Tate - McKettricks of Texas, Bk 11 Author:Linda Lael Miller There are barely enough hours for divorced dad Tate McKettrick to run the Silver Spur ranch, do the suit-and-tie thing for his business and run herd on his beloved six-year-old twin daughters. But time stands still at the sight of Libby Remington. When they were high school sweethearts, the wealthy McKettrick couldn't convince Libby he loved... more » her. But now they're both back in Blue River, Texas. And cattle rustlers, a manipulative ex-wife and a killer stallion can't keep him from trying again.
Libby has her hands full taking care of her mother -- and running the Perk Up Coffee Shop. Caffeine, she needs. Tate McKettrick, with his blazing blue eyes and black hair? No. Oh, heck - yes. But can they really hope for a second chance?« less
Tate was a wonderful light hearted book. Tate and Libby work to get past their shared pasts and hurts and Tate's two beautiful twin daughters add to the livelihood of the book. It was a nice story that took me away for a few hours and helped to pull me out of a reading slump.
I'm wondering if Linda Lael Miller has finally run out of ideas... This book just didn't thrill me. I'm hoping that the next one in this series is better, or else I won't even bother with the third. There wasn't really any "depth" to any of these characters, and their "problems" all seemed very contrived and forced. (And if I'd read the phrase "It was the McKettrick way..." one more time, I thought I'd scream!) I thought that the books from her "Creed Brothers" series were much better than this one.
I can't believe how much I hated this book. I just started reading Miller and have read a few of her historical romances. I really enjoyed those. But this one was horrible.
First of all, it is really boring. Second, I absolutely could not stand Libby. She was overly nice and forgiving plus she lets everyone run all over her. The woman was pathetic. I had no respect for her at all. She never spoke her mind and lacked personality. She was totally unbelievable as a character.
Tate's six year olds daughters were not endearing at all. They were brats and very annoying. At least Libby's nephew was fun.
The love scenes between Tate and Libby were not romantic. It was all about getting it on. In fact, Libby and Tate did very little bonding and soul searching when it comes to their relationship. She also didn't spend much time with his daughters either before she decided she loved them as well.
And what's up with Libby's family wanting her to forgive Tate for cheating and dumping her when she needed him most? After all, her father was dying and it wasn't like she had a mother around to help. Where is the sisterly loyalty? Not even a little bit of anger at the man who hated their sister so badly? Not even a threat of he better not hurt her again?
Tate wasn't the best father either. He pretty much takes off and leaves them with the housekeeper whenever he feels like it. Not to mention introducing Libby to them without getting to know if Libby is serious about him. Still a pretty selfish bastard in my book.
So overall, I hated all the characters and there wasn't much of a plot. The whole book was focused on Tate and Libby's relationship but at the same time nothing really happened on that front. Nothing deep or emotional gets worked on nor does it get resolved. It was horribly put together and some of the conversations didn't flow properly.
Definitely not worth the read. Hopefully the other ones will be better.