Monday, December 18, 2017

Finding Love In Big Sky, Montana by Angela Ruth Strong

Series: Resort to Love # 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Released: Sept. 1, 2016
254 pages
About the Book:
Bright Star Ranch led him to her--but will he stay?

Josh Lake is forced to head home for the holidays after he’s suspended from his job in the city, but running into Paisley Sheridan could be exactly what he needed. Not only does she board him at her ranch in exchange for his advertising expertise, but spending the Christmas season with her in Big Sky, Montana, brings more joy than he’s felt in a long while. Is he willing to give up the lavish lifestyle he’s worked for in exchange for the gift of love?

The last thing Paisley wants for Christmas is to spend time with Josh Lake—the guy who broke her heart in high school—but until her bank loan goes through, she has to take all the free help she can get. Unfortunately, Josh seems to want back in her life again, and the town’s quirky coffee shop owners don’t help by hanging mistletoe at every opportunity. Will Paisley succeed in driving him away, or will she find the healing needed to have hope for a future together?
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My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟   (4 stars)

“Why did he have to bring up the idea of matchmaking at all? She’d been doing so well pretending she didn’t feel anything towards him.”

This was an enjoyable read focusing on overcoming past hurts, second chances and finding God's will. There were many fun characters making the story overflow with humor, cheesy pick-up lines, and wonderful friendships. Annabelle and Dot were quirky and you never knew what to expect from them, but their love for others was overflowing and gave the story many heart-warming moments. The last scene with Annabelle was just wonderful.

I loved Josh. He is currently going through a tough time, but he handled the obstacles with maturity. He was truly wanted the best for Paisley, and would do anything to make that happen for her. The way he stood up for and supported Paisley made me love him that much more. Paisley was stubborn, I could understand where her determination for independence came from after getting to know her history, but I still wanted to shake her and get her to see what was right in front of her. I wish she hadn’t had her feelings for Josh so much. The scene with her dad was heart-wrenching, how could a father treat a daughter like that. Both Josh and Paisley were strong, well developed characters. The addition of Josh's brother Sam on the ranch made for some entertaining moments, especially when his purpose as a chaperone for one character and a matchmaker for the other blurred together. I thoroughly enjoyed this story as it gave me a light fun read with characters to cheer for and laugh with. The message of what makes a family was beautiful, and one I will keep with me.

“Family wasn’t about heirs. Family wasn’t about having your name carried on. Family was about loving unconditionally and accepting others for who they were.” 

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

 Other Books in the Series:
.5 Finding Love at the Oregon Coast 1 Finding Love in Sun Valley Idaho 3 Finding Love in Park City Utah 

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