When single attorney Steven Creed becomes guardian of an orphaned five-year-old boy, he trades his big-city law firm for a ranch near his McKettrick kin in the close-knit community of Stone Creek, Arizona. Taking care of little Matt and fixing up his run-down ranch house with its old barn loosens something tightly wound inside him. But when Steven takes on the pro bono defense of a local teen, he meets his match in the opposing counsel—beautiful, by-the-book county prosecutor Melissa O'Ballivan. It'll take one grieving little boy, a sweet adopted dog and a woman who never expected to win any man's heart to make this Creed in Stone Creek know he's truly found home.
First I'd like to thank Harlequin for reaching out to "Good Choice Reading" and offering us "A Creed In Stone Creek" for review. It's an honor.
I have to start off by saying that this was a cute western romance book. I love contemp romance but this book was a bit fast paced with its characters and slow paced with the story.
Here's what I liked:
1. It's a complete delight to see a single man drop his life to adopt his best friend's child and raise
him as his own.
2. I like that Melissa is a woman that has a career and can manage on her own.
3. I love how Steven approached any situation when it came to Matt and his family. He respected
Matt enough to let him make some decisions
Here's what I didn't like:
1. I didn't like how the main characters story was hot and cold.
2. Now I love Matt's character. But he seems to be a bit too smart for his age, even if he's a gift child.
3. I didn't like how the story was prolonged with other subplots.
Overall it was a sweet story. How could you not like a man who takes resposibility for his deceased best friend's son without a thought. That was admiring. A man who dropped his life to raise his "new" adopted son. And then there's Melissa, a woman with character and a great career whose well educated and established. And I love how both Steven and Melissa have a great family bond. Seeing how their family supported them throughout the book was heart-warming. Despite the little issues I had with the story, Linda still managed to keep my attention.
I give this book a 3.5 stars. This is a good book for you if you're into western romance.
A little more information about Author Linda Lael Miller
Check out http://www.takeacowboyhome.com/ for a bit more information on her series.
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