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Austin (McKettricks #13)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  3,293 Ratings  ·  142 Reviews
World champion rodeo star Austin McKettrick finally got bested by an angry bull. His career over, his love life a mess, the lone maverick has nowhere to go when the hospital releases him. Except back home to Blue River and the Silver Spur ranch. But his overachieving brothers won't allow this cowboy to brood in peace. They've even hired a nurse to speed his recovery. Paige ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by HQN (first published January 1st 2010)
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Laura Summers
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Dec 12, 2009 jenjn79 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
This one was by far my favorite of the McKettricks of Texas trilogy. The story had a lot more meat and intensity to it than the others. Which made it much more interesting to read.

Series Note:
I'd recommend reading this trilogy (the three McKettricks of Texas books) in order. But you don't have to read the other McKettricks books to read this trilogy.

Due to back problems, Austin McKettrick's career in the rodeo is over. So he returns home to heal...and is more than a little annoyed to fin
4 1/2 stars

This is the 3rd in the Texas McKettricks series. Austin is the youngest brother and his past with the youngest Remington, Paige, is finally catching up with him. Now that his brothers are marrying her sisters, they have to find a way to get along. The only problem is they both seem to be way too attracted to the other, but they know acting on it will be a problem since they will have to be around each other for holidays and other family get-together for the next fifty years.

The other
When they were young, Austin McKettrick and Paige Remington fell in love. Even though Austin knew Paige had captured his heart and soul, he was not ready for the next step and publicly set up a reason for Paige to dump him. Years later Austin is a broken down rodeo star, whose body has had enough, returning to McKettrick's ranch to heal and figure out his next step in life, he had not planned to be sharing his home with Paige who was staying there temporarily. What is worth, his body needs to he ...more
Jun 15, 2010 Laurel rated it liked it
This is why you shouldn't quit reading an author just because you didn't like one of their books. I really disliked the previous book, but because this one came in the mail, I started reading it. The writing was so markedly improved, I was surprised it was the same author. She added humor, improved characterization, pacing was really good, a climax I didn't see, although I could see who dunnit from miles away. She doesn't write children well at all, but this book had less kid content so it wasn' ...more
Jul 24, 2010 Maria rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Somehow this book just didn't flow well. I guess it was having so many different characters interacting with each other and not much of it making a lot of sense. I picked it up because of the ad which said an injured man gets stuck with a nurse he doesn't want, which sounded like a great idea for a book, but this was very disappointing. There was little nursing involved, and I really hate books that make light of injuries and have the people who are injured practically go on with their lives as ...more
Jul 11, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010
This book has plenty of cheese to go with the constant whine coming from the hero and heroine.
Jul 31, 2015 Cindi rated it really liked it
Liked this whole series on the McKettricks. Miller writes about very likeable people and I lime reading a series because they all come back in the books
Willow Brook
May 25, 2010 Willow Brook rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Final installment in the series with the third McKettrick brother, Austin, at a crossroads in his life as were his brothers in their stories. Austin is young (28) but beat up by 10 years on the rodeo circuit and a couple nearly fatal injuries. Paige is his high school sweetheart and the sister of his brothers' fiancees'. Yes, three brothers and three sisters all falling in love at the same time. Stretches the imagination but it's a nice enough scenario to go along with for a few hours as a reade ...more
Sandy M
Jul 21, 2011 Sandy M rated it really liked it
Shelves: western, historical
29 Jun 10

Austin almost trumped Garrett in the favorite category. He’s the rodeo bull rider who was quite seriously injured in Tate, and he’s determined to again ride the bull that bested him. It turns out it wasn’t the best idea he’s had when he ends up with a hernia that knocks him off his feet for a bit. With his devil-may-care attitude and endless restlessness, he finds being nursed by the youngest Remington sister both heaven and hell, especially because they had something going a whil
Kelly Moran
Jul 28, 2010 Kelly Moran rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Lael Miller has penned more than eighty novels in historical and contemporary romance. Born in Washington, she writes about her love of the West. Other titles in this series include: Tate and Garrett.

World champion rodeo star Austin McKettrick's career is now over after a serious injury from an angry bull. When the hospital releases him and he finally returns home to Blue River on the Silver Spur Ranch, his brothers won't let him wallow in m
Jamie - Nitty Gritty Reviews
I've just got done reading this final book in the McKettricks of Texas series and I LOVED it! Austin is your typical rodeo cowboy....thinks he's 10 feet tall and bulletproof....well it's not very far into the book before that attitude gets cut down to size. He's almost been killed once by a bull but since coming home after this last mishap it seems that the McKettrick "boys" have big ole bulls eyes painted on them.

In comes Paige Remington, a currently unemployed RN, who is living at the Silver S
Tonya Warner
An excellent finish to this trilogy about a branch of McKettricks of Texas.

Paige Remington has always tried to play catch-up to her two older sisters. Now having to deal with the sisters' weddings on New Years Eve, she is thrown in to turmoil by having to deal with her ex-love-of-her-life, Austin McKettrick.

Austin is also the baby of the family, and could never quite shake the feeling of being treated like he was still wet behind the ears, even though the age difference was one and two years. H
Aug 24, 2010 Deborah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was very reluctant to read this book, since I really could not get into the second in the McKettricks series - Garrett. I kept putting it off and finally thought I'd give it a shot. Boy, am I glad I did! I could not put this book down! I just loved the chemistry between Paige and Austin. I loved how they knew how to press each other's buttons. It was such a great, fun read! This book was Linda Lael Miller at her best!
Jul 28, 2010 Debbie rated it it was amazing
I wish I could have given it more than just 5 stars.
Aug 17, 2015 Mareli rated it liked it
Another boring story. He was a bore and she was a bore. They fitted together!
Dec 04, 2009 Tasha rated it it was amazing
my review posted here

Austin McKettrick probably rode his last bull that October night. A year ago the bull “Buzzsaw” tore him up so bad it took a team of surgeons and lot of rehab to get him going again. This year at the event in San Antonio he got back up on the two thousand pound bull “Buzzsaw” and stayed on it. Now, a short time later while sitting at a bar he is suddenly feeling the high price his body paid. Something is very wrong and he needs to see a doctor.

A trip to the emergency room, thanks to his brothers
Kara Jorges
Dec 21, 2012 Kara Jorges rated it did not like it
Since discovering this author a few years ago, I have picked up one of her books every time I come across one. She has always delivered a sweet, enjoyable romance, so I was thrilled when I saw a new title. I was excited that it was part of a trilogy and decided I would run out and get the other two as soon as I could. Not far into this novel, however, I changed my mind and began to believe that Linda Lael Miller had been kidnapped by aliens and replaced by an evil robot because this book was jus ...more
Jan 17, 2015 Pam added it
MCKettricks of Texas: Austin is by Linda Lael Miller. It is the third in the series about three brothers and their ranch in Texas.
Paige Remington is staying in the guest rooms on Silver Spur Ranch because her home is being remodeled and in uninhabitable right now. Her sister, Julie, insisted she come stay at the home of her fiancé, Garrett until her home is finished. Paige only agreed because she knew Austin would not be there. He was off doing his rodeo thing like he did years ago when they we
I wasn't as thrilled with these books as I was with the other. I was looking forward to this book because Austin was the adventurous one of the brothers (if such a distinction can be made). Miller likes to focus on the family line of the McKettricks and this is the 3rd in a series about a Texan branch. Its not necessary to read the others first, but I would recommend it just for the history it contains.

Austin McKettrick is back home after a bull puts him out of the rodeo for good. Not only is he
May 24, 2012 Vanessa rated it did not like it
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Mar 15, 2016 Leboudoirdulivre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je reste assez sceptique sur le choix du titre, on sait déjà que nos trois héros vont se marier avec les trois sœurs Remington avant d’avoir commencé ce livre.

Si je devais choisir parmi les trois romans, lequel j’ai le plus apprécié, je dirais celui-ci.

J’ai trouvé plus d’actions, de finitions et de précisions dans les sentiments de nos héros, Paige et Austin.

Austin, c’est le benjamin de la fratrie des McKettrick, contrairement à ses frères plus rationnels, il a un caractère bien trempé et n’en f
Christi Snow
May 31, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
This book was way more action-packed than the other 2 in this series and I loved that about it. Each of the books in the series have gotten better and better and this was by far, the best one. When I first heard this was a trilogy where 3 brothers hooked up with 3 sisters, I almost didn't read it, because come on... really?!? But Linda Lael Miller pulled it off pretty believably. I actually could see how this could happen especially in a small town.

One thing I have noticed about these
Apr 10, 2012 Sonya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished the trilogy, and they were decent. I have to say the little stuff drove me nuts, though, in all three books. Overall, the stories were good, but sometimes the details are what make a good book a GREAT book. There were lots of little things in the books that didn't make sense, or weren't researched enough. Some examples:

In book number one, Libby decides to get on birth control after having sex for the first time without it with Tate. She calls up her doctor and he calls her in a p
Lover of Romance
Austin McKettrick, world rodeo star has come home due to a back injury but is too proud to admit it. At home on Silver Spur Ranch, his nurse (elected by his overbearing brothers) is Paige Remington. At first, Paige is frustrated that she is to be his nurse, she has despised Austin ever since he broke her heart back when they were kids in High School. Paige is just as stubborn and willful as any McKettrick, but is afraid to fall in love with Austin again fr he hurt her once and she knows that if ...more
Jul 06, 2010 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've just got done reading this final book in the McKettricks of Texas series and I LOVED it! Austin is your typical rodeo cowboy....thinks he's 10 feet tall and bulletproof....well it's not very far into the book before that attitude gets cut down to size. He's almost been killed once by a bull but since coming home after this last mishap it seems that the McKettrick "boys" have big ole bulls eyes painted on them.

In comes Paige Remington, a currently unemployed RN, who is living at the Silver S
Feb 11, 2013 Leya rated it liked it
The final book of the trilogy and the final brother and sister. I know I've mentioned before but it still bothers me. This book also shares the theme of the first book, high school sweethearts.

Here's how I saw this one. Austin is a stubborn man, he knows what he wants and he isn't afraid to do the hard work to achieve it. But when he hurts himself bull riding his brother hire Paige as his nurse/babysitter. Paige is in between jobs and needs a distraction to all the wedding business going around
Mar 06, 2013 PepsiGirl rated it really liked it
This was pretty good even considering the unlikely pretense of two sisters marrying two brothers , this goes one more step and throws in the last couple that had vowed to be enemies forever. I know that it is last in the trilogy and I didn't even read the previous books. However Tate and Garrett are mentioned so much and background information was given, almost too much it made this story stand alone. I'm actually glad that I didn't read the other two. This story centers on Austin the youngest M ...more
Aug 11, 2016 Kazia rated it did not like it
I didn't like it.

I felt no sympathy for the characters. Kind of thought the characters were whiny and definitely "hot-headed"... but to the point that it was annoying. The engagement of the siblings to Austin and Paige's story seemed forced in (the brothers are always growling and the sisters are always smiling). The children sounded older than they were (then again, Calvin did mention wanting to skip grades and the adult kept throwing "boy genius" and the likes around). The climax of the story
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The daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. The "First Lady of the West" lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.

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