Have a former FBI agent and a park ranger met their match in the wilds of Montana?
With a mysterious death to solve in Glacier National Park, Customs and Border Patrol agent Casper Lawrence must come up with motive, means, opportunity and a killer.
If he doesn't crack this case by the book, the former FBI agent on strike two will be out. Teamed with a beautiful park ranger, the cowboy agent with the gritty past has to trust sexy lone wolf Alexis Finch.
But as their investigation takes them through dangerous terrain and an outlaw motorcycle club's turf, Casper will do anything to keep Alexis and what they've ignited alive.
Wild Montana with its delicate, tender, nearly fragile air around the main characters put against the relentless and unforgiving wilderness of Montana and a murder case with only a foot left from the victim telling a gruesome story amazed me.
I absolute loved Casper Lawrence and commend the author's ability to built an alpha male with such a tender and sensitive side without taking away from his 'alpha' male characteristics. Life had humbled him, put him a situations no one should have to face, resulting in questionable actions, and broken soul in a strong man.
Alexis Finch had faced her own challenges and demons in life, building a strong and capable woman. The daily test in her life to be able to work with her abusively controlling ex-husband set her in a vulnerable place, more so than she ever even realized.
Casper and Alexis has an honest, palpable connection and chemistry between them. They fit together, mind, body, and soul. They are true equals, with respect and appreciation to each other. I adored them as a couple, they made sense in the best kind of way. Their life experiences abled them to understand where the other was coming from like life had prepared them to be there for each other as the time came.
The puzzling murder case with nearly any clues had a frightening tone around it. Not only because of the Motorcycle Club and its threatening members but the direction of where the clues were pointing to, the impossible implications of the results.
Through the story, I was impressed with Casper and Alexis. The fact that they were not 'the best and the brightest' but had to fight for every single step in life made me admire them even more. The vulnerability and humble attitude, honesty and openness, it was natural to relate to them and love them, made me want to embrace them.
Whenever a treacherous action and deadly suspense is paired with the ruthless nature and wilderness giving it several different kinds of challenges and enemies to fight and conquer, the fervor of the tale intensifies giving it another layer of depth and acumen and this was proved in Wild Montana frequently.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me