Montana Creeds: Tyler
Linda Lael Miller
Harlequin HQN, Apr 2009, $7.99
Still reeling from her estranged husband Burke purposely crashing his small private plane into a bridge last year, widow Lily Ryder Kenyon, accompanied by her six year old daughter Tess returns home to Stillwater Springs, Montana to care for her septuagenarian father Hal. Also returning to town is her former crush Tyler Creed, who trades his Cadillac for a dilapidated ten year old truck; he plans to ignore his two brothers Dylan and Logan, who he detests.
Tyler meets teenager Davie, who he believes may be his son; he provides a home for the apparently abused lad. He also finds himself attracted to Lily and her precocious daughter. Lily shares his feelings, but prefers to ignore him as he is unsafe for her heart at a time she must focus on being the sandwich generation caretaker.
The final Creed brother Big Sky romance (see MONTANA CREEDS: DYLAN and MONTANA CREEDS: LOGAN) loses some of the freshness of the previous story as the prime plot is similar in tone to the previous entries especially that of Logan. The support cast is solid especially how Lily’s curmudgeon father and precocious daughter team up on her. However, the freshness is in the anticipated battle royale between the Creed siblings