Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Montana Glory by R.C. Ryan
Pages: 384 pgs
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge
Summary from Publisher:
The last thing in the world Zane McCord wants is a wife. But after returning home to the family ranch in Montana to help his cousins search for the lost treasure that is their legacy, Zane can't help notice that love and marriage seem to be contagious. Both his cousins have succumbed, but he refuses. Determined to stay a bachelor till he dies, Zane wants to devote his time to filming documentaries and taking care of the ranch...and then Riley Mason walks into his life.
The last thing on Riley Mason's mind is romance. Sent to the McCord ranch to save the family's accounting problems, she only wants to impress her firm in Helena and be on her way. Life as a single mother isn't easy and she needs to impress her bosses for a raise. But when Zane McCord opens the door, her breath catches in her throat and a desire she's never experienced before takes over her. When the McCords insist that she and her daughter, Summer stay at the ranch, she's forced to give in and before long, she's pulled into their search for the long lost treasure. But she absolutely draws the line at getting involved with Zane McCord, playboy and heartbreaker extraordinaire.
But as they all get closer to finding Coot's lost treasure, a dangerous series of accidents target Riley and her daughter Summer. Can Zane keep her safe while trying to win her heart?
You really tend to have a good feeling about a book when an extremely pretty boy is on the cover and extremely pretty boys are on the covers of this whole series. I have only read the last two books in this series (have to review the second books and the first is on my wish list). I think that this one might be my favorite of the series for reasons I am not even sure of yet.
First of all, I loved the family dynamic between Zane, Riley and Summer. Zane was the one character that I thought would have been rough around the edges by the time his book in his series by the time his book came around but I was extremely happy to find him to be kind, sweet and a bit scampy. The father/daughter relationship he forms with Summer even before he considers a romantic relationship with Summer's mother. I also liked Riley quite a bit. She was one of those heroines that you would like to meet in real life. I also love how the characters from the previous books played such a huge role in this one instead of fading into the background.
I must admit that with this series, the adventure and mystery fell sort of short with me. It's not that I didn't enjoy it but the romance and family story was just so well done and interesting that it was a bit difficult for me to become overly invested in anything else. I loved watching the family dynamic between Zane, Riley and Summer develop and I loved that so much of the focus was put on that developing relationship.
I really loved the last two books in this series and now find myself a bit compelled to buy the first book or request it from the library.
*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.