Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Origins: From Publisher for Review
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Synopsis: The "First Lady of the West," #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller delivers the stunning finale of her acclaimed series set in Parable, Montana—where love awaits.
Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky Country or Ria Manning.
Ria's starting to settle into country life herself until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door—and he has her running even more scared than his bison. She wants a home where the buffalo don't roam, and the men don't either.
Could Landry's homecoming be her heart's undoing?
Series: Big Sky Country (1), Big Sky Mountain (2), Big Sky River (3), Big Sky Summer (4), Big Sky Wedding (5), Big Sky Secrets (6)
Review: Landry Sutton isn’t getting the hang of this cowboy thing. He’s thinking about moving back to the city and selling his ranch to his brother Zane. But one thing keeps him in Parable County – Ria Manning. Ria doesn’t want anything to do with Landry Sutton or his roaming buffalo who eat her flowers. She just wants to sell her beautiful flowers and mourn her husband. Even though the sparks fly, Ria’s not sure about someone like Landry. Throw in Landry’s dead-beat dad and Ria’s runaway niece, and you’ve got a recipe for fireworks.
BIG SKY SECRETS is the sixth book in the Parable, Montana series. I thought it was a sweet romance, but the main characters seemed a little flat to me. I liked Quinn, Ria’s niece, and Highbridge, Landry’s butler, the best. The little sparks between Landry and Ria were set to simmer rather than a conflagration, but I think it worked best that way. The story was cute, but it wasn’t my favorite of the Parable, Montana series.