Type: Contemporary Romance, Series, Book 3, Former Military Man, Abusive childhood, Sometimes men say very stupid things
About the Book: 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? [Description from Goodreads.com]
My Review: It has been forever since I first read Loving Cara (Book 1), but within just a few pages I eagerly fell back into this series. I love the characters, and I love how author Kristen Proby writes her heroes and heroines falling in love. I do love paranormal romance, and science fiction, but there's something about a good, well written contemporary romance - and Proby knows what she's doing.
One of the things that stood out to me was how well Seth, Zach's son, was written. An almost-teenager can be a tough character to write, one that has suffered emotional and physical abuse even more so. But Seth's character felt genuine and spot on - just like the rest of them.
The one thing that made this book a four instead of a five was the ending. I thought everything was wrapped up way too fast, considering just how the relationship started falling apart. I wish I could go into further detail, but I do not want to spoil the big climax for you. But with how big of a deal Jillian made of what happened, everything fell into place a little too easily.
But I still greatly enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to check out more by this author. Also, be sure to check out some of the swanky new covers this series has gotten! The eBooks are swoon-worthy for sure.
Cover Lovin': Definitely fits with the rest of the series, so well done.
Recommendation: This book can work as a stand-alone, but it helps having knowledge of Cara and Lauren's stories.
Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5). Good read, didn't want to put it down.
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~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~