This time out, I have Linda Lael Miller's Willow (Pocket Star, received from publisher). This is a book that was originally released in 1984, but this is a revised, expanded version. Willow Gallagher has had a checkered past, through no real fault of her own. Until her father located her, she spent much of her childhood with outlaws. Now she discovers that the man she married a long time ago is after her outlaw brother. Gideon Marshall didn't realize until recently that he was legally wed to Willow--when he was planning to marry another woman--and now he's stopped her marriage to another man. And when Willow finds out he's hunting for her brother Steven, it can't help them make their marriage run smoothly, no matter how either of them comes to feel about the other. I quite enjoyed the original version of this story, and this is a great chance for Miller fans to revisit charming characters and a romantic story while getting to delve deeper into some of the subplots and lives of the secondary characters as well. Gideon is to die for, sexy and determined to do the right thing, no matter the cost to him. There is always some humor in a Miller story, as well as plenty of heat and endearing characters that readers can't help but fall in love with. Willow and Gideon's story is even better the second time around, and I'm so glad she was given the opportunity to do this. If you've never read Linda Lael Miller's historical romances, this would be a great place to start. I'm borrowing four of Cupid's five arrows for this one. It's terrific.
Until next time, happy reading!