Saturday, September 24, 2016

Always a Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller

Author Linda Lael Miller is on tour through Tuesday, Sept. 27, with her latest release, ALWAYS A COWBOY, the second installment in her Carsons of Mustang Creek series. I’m delighted to be participating in that tour and sharing my thoughts on her new book.

ALWAYS A COWBOY by Linda Lael Miller
◊ Series: Carsons of Mustang Creek, Book 2
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
◊ Genre: Western, Romance
◊ Publisher: HQN Books (August 30, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0373789696
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0373789696


          He's the middle of the three Carson brothers and is as stubborn as they come—and he won't thank a beautiful stranger for getting in his way! 

          Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property is wearing him down. When an interfering so-called expert arrives and starts offering her opinion, Drake is wary, but he can't deny the longing—and the challenge—she stirs in him. 
          Luce Hale is researching how wild horses interact with ranch animals—and with ranchers. The Carson matriarch invites her to stay with the family, which guarantees frequent encounters with Drake, her ruggedly handsome and decidedly unwelcoming son. Luce and Drake are at odds from the very beginning, especially when it comes to the rogue stallion who's stealing the ranch mares. But when Drake believes Luce is in danger, that changes everything—for both of them.

The magnificent Wyoming landscape in author Linda Lael Miller’s latest release, ALWAYS A COWBOY, comes alive on the page through the author’s detailed, rich descriptions.

The setting becomes a character in this sweeping romance that pits a rugged cowboy against a spunky city girl resulting in a sparks flying outcome.

The author has captured the lay of the land, the hard work of ranch life, and the desires of romance for a well-balanced story. The addition of a rogue stallion, wild mustangs, and eco-minded consciousness increases the depth of this charming story.

The story moves at a good pace and holds your attention. Readers will enjoy the amusing bantering between the two main characters and the overall heartwarming appeal of the story.

ALWAYS A COWBOY can be read on its own even though it’s the second installment in the Carsons of Mustang Creek series. A personal essay by the author about her early years and an excerpt from the next book in the series, FOREVER A HERO, are also included in the back of the book as a bonus.

This delightful contemporary western romance has sparks, action, adventure, engaging characters, and a love of animals that embodies the cowboy way of life while entertaining you.

Always A Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller, Carsons of Mustang Creek (Book #2), HQN Books, @2016, ISBN: 978-0373789696, Mass Market Paperback, 384 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Author Linda Lael Miller
The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, the self-confessed barn goddess pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

Linda traces the beginning of her writing career to the day a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold her first title to a publisher in 1983. Linda then successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, mysteries and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, to concentrate on novels with a Western flavor.

For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In 2016 Linda will receive a Lifetime Achievement award from RT Book Reviews. Currently, the Hallmark Movie Channel is developing a series based on Linda’s Big Sky Country novels.

For more information about Linda and her novels, please visit

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope I’ve enticed you to check out Linda’s series and new release. Have you ever or would you like to live on a ranch in Wyoming? What are your thoughts about wild mustangs?


  1. This isn't a genre (sub-genre?) I know much at all about. Thank you for the introduction. Ranching/farming are all hard work. Often rewarding, but never easy.

  2. I've said it before: there is just something about the cowboy and that setting that just lends itself to romance, Mason. Thanks for sharing this one.

  3. I lived in London and Arizona as well.
    It is wide open country in Wyoming.


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