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Author: Debra Salonen
Publisher: Montana Born Books – Tule Publishing
Published: February 23rd, 2015
Meg Zabrinski is taking a year out from her highly successful role as a science professor because she is seriously considering having a baby. She knows this will be a now or never sort of time as her biological clock is ticking and she’s forty but she has no man in her life. She’s gone up to her mountain retreat to think things through and start writing a novel, living up to her nickname of “Lone Wolf”.
Christmas Eve and she’s written the first sentence – not much but it is a start! That’s when she hears the helicopter crash near by. Outside conditions are near whiteout, she knows the accident victims will need help but the SAR team won’t be out before morning so she decides to go to help. Now this may be something stupid for you or I to do, but she is a fully trained mountain rescuer, has all the right kit, training, knowledge and experience – including medical training – to make her a real asset in these circumstances. She finds the helicopter with Henry (Hank) Firestone and his four grandchildren (aged from four months to thirteen years old) in. None are seriously injured but they were flying because the baby was ill with a fever. Years ago they were on opposite sides in the debate about reintroducing wolves to the area. Then they ignored their mutual attraction, can they do so now they are forced to take shelter in her cabin? Has she found her own pack and love at last? As he can no longer father children, will this be a romance breaker for them?
I really enjoyed reading this story. It is a chicklit romance with lovely elements of paranormal running through it as the (dead) parents of the children help support and guide those caring for them. It is another well written, heart-warming tale that has believable characters in a beautiful setting and, although it is the fourth in the series, still works well as a standalone. However, if you have read other books in the series, you’ll also like how past romances are intertwined and continue to develop in this story, too.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.
If you enjoy stories like this, you may also be interested in the third book in this series, ‘Montana Darling’ which I reviewed here in January https://splashesintobooks.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/montana-darling/