Author: Linda Lael Miller
Series: The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #3
Published: March 2017, Harlequin Books
Format: ARC E-book, 384 pages
Source: Netgalley via Little Bird Publicity
For the youngest Carson brother, finding—and fixing—trouble seems to be all in a day's work
Mace Carson is no hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened—but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business…a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling.
Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance…against both of them.
My thoughts: This is the 3rd book in Linda Lael Miller's The Carsons of Mustang Creek series and I enjoyed it so much! They are just good, fun, light-hearted reads with the sweetest romances and some really hot cowboys - what's not to love? And they are the perfect palate cleansers after the heavy psychological thrillers that I've been reading lately - not that I'm complaining, but it's nice to pick up a lighter read every once in a while.
So this book is about the third Carson son, Mace, the youngest one. If you've read the two previous books, you've already met him. Right in the first chapter, he meets up with Kelly - yes, meets up with her because they already have a past. Ten years ago, Mace rescued Kelly from a brutal attack and now he's rescuing her again from a car mishap. It seems as if it's fate that has put them in each other's path again - though in truth, she is on her way to meet him for business purposes.
I love these two together. They have such great chemistry, even though Kelly isn't quite as eager to move forward romantically as quickly as Mace initially. You know they are going to end up together - it's the journey of how they get there that is what makes up the book. They end up dealing with the stalker, of course! And have to deal with both his rowdy family and hers - oh how I love both these families, both people and pets, after all it wouldn't be a Linda Lael Miller book without some animals!
I really enjoyed this series and went into it thinking it was the final book, but was pleased to see that there is going to be another book - a Christmas story! Though there isn't too much information about the book out now, I believe I have a feeling I know who it might be about and I couldn't be happier - this character deserves their own story!!! Plus I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to these characters - the Carson family has definitely grown on me and I want more of them :)
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