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Creed’s Honor by Linda Lael Miller – A Review

I received this book from Linda Lael Miller’s publicist in exchange for a fair review. 

Whenever we get a notice that there is a Linda Lael Miller book to review it’s a done deal that I’ll be grabbing it. I love a good cowboy book. Plus I’ve been reading all the books in Ms. Miller’s contemporary Creed Series.  Not surprisingly, there hasn’t been a dud in the bunch. This new one is no exception.

FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK:

Conner Creed knows exactly who he is: a hardworking rancher carrying on his uncle’s legacy in Lonesome Bend, Colorado. Maby a small-town cowboy’s life isn’t his dream, but he owes the man who took him in as a kid. Until the identical twin brother he’s been estranged from years reenters his life. 

Conner struggles with identity issues as he gets to know his wilder brother. And then he meets Tricia McCall, a beautiful woman who knows a thing or two about living someone else’s dreams. Together, they just might find their own dreams right here in Lonesome Bend…

There were so many aspects of CREED’S HONOR that I loved. It is a retelling of the Bible classic, The Prodigal Son with Conner being the “good son” who stayed home while his twin brother, Brody, being the prodigal son who returns home after 10 years on the rodeo circuit. The problem (for Conner at least) is that he’s followed the rodeo circuit results the whole time. And while Brody’s name appeared a couple of times, not enough to warrant being gone for so long. Plus there’s the girl Brody “stole” from Conner…the girl Conner “believed” to be the love of his life. But that was a long time ago…a life time. Time has passed. Conner has grown into a man, albeit a gruff and brother-grudge-holding man. Now that Brody has decided to “move home” (which means moving back into the house with Conner), the tension is palpable, the dialog terse, and feelings obviously bruised. Then a woman enters the scene who has the potential to change Conner’s life.

Tricia McCall is in town for one reason and one reason only…sell the campground and dilapidated drive-in movie theater let to her by her father. Once those are sold, she’s gone back to Seattle and the man she left behind…only being apart from him for so long hasn’t been as hard as she would have thought. Shouldn’t she have missed him more? Written him more? Answered the phone when he called? Tricia is living with her great-grandmother, an incredibly spry 91-year-old. I wish I had the energy of  Great-Grandma Natty! Natty knows the perfect man for Tricia–Conner Creed, but Tricia is having none of the matchmaking efforts, except she’s attracted to this quiet, strong cowboy. But she can’t let herself get involved with him. She’s going home to Seattle as soon as this property sells.

I loved the slow and realistic development of Tricia and Conner’s relationship. From friendship, to attraction, to love. No early bed-diving. While there is sexual tension between them, Ms. Miller hasn’t overdone the descriptions. As always, the writing is smooth, the descriptions vivid, and the cowboys hot! Another solid book by this author. Thank you to Nancy Berland Public Relations, Inc for providing this book for review as well as a copy of A CREED IN STONE COUNTY. If you missed my review of that book, click HERE and read it.

I have both books to give away…A CREED IN STONE COUNTY and CREED’S HONOR. If you want to win one or both of these books, tell me in the comments. I’ll choose the winners when I get back from NYC. Check back on the winner’s list tab (top of the page) on July 5.

To read more about Linda Lael Miller, here is a link to her website.

For more HOT, dream-worthy pictures from her cover, go here.  Totally drool worthy pictures and video.

To buy CREED’S HONOR, click on one of the link below.

Borders | Powell’s | B & N | Amazon | Indiebound | Harlequin

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2 Responses

  1. I love her books! would love to have copies of these two!
    who doesn’t love a cowboy~~

  2. Great review. I’ve seen the video. It was cool to see all that went into the covers for this series.

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