Big Sky Mountain
Harlequin HQN, Jul 31 2012, $7.99
In Parable, Montana, as here Comes The Bride plays in the background Brylee Parrish escorted by her brother Walker walks down the aisle towards her waiting fiancé Hutch Carmody when the groom abruptly stops the ceremony. His half-brother Slade Barlow and the best man Boone Taylor (see Big Sky Country) escorts Hutch back to their Whisper Creek Ranch before he makes matters worse.
Kendra Shepherd has just returned to Big Sky Country after spending time in England fulfilling her former husband Jeffrey’s death bed vow of finding and adopting his four years old daughter Madison. Her BFFs pregnant Jocelyn Taylor and Jocelyn Barlow welcome her and her adopted toddler home. Kendra once was attracted to Hutch and knows she still is; however, Madison comes before she allows her heart to be broken by the rancher. Hutch jilted Brylee because he knew his heart belongs to Kendra; his actions sent her to Jeffrey. Feeling fate is on his side he plans to regain the trust of the mom and the love of the daughter as he wants both as his family.
The second Big Sky contemporary romance is an engaging second chance at love tale. The lead male has matured quite a bit from his early antics in Big Sky Country as shown by how well he treats his “Shortstop”. Although Madison adjusts too easily to her “mommy” and more (though love and acceptance helps her after being isolated with efficient nannies), fans will enjoy this warm Montana romance.