Review: Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller

Posted April 5, 2017 by Lily B in Reviews / 17 Comments

Review:  Forever a Hero by Linda Lael MillerForever a Hero (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #3) by Linda Lael Miller
Series: The Carsons of Mustang Creek #3
Published by Harlequin on March 20, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Publisher
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Rating:3 Stars

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

For the youngest Carson brother, finding—and fixing—trouble seems to be all in a day's work 

Mace Carson is no hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened—but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business…a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling. 
Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance…against both of them.

City girl falls for a cowboy.

Kelly has met Mace before back in college when she is attacked after dark while walking back home alone. Mace happens to be around, saves her and with his help lock up the man that almost raped her.

Now years later, their worlds collide again.

Kelly is in Mustang Creek with a business proposition for Mace and his winery, something he apparently wants no part of – but never really stop her from flying from California to Wyoming?

I wanted to like this book. I did. I love my cowboy romances. I even kind of liked Mace and his passion for his winery.

I couldn’t stand Kelly and by the time I came to terms with her it was a bit too late. The whole business side of this story was downright annoying. Like the guy didn’t want it, and she kept pushing and not understand why he didn’t want a corporation taking over basically his passion and something he worked on so hard to build.

The romance itself was a bit flat. I did not feel it at it, could not connect.

Of course, there had to be an unnecessary suspense drama that also was kind of bland.

What I did like is the secondary characters. I absolutely loved Mace’s big and loud family. I loved the banter and I loved how close knit they were. The back and forth had me giggling.

I almost gave this 3.5 stars, but then the whole thing with the condom happened and dear god could it have been anymore predictable? Like I was waiting for something different than the usual to happen and nope wasn’t in favor… Oh well.

Rant below if you really want to know.

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17 responses to “Review: Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller

  1. I’ve never understood how making one of the main romance character a pushy business person is a good idea. I’ve read a few like this (or insert pushy journalist as well) and its usually the woman, and as you pointed out, no really compelling reason to justify it. It never works for me, either. Bummer. I like the winery in ranch country thing and the boisterous family.

    • TMI in 3…2… me neither XD but I guess despite that every other person I know doesn’t.. The books have a lot of fertile ladies

    • oops no it came out in 2017, the date on it was wrong. thanks for pointing that out. I have seen quiet a few modern books with the same outcome more often than not when it comes to that scenario.

  2. oh sorry to hear that this wasn’t a good one for you. Miller lately is a win or losing battle for me. I don’t love her like I used to (her older books are the best in my opinion) I don’t like over drama in a romance and there are many things here you mention that just don’t fit into Miller’s normal style of romances.

  3. I’m sorry this one didn’t work out so well for you, Lily. It’s always hard to enjoy a book if the MC isn’t likable and the story is predictable. This sounds like it had such great potential; but the things you mention always annoy me, too —
    especially the spoiler bit — so I’ll be passing on this one. I hope your next read is much better!


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