Jaded: Luke (Laurel Creek Series, #1)

Jaded: Luke (Laurel Creek Series, #1)

by Hildie McQueen

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Jaded: Luke (Laurel Creek Series, #1) by Hildie McQueen

He's Jaded...

Haunted by PTSD and a failed marriage, Luke Hamilton returns home to Laurel, Montana. Going home isn’t an easy fix, but it beats ending up in prison or dead. At first the familiar surroundings and open land seem to set things right, but soon his old demons rear their ugly heads and he realizes it's the wrong time to enter any relationship.

Leah Morgan’s experience in the corporate world has prepared her to prosper her father’s ranch in Montana. She knows everyone expects her to fail, but nothing will stop her from turning the ranch around and selling it to the highest bidder – especially not a rancher. The quicker she closes the deal, the sooner she can get out of Laurel and move on with her career.

But when Luke and Leah cross paths, they both discover that starting over can be a complicated business.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154281185
Publisher: Hildie McQueen
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: Laurel Creek Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 453,582
File size: 278 KB

About the Author

Amazon bestselling author Hildie McQueen loves action, love and unusual settings. Author of western historical, Highland historical, paranormal and contemporary romance, she writes something every reader can enjoy.

Most days she can be found in her pajamas hiding from deliverymen while drinking tea from her David Gandy coffee mug. In the afternoons she browses the Internet for semi-nude men to post on Facebook.

Hildie's favorite past-times are romance conventions, traveling, shopping and reading.

She resides in beautiful small town Georgia with her super-hero husband Kurt and two unruly boy Chihuahuas and a spoiled rotten girl Chi named Lola.

Visit her website at www.hildiemcqueen.com
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Jaded: Luke (Laurel Creek Series, #1) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Momma_Becky More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved main character, Luke. He's such an endearing character and his struggle with PTSD is so heartbreaking. The secondary characters in this story are also quite interesting, especially Luke's twin and his cousin. Much of the dialogue is witty and often humorous, adding some levity to a serious situation. I'm still unsure about Luke's love interest, Leah. She's so angry and driven. I gather from her actions that she is a perfectionist, but we're never really told why she reacts the way she does. I would've liked to have seen a bit more development for Leah's character so as to understand her quick turnaround where Luke is concerned. That, in my opinion, could've easily made this one a five-star read. Overall, the story is good and kept me turning pages to see how things would come out for Luke. I'll be interested to see where this series goes.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
3.5* Luke Hamilton is haunted by his military experience. PTSD has ruled his life since he's been back. Uncomfortable rage and unexpected episodes of anxiety that consumes him and if he's not careful he will end up in jail possibly for murder. Hoping for some peace and sanctuary he heads home to Laurel Montana. Leah Morgan is about to crash and burn in to corporate world everyone sees it but Leah. Her father puts her on leave for six months, she's to go home to Laurel and get the ranch and house up to pare. Two people with so many problems personal and physiological fight for their way in the world and just might find love along the way. Good storyline. The heartbreak of PTSD and how to live life with out guilt. Can't wait for Taylor and Allison's book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story so far was great but it was a crappy thing to have published only a portion of the story & not warn buyers! I feel cheated!
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I hate to admit that it is the first book I have read by Hildie McQueen but it will not be the last. I also have to admit that the thing that drew me to this particular book was the cover but what was in between the first and last page was what held my interest. Luke Hamilton, I could not help but fall in love with him, he is so broken, suffering from PTSD and he feels so unworthy of love yet at the same time he is so lovable. He goes home to Montana to hopefully keep himself out of trouble. Leah Morgan is a little high strung, totally driven and scary to some people. Her father sends her on a hiatus to their ranch in Montana, letting her know that the way she is living her life is way out of control. When a little problem of land and a fence force Luke and Leah together, is it possible that they can help one another? This book is loaded with all the feels, especially when Luke has episodes. It is impossible not to feel his pain. The secondary characters are great and I hope to get to read more about them. If you love romance then you have to read this book, you will not sorry. Five amazing stars for this one.