Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller

Sheriff Boone Taylor has his job, friends, a run-down but decent ranch, two faithful dogs and a good horse. He doesn’t want romance—the widowed Montanan has loved and lost enough for a lifetime. But when a city woman buys the spread next door, Boone’s peace and quiet are in serious jeopardy.

With a marriage and a career painfully behind her, Tara Kendall is determined to start over in Parable. Reinventing herself and living a girlhood dream is worth the hard work. Sure, she might need help from her handsome, wary neighbor. But life along Big Sky River is full of surprises…like falling for a cowboy-lawman who just might start to believe in second chances.


  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN (December 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373777205

My thoughts:

This is book three of the Parable Montana Big Sky series.  I have read the first two and this latest one is just as good as the others.  In this story we learn more about Boone Taylor and his boys as he brings them home after his brother in law has an accident.  Tara’s stepdaughters come to stay with her for a few weeks and is surprised with her ex-husband calls to tell her they are coming.  She knew why of course a new girlfriend but none the less she was happy to have Erin and Elle come to see her.

Boone and Tara as always have a bit of a tiff as they meet at the local ATM as they are both on their separate ways to get the kids.  Tara thinks Boone is a redneck sheriff and Boone thinks of Tara as a city slicker.  Once everyone gets back home Tara keep her eye on Boone, she doesn’t know why but something is drawing her to him.  Boone is happy to have his boys back with him but sacred to death.

As the twin girls and the little boys start to hang out a bit Boone and Tara start to realize things are changing between them.  Boone asks Tara out on a date and things start to heat up for the two.

I enjoyed this book just as much as the first two.  I enjoyed learning more about Boone and Tara.  I also enjoyed seeing the other characters from the first two books brought along in this one.  The author does a wonderful job with her  descriptions and the banter between all the characters.  The boys and the twins make you laugh and hurt for them and the relationship that blossoms between Boone and Tara is remarkable.  You fall in love with all the characters and some new ones all over again.

This author knows her stuff.  A great read.