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Author: Debra Salonen
Publisher: Montana Born Books, Tule Publishing
Date of Publication: January 24th, 2016
What a great addition to this brilliant series – I have thoroughly enjoyed reading every single one of them, including this one! This one is a delectable second chance romance, one where her teenage crush seeking his approval make her take dangerous risks and both pay the price for her foolhardiness. Now, years later, her fairy godfather is plotting to reunite the two in the hope of ensuring they give their love a second chance to develop.
The author writes emotively, painting robust pictures of the dramatic locations and complex characters in the imagination of her readers. It was great to reconnect with so many of the folks I’ve grown to relate to through reading this series, seeing how life is changing and developing for them as well as meeting new ones in this novel. I don’t, however, think you need to have read any of the earlier books in the series to appreciate this entrancing novel. I have no idea if the author deliberately wrote this story as a modern day version of Cinderella or not, but it certainly has many episodes reminiscent of the fairy tale. To me, Justin Oberman was something of an out of reach Prince that Nikki Magnesson Richards has grown up loving whilst he has been relatively unaware of her and J Angus Hooper is the 81 year old entrepreneur who acts as the fairy godfather for the couple. The relationship between the three is superb and believable. There are plenty of twists encountered as they strive to attain their goals, like being part of the team climbing a mountain together, supporting each other but with a few hairy moments along the way!
Everyone could do with a J Angus in their lives! If you enjoy a well written, entertaining and delightful romance, with a well developed plot and great characters, look no further – this is just what you need! I recommend you check out any books by this author as all I have read from her have been great!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
The Big Sky Mavericks series
Book 1: Montana Cowgirl
Book 2: Montana Cowboy
Book 3: Montana Darling
Book 4: Montana Maverick
Book 5: Her Forever Gift – Free!
Book 6: Montana Hero
Book 7: Montana Rogue
Book 8: Montana Miracle
Book 9: Montana Rebel
Don’t look down and don’t give up.
Justin Oberman‘s credo for living his adventurous–some might say death-defying–life to the max served him well until the unfortunate outcome of a climb made him walk away from the sport he loved. A lucrative new job offer could pave the way to a more traditional life in Marietta, Montana, where his two best friends have fallen in love with the women of their dreams. But settling down always seemed more daunting than Everest and not worth considering until a mysterious lady in red walks into his life on New Year’s Eve. Suddenly, that happily-ever-after stuff Flynn and Tucker have been raving about looks within reach.
The first fall is always the hardest.
Nikki Magnesson Richards has loved Justin Oberman most of her life. First, from the safety of her brothers’ old tree house. Later, with unrequited teen-age angst. Her poorly thought out attempt to get him to notice her cost them both dearly. Now, a dozen years later, her fairy godfather boss has orchestrated the most romantic meeting possible–the Big Sky Mavericks Masked Ball for Charity. A kiss at midnight with her very own Prince Charming isn’t too much to ask, is it? But what are two star-crossed lovers supposed to do when one kiss isn’t enough?
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