Montana Darling by Debra Salonen
Her marriage. Her job. Her body image. Mia beat cancer and is ready to rebuild her life in her hometown of Marietta, Montana. Literally. Her first order of business is to build a house on the ten-acre parcel she was awarded in her divorce settlement. And she's damned if she'll let some stranger camp on her land and claim squatter's rights. So maybe he's not a squatter. The high-end bike and camera hint at more. Plus, he's hot, gorgeous and smart, but that doesn't make him less of a threat--especially when he has the audacity to claim the land is his. Look out, darlin', Nitro is back and prepared to prove what the other Big Sky Mavericks always knew: small packages can pack a big punch.
Ryker Bensen doesn't have much--
And that suits him fine. Less than a year ago, he had everything: a beautiful girlfriend, a baby on the way, a career that earned him fame and a very comfortable living...until he didn't. Grief sent him to ground, and his favorite ground growing up was a ten-acre patch along side the Marietta River where he camped every summer - land held in trust until his thirtieth birthday, now just a few weeks away. When a beautiful spitfire named Mia Zabrinski shows up and orders him off what she says is her land, Ryker realizes she might be the spark he needed to jumpstart his interest in living again
They both had lost so much, had gone through such a difficult time. And they both were healing, in their own ways. But was there enough things in common to make a relationship, or was it just a rebound fling? Or was it serendipity?
I adored that the author wrote about such an important issue, as a breast cancer survivor. How Mia was healing, dealing and living with it, came through loud and clear. I would give the author a big hug of thanks for just that.
But Mia wasn't the only one who had faced a battle of life, Ryker had lost his love and child, so heartrendingly young.
But together they come to life again. You can sense the fun, the spark, the attraction between them. It is beautiful, how Ryker takes time to teach Mia how to love her body again. The relationship between them moves fast, it is like a lightning. I would have loved more insight, and more details on that.
The way their path had crossed before, as children, was endearing, the whole story uplifting, and inspiring. No matter what you go through in your life, there is the possibility of a new chance, if you are brave enough to grasp it, embrace it and go for it.
~ Four spoons
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