Always a Cowboy (Carsons of Mustang Creek Series #2)

Always a Cowboy (Carsons of Mustang Creek Series #2)

by Linda Lael Miller

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He's the middle of the three Carson brothers and is as stubborn as they come—and he won't thank a beautiful stranger for getting in his way!

Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property is wearing him down. When an interfering so-called expert arrives and starts offering her opinion, Drake is wary, but he can't deny the longing—and the challenge—she stirs in him.

Luce Hale is researching how wild horses interact with ranch animals—and with ranchers. The Carson matriarch invites her to stay with the family, which guarantees frequent encounters with Drake, her ruggedly handsome and decidedly unwelcoming son. Luce and Drake are at odds from the very beginning, especially when it comes to the rogue stallion who's stealing the ranch mares. But when Drake believes Luce is in danger, that changes everything—for both of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373789696
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Carsons of Mustang Creek Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 102,874
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Linda LaelMiller is a #1 New YorkTimes and USA TODAY bestselling author of morethan one hundred novels. Long passionate about the Civil War buff, she has studied theera avidly and has made many visits to Gettysburg, where she has witnessedreenactments of the legendary clash between North and South. Linda exploresthat turbulent time in The Yankee Widow.

Date of Birth:

June 10, 1949

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Always a Cowboy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love cowboy stories and i loved this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love romance and cowboys and scenes set in Wyoming ,what more could one ask for except maybe virtual reality. Loved the book and the writing style. Look forward to the next one.
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This is one of my favorite writers. I like these series books. Westerns with romance -- what could be better!
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One of my favorite authors
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DebsIN More than 1 year ago
Linda Lael Miller has done it again with "Always a Cowboy". I love all of the books that take place in Mustang Creek. Drake and Luce's romance was romantic and just plain fun. They were both strong characters with Drake being a quiet strong rancher that knew who he was. I really enjoyed that Luce was not a simpering female that was waiting for a rescue from the cowboy hero. She was strong in her own right and just the right person for someone like Drake. They were a match made in book writing heaven. I look forward to reading Mace's story in March and know that it will be just as good. 4.25 Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Very strong characters and very interesting storyline.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Always A cowboy by Linda Lael Miller The Carsons of Mustang Creek #2 2 stars - I think I may have read one other book by Linda Lael Miller, so I am not all that familiar with her writing style. This is a new release of hers, yet to me the writing felt dated. Maybe she was trying for that as the Hero was an "old fashioned guy".. but sadly for me, it took a while to read. What I think worked: • Drake and Luce’s banter was good • Red’s odd sayings were funny • I liked the whole Carson clan • Luce interacting with the stallion was neat to watch and I actually wished there was more of that. What I felt didn't work: • I found the pace of the book and story-line quite slow and uneventful. • I didn't feel much emotion with this story. • Even though Drake said he was “old fashioned”, sometimes I felt he went either too far with it or just used that tact when it suited him. I have heard rave reviews about Ms. Miller's writing so perhaps she's just not my style. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
The magnificent Wyoming landscape in author Linda Lael Miller’s latest release, ALWAYS A COWBOY, comes alive on the page through the author’s detailed, rich descriptions. The setting becomes a character in this sweeping romance that pits a rugged cowboy against a spunky city girl resulting in a sparks flying outcome. The author has captured the lay of the land, the hard work of ranch life, and the desires of romance for a well-balanced story. The addition of a rogue stallion, wild mustangs, and eco-minded consciousness increases the depth of this charming story. The story moves at a good pace and holds your attention. Readers will enjoy the amusing bantering between the two main characters and the overall heartwarming appeal of the story. ALWAYS A COWBOY can be read on its own even though it’s the second installment in the Carsons of Mustang Creek series. A personal essay by the author about her early years and an excerpt from the next book in the series, FOREVER A HERO, are also included in the back of the book as a bonus. This delightful contemporary western romance has sparks, action, adventure, engaging characters, and a love of animals that embodies the cowboy way of life while entertaining you. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
drake has charge of a large ranch, but is frustrated at a wild stallion that is enticing is mares away, and is impossible to catch. enter one female that is doing a study of wild horses. sparks ignite. drake wants the stallion caught and moved far away, and luce doesn't. loved this story, as i do all of linda lael miller's stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring, not her best effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the first in series much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A big bore! Don't bother!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A lovely look at the life at the Mustang Creek where family matters, where the townsfolk take care of each other, and where the Carson brothers are finding love while living life to the fullest. I enjoyed Luce and Drake, the way the interacted together, they way they respected each other and had only honesty and straight talk between them. From the first moment they are real with each other, and talk about issues that rise between them, without any drama and angst in the tale. And even though the nature around them gives them challenges and fright, the affection between Luce and Drake grow and flourish. The story follows the couple's whirlwind romance from the meet-cute to the married life without any conflict or strife between them. From the big issues of Luce's future education and career, to the smaller ones they find a tune between them, and the normally silent cowboy is sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings. The family and life at the ranch are as important part of the story as it is in Carson's lives. The brothers constant bickering, and the housekeeper Harry's tight rules all tells of the love in-between the family members. The story took me in, and I enjoyed the flow and life at the ranch, with the vivid images the author paints into the reader's mind. And even though many things were told in great detail, the growing of the relationship wasn't one of them. I was left wanting more details, fine points in their lives, more development as characters and as a couple. So overall a smooth and mellow tale of the Carson family of the Mustang Creek, the rugged life on the ranch in Wyoming, and Drake and Luce finding the right person to do life with. ~ Four Spoons
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Linda Lael Miller has the corner on cowboys. Drake is everything a cowboy should be and more. His manners, his toughness, and his huge heart for all things alive make him a true good guy. I loved that he stood for the ladies, opened doors for them, and was so incredibly respectful. That is a dying breed. While his care for his family is given, the care he shows both his animals and those who are wild and causing him problems made my heart fall for him even more. His mother told it best when she described his as a you get what you see guy. He speaks the truth, works hard, and loves with his whole body and soul. I believe this describes Drake perfectly. The setting of Montana is just beautiful. I could picture the farm house, the barn with the horses, the valleys, and the cliffs as Linda Lael Miller described them. The beautiful green grass, the cold creek, and the magnificent mountains were pictures I could see as I continued reading Always a Cowboy. This is not my first Linda Lael Miller and definitely not my last. She is a go-to author for me. I am happy to recommend Always a Cowboy to any romance reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice people finf D each other quickly and nothing much else happens