by Linda Lael Miller

March 2009
ISBN: 978-0-373-77358-9
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Dylan Creed has been called "absolutely fearless" in his careers as a rodeo cowboy and a Hollywood stunt man. He is stricken by sudden overwhelming fear when he finds his former girlfriend has dumped their two year old daughter, Bonnie, in his truck. He does not know anything about little girls. He had a rough childhood with an alcoholic father and two brothers. He may not have married his daughter's mother, for many reasons, but he has sent support checks and tried to see Bonnie when his hectic schedule permitted. It looks like Dylan will have to head home to Stillwater Springs, Montana, and try to become a full-time daddy. His older brother, Logan, has already started a new life, so maybe Dylan can mend family rifts and settle down, too.

Kristy Madison has never left Stillwater Springs, even after losing her parents. She has become a librarian and is remodeling an old house. Dylan was her first love and she has tried to move on, but things have not worked out on the romance front. She is shocked to see Dylan and a toddler at her story time. Can love blossom for the two former lovers under a big Montana sky or will small town secrets from the past cause that love to wither on the vine?

Montana Creeds: Dylan is the second saga in a story that is heartwarming tale with a mesmerizing mix of family and romantic love. Dylan is a tough cowboy hero who has a tender heart and must deal with a troubled past before he can move into the future. Kristy has her own tortured past that she has kept suppressed for too long. She is a strong heroine, but must learn to deal with her own demons to be happy.

The author deftly weaves in the back story from the first novel in the trilogy, so the reader is easily brought up to date. Several characters play pivotal roles in both novels and add extra emotional depth and suspense. I loved all the McKettricks in Linda Lael Miller's earlier novels and the Creeds, who are kin to the McKettricks, have won my heart, too. I can hardly wait to read Tyler Creed's tale.

Reviewed in February 2009 by Roberta.

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