We still have six more books to go, and then we're going to do Project Zed, as well.
Week before last, I saw a post that said this person hated Tyler McCreary (A Beta for Two Bears).
It nearly broke my heart.
Tyler is my favorite of the McCreary boys... and quite possibly my favorite character next to Declan.
Now, my explanation as to why contains SPOILERS... so don't pass here unless you've read the WHOLE series...
1. Tyler IS the McCreary Clan.
He is the one male who stood up when it counted the most and he has made sure that the majority of his brothers stayed connected amid the chaos.
Even in his darkest moment, his only concern was for the four little guys. He HAD to get to them in that snowstorm. He HAD to protect them. He HAD to step up and raise them.
3. Tyler even stood up for his miscreant teenaged brothers when no one else did
He convinced Barron and Dmitri to offer the middle boys a place to call home. He made sure his brothers were together, not set about to the four corners of the universe. He was THE GLUE that held them all together.
4. Tyler has stepped into the role of father to his brothers
As have Barron and Dmitri. Instead of running from responsibilities, he has taken them on without a second thought. To the younger boys, he has basically become their father
5. Tyler was tough on Jamie, Penn, and Colt when they returned
Because he loves them. Their supposed deaths had devastated him. To learn they were suddenly alive and had ran off broke his heart. He felt abandoned, when he would've never abandoned his brothers. Once he learned the reasons why and had time to cool off, he welcomed them back with open arms -- with the caveat that if they ever hurt the younger ones by running away again, he'd tear them apart. I think he deserved that one.
6. Tyler can be meddlesome and opinionated and gets into his brothers' business
7. Tyler is an amazing father
Just look at the job he's done with his brothers... and the many babies he's had with Barron and Dmitri (who are pretty damned fine fathers themselves)
So all this Tyler hate needs to end. He is an amazing, rich, loving character who deserves to be loved right back!