A Western Romance Novel (The Carsons of Mustang Creek)

By Linda Lael Miller

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liz cassell
I love Linda leal Miller books!
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renee taylor jauregui
great serie.
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gabriel matthew perez
As usual Linda's book is easy and interesting to read. I will continue to buy her books always
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rifa
Her characters are always real and you want to know about them. It is like they become a part of your family.
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estella french
Came to me just as expected, and in a timely manner!
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jerry t
A really great story.
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ghazi mahdi
Good book
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nichole mcmahan
It was a great book . I enjoyed the series .
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montana
This was a great read, better if you read the first two in the series.
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greg tyler
Good story
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patrick hanson lowe
Great read! Characters were easy to relate to.
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niall
Thank you
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caitlin baker
Very entertaining. Nice easy read.
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eunji
Great story line!!
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jonathan kemp
Nice book
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kathy hong
LInda Lael Miller, Always good, don't want to put the book down.
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riss
Great followupto previous books.
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jennyfer
It was gay.
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monish
Great read
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g l ford
Fun story. I really like her books
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joanna dignam
Lindaa Lael Miller is one of the best!
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ray user2637
Loved it
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teleute
Very good read
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elissa
Good book
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fredrik
Just was not interesting.
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frida
Has everything you could possibly want in a really good story.Thrills,mystery and suspense.Keeps you guessing,about what's going to happen next.
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madhusudhanan
Normally I love LLM books and was happy that this one came out so soon after Slater's story. Unfortunately, this was a slow and boring read. I just don't see these characters coming together beyond any ties other than great sex. I really hate when there is an exchange of dialog leaving one of the characters "in tears" and leaves me like, that wasn't that funny. I only finished it to complete the series. I was disappointed that for all those pages there wasn't more depth into the characters, wasted opportunities to bring some drama in with the ex or even over a longer period of time (the bulk of the book takes place in the course of one week).
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janki
Forever a Hero is the third book in the Carsons of Mustang Creek series, and having read the previous two novels because I've been a fan of Ms. Miller's for decades, I must admit that this was my least favorite among them for a number of reasons, and I can only give it 2.5 stars.

Forever a Hero focuses on the youngest of the Carson brothers, Mace, a Wyoming vintner, who owns and operates the small but highly regarded Mountain Winery. As the novel opens, he's driving back to the ranch in the pouring rain and watches the car ahead of him fishtail and nearly slide off the muddy edge of the road where there's a 50-foot drop. He manages to free the driver seconds before the car drops down the incline, landing upside down in Mustang Creek below, where it soon bursts into flames. The damsel in distress is Kelly Wright, who is in Mustang Creek on business for her company--she's there to convince Mace to sell the winery to her employer, CGI, and she recognizes Mace immediately, although he doesn't recognize her. Ten years earlier, he rescued her from a crazed attacker on her college campus, testified at his trial and helped send him to prison for a decade.

While Mace has no intention of selling the winery he so loves, Kelly, a city born and bred career woman who is all business, all the time, and has one failed marriage behind her, is nevertheless attracted to Mace, and could use a fling.

Mace, like his brothers before him, clearly wants more than that from Kelly. Sadly, although Ms. Miller tries to develop the chemistry between these two characters, this reader just didn't feel it at all. The novel is well-written, and the words were there on the page, but I didn't see any real depth to their relationship, which, in the course of this novel, happens in one week. While I enjoyed the witty banter between these two, I didn't particularly like Kelly's character, and aside from her looks, didn't quite get what Mace saw in her that attracted him so easily. Every time Mace tried to draw her in, all she talked about was business, and never missed an opportunity to try to sweeten the deal and convince Mace to sell in the hope that her landing the winery would mean a promotion and stock options at her company. Even when she discovers that her boss, Dina, is leaving the company, and that Dina's replacement is going to be Kelly ex-husband, Alan, she still cannot stop trying to close this deal--her attempts became more than a little tiresome, and really bogged down this novel.

Also, since the sex between these two was more perfunctory than explicit, and although it's mentioned that Mace is a talented lover, all of the author's attempts to go for the sizzle and create some serious heat between Mace and Kelly ended up feeling rather flat. Kelly's previous marriage ended because her husband wanted children almost immediately after their wedding, and Kelly didn't want to give up her career. Throughout much of the novel, she's still unsure about whether or not she wants children, but it's clear that Mace does.

When Kelly learns that her former attacker has been released from prison, having served his sentence, and when she gets a text message purportedly from him, I hoped the drama of him possibly coming after her or Mace would amp up the action and suspense--it didn't. Yes, Mace and everyone else on the ranch go into protective mode, but what should have been an action-packed manhunt for Kelly's attacker simply wasn't.

While the theme of the novel, career-minded city gal meets Wyoming cowboy/vintner was an intriguing, if somewhat familiar trope, the novel seemed over-long, bogged down by business minutia, and the romance and suspense were underwhelming. Yes, there's an HEA ending, but despite Ms. Miller's attempts to inject real feeling into this novel, it's my least favorite in this series, and possibly my least favorite of all her novels.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book and received no compensation for doing so. The opinions expressed are my own.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
anne hartman
"Forever a Hero" is Linda Lael Miller's third Carsons of Mustang Creek novel, and, once again, she proves she is a master storyteller. Her characters in this novel are slightly older and more wary than her usual protagonists. Kelly is sales agent for an international marketing firm that specializes in promoting small wine businesses. Divorced from a man who betrayed his earlier promises to her, Kelly has no desire to marry again anytime soon. Mace Carson is the owner of a family wine business in Mustang Creek, Wyoming, and he has no desire to hand over control of his business to Kelly's company. Mace is also the man that saved Kelly from a violent would-be rapist ten years earlier when both were college students in California. As Kelly and Mace butt heads and fall in love, we meet the wonderful, slightly eccentric members of the Carson family, and the very eccentric citizens of Mustang Creek. Love is the operative word in this delightful novel. Love of family including the four legged variety and those related by friendship, not blood, and love of fellow humans. As Mace says to Kelly while trying to convince her to take a leap of faith and love again:

“Seems to me if there’s one hope of pulling this world out of the soup, well, that hope is love. Wide-open, hell-bent-for-election, take-no-prisoners love. Sure, it’s risky, putting your heart out there, but if we don’t take the chance, you and me and everybody else who gives a damn, then that’s it. Game over, lights out. The dark side wins and everything gets a hell of a lot worse.”

(I received an advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley.)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
megumi terui
Linda Lael Miller revisits the Carsons of Mustang Creek, this time focusing on the youngest Carson brother: Mace. In Forever a Hero, Kelly Wright is on a mission to persuade vintner Mace to sell his small but successful winery to Great Grapes International. Despite their former acquaintance, Kelly the maiden in distress and Mace her knight in shining armor, Kelly is determined not to mix pleasure with business.

I love western romances and Forever a Hero is one of the best I've read so far. The story takes off after Mace saves Kelly from an unfortunate accident, yet again. The tension between the two characters is palpable as they try to figure out how to proceed. Mace is determined not to sell, but he's willing to keep Kelly around to explore their personal connection. Mace and Kelly are two intellectuals with a passion for wine. While Mace focuses on perfecting the taste and tone of each of his wines, Kelly is the marketing guru. She knows just the right words to use to convince others of her ideas. The two are an obvious match and its fun to see them come around to the same conclusion.

A bit of suspense is thrown into the mix of this storyline when Kelly's attacker is released from a ten year stint in jail. The big question is whether or not he's willing to risk going back to jail for the sake of getting revenge. This part of the plot rounds the story out a bit, but I actually would have liked to see it expanded upon. This character was mostly a shadow that caused Kelly and Mace to watch their backs, and it didn't make a strong impact until the end of the novel. Even then it was over and done with in a matter of paragraphs.

The plot is fast paced but leaves enough time for readers to experience the fresh Wyoming landscape. I even feel like I went to the Mountain Winery vineyard myself and walked among the rows and rows of growing grapes. Linda Lael Miller has a way of writing characters who are so in tune with their surroundings that their stories feel authentic. Their desires and goals are so believable and realistic which adds a rich layer of drama when plans don't work out quite in the way they expected. Fans of the Carson brothers will revel in this latest installment, and readers unfamiliar will be itching to visit Mustang Creek!
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
laurie rosenwasser
Another of the Carsons of Mustang Creek with a focus on Mace Carson, the winemaker, who has followed in his grandfather's shoes; and Kelly Wright, a representative of a company that wants to take over Mace's winery--actually, they want to buy it outright!--and whom Kelly remembers as the guy who saved her from an assault that could have become a rape or worse when she was in college.

Mace has no intention of selling the winery, but in a shocker that is sort of slipped in, his mother and grandfather agree to sell it, while keeping Mace on as winemaker. He then offers Kelly an opportunity to stay in Wyoming by becoming his marketing guru and running the new store he decides to open in Mustang Creek. Yet another issue that I felt was handled more awkwardly than in other books in this series is the reappearance of the guy who had assaulted Kelly earlier. It was designed to amp up the danger to her as she struggles with whether she'll stick with the old company, now run by her ex-husband, or go with Mace's offer, but it seemed contrived and not up to the author's usual skill.
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mik hamilton d c
Linda Lael Miller’s Wyoming romances are warm and comfortable, offering straightforward relationships without a lot of angst, spiced with humor and an occasional soupcon of danger. Forever A Hero is the third book in the Carsons of Mustang Creek trilogy, and features the youngest Carson brother, Mace, and California businesswoman Kelly Wright.

It’s impossible not to like Mace; he’s confident, comfortable with who he is, direct about what he wants, and he’s got a great sense of humor. He combines the best of traditional Western masculinity with modern attitudes (and sensitivity) toward women. Mace is a gifted and dedicated winemaker; running the winery is his contribution to the ranch.

Kelly arrives in Wyoming to persuade Mace to partner with her employer, a wine conglomerate. The two of them have a history, but not the kind you’d expect — Mace saved Kelly from a sexual assault in progress ten years earlier, when they were both in college, dragging her assailant off her and subduing him before calling the police. They haven’t seen each other since the trial, but she knew who he was when she set up the meeting. In her professional persona, Kelly is a powerhouse; she’s smart, capable, and determined. In fact, she’s just as likable as Mace, but less confident when it comes to her personal life. She worries about how fast their feelings for each other are growing — understandable, since her first marriage ended in divorce, but I did occasionally get annoyed at how much she dwelt on it. However, Kelly is more courageous (and more smitten) than she realizes, so their relationship develops fairly quickly, without too many hiccups or setbacks.

Their story isn’t trouble-free, however. Kelly’s assailant is released from prison and he’s out for revenge. An author like Jayne Ann Krentz or Nora Roberts would emphasize the danger and suspense, perhaps even more than the romance, but for Miller, it’s only one thread in a novel that is mainly about Kelly and Mace’s relationship. I appreciated that; I enjoy romantic suspense, but sometimes I just want a nice, comforting romance with just a hint of danger, and that’s what Miller delivers.

As I mentioned above, Mace and Kelly’s relationship, both personal and business, develops a little too quickly, especially given Kelly’s reasons for holding back. It worked for me anyway, mainly because it fits who Mace is, but once in a while I felt as though the two of them, and the story, were skipping a step here and there. However, that didn’t keep me from enjoying the book!

Beyond the Mace-Kelly story, I love the relationships the Carson brothers have with each other: good-natured teasing and rivalry on the surface, but absolute loyalty and support underneath. And I love the whole Carson family milieu: their wise, indomitable mother Blythe; their feisty, all-knowing cook/housekeeper Harry; and Red, the old ranch hand, whose colorful turns of phrase are almost too Western to be true. Plus, of course, the various spouses and children who have joined the family in the previous two books: Grace and Luce, Ryder, and Daisy. The novel is set in the fictional town of Mustang Creek, where Miller has set at least one previous trilogy and a Christmas novel. Characters from those four books wander in and out of the Carson brothers trilogy as well, giving the fictional town enough depth and history to feel real.

I’m sorry to see the end of the trilogy, and hope Linda Lael Miller will set future novels in Mustang Creek. I’d particularly like to see Raine’s story; she doesn’t appear in person in Forever a Hero, but she’s referenced several times, and did appear in Once a Rancher. Meanwhile, I’ve enjoyed reading about the Carson brothers, and I’ll be eagerly awaiting Miller’s next book.

REVIEW ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED on The Bookwyrm's Hoard blog.
FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a review copy from the publisher.
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kelsey hatley
I could not wait to get my hot little hands on the third book in The Carson's Mustang Creek Series. Forever a Hero is Mace Carson's story. Mace is not only a cowboy. He has a talent for making tasty wines. He loves to create new wines with flavors that he enjoys. So when Kelly Wright comes to town to talk him into selling his winery it's not going to be an easy sell for Kelly.

Kelly Wright has been through a lot. She was attacked in college by a madman. Thankfully Mace just seen what was going on and was able to save Kelly before anything happened. That was their first meeting and then several years pass before they meet again.

I don't want to tell you too much but oh my goodness the first part of this story had me holding my breath and maybe even leaning back a little bit to give Mace a little more leverage if he needed it. That will make sense when you read the story.
Kelly came to Mustang Creek on business but business can sometimes mix with pleasure a little bit. The attraction between Kelly and Mace is certainly there. They don't agree on all business terms but they sure do agree on other matters. I really enjoyed watching them get to know each other. This is one of those second chance romances that I found myself cheering for. These two so deserve a chance at happily ever after together.

The Carson family is just awesome. That is certainly a one for all and all for one family. If one member has problem they all step up to the plate to help out. Whether it is a mess that needs cleaned up or someone that needs to be taken care of.

There is some major suspense and dramatic moments. I don't want to tell you too much about them but I love how the Carson family and the town of Mustang Creek sticks together to get things done.

This is part of the Carsons of Mustang Creek series but it will stand on it's own just fine. If you have had a chance to read the other two books you will enjoy catching up with the other Carson brothers and their wives.

Overall I really liked this book. There are some interesting elements that adds into the story line that makes it just a little different yet so enjoyable. I love cowboy stories. Those cowboys just have that laid back attitude, but they can take care of any problem, and they have those good ol' boys manners.

I always enjoy Linda Lael Miller's books. She has such a smooth and easy to read writing style that pulls you right in. I'll be anxious to see what she has in store for us lucky readers next.

I was given the opportunity to read this wonderful story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
wyatt
Sometimes the characters in a book series can become your friends, and they feel so familiar and comfortable like your own family. And when a new installments come out in a series like that, it feels like you are going, if not home, then visit with dear friends. So let me tell you about the visit I had in the Mustang Creek and about the friends who lives there...
The Carson family is a delight to be around. The brothers with their quick wit and constant banter are fun and entertaining. They might rip each other as often as possible, but they also look out for each other and would do absolutely anything to help the others if needed. They love and respect their mom fiercely, and Harry, the cook is like a beloved aunt, Red the foreman of the ranch, like a father figure to all of them since their lost their own father years ago. There is love in the air that is palpable, and their unconventional family opens their hearts, minds, and arms to any of its members to embrace them and share their lives with them. Yes, there's such warm and fuzzy feelings around the ranch, mixed with family values, honesty, dignity, and respect. Who doesn't enjoy to hang around folks like that?!
Mace Carson, the youngest son, the wine expert who seems to take nothing seriously, who has a big caring, protective heart, is sexy as all get out, and a kind and sweet man. There's absolutely nothing to dislike him about. He can take charge, yet is considerate to others. He jokes around to keep things light but has big shoulders to cry on if needed and willing to talk seriously when called for. He doesn't like to be seen as a hero, but would rather meet you as an equal, face to face, on the same level. A man to swoon after!
Kelly Wright is a workaholic, who has passion and drive, loves to make deals, and goes after what she wants. The drama from a decade ago shadows her mind, the role Mace had in it, saving her, still makes her look at him with awe. Her marriage left her skeptical about lasting love and kept promises, doubting herself as a partner in a relationship. The feelings between her and Mace are so easy to come by, so comfortable, so intimate she wonders if they are to be trusted.
The attraction between Kelly and Mace is palpable. They have the chemistry, they have the connection, it is beautiful and filled with fire from the passion they have for each other. The doubts and fears in Kelly's mind giving their relationship the waves, the pull and push go on maybe a bit too long.
I loved the slow pace of the story, it really gave me the time and an opportunity to enjoy each moment with the characters, and get a good look of their lives. The family connection, the friends in town, the romance, even the bit of a danger that arises from the tale, it all wrapped itself around my mind and played the scenes like on a movie screen. There's so much adoration, admiration, and all the good things still left in this world present and counted for in the tale, it left me smiling and sighing with a hopeful mind. A lovely, delightful tale with smooth, flowing writing set in a gorgeous scenery that might make you want to cork a bottle of wine and take a moment to enjoy the life. Cheers to the Carson family, I have enjoyed getting to know y'all!
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
draya
Forever A Hero: The Carsons of Mustang Creek Book 1 is by Linda Lael Miller. This book is the start of a trilogy of the Carsons. This is another fantastic modern-day cowboy story with a twist. This cowboy does work on his family ranch; but he also owns and runs a winery which is his main concern. It is an intriguing book that holds your interest and yet can be put down to be enjoyed at a different time.
Mace Carson is a Wyoming born and bred cowboy. He was raised with old-fashioned manners. When he saw a young woman in distress, he could do nothing other than help her out of trouble. He stood by her as the man attacking her was tried, convicted, and sent to prison. Although he was hailed as a hero, he never saw himself as one. Now, ten years later, he is faced with this young woman again. This time, she is working for a company that wants to buy his winery. He is not willing to sell it; but is definitely interested in Kelly Wright. He has another proposition for her.
Kelly Wright has never forgotten the man who saved her and instinctively knew she had a tough job assigned to her. Her company, of which she was a corporate executive, wants his winery. They will allow him to continue to run it; but want it in their name. To make the job even harder, her boss was moving to the London branch and her ex-husband was taking over her job. Can she work for Alan? What happens when the man who attacked her is let out of prison? Can Mace protect her again?
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harry ramani
Ten years ago Kelly Wright was attacked by a male on her college campus. It could have turned out so bad had it not been for her hero rescuing her....Mace Carson. Thanks to Mace her attacker went to jail. She'll never forget her hero and she'll never be in that position again. She's now on her way to Mustang Creek to negotiate a sale for her company. She slides off the wet road and her car is hanging by a thread before it goes over an embankment. Before panic has a chance to set in, she is rescued! Once again....Mace Carson. When he rescued her in college, him and her were both dating other people. What happens now when neither is dating anyone? He's such an amazing man, how can she not fall for him, but she's in his town to do a job. One that involves him and one that he has put his foot down and said absolutely it's not happening!

Mace Carson is a cowboy that owns/run a ranch and a winery. As he's traveling down the wet road; a car spins out in front of him. He rushes to help the driver since the car is about to topple over the embankment. He's surprised to see who the driver is...Kelly She's older and more beautiful than he remembered and she's also an executive after his winery. Oh hell no!! He's not willing to sell, but there's chemistry between them that neither can deny. But, what happens when Kelly's attacker gets out of jail and has a score to settle with her and Mace?

Oh my, this was such a good series!! Those Carson men are a force to be reckoned with! Hot, alpha cowboys stuck in their ways. Reading each book of this series, was like rejoining friends around the kitchen table to catch up! A captivating series that I found hard to set each book down until I was finished!!

Reviewed on behalf of Once Upon An Alpha
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
melvie
Mace Carson is one of the Carson Ranching family members. He operates a winery there, and doesn’t consider himself a hero, just a man who has been in the right place at the right time. In college, he saved a young woman from an attacker and never forgot her.
Kelly Wright never forgot that horrible night when Mace came to her rescue. Mace saves her again when her car skids out in front of his truck and aims for a ravine. Mace helps her escape the car just in time and is her hero again.
Seeing each other and reliving old times is not something Mace was ready for. When he finds out Kelly is in town to make an offer on his winery he is very curious
Mace and Kelly have a spark between them that they are not sure is wise to explore. Combining business and pleasure is not always a good idea. Deciding to be friends and getting to know each other better will help Kelly agree to negotiate, or so she hopes. It is fun to watch them spar with each other over selling the winery or not.
I love Linda Lael Miller’s books and the comradery between family members and their friends. I have never disliked any of her stories set in the west that always include sexy cowboys.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
shahzad
It was fun to return to Wyoming and to see what was new with the Carson family in Forever a Hero. Linda Lael Miller’s stories about three brothers connected to the family ranch had me from the start. And it drew to a fitting close with this book.

It had to be fate ten years ago when Mace Carson rescued Kelly Wright from an attacker on their college campus. But because of circumstances there was no chance to have more of a relationship at that time. He’d be remembered by Kelly as her hero. They both moved on with their lives. One failed marriage and ten years later Kelly is working for a company that wants to buy Mace’s wine – all of his wine. He may not want to sell but he’d like to get to know Kelly more and maybe convince her to work for him. All bets are off when the man who attacked her is released from prison. Could he possibly be the person who sent her a menacing text? Once again, Mace is ready to step up and keep her safe.

This book is typical Miller in that the romance is so nice, it’s filled with funny people and pets, and the setting is spectacular. Those reasons are why I keep picking up her books and look forward to the next one. Recommended to fans of Linda Lael Miller and contemporary romance. *review galley in exchange for my honest review
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
gavin mcdonnell
I should have known better than to have expected reality! I was flumaxed when Mace and (gee, I can’t remember the leading lady’s name) we’re discussing all the varieties of wine he makes on this high altitude, heavy snow-zone ranch, so I did a LITTLE research. Wine grapes do not grow in the western mountain area of Wyoming, so the entire premise of this book can not happen. Any grapes actually grown for making wine are grown in the relatively lowlands long the eastern border with Nebraska. The “winery” in the Jackson Hole area sources its grapes from Napa Valley in California, and that is why and how it can produce such a wide variety of wines. I HATE when I’m reading a book to escape stress and the whole thing falls apart because it just can’t be. If I wanted fantasy or science fiction (I do appreciate both genres!) I’d have chosen another author. I wanted a cowboy romance, so I went with a familiar name, and got unbelievable nonsense. Very silly and disappointing!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
james newman
There’s nothing like a hero saving the day to start a story in the right direction and author Linda Lael Miller does that perfectly in her latest release.
Miller’s characters are realistic and down-to-earth, while also having some hero-like qualities we all wish for from time-to-time. The interaction between the characters adds depth to the story and draws you further in.
With an eye for detail and rich descriptions, the Mustang Creek comes alive on the page. The setting is perfect and Miller makes the reader feel they are in the middle of the action throughout the story.
FOREVER A HERO has bits of suspense and mystery blended with romance for a well-balanced story. The main two characters being opposites adds a bit of intrigue to the mix. This is a delightful story that can be read on its own or in order with the other books in the series.
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
giulio
Kelly and Mace have a history, one they have both never forgotten, and now they have a present and a future. I enjoyed seeing them circle around each other and try to figure out where their friendship/relationship would head. There wasn’t really any doubt as to how or where it would go for me but it was fun to see them reconnect.

The story is about Mace and Kelly discovering their feelings for each other and working toward their happy ending. Yet, the real story is the family. Both characters have a wonderful supporting family. Mace’s brothers manage to share all his embarrassing stories while growing up and still show him the support and love he needs to figure out what he needs for his future with Kelly. Kelly’s sisters do the same when Mace meets them. The family love is one of my most favorite things about Forever a Hero.

The Carsons of Mustang Creek is a series but each book can be read all alone. I recommend checking them all out.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
patty goldman
I have long been a fan of Linda Lael Miller and I love when an email pops up saying she has a new book up for review; better yet is when it is another one of the Carson's of Mustang Creek series.

When you read a series, every time a new book comes out, it's like old friends are coming home for a visit and you want to sit down and catch up with each one. Forever a Hero brings the youngest brother to the forefront and it is his turn to take a chance on love. Will he find the woman of his dreams? You'll have to pick up the book if you want to find out!

As with all of Linda's books, Forever a Hero is well-written and enjoyable to read. With all of the beautiful spring afternoons on the horizon, this book just calls for an afternoon on the swing with a tall glass of iced tea.

I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am a huge fan of Linda Lael Miller and enjoyed the opportunity to review the book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
stasha
The story certainly starts with a bang. This is book three of a series following the romantic interests of the third Carson brother, a vintner certainly, but all cowboy at heart and wedded to the family farm in Wyoming. Headed by its matriarch and fed by the family cook extraordinaire, Harry, they all live in the massive family home that has separate apartments for each but where all share family meals together. They may tease one another mercilessly but their love and loyalty is unquestionable. They also live in a small ranching community where everyone knows one another and secrets are not possible. You either find this claustrophobic or comforting but the wide open spaces and the Grand Tetons will capture your soul. Drop by Bad Billy’s and Thelma will bring you your order without your opening your mouth--she just knows. The place is filled with such characters.
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pieter
The last Carson of Mustang Creek meets his match in the third book of the Carson series. Kelly Wright and Mace Carson have a history that goes back 10 years. It seems that Mace just can't quite saving Kelly as it happens again when she comes to Mustang Creek. I loved how Mace knew right away that Kelly was the one for him and how he tried very hard to take it slow. Kelly has some hang-up about marriage and long term relationships as her first marriage went very wrong. Add the danger from someone that attacked Kelly getting out of prison (Mace saved her 10 years ago) and you have added tension. A great way to end each of the Carson boys getting their HEA.

I received a free copy of Forever a Hero in return for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kamila forson
Mace and Kelly met years ago on a college campus when Mace stopped a mugger from attacking Kelly.

Fast forward 10 years, Kelly now works for a successful wine company that wants to buy Mace's vineyard. Until Kelly reminds him, Mace doesn't remember her. Once Mace remembers, he sets out to win Kelly over all the while not selling his vineyard to her company.

The book is well written has a few twists and turns that will please fans that want a good western contemporary romance with some suspense thrown into the mix. It is the 3rd book in the Carsons Of Mustang Creek series but could be read on its own.

Thanks to Netgalley for providing an early copy of this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
bella thomson
This was my favorite book out of the Carsons of Mustang Creek series, I did not want to put it down. I love the character Mace especially, his outlook on life, and his sense of humor. To me it is the sign of good writing when I feel emotions toward a character in a book. I didn't like Kelly at some points because of her attitude toward convincing Mace he needed to sell his winery and wanted Mace to send her on her way. When a writer can create emotions in their readers that is a gift in my opinion. Linda Lael Miller has a great gift for writing. I am glad for the day I picked up one of her books from the local library and was immediately hooked. I have read all that she has written so far and always look forward the next one.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jessica stewart
This is the last book in this series and what an ending. This book is full of romance, humour with some added suspense. This story will keep you reading long into the night, I just couldn't put it down till I'd finished it. This author has a fantastic ability of making you part of the story. The characters were fantastic with lots of snappy dialogue. You are always on to a winner with this author. I can't wait to read more from this author in the future.
Highly recommended
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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neesa
Loved the chemistry between Mace and Kelly. Fun and heartwarming relationships between the entire family.
i recommend this book even if you haven't been reading the series.
Linda has a gift for developing characters to fall in love with.

I received this book from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review.
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jackiemoryangmail com
The cowboy queen returns with another great story. Linda Lael Miller is the queen when it comes to cowboy stories. She returns with another story of the Carson brothers. This time Mace is reunited with a woman he rescued back when they were attending college. Time repeats itself when he rescues Kelly once again, making him her Forever Hero.
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tamica
Ms. Miller has another hit. She certainly knows how to paint a cowboy with words.
I read the three books and I liked all three of the brothers. Reading about a tight, strong family is always a good thing.
I'd have liked to know the exact outcome of the captured stalker, but I love how he was cornered.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
scott prutton
I picked this up on a whim at Target and I'm so pleased that I did. The cover struck me first as he looked like a real guy. this story is clever, witty and so romantic and filled with catchy twist and surprises from both the hero and heroine. Mace is one sexy charming cowboy and I'm eager to read the rest of this series. A new fan for this writer:)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
khalid hurayb
I enjoyed this book although at times I thought it was a bit slow. I enjoyed visiting the Carson family and Mace's story. Mace saved Kelly in Collage from a would be attacker and then again 10 years later in a car accident that could have been deadly
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
khalifah insan
My favorite of hers so far. I loved both of these characters. Kelly and Mace are strong, funny, loving people. What I liked best was the mature way their growing relationship was shown, without stupid moves on either of their parts, creating a crisis.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
david konefal shaer
This book is so not up to par with LLM's previous work. The story line is lame, the characters are cardboard, and the dialog is banal (not to mention repetitive). We're supposed to believe that the cowboy who can't even remember that he's previously met the person he rescues in the first chapter, suddenly falls deeply in love with her - in the space of a couple days. Really? There's no spark on these pages, no sizzle, just the author's say-so, so the reader should fall in line and believe it.
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kate battles
The 4 book series is perfect. Hope more books from this series come out.
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kipp
I always enjoy LLM's stories. This was a sweet romantic escape. I also love her inclusion of animals in her books. Fur babies make everything better!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sorin
Great third book. wish they were going on and telling me how the family turns out, maybe Christmas story will be about those people too. Thanks
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
caryne
A city girl, a country guy, a winery, all set in Wyoming and a love story that will be a favorite for everyone!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
emiliano
A great addition to the series. Mace was an interesting character. Tough when need be and gentle when needed. I enjoyed this book very much.
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jessi thornhill
Enjoyed the series but this third one was weak and sappy. The female lead was a big cry baby and I just cannot stand that. Loved the other two before this one.
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rebecca raisin
This is a great story. I like the Carson's of Mustang Creek series. Strong main characters that butt heads, but love prevails.
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s ach
Another winner. Author places you smack dab in the middle of the family, winery, and suspense. Great read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ehsan
Very good story. Rancher who can save the same girl more than once and she ends up saving him back.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
joanne chau
I enjoy reading these series.
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samantha thompson
Typically Palmer
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kapil
Great story!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
daisy
This is a feel good, quick read romance.
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