Be careful what you wish for-
Meg Zabrinski, successful scientist, well-known environmental advocate, and tenured professor is as independent as they come in Montana. She doesn’t need a man in her life, but she does want to have a baby. She retreats to her isolated mountain cabin to write and ponder her future when Henry Firestone–an old rival and former secret crush from her distant past–drops out of the sky on Christmas Eve with three young children and a baby. Meg doesn’t believe in cosmic signs, but even she realizes she’d be crazy not to consider all her options.
The sparks that have always smoldered between them ignite a mutual passion, but when Henry Firestone makes it clear he’s done having children, Meg is forced to accept that falling in love with Henry and his ready-made family would require her to abandon her dream. Can this “Lone Wolf” assimilate into a new pack, or is this Big Sky Maverick meant to be alone?
I love that the hero and heroine are mature adults, that's rarely found in today's romance novels. They have life and history behind them, and know what they want for their future.
Henry is a loving, caring grandpa, it was touching to read about his interaction with the kids, who were just adorable.
Meg has achieved most in life that she has wanted, now she wants to simplify her professional life, to have a child, the one thing missing in her life.
The attraction they have felt, while on opposite sides of political issues, comes to a full blown, passionate allure, when stuck on the mountain in the snow storm of the century.
There were so many possibilities for a plot twists in this story - and I apology, for possible spoilers now - I wish the author would have picked up one, and fully developed it. Any one of them, would have given the story more impact, layers, and interest, now it felt scattered and superficial. There was the custody battle for Henry's grandchildren, Meg's need to have a child while Henry doesn't want one more, becoming the new family, the sorrow of loosing mother/daughter, the danger on the mountain in the snow storm, the political issues they were on opposite sides of, the surrogate motherhood, etc. Now all those issues were just glanced over.
I really wanted to like this story, and like I said, the hero and heroine had so much potential for an amazing and unique tale, I wish it would have delivered that, now it was just an average love story without much depth, scoring it just barely
~ Three Spoons
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