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Angel Creek (Western Ladies #2)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  3,072 Ratings  ·  131 Reviews
Since her father's death, Dee has held on to Angel Creek Ranch for five years. Lucas Cochran, new owner of the Double C Ranch, desperately needs Dee's water for his dusty homestead and vows to take Dee's land away from her. But unexpected passion blazes between them when they meet for the first time--as they discover a love as wild as the frontier.
352 pages
Published 1998 by Pocket (first published 1991)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

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"Are you going to use the shotgun on me?" he taunted, leaning down so close that she could see the glittering depths of his eyes. "Then take your best shot, sweetheart, because I'll be back." She lashed out in retaliation. "You overestimate your charm. I'd always wonder what you really wanted, me or Angel Creek."
"Both, sweetheart," he said, and he crashed his mouth down onto hers.

This was a historical western, and it was like watching one of the old movies <3
I had huge fun and will definitel
DNF at 40%

I cannot describe how disappointed and angry I am at this very moment...The Hero turned out to be a lying, repulsing cheater!
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I am still shocked that after all that need and passion he felt for the heroine, he would want another woman? He relentlessly pursued the heroine and they "finally" had a passionate sex together and it felt like he was completely consumed by her SO PLEASE CAN SOMEN EXPLAIN TO ME WHY HE CHEATED ON HER WITH A TOWN'S WHORE?
"They're on the house. Next time I order
3.5 stars

I read this for the Interracial Couple for Romance Bingo and my Series Headway selection.

This book had three couples, with Dee and Lucas having about 50% of the spotlight, Olivia and Luis with 40%, and Tillie and Kyle sneaking away with about 10%.
This story kind of delighted me.

He wasn't a raw kid who felt the need to boast about his women in order to impress others with his masculinity. For another thing, damn if he didn't respect her for what she had accomplished out there. It had t
Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads)
A very, very satisfying read. Simple, predictable plotline with sufficient emotional fulfillment and lotsa sex of the soft porn variety. Uber Alpha wild west cowboys with sweet virginal girls (almost).Yes, made me one happy woman. And if you are the kinds always looking for bargain buys, then this is definitely the book for you as it has not one or two but almost three romantic couplings going on, none infringing on the other’s fun or importance and very satisfying on their own. First time I tru ...more
Western American erotic romance, set in 1876, when Colorado became a state, a decade after the Civil War. Dated. Old-style bodice ripper. I didn't much like the supposed hero, Lucas Cochran. He nearly raped Dee that first time. Came across as an inconsiderate idiotic ass. Heroine was brave but selfish and so stupid, as explained below. Major plot contrivance set the premise for the land conflict, as further described below.

The book is dark. Too much rage from Lucas, at various points across the
3.75 Stars American-Western Romance

This story takes place in the town of Proper in Colorado. Lucas Cochran upon the death of his father is the new owner of the Big Double C ranch which he has high hopes and big dreams of turning into an empire one day. One of the things that stands in his way and one of his many contentions with his father when he had been alive had been the issue of buying the land through which Angel Creek the most abundant source of water that ran through the surrounding mo
Mar 04, 2013 Foxfire rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I normally enjoy Linda Howard's books, but this one didn't work for me.

I enjoy her writing. It didn't bother me that the first three chapters were long biographies about the three main characters. The rest of the book is mainly told through the characters' internal thoughts, with relatively little dialogue and action.

I disliked two things.

The hero, Luke. He meets the heroine and wants to have sex with her, despite planning to marry a different woman. When she resists, he says something like "I'l
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Betrayal was awful but the penance was good. Somehow the forced sex scene bothered me less here than in A Lady of the West. Although he never really feels badly about putting her very safety at risk. Maybe because he plans to protect her.. In Lady, it seemed more like heroine was being used and Jake's pursuit was part of that plan. Here, although Lucas wanted Dee's land, you could really see him caring for her and wanting her for herself. Also he doesn't hit her, ...more
Upon re-read I found I enjoyed this one more than I did the first time so long ago…

Dee Swan has held onto her families homestead on Angel Creek- despite the fact since her father’s passing, she’s the only one left. But she’s okay with that. In fact she and the farm are thriving.

The piece of land she sits on however is valuable for it’s source of water- and people are taking notice that she’s the only one stopping them from getting to it.

Still she’s determined that no man is going to own it- or
Self note:

...and there goes another one down the drain...
Widhy Pratiwie
Jul 26, 2011 Widhy Pratiwie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was definitely one of Linda Howard's oldie but goodies! I have been reading some of her older books lately because I've pretty much already gone through all her newer ones and I love her so much. Since her older ones were written in the 80's, some of them have not withstood the test of time and when re-read today are a little dated. But...this is NOT one of them. I'm happy to say that this is just as good as some of her more recent novels. The h was spunky and independent (maybe a tad too s ...more
I read a Reviewers review : Defy Not the Heart by Johanna Lindsay so in turn it bought me back to. Linda Howard’s Angel Creek I read the book but feel head over heels in *love* with the audio version.

With Ms. Howard’s story >*Angel Creek*< it pulled me in. I was there I had emotions & feelings that interact with those that were involved in the Read. This story fed my cravings for what my taste called for. a delicacy that’s became mine own acquired taste on my tongue. The kind of love
Jan 15, 2017 Mara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
I liked it more than the first in the series. Stronger heroine, a hero that actually understands.
Laura V.
Valle de Pasión es la historia de tres mujeres muy distintas (los hombres son todos iguales). Tenemos a Dee, una granjera independiente, que vive sola y es dueña de Angel Creek. Olivia, hija del banquero, educada, de modales refinados sin resultar una niña consentida. Tillie, una mujer de salón (prostituta), amable y gentil.

Estas tres jóvenes ven su vida dar un vuelco por diferentes circunstancias. Dee conoce a Lucas (beautiful name) dueño del Double C, que quiere comprarle el valle (Angel Cree
Dec 02, 2014 Lizzy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Uau, maravilhoso! Melhor que o anterior em enredo e sensualidade! O livro é recheado de personagens vibrantes, valentes, orgulhosos e apaixonados. Assim como no livro um, histórias de vida e de amor paralelas se mesclam proporcionando momentos emocionantes. Lucas e Dee formam o casal protagonista: duas almas guerreiras, teimosas e intensas. Eles se contradizem do início ao fim. Dee ama profundamente seu lar, Angel Creek, assim como Lucas ama suas terras. Foi esplêndido acompanhar essa união exp ...more
Need your Uber Alpha Male fix? Well look no further because this IS the book! Linda Howard knows how to write them.
Lucas is arrogant, domineering and knows what he wants. He meets his match in Dee who is no simpering or tstl heroine. She is independent and strong. Sparks fly between these two and the oh boy the love scenes are hot!
I now off to look for my next fix - who's going to live up to Lucas?
I wasn't sure what this one was about when I took it out of the library, but at this point I am just looking for any Howard books I haven't read yet.

This was actually a historical romance that had some suspense built in. Dee is managing her own farm after her parents died and she is used to fending off cowboys who want her land. She has access to water, where the rest of the land in the area are beginning to dry up. One landowner has already tried to buy it from her at an unreasonably low price
When I started this book I actually thought this would be one that I ended up giving up on as I am not a big historical fan.

But Dee was so much fun to listen about that she was the reason I kept on with the book even though I totally knew how it would play out. There were a couple of places where I was pleasantly surprised, one of those was with Olivia. When we first meet her she could have easily ended up as a parody of herself, but the more you got to know her you can see why her and Dee were
annisa belikov casillas
akhirnya kelar juga nih bacanya.....

duh salut sama dee dech,,cewek super tangguh nih,,,

silucasnya juga keras kepala...sama-2 keras kepala mereka berdua...tapi kok tumben nih novel tante LH,,,tokoh-2 yang lainnya aga banyak porsi ceritanya...engga seperti biasa...

tapi so far so good dech nih buku...
Very thin story with a lot of info dumps to sum up paper thin characters, instead of letting the story organically unfold itself slowly but surely. One of the rare LH books that lost my interest. At her most infuriating, she is still an author who draws you in and keeps you turning the pages. I don't know what happened to this one but it seemed like she was phoning it in.I couldn't care less about what would happen to the numerous "romantic" couples so I DNF a little after the halfway mark
Jun 18, 2016 Jenny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: heroine-i-hated
I didn't like the heroine. She was too stubborn and independent for my tastes.
Deserie williams
Nov 20, 2015 Deserie williams marked it as just-not-for-me-stay-away-hell-no  ·  review of another edition
self note: cheater!!!!hell no!
Aritalectora empedernida
⭐⭐⭐ y media muy entretenida
Mar 21, 2011 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Galena Sanz
Sep 17, 2016 Galena Sanz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No es que sea un libro horrible, pero tengo que darle un 1 porque no lo he disfrutado nada.
Ahora mismo soy mucho más exigente con lo que leo, y las historias tan pobres en trama y personajes que ni siquiera logran resultarme entretenidas ya no las puedo perdonar.

En esta novela tenemos dos historias de amor paralelas en las que los personajes masculinos son arrogantes y egoístas, no me han resultado nada simpáticos y que sin conocerse lleguen a pensar cosas bastantes similares, hace que no les ve
Funzee Shu

Akhirnya kesampaian jg baca buku yg satu ini \(^o^)/

Ternyata ada 3 kisah asmara dlm buku ini, tokoh utama si Cochran & Dee, trus pasangan pemeran pembantu utama - Luis & Olivia, dan pasangan "pelengkap penderita" - Kyle & Tillie.... (⌒⌒)

Masalah yg di usung benernya ga berat2 amat, cenderung "ringan" namun di "berat2in", konflik pun cenderung muter2 di situ2 sajah, meski uhuk2nya mayan sih - tapi tetep terasa terlampau "ringan" & "renyah"....

Benernya, gw rada bingung am
Tina Wright
Aug 23, 2016 Tina Wright rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I realize that some (probably younger) readers will find Howard's brand of romance old-school, if not outright old-fashioned, but I am always picking up what she is putting down. Her heroes may not be dropping f-bombs on every page, but they are alphas. More importantly, she always manages to convey the emotional element of the relationship--I know that her heroes are falling in love, and not merely in the throes of lust. In Angel Creek, a rare Howard historical, we get two heroes for the price ...more
Jan 12, 2014 Keri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook


It's a typical romance story set in Colorado toward the end of the gold rush era. This story has a main couple but it also has two secondary couples. All of them fumble about trying to sort out their feelings and whom those feelings are toward.

I never warmed to the leading male, Lucas. Everything he did "for" Dee or "to" Dee was really just self serving. I feel like he didn't take her or her circumstances into consideration even for a moment. All he knows is what he w
Mar 14, 2011 Kari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2011
This one was a sweet book. There isn't much that really goes on in it in the way of adventure. It is more a story about two people so right for each other and how they learn to trust one another enough to be partners. Lucas and Dee are very well matched in temperament and passion. Being a Linda Howard book, you know you are getting very well written and steamy love scenes. While I liked Dee and Lucas's story, I think I enjoyed Olivia and Luis more. Their relationship was so cute. Their fall into ...more
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Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance
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