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Tate (McKettricks #11)

4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,143 Ratings  ·  158 Reviews
There are barely enough hours in the day 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. Yet time stands still at the sight of Libby Remington. When they were high school sweethearts, Tate couldn't convince Libby that he really loved her. But now, they're both ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 447 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Center Point (first published January 1st 2010)
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It was very bland and almost boring.
It also had my least favorite pet peev --> a hero that got somebody pregnant while with the heroine………and then married her. Like we live in the 18th century and parental rights and custody are not determinable without marriage.

Plus, really, that whole cheating drama was never resolved properly.
It was almost swept under the rug half of the time, just to surface in the most inexplicable sentences imaginable…like:

Except for telling Garrett and Austin about t
2 stars – Contemporary Romance

I love stories with cowboys and really wanted to like this, but it's just...okay. There was way too much going on, and the romance between Tate and Libby didn't just take a back seat, it got shoved in the horse trailer. I felt like I was missing something between Tate and Libby, almost as if it was expected that the few details from their past together, was supposed to be conviction enough for me to believe in an easy reconciliation and their belonging together as
Feb 11, 2010 jenjn79 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Rating: 3 / 5

This was a fairly average book for me. Maybe a bit above average. I liked it to a certain point, but I thought it could have been much better. The story just didn't hit the spots it needed to for me.

Series Note:
This book is part of the continuing McKettrick series (which ties in to the Stone Creek series and Creeds series), but it is not necessary to have read those to read this one (and the other 2 in the trilogy).

Libby Remington and Tate McKettrick were high school sweethe
Hmmm, well, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in the newest addition to Linda Lael Miller's McKettrick series. I LOVED her other McKettrick books, but this one just didn't grab me. The story was very slow going and I don't feel like Libby and Tate dealt with issues from their past.

The story is about former childhood sweethearts Libby Remington and Tate McKettrick (he's a descendent from Jeb and Chloe's line). All Libby ever wanted was to become Tate's wife, to bear his children and to live ha
Aug 23, 2010 Jeanine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, dnf

Libby and Tate were high school sweethearts and she lost her virginity to him at sixteen or some such age.

They went to college together and everything seemed swell until her father fell ill and she had to go home to care for him. When she turned her back Tate cheated on her (even if it was only once) and got Cheryl pregnant. He clearly is a prize among men.

He informed Libby and "did the right thing" by marrying Cheryl. The marriage did not last long (for obvious reasons) but they had two pret
Apr 01, 2010 Lola rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you expected a heartbreaking love story with subplots that gets in the hero/heroine way and that they have to overcome before getting together, then you have have it all backwards. That's what I expected out of TATE. What I got of this book was not what I read from the blurb.

I expected to read a love story. I expected tragic emotional feeling. Instead, I was wondering why the hell was I reading the hero/heroine's problems and hardly focusing on each other. My bad, I mean the Tate' problems.
Tate-Libby used to go out they were not married but they had an understanding and Libby trusted him,Tate also knew it but he broke it by sleeping with Cheryl and she gets pregnant and Tate marries her and then they get divorced but Tate forces Cheryl to stay in town he wants to share custody of the girls and be everyday in their life's and then after few years Libby-Tate meet again and from there they have their second chance Libby is shy,insecure and hesitant but then Tate does'nt gives up this ...more
Good book, good characters. Libby and Tate were cute together. I think I'm gonna like his brothers, Austin and Garrett, better though. Can't wait for the next ones! BTW, when a man says "I want to make a baby with you", ummm..... I feel like getting impregnated too, lol!
Jan 29, 2011 Kaetrin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
2.5 stars. I don't read a lot of Westerns but I thought I'd give this one a try. Tate is the eldest McKettrick brother. The McKettricks are filthy rich (they're compared to Ewings in the book). He's divorced from bitchy wife Cheryl and has twin 6 year old daughters. His old flame is Libby Remington - they were going out until Tate "knocked Cheryl up" when he was away in college and had to marry her. I thought the conflict was a bit glossed over - after all, Tate cheated on Libby and dumped her w ...more
Stacie  M. Ritchie
This is the first of the new trilogy of Linda Lael Miller. Although I have read the other books by her, I picked up this story thinking that she would surprise me. She didn’t. Now this story is the book about Tate Mckettrick and his one-time sweetheart. Now the story was trite somewhat, but almost believable. Tate has two brothers and his girl has two sisters. I can see already how this is going to play out over the next two books. Miller’s earlier books at least made the conflict between the ex ...more
Nothing in this book worked for me. There were myriad plot lines going, but none of them really developed into anything very suspenseful, poignant, or even satisfying. The characters were never convincingly developed (the children were particularly lacking), and I didn't warm to either Tate or Libby, but especially Libby. She was in turns: a competent business owner, an adoring aunt, a spineless daughter, a giggling school-girl, and, out of nowhere, a passionate woman. Every time she was with Ta ...more
Jennifer The Forgetful Fairy Queen
As a character TATE was developed to the fullest. I THOROUGHLY enjoyed reading this book. I could not put it down! I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning and have wrecked my sleep habits now. Well Worth it Though! HIGHLY recommend this book to ALL.

Linda Lael Miller knows how to add complex layers to her story, that it feels like your slowly peeling away layers of an onion. You don't even care if that said onion may make you cry or not! The Remington sisters with their wordless looks and con
Christi Snow
May 29, 2011 Christi Snow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Tate & Libby were likable characters. The story line was interesting with lots of depth. Because this is a 3-book series surrounding these 2 families, the complexity of the family dynamics is really well thought out and thorough which made for great story development. There were a few times that the dialogue or thought processes seemed over-the-top and cheesy, but overall, I could ignore those moments and continue to enjoy the story.

Molly &
Oct 15, 2011 Brandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My ONE gripe about L.L.M.'s books is that they're SO LONG! And parts are better than others! LOVED Tate's (and Libby's) story though! Better than Garrett and Julie's....LOVED Tate's twin girls! (Especially Ava!) Their mother was a piece of work!...As ALWAYS LOVED the dogs! Libby's OLD, overweight lab, Hildie and Audrey and Ava's puppies; Buford and Ambrose!....Of course, LOVED the appearnces of Julie, and ESPECIALLY, ADORABLE little Calvin! Paige. And Tate's brother's Garrett and Austin and Espe ...more
Ashli Montgomery
I am huge fan of Linda Lael Miller, but this is NOT her best effort. I was put off my an inconsistency in Chapter 1 when she makes a big deal about a cowboy's tuxedo being a starched white button down shirt with new jeans, but later in the same scene she mentions his blue shirt. For some reason those little errors crawl all over me. I figure authors, editors, and publishers get paid handsomely to proofread their work. I admit I have typos and mispelled words on occassion, but I am (unfortunately ...more
Jan 13, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The McKettricks of Texas: Tate is by Linda Lael Miller. It is a western romance. Linda has created a fantastic family which goes back several generations. These three (Tate, Garrett, and Austin) are of the modern generation. The setting is on their ranch in Texas.
Tate is the oldest of the three brothers and runs the Silver Spur Ranch near Blue River, Texas. Garrett is in Austin where he troubleshoots for a senator, and Austin is the youngest and is a rodeo bull rider. Tate had grown up loving Li
Julie Lonewolf (Jael's Reviews)
Tate is the first book in the McKettrick series. It was also the first book that I read from author Linda Lael Miller. At the time, I remember thinking, it definitely won't be the last book I read by this author.

Years ago, Libby Remington and Tate McKettrick were high school sweethearts, who were in love and planned on getting married. That is, until Libby found out that while Tate was away at Law school he had cheated on her and got another woman pregnant. Libby was heartbroken when Tate did t
Mar 10, 2016 Leboudoirdulivre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contrairement au tome précédent, je suis tombée sous le charme des personnages de ce livre.

Dans ce livre, on fait la connaissance des frères McKettrick et des sœurs Remington.

On commence avec les aînés, à savoir Tate, propriétaire du ranch « L’éperon d’argent » situé à Blue River au Texas, divorcé de Cheryl, une avocate et père de deux adorables jumelles de six ans, il a un passé avec Libby Remington, l’aînée des filles Remington.

Tate invite Libby à dîner dans son ranch, hésitante, elle finira p
Author: Linda Lael Miller
First published: 2002
Length: 362 pages, 4415 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. Silver Spur Ranch, Blue River, Texas..
Sex: Explicit. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: Divorced Rancher with daughters. Twin daughters were prem.
Heroine: Runs local coffee shop.

So according to the blurb this book is about:
~ High school sweethearts who broke up because “the wealthy McKettrick couldn't convince Libby he loved her”, not the real reason… Libby had to drop out of college to care for h
Apr 01, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It started out so strong. It's nice for the man to be a good father already. And undeniable sparks between old flames is a classic. But it was too easy. There were all these obstacles until there weren't. How convenient for the two villainous female characters to take themselves out of the picture without an actual explanation for any of their actions. We learned that Tate and Libby loved each other early on, and they both even knew that they wanted to be together, wanted the same things, but so ...more
This is a story of first love and stupid mistakes that you make when you are young and how they impact the rest of your life. There was never any doubt how much Tate loved Libby but due to a drunk hook up that ending up in a pregancy they broke up. The story takes you on how to trust again and the love that was always there.
While there are some sex it does not take away from the plot, nor is it to long or detailed. There is silly moments mostly with Libby's mother Marva and her wild ways that ke
Amber Scott
Apr 29, 2010 Amber Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her voice and characterization is so real.
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Linda Lael Miller is an old standby for me. Her writing is consistent and her characters, while a little more on the gritty cowboy side, are always interesting. In this series, The McKettricks of Texas, Miller introduces us to the eldest McKettrick, Tate. Tate had a long-time high school girlfriend, Libby, that through college and geographic separation ended up breaking up with. While away, he ends up marrying, the divorcing, a lawyer named Cheryl, who he
3 3/4 stars

This is the first in a new McKettrick's trilogy. I read the first 5 or 6 books of the McKetricks, but have not read all of them. You do not need to have read any of them to get the full story out of this one. There is some mention of the ancestors, but nothing to do with the actual storyline.

This book introduces 3 McKettrick brothers - Tate, Garrett, and Austin -- and 3 Remington sisters - Libby, Julie, and Paige. This story focuses on Tate and Libby. They were childhood sweethearts,
I pretty much love LLM. The way she writes and the topic's she takes on are very relatable to me. When I heard that she would be coming out with a new Texas McKettrick's series I waited breathlessly. I loved the Arizona McKettricks and wondered wheather these would be as good. She didn't let me down!

Tate McKettrick has been brought up with a silver spoon in his mouth, but alothough he had the advantages he learned how to work from his parents. Now that he is a father of two procotious 6 yr. old
Jul 21, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, cowboy
This was a pretty good romance, especially coming from Linda Lael Miller as she's hit or miss sometimes. Its the first in a series about the McKettrick's in Texas, but the books could be read in any order with ease.

Back when they were in college, Tate McKettrick hurt Libby real bad. The result of that hurt gave him two beautiful twin daughters, but a loveless marriage that soon saw him divorced. Now back in his hometown, he still pines for Libby but she's not sure she can ever trust him again af
Jul 06, 2010 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
It has been so busy around here that I feel like I've barely had any time to read lately. I am experimenting with our laptop right now, but I keep getting kicked off. Hopefully I will be able to save this for when I am logged on again, but who knows.
I ordered this book from paperbackswap awhile ago but when I didn't get to it right away I decided to wait until it was closer to the release of the other two books in the trilogy so that I could read them all together. Less likely to forget details
Sandy M
Jul 21, 2011 Sandy M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western, historical
26 Jan 10

Tate and Libby were high school sweethearts, on their way to a happily ever after until one liquored-up night Tate strays, finds out he’s going to be a father, tries to do the right thing and breaks Libby’s heart in the process. Of course, the marriage doesn’t last and Tate has joint custody of his twin girls, which reduces him to pieces each time he sends his children back to their mother.

He and Libby have seen each other over the years, there’s no totally avoiding seeing or intera
Erotic Horizon
The book itself was really good – surprisingly normal even. This newest McKettricks series will revolve around the latest generation of the oil and cattle rich McKettricks brood, there are three boys in this generation Tate, Garret and Austin. I got to meet all three and I loved all three.

Tate is the head of the McKettricks empire, ex-husband to Cheryl, dad to twin girls and the only man to still make Libby Remington heart skip a beat.

Tate is autocratic and despite the fact he is an up and up gu
Lover of Romance
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 lo ...more
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