Review: Tyler (Montana Creeds #3) by Linda Lael Miller

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Montana Creeds #3
Linda Lael Miller
Western Romance - Contemporary Romance
HQN Books
November 24th 2015


Descendents of the legendary McKettrick family, the Creeds are renowned in Stillwater Springs, Montana—for raising hell…

Whether winning championship belt buckles or dealing with Hollywood types for endorsement deals, former rodeo star Tyler Creed can handle anything. Except standing on the same square foot of land as his estranged brothers. Yet here they are in Stillwater Springs, barely talking but trying to restore the old Creed ranch — and family.

Lily Kenyon knows all about family estrangements and secrets. The single mom has come home to set things right, to put down roots for her daughter. What she doesn’t expect is Tyler Creed, whom she’s loved since childhood. Now the handsome, stubborn cowboy who left home to seek his fortune just might find it was always under the Montana sky…

Meet the Creed cowboys of Montana: three estranged brothers who come home to find family — and love.


This is my first book by Linda Lael Miller.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I wasn’t expecting for our hero Tyler to get a free pass on what happened 13 years ago with Lily. Tyler is home to face his past and face the Creed demons that plague him.

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The emotional development is non-exiting for our leads. Tyler was married, but his wife died. Lily was married too, but was getting a divorce when her husband died.

Tyler and Lily are back home for different reasons and meet up again. She still has feelings for him, first love, no one really gets over them. I couldn’t tell if Tyler ever cared for Lily or not, then and now. Back in high school he was dating Lily for several years. They never had sex during that time, yet at the same time he was dating Lily he was sleeping with a women 15 years his senior. Infidelity. Cheating. Big no no for me even if it did happen as teenagers. I expected their to be groveling, major groveling, and addressing this issue; between the characters. They don’t talk about the past, what happened in-between, then and now.

What they do is act like horny teenagers. We have the first “date” going out to dinner, but instead of dinner he says “let’s just skip the dinner & get down to business”. OMG!! And, what does she do, she agrees. Not once is his betrayal mentioned or remembered. These two have two dates and all they do is have sex. What the heck? And, the sex. It was unprotected. OMG!! Their is a brief mention that he says he’s clean and Lily thinks she can’t get pregnant; because her and her dead ex-husband had tried for years to have another kid, with no luck. That’s it. Then her mother-in-law called the next day and tells her about her ex-hubby’s secret vasectomy.. Uhhh!!

When they do sit and talk, it’s no big deal. No addressing any of the issues. As for his infidelity he says it was just sex with Doreen, nothing more. She just lets it slide. At this point I’m shaking my head and throwing my hands in the air. How in the world can that be it of the talk? How can she not care? Ahhh!! It clearly affected her life, with the distance her father put between them and that she only married to try and move on, but she didn’t truly love her ex-husband. Then their is a 13 year old kid that might or might not be Tyler’s from his affair with Doreen and Lily is like, A OK with this. WTF???

Then theirs the blatant flaunt of money and things that are nice and fancy. Family secrets that come out. So many little plot things going on with Tyler Creed and not all the plot things ever get resolved or completed.


Enough is enough! I really should have put this down, but I hit that 50% mark and was like well I’m this far, maybe, just maybe something will happen….

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Review: Tyler (Montana Creeds #3) by Linda Lael Miller

  1. Oh that’s too bad. I love her books. Haven’t read this one. I don’t remember them having so much sex in them, either. Odd. Hope your next read is better!
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    • Lots of people like this author. I just had a disappointing experience with Tyler. I might try another of her books, who knows!

  2. I used to read her books a lot but I haven’t read her in a while. Sorry to hear you didn’t like it better.
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    • I grabbed this one on a whim. I saw it our Library Bookstore (paperbacks are only $.50c) so I picked it up to give it a try. The cover is sexy and the blurb made it sound nice. The reviews where medium for it. I tried, but unfortunately this one did work. I might try another of hers and see, who knows!

  3. sorry to hear it wasn’t more than that

    • Me too. The cover pulled me, but the story was disappointing.