Book Review-Tate

Mckettricks (11) Mckettricks of Texas (1)
Linda Lael Miller
360 Pages
Published Jan 2010
Contemporary Western
ISBN: 978-0-373-77436

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 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?

Tate McKettrick runs a busy life with his work on the Silver Spur Ranch, his twin daughters, a ex wife who tries to manipulate him and his daughters lives. However his attraction to Libby Remington has never changed. Libby runs a coffee shop, and helps in taking care of her mother, and would rather stay as clear from Tate as she possibly can.  Tate once broke her heart, for his ex wife, and ever since Libby knows that she must be cautious where he is concerned, because she could easily fall in love with him again. But they keep running into each other and before Libby knows it, they are going on dates and hanging out with his daughters and the dogs and the passion between them is like a firestorm with no calming on the horizon. Libby knows that she needs more than sex from Tate, she needs love and commitment, and doesn’t believe he won’t break her heart again, but Tate is determined more now than ever to prove to her how much she matters to him.

The Hero (Tate McKettrick)
Tate McKettrick is one of the three McKettrick brothers, and the most sensible of the bunch. He made a mistake when he was younger that cost him the one woman he has loved more than any other, but can’t regret it since he now has two adorable twin daughters. But now he wants Libby back into his life, but now he has a long road ahead of him, because he hurt her and must now earn back her trust and her heart, but McKettricks are known for the determination which he plans on using to win her back…

The Heroine (Libby Remington)
Libby has two sisters both of whom she loves dearly but could drive her insane. Libby loved her father, but has a hard time with accepting her mother as she is, for she was never a mother to them, or a real wife to their father. Now her mother is back in town hoping to make amends, but Libby and her sisters are far from receptive to their eccentric and difficult mother, who never really was there for her children when they needed her. Now their father is gone, and Libby has a hard time staying afloat with just her coffee shop, and a certain McKettrick who enters back into her life, who could easily break her heart again. Libby is a strong young woman, but her heart was broken for another woman, and doesn’t believe that Tate could truly love and commit to her, but she feels herself fallling head over heels in love with this certain McKettrick!! 

My Thoughts 
Tate is the 11th installment in the McKettrick Series written by Linda Lael Miller. I have read most of the McKettrick series and have loved each and every one of them. This is a truly emotionally driven story about two people that once were in love, and mistakes were made, and their lives have taken different direction. But somehow through a twist a fate they are brought back together, and could have a future together if they learn to trust in the love they have always had for each other. Filled with adventure, vibrant characters, and  a tender romance that will have you aching to read more from this author!!! Such a fantastic read!!

My Favorite Quote 
Libby blushed, but then she had to laugh “I am not offering Tate Mckettrick stand up sex in the storeroom,”

” Now that’s a damn pity” Tate said, Libby whirled around, saw him standing in the doorway, arms folded, grin wicked.

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Highcountry Bride
Shotgun Bride
Secondhand Bride
McKettrick’s Choice
Sierra Homecoming
McKettricks Luck
McKettricks Pride
McKettricks Heart
McKettricks Way
A McKettrick Christmas

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