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“It only get's 4 stars because I love Walker :)
“A really good story but predictable.
Fourteen years ago, Walker Parrish, prosperous cowboy/rancher, and Casey Elder , popular singer, had a relationship that eventually resulted in two pregnancies, but Casey said the children were "test tube babies" so that her career could continue. Now she's in Montana near him and wishing for a different life. Telling her children about the reality will be really difficult but maybe life could be better? ”
“Loved it. Enjoying the Parable Series.”Lori F wrote this review Tuesday, September 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Out of all the Big Sky books, this one is my favorite. ”Julie Lence wrote this review Wednesday, August 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great read, great characters! I just love this series can't wait to read more.”Teri E wrote this review Saturday, August 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It only get's 4 stars because I love Walker :)
Walker was awesome ,so glad he got his own book ,however I really wish he didn't end of with a complete bitch as a wife,i really felt like he deserved way better then Casey.
Casey is just a selfish bitch who really only care about herself and her singing career ,she didn't think of her kids at all when she lied to Walker about the baby being his ,I really hate her character and I felt like Walker got ripped of in his book ending up with someone like her .
I felt like the book was lacking something ,like when the kids find at that Walker is their father he doesn't really try and talk with them ,I mean they kinda show his with his son Shane but as for Clare they don't show them really talk or anything ,and I really think the book should of showed that .
In all the books these characters kinda act like they have it hard and they keep poping at kids like no tomorrow and then they have all this help housekeepers and freaking nannies .it's like what do you actually do that is so had ,I mean all of them of freaking loaded,so it's not like they have to work and have someone else help with the kids & I am also sick of how all the women are act when they are together ,it's very annoying .
Overall is this book is better then the 1st one but is still lacking something ,and I still can't get over how freaking much Linda Lael Miller uses everyones freaking last names over and over ,If I don't know who they are by now then I never will so please my god just stop it.”
“One of my favorites in the series. Walker Parrish and Casey Elder have two teenage children. They are not married and no one knows that Casey's kids are Walker's. Casey is a superstar singer and has finally come home to Parable, Montana. Relationships will soon be changing.”Marty H wrote this review Thursday, June 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
It all started with a broken condom, a career and scared cowboy.
Walker one fine cowboy and rancher has alway kept the secret Casey wanted. She wanted the world to never know who her children's father was. The pain of watching them grow, and flounder without being able to be there was difficult. It is getting harder to hold his tongue, now that they are living s close. he wants to claim his children.
Casey, a singer, famous and hunted by reporters, wants things to stay as they are. She is afraid her children will hate her after they learn of her lies. She cowers in her fear, dragging the inevitable out. She runs out of time when a reporter figures out just what has been going on and spreads it across the internet. She makes a choice and charges ahead with it.
*What a ride this one was*. It was the first one of her series where I didn't like the female lead. She was selfish, career centered and cruel. Some may disagree on that she does some charitable good things here. Too me, she was terrible, she stole important life times away from the father, and the comfort of a father from her children. Why? Her career. Then her reasoning behind her action just fell flat for me. She treated Walker and the children terrible. Yes, she irked me ! I loved the book anyway.
I love this author's writing, it is always a real good ride !”
“3.5 STARS”Kris wrote this review Wednesday, June 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Linda Lael Miller’s books all have one thing in common; they are comfortable to read. You don’t have to stress out and worry about how your favorite characters are going to end up. You just get comfortable and go along with for a wonderful ride.
That is not to say that I agree with everything her characters do or says. For instance I do not agree with how Casey kept her kids from knowing and having a real relationship with their father. That and a few other scenes that left me a little sad for the kids and wishing that the romance between Casey and Walker was a lot stronger than it was.
Yet this is not a book I would have missed reading. I love returning to the small town of Parable and seeing a few of the people I have already read about. This was a nice addition to the series even though it isn’t my favorite one.
I was so excited when I saw that this will not be the last of this wonderful series and I am so happy that the next book will be about Walker’s sister. I really hope that she gets the happy ending she deserves.
“Very good book. There's a lot of heat between Casey and Walker as they now have to deal with their feelings for each other and with the consequences of their longstanding relationship. Casey has been on the road for years, raising her two children as best she could. She's tired of the lifestyle now that she has met all the goals she set for herself. She wants to give the kids a stable home and the chance to go to school and make friends and just live a normal life. She settles in Parable, where her "friend" Walker lives. She has done a great job of keeping the secret of who her kids' father is, not wanting them to become part of a media circus. But now that they have settled down Walker wants his proper role in their lives.
I liked Casey. She has been a terrific mother, raising Clare and Shane to be pretty good kids. They don't seem to have any of the problems that most celebrity kids seem to have. They have known Walker for most of their lives, but only as a family friend. When she got pregnant (both times) she wasn't ready to settle down and convinced Walker that staying anonymous was the best way to handle things. Now she realizes that that maybe wasn't the best way to do it. Both kids have made it clear that they wished they had a real father. She goes to Walker and agrees with him that it's time they tell the kids the truth. Casey is really scared. She is afraid that the kids will hate her for not telling them the truth. She also knows that she still can't resist her physical attraction to Walker. They have always been physically compatible but can't be together for five minutes without finding something to argue about. Casey tends to start the fights as a way to keep Walker at a distance. Casey has a lot to deal with once the truth comes out. Her son seems to take the news well, but her daughter is having a hard time with her feelings of betrayal. Casey decides that she and Walker should marry to protect the children, but she doesn't want to risk her heart on a real marriage. She soon realizes that her heart is already at risk because she has loved Walker all along and wants nothing more than to be a real wife to him.
Walker has long wanted to be a real father to his kids. He is tired of just being the family friend and wants to tell the kids the truth. He finally tells Casey that she has to tell them. I liked the fact that he lets her know that they will do it together, that he is not going to try to take the kids or anything like that. He just wants to be a real dad. I really enjoyed seeing him become that father rather than just the cool friend. He soon realizes that being a father is a little more complicated than he thought but I thought he handled it very well. I also enjoyed the way that he made sure that Casey knew that he was there for whatever she needed for the kids or for herself. I also liked the way that he finally admitted to himself that Casey's desire to keep his fatherhood secret had allowed him to not have to deal with the hard things. Once they married he finally got a taste of the things she had had to deal with all those years, especially the tabloid reporters. This made him appreciate her even more. I liked the way that he finally admitted his love for her.
One of the best things about the book was the way it showed how hard both Casey and Walker had to work to make their relationship a success. Both of them had to learn to compromise and both of them had to learn to actually talk to the other one. Casey also had to face up to her mistakes even though she had made them with the best of intentions. I liked both kids also. They were both realistically done without being obnoxious or too sweet. I also enjoyed catching up with the characters from previous books. I'm looking forward to the next book and seeing Brylee finally get her own happy ending.”