Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara.
But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zach, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zach is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off. He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?
Big loving family under the Montana sky, with lots of romance, and hunting past history are the makings of this touching story.
Jillian and Zack have chemistry, energy, magnetic pull to each other like no one else. They are drawn to each other, despite the miscommunication they had after a steamy night few months back. They are taking time to get to know each other, and they are burning up the sheets, yes, the heat level is high, but that wasn't the main focus, there was a lot story as well. The story of a two people, with lots of emotional baggage, and the road to the happily ever after is not easy. I loved how they shared their past history, hurt, and pain with each other. Seth, Zack's son is adorable, and the moments when he is sharing with Jillian were priceless, and touching. The abuse from the past was dealt with, talked and shared, and acknowledged.
The conflict that came between Jillian and Zack was a bit predictable, but I appreciate how it was played out, over time, but without drawing it out too long.
Some of the language was, in my opinion, unnecessary. I just didn't think it fit into the story.
The big family was inviting, they were fun, with great humor, and lots of love. The different aspects of the story brought layers of interest to it, and the story made an impact
~ 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