Linda Lael Miller
Harlequin, HQN, May 31 2011, $7.99
Tricia McCall left Seattle to settle her late father’s affairs in Lonesome Bend, Colorado. While working on selling her dad’s financially failed campgrounds for RVs, she stays with her great-grandmother Natty and a sardine smelling cat.
Conner Creed works hard paying homage to his beloved uncle who raised him by insuring his late relative’s ranch remains a success. His wild estranged twin brother Brody returns to town accompanied by Connor’s former girlfriend Joleen. As Connor and Tricia fall in love, he tries to ignore his feelings for the Washingtonian as she is big city technology and he is ranch soil dirtolgy. However he will learn he does not have a chance to avoid his heart since Natty, a tweener, a dog, a cat and a twin refuse to accept anything short of marriage for this pair in love.
The second Creed Cowboys romance (see A Creed in Stone Creek) is an entertaining tale starring a warm lead couple and a powerful support cast. Ironically the focus of the story line is relationships with family members as the twins struggle to mend fences and the heroine wants to know her Natty better and her goddaughter as well; the lead couple’s love angle stays somewhat in the back until the rest of the gang give it CPR. Fans of the ever expanding saga will enjoy stopping in Colorado as Connor finds his groove in Tricia.