Friday, May 28, 2010

"The Montana Creeds: Logan" Review

"The Montana Creeds: Logan"

Logan is the oldest son of Jake Creed, a mean sort of a man. Jake had three boys from three different women.  He loved each woman but due to his drunkenness, one wonders why they loved him.  He cared for the boys, treating them somewhat cold and reserved, I guess he thought it would make them tough.  Logan remembers one of Jakes  sayings was “shake it off”  meaning  – don’t let your emotions take over.  Logan is a rodeo rider turned lawyer, and has made millions from selling a product he developed.  But his heart is in the land in Montana, a spread that has been owned by Creeds for many years.  There are three houses on the property, one for each son.  Logan moved back to Stillwater Springs with the hope of fixing up the old home place, and getting the Creed named cleaned up and looking good again.   Logan and his brothers, Dylan and Tyler had differences after a major fight on the day of Jake’s funeral.  He knows he needs to make up with his brothers if he is going to be successful in finding peace.

When he returns home, he discovers that one house on the property is occupied.  There is an old bull in one of the pastures. It seems that  Dylan found a young woman and her two sons in front of a Wal-Mart, abandoned by her husband with no money and no way to feed the boys.  Dylan, who himself is a champion rodeo rider,  offered the woman, Briana Grant  and her sons a chance to live in his house and keep it up for him.

Briana  is  divorced from the loser, Vance Grant, the father of her two sons,  Josh, age 10 and Alec, age 8.   Briana has built a life in Stillwater Springs, working  at the local Native American casino.  She also home schools the boys and keeps Dylan informed of repairs and issues with the house.

Briana and Logan hit it off immediately, but she is cautious about entering into a relationship.  When Vance shows up and says he is staying in town with his new wife, Briana has all the trouble she can handle.  Threats and actual break-ins take place, causing Briana and Logan to join up to try to figure out who can be trusted and who can’t.  In time they fall into lust and then into love.

  There are some shady characters and a few little side tales that aren’t completely resolved, I'm assuming that these will continue into the next book.  One is in regards to the sheriff’s race where Logan’s friend Jim Huntinghorse is one of the candidates and someone else apparently doesn’t like the fact that a Native American is running for a law enforcement job.  Another character that looks to return is Cassie, a long time friend that Logan regards as his grandmother, who seems to have some second sight and is urging Logan to make peace with his brothers.
Montana Creeds: Logan is a great way to start a new series and one that will push the reader to find the other books, about the Montana Creeds: Dylan and Tyler.

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