McKettricks of Texas: Austin

McKettricks of Texas: Austin

by Linda Lael Miller
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McKettricks of Texas: Austin by Linda Lael Miller

#1 New York Times bestseller Linda Lael Miller brings you the next installment in her unforgettable McKettricks of Texas series. The three McKettrick brothers meet their matches in the three Remington sisters, and now it's Austin's turn…

World champion rodeo star Austin McKettrick finally got bested by an angry bull. With his career over and 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. Not to mention her beautiful face, sexy figure and silky black hair.

Paige has lost count of the number of times Austin has tried to fire her. She's not going anywhere till he's healed—body and heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373774463
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Series: McKettrick Series
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.96(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Now living in Spokane, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” hit a career high when all three of her 2011 Creed Cowboy books debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. In 2007, the Romance Writers of America presented her their Lifetime Achievement Award. She personally funds her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. Visit her at www.lindalaelmiller.com.

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LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Originally posted at: www.longandshortreviews.blogspot.com ***** If you've ever done something bad to do something good and found chaos in its wake, then reading about a romance that survived those choices is sweet indeed. Paige is the third sister under the McKettrick influence. She's not happy about it either. Paige is a woman torn by watching her sisters' happiness and her own feelings about it. Ultimately it makes her take a closer look at who she is, and what she really wants out of life. Intermixed is the relationship with her sisters and nieces and nephews. This is a book that encompasses family life and how they all interact in times of emotional need, in times of laughter and happiness and in times of stress and danger. Paige is quite skilled as a nurse and her training holds her in good stead when she's faced with violence and the injuries stemming from it. I liked her sense of humor and her loyalty. Even her nightmares about the 'dress' were comical. I enjoyed how she danced around Austin - that give and take and that mix of the past with the present. She blames him but is it a crutch from long ago or something in the present that bothers her? Paige has to pose some serious questions to herself before it's too late. It's her journey and growth through the story which kept me interested in her character. Austin is a man who lived his dream. He has a lot to deal with when his dream is shattered long before he ever wanted to quit. He loved and lived bull-riding. He made his path and chose some actions in the past that have totally messed up his possible future. Austin is stubborn, loyal, and gruff - and all cowboy. He's also a hurting puppy for quite a bit of the story and that doesn't sit well with a man like him. What I liked about his character is that he never let it truly get him down. He kept his sense of humor and his love for his brothers and sisters-in-law-to-be shined through loud and clear. What is also clear is that he never stopped loving Paige. Unfortunately, what Austin did to her years ago was not only stupid but more effective than he would ever know - until Paige moved in. It forced him to realize many things about himself and he too grows as a character. The conflict isn't all internal. There's been a thread throughout the McKettricks of Texas series which culminates in this final book of the trilogy. Austin's story can stand on its own. The resurgence of a romance between Austin and Paige is like a Phoenix rising. And the criminal element is a serpent in an uncertain cowboy paradise. It affects them all and it's from a source no one would have believed. The reveal is tragic, gripping and it quickly brings all the drama, suspense and nail-biting intrigue to a head. This book has more teeth to the plot because the bad guys are desperate and that made for some very fast flipping of pages. The other two books, about Tate and Garrett, were wonderful romances but this one has the additional WOW factor. I enjoyed the writing of when Austin and Paige get together. I'm not only speaking of when they get physical, although those were special and well written and delightful, I'm talking about their repartee, their dialogue and their internal thoughts. The writing made them vivid and alive and very likable. McKettricks of Texas: Austin is what all great books in a series should be. It stands on its own with endearing and engaging characters that make you appreciate the art of the author. It has a happi
harstan More than 1 year ago
Depressingly yet euphoric, Paige knows she is torn as the last Remington sister left standing single. She will be the bridesmaid at a double ceremony of her siblings Julie (to Garrett McKettrick) and Libby (to Tate McKettrick). Making matters worse she is not at home since her house is undergoing renovation. Unemployed, she is even unhappier when the man who broke her heart, Austin McKettrick returns home after overcoming his doubts and defeating Buzzsaw the bull that almost killed him. When he is shot, Garrett and Tate hire Paige to take care of him. Austin realizes he still loves Paige and has a new life goal to make her happy, if he can persuade her to take a second chance on him for the rest of their lives. The third McKettrick-Remington sibling romance is an entertaining by the book tale with a similar plot to the previous entries. The lead couple is a likable pairing of two nice people, but he hurt her before (just like Tate did to Libby) so has his work cut out to persuade his Remington that he is her McKettrick. Fans of the saga will enjoy the merging of the families. Harriet Klausner
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dutcheja More than 1 year ago
I loved it. Austin is part of a trilogy by Linda Lael Miller, the McKetricks of Texas. I loved the whole trilogy. I have been a big fan of Linda Lael Miller going back for many years. Her books are fast reading, I didn't want to put them down.
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I have 3 or 4 favorite authors and Linda Lael Miller is one of them and I have never read one of her books I didn't like
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Oh no! It is either going to be Winterberry or Tabbypelt. Or maybe...Hazelstar...oh no! ((Hello, Emerald!))
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*Why haven't I thought of it before? Jumping across is the obvious way to go!* Mintkit glanced behind her shoulder. *Hopefully I can get acroos to that pine-filled territory before Winterberry comes... there's so many new things to explore!* She started off a few yards back, took a deep breath, and ran. She got to the egdge of the roaring current and jumped. <p> Of course, a short legged kit would hardly make it halfway across a river by jumping. And Mintkit did just that. When she realized she was descending too early, the she-kit panicked at first. <br> *But I can swim... I'm a WaterClanner!* The thought calmed her. Until she hit the water. Coldness sucked the air out of her lungs. Even if she had her head above water, she wouldn't be able to breathe. The current was faster than winds blowing across the moor and stonger than the thickest oak in the forest. She wildly spun around in the frigid water, cracking her head on the rocks at the bottom more than once and tying to scream, only to have her mouth flooded. Suddenly, Winterberry couldn't come fast enough. She didn't want to explore any more. She didn't care for the other side of the river. She wanted to go home. Home to Tabbypelt's shaggy warm fur, to Winterberry's soft velvety comfort. Even her siblings and Flowerkit seemed like an improvment. But the hopes of her returning grew less and less as she got washed away downriver. Mintkit's lungs were screming for air, her heart beat faster and faster. And she had to face the truth. *I will die here, in this river. I'm probably nowhere near WaterClan territory know.* She relaxed and let the water consume her. She even opened her mouth, allowing water to get to her lungs and the river take her wherever it pleased. She couldn't feel the cold anymore; every inch of he was numb. *This isn't a bad place to die.* Then a pair of jaws clutched her scruff. <p> -&#1071|Reflections&#9830
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