This is a really good quick-read story about Peyton, an executive tech whiz whose being threatened. In order to protect Peyton & her latest multimillion dollar project, her boss hires Mattio a bodyguard. Mattio is trying to earn enough money to gain custody of his son Gino. As a Blackwell, Peyton, Mattio & Gino end up at the Blackwell ranch in Montana. In this book there’s less humor, however there is the mystery of whose stalking Peyton, whether Mattio will get to keep his son in the US, will Peyton’s sisters accept her explanation re her secret. Although each book is written by a different author, I continue to love how each writer implements animals as filler in their stories. This book can be read as a standalone as it briefly outlines what occurred in Book 1 & 2. By midway I found a significant amount of repetition that I was skipping certain paragraphs. I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it. I received a copy for my honest opinion.
Amanda Harrison and Blake Collins have been best friends—probably since he helped her rescue kittens. Amanda has had a secret crush on Blake for just as long. The one time they were tempted to cross the friends to more line, they decided they’d rather remain friends as they didn’t want to risk their friendship. Now Blake is engaged to marry a woman Amanda doesn’t particularly like. She knows their relationship will likely change as Blake’s fiancé will now be his “go-to” girl. Amanda also recently found out there is no cure for her fertility issues. She’s devastated as she always thought she’d have a big family. Amanda KNOWS Blake wants a big family as he was an only child. Since Amanda can’t give him what he truly desires, she vows to try and be friends with his fiancé. When Lily, Amanda’s sister, decides to marry an almost stranger and move permanently to the Blackwell Ranch in Montana, Amanda knows she has to convince Lily to return to San Diego. Amanda doesn’t like the fact that she’s a Blackwell (according to DNA) and can’t believe Lily could be so accepting of her newly found family. On the premise of checking out the ranch for his wedding, Blake goes on a road trip with Amanda with hopes of convincing Lily to return home and find out the secret Amanda is hiding from him. This is the second in the Blackwell Sisters series. So far, it’s interesting to see how each sister accepts the Blackwell’s as an addition to their family. There is an underlying story woven into each sister’s story, so I recommend starting this series from the beginning. Amanda’s life is a total mess, but once she arrives to the Ranch and sees how in love her sister is and how welcoming the Blackwell’s are, she starts to have a change of heart. It’s a story of secrets and how devastating they can be once revealed. It also tackles real life issues, such as infertility. I actually LOVED that there was no easy fix to her infertility, but there were options. Great friends to more story. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Amanda hold so much in that your heart breaks with what she feels she can't tell anyone, not her family and not Blake her best friend since forever. She goes to Montana to free her sister Lily from the Blackwell clutches and bring her home but instead finds out what family really means and that Blake isn't just her friend and she needs to decide whether to act on finally coming clean to how she feels or lose him forever. But there is more heartbreak for her that she has been keeping secret from everyone which just makes you want to bundle her up in a big hug while shaking both her and Blake wishing to rattle sense into them before they both make big mistakes. You may not like Big E at times boy is he a smart man just knowing when people need a nudge in the right direction!!