabulous series.


This book starts wit...
My Review:


I am definitely going to like this new series by Linda Lael Miller. Set in Montana ranch country, this little town features some really sexy guys. I do have a thing for cowboys and this is already set up to be a fabulous series.


This book starts with Slade, the town sheriff who was also the illegitimate son to one of the town founders. His father has died and although he never acknowledged him in life, has now left him with half his substantial estate. Slade doesn't quite know what to do with that, either the money or the fact that his father left him it. To complicate things, he's having to deal with Hutch, his half-brother who inherited the other half. They've never gotten along and this change of circumstances certainly hasn't helped that fact.


On the other side of the story is Joslyn. She grew up as one of the town's wealthy elite, until it came out that her step-father ripped off almost everyone in town and went to prison. Since that time, Joslyn has been trying to repay those citizens who were victims although none of them realize it's her behind the substantial checks they've received.


There's a lot of backstory for both these characters. They knew each other growing up, but were both very different people then. I like how their chemistry is so confounding to both of them. They don't know quite what to do with it or even if they want to do anything with it. It's a good chemistry which builds throughout almost the entire book. It made it even more satisfying to read when they finally gave in to that passion.


I really liked all the aspects of this book. I loved Slade and Joslyn. I liked the addition of the stray animals and the teenager, Shea. I loved the town and all the characters therein. It was definitely an entertaining read, but I do admit I felt like the end was rushed and not quite everything was resolved. Maybe, *crossing my fingers*, those other little details are still to come in the next books in the series, because that was really my only complaint about this book.


It set up several story lines that I am excited to see in the next few books, Kendra, Hutch, Boone, Amy (chicken farmer)...so you can see who I hope are the characters who are coming. ;o)

posted by SmittenWithReading on May 29, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Will leave readers homesick for Montana's open skyline!

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I am usually not a fan of Harlequin romances or westerns, but somehow the love-struck crime-fighting cowboy in Big Sky Country kept me entertained. Of all the characters involved, I loved Slade (the aforementioned cowboy) the most! He's a down-to-earth, ...
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I am usually not a fan of Harlequin romances or westerns, but somehow the love-struck crime-fighting cowboy in Big Sky Country kept me entertained. Of all the characters involved, I loved Slade (the aforementioned cowboy) the most! He's a down-to-earth, passionate man, full of rancher's dreams, and a lot of history to go with them - not to mention a lot of muscles... I found Slade to be the most well-developed character, however, I did enjoy reading about most of the characters milling about in Parable, Montana - especially Joslyn, Hutch, Opal, Shea, Boone, Jasper, and Lucy-Maude (furry friends included). Speaking of Parable's pets, I must comment on Linda Lael Miller's writing abilities, it is rare to find a book where the reader is groomed to care as much about the four-legged characters as they do for their human counterparts. I am an animal lover, so I liked the contrast between the person-to-person and person-to-pet relationships - dogs, cats, horses... they tend to bring out the "softer" (and more vulnerable) side of the people they interact with. The story is filled with rich imagery, making me yearn for the openness of the Montana skyline; if the cover-art did not thrill me, the landscape descriptions sure did! I found the dialogue simple, yet effective, although I wish that the conversations between Slade and Joslyn had not been so predictable. I enjoy a well-cultivated romance - slow to bloom, but full of promise, potential, and hidden passions - however, I thought that once Slade and Joslyn got over their history of "sideways glances" and "hidden feelings" that they moved too abruptly into a full-blown relationship. I understand that they had known each other since childhood, but there was no real "build-up" or excitement. It is unfortunate that the romance never seemed to hit a peak, because it made the ending feel rushed and unrealistic (no spoilers). I hope that Linda Lael Miller rounds up some of the loose-ends in book two of the Parable series, Big Sky Mountain, due out this August; I would love to know more about Hutch and Kendra! Overall, Big Sky Country is a nice summer romance that will warm the heart and leave readers homesick for Montana's big sky.

Rating: Bounty's Out (3.5/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

posted by The_Paperback_Pursuer on June 1, 2012

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

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    I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very goo

    I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very good book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Enjoyable read

    Loved this story as I do Linda Lael Miller's books. I look forward to more in this new series of hers.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Sunsetsky kit rules and bios

    Blackkit is black with emerald green stripes on his body and wings. His eyes are a deep forest green. He is 37 seconds older that Spiritkit. His personality is whatever you want it to be as long as he is not evil or se*ual on any way. Spiritkit is a blue gray she cat with what looks like black flames crawling up her leg. Her eyes are a bright violet. Her personality is the same thing as Blackkit. Her the tips of her wings are black and curved in at the beginning and curved out at the end. She has some extra fur that hangs freely over her left eye. Anyway the rules for them start with this. You may only rp one of the kits depending on your gender in real life. You must listen to me and Blacksoul until you are a warrior. You must stay in Celestialclan unless you are being taken to a gathering or something the kit that you wont rp i will find a rper for and you need to treat eachother like siblings. And finally the most important rule of all you cannot godmod or get se*ual with them okay? You just need to say which one you want to be then get your tail to Celestialclan at soaring high res one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    linda miller writes an exciting story.

    you will enjoy page after page, linda miller knows how to bring characters to life..enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    I Love The Big Sky Books

    Linda Lael Miller has created a town where I'd love to live, with people I'd love to know personally. The quality of this book goes beyond Romance to mainstream. Miller takes you there and makes you care.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    WHAT is up with prices?????

    I LOVE Miss Millers books. I have yet to pick up one I didn't like or find entertaining.....but to pay $12-15 bucks for books that were published over 10 years ago is a BIT much. Get with it B&N....im about to dump my nook for that "other" reader. :/

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    Adore Linda Lael Miller. Great Book

    Adore Linda Lael Miller. Great Book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    I loved this book! A must read.

    Read this book! If you like this one then you need to buy all three big sky books. I just bought the third, big sky river, and i know i will love it because i loved the other two.

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    Posted October 9, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Hard to put down!

    Enjoyed this book very much!! Can't wait for the next book in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Loved It!

    Linda does it again! I Loved it, and can't wait for the next one!

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