Montana Creeds: Dylan by Linda Lael Miller


Hailed as “rodeo’s bad boy” for his talent at taming bulls and women, Dylan Creed likes life in the fast lane. But when the daughter he rarely sees is abandoned by her mother, Dylan heads home to Stillwater Springs ranch. Somehow the champion bull rider has to turn into a champion father—and fast.

Town librarian Kristy Madison is uncharacteristically speechless when Dylan Creed turns up for story time with a toddler in tow. The man who’d left a trail of broken hearts—including her own—is back…and this time Kristy’s determined to tame his wild ways once and for all.

Dylan is Book Two in the Montana Creed series, and did not disappoint.  I actually found that I liked Dylan even more than Logan – I think little Bonnie had something to do with that.  Dylan is a typical bad boy – bull riding and poker playing, along with women, are his passions in life.  But, his life is drastically changed when he comes out to his truck to find his two year old daughter waiting for him, her mother nowhere in site.

Unsure of how he is going to take care of his daughter (typical father material he is not) he decides to take her to story time at the local library, and to his surprise Kristy is the town librarian…and an old flame of his.  These two have a lot of baggage between them but despite it all they are able to start a new life together.

I think the thing that I enjoy most about these stories is that they focus on the characters in such depth.  There are subplots that help the plot along but do not deter from the heart of the story, and the love that forms between the hero and his leading lady.  Although there are some things that are typical of most romance novels, I believe that these have an extra flair that truly sets them apart, and would highly recommend this series!

Lily Kenyon left Stillwater Springs years ago, but has returned to help her father recover from a heart attack, and to try and make a fresh start.  Being a single mom isn’t easy, but she feels that Stillwater Springs might be the place for her to start a new life with her daughter, a place that has memories, both good and bad.

The Creed brothers have had problems, but nothing will keep them off of their ranch, trying to restore their family bond.  And Tyler is no different.  A former rodeo star, he is arrogant and thinks that people should look up to him for all of his accomplishments.  What he doesn’t expect is to have Lily Kenyon back in her life.  The history they have hangs heavy between the two – will they rekindle a flame that they thought went out years ago?

This is the third book in the Montana Creeds series and it is certainly not my last book by Linda.  Ms. Miller has such an excellent way of writing her characters to make them jump off of the page, and the emotion that they exhibit is exceptional!  Watching these characters try and overcome their past and rooting them on was a joy.  I would highly recommend this book!

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