Always a Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller – Review

In this follow-up to her incredibly popular ONCE A RANCHER, Linda returns to Mustang Creek, Wyoming, and the Carson family ranch for a story of country boy meets California girl.

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.

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The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Now living in Spokane, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” hit a career high when all three of her 2011 Creed Cowboy books debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. In 2007, the Romance Writers of America presented her their Lifetime Achievement Award. She personally funds her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. Visit her at

Linda Lael Miller has written more than 100 contemporary and historical novels. She was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America in 2007 and will receive the RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. There’s a reason she’s known as the First Lady of the West—no one writes about rugged heroes and love under the vast Western skies better than Linda, and she doesn’t disappoint with this latest installment in The Carsons of Mustang Creek trilogy.

My Review –

I have been a fan of Linda Lael Miller for as long as I can remember. Her books grab ahold of you and you cannot put them down. This trilogy has been quite enjoyable.

Linda Lael Miller writes characters that the reader can’t help but fall in love with and I love how their relationships seem to start off with fireworks rather than meander along. Her books also contain strong women and I enjoy that aspect of her writing.

I love the Carsons of Mustang Creek and each book in the series is just as good as the one before it. I love the attention to detail in each of her books. Through Linda’s books, I have been to Mustang Creek and watched the wild horses. Nature and wildlife come to life through her writing, as well love and romance.

I am giving Linda’s book, Always a Cowboy about a million thumbs up!



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