This book did not suffer from many of the problems of the first book in the series: A CREED IN STONE CREEK. There was a sufficient time span for the characters get to know one another (they didnt jump in bed before page 50).
Tricia McCall has returned to the small town of Lonesome Bend, Colorado, to sell some property left to her by her father. She spent summers with her dad in this neck of the woods and is nostalgic about her early life. As a city girl, Tricia is eager to sell the land and get back to civilization. Unfortunately, there are no takers beating down her door.
Tricia has been in an on-and-off-again relationship with a Seattle-based man, Hunter. Although she expects to marry Hunter, Tricia appears to be drifting through life. Connor remembers Tricia from her summers in the area and is interested; she doesnt share the feeling.
This is the story of Connor Creed -- one of a pair of identical twins who seem to hate each other. They have been estranged for more than 10 years. Suddenly, Brody appears and announces that he has come to stay on the ranch he and Connor inherited.
I think LLM has worn out the formula of adding a child, a cat and a growing dog to fill pages. This book is also quite wordy; she describes someone getting into a car and starting the ignition. Things that dont need to be explained to the reader ARE explained in grinding detail; it is obvious that she is padding the book.
My real issue with the book, however, is the lack of chemistry between the main characters. There are things going on that dont promote the story. Tricia and Connor dont really spend a great deal of time talking to each other most of the book is told through the interaction of other characters.
1. A Creed in Stone Creek (2011)
2. Creed's Honor (2011)
3. The Creed Legacy (2011)
Very slow and boring. Most of Miller's stuff are better. The characters were not interesting at all and there was no movement in their relationship. I have no idea how they decided they loved one another because they barely spend any time together or have a real conversation.
And for someone who is heavily involved with animals, why do Miller's characters always shut their dogs in the car?
Linda's characters are real people with real life emotions, issues, challenges and celebrations.