Montana Match by Carol Ross

Posted December 2, 2020 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Series Connection, Series Multi-Author / 0 Comments

Thanksgiving in Montana

Is about family—and love!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for Fiona Harrison to turn her life around. And she is sure finding a suitable husband will please her newfound family in Montana.

When a dating app sends her every dud in town, handsome bartender Simon Clarke offers to be her matchmaker. If only Simon fit her criteria… Learning the truth about the twinkle-eyed charmer could change everything—but for better or worse?

Titles in The Blackwell Sisters series include –Montana Welcome by Melinda Curtis – Montana Wishes by Amy Vastine – Montana Dreams by Anna J. Stewart –  Montana Match by Carol Ross – Montana Wedding by Cari Lynn Webb

*this series, ‘The Blackwell Sisters‘ is either a spin-off or another in this particular world – depends on how you look at it.  🙂  Either way, it is connected to another series.

Here are the titles in the Return of the Blackwell Brothers multi-author series –   The Rancher’s Twins by Carol Ross – The Rancher’s Rescue by Cari Lynn Webb – The Rancher’s Redemption by Melinda Curtis – The Rancher’s Fake Fiancee by Amy Vastine – The Rancher’s Homecoming by Anna J. Stewart (the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series was reviewed on my Keeper Bookshelf blog – you can find these reviews there if you wish)

Title:  Montana Match
Series:  The Blackwell Sisters #4
Author:  Carol Ross
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  November 1, 2020
Publisher:  Harlequin Heartwarming
My Rating:  4 stars

Montana Match is the fourth title in The Blackwell Sisters series and brings us the youngest of the sisters, Fiona’s story.  Big E and Rudy, the sisters’ adopted father, have a plan for the baby of the family since it seems that, in their eyes, Fiona is too soft-hearted, and maybe too unconcerned about a solid career to the point where they’re pushing her into changes.  Changes that she’s not ready for but because she loves and adores Rudy, she will try to find the perfect husband to settle down with and find the ideal job – one that meets their criteria and certainly not her own.

In the process, she has her own local bartender who is more than willing to point out the losers that she shouldn’t even bother with when they show up for that first date at the bar/restaurant where Simon works.  Fiona’s learning about her new-found cousins and trying her best to help but, as often happens when we try too hard, she’s making mistakes.  One that will have you laughing until tears form.  Still, she’s determined to find her place here in Montana, do her father proud, and stop worrying about the attraction to Simon that just will not let up – he’s exactly what her father doesn’t want for her, but he is exactly what Fiona would really want.  If he were interested that is.

Simon is not exactly what he’s allowed Fiona to think, and that fact is going to come back and bite him where it hurts the most… his heart.  Because of a truly dysfunctional family, Simon believes that marriage is not for him – ever.  So, between dodging the romantic notions in his head, and not telling Fiona about his real, successful business back in California, Simon is making his own mistakes as well.

I had fun with Montana Match.  Luke, Simon’s best friend, was delightful in this story and the brotherhood between these two men was funny and emotional.   Fiona’s final straw with Simon was heartbreaking, yet it set up their eventual coming together again perfectly.  I could feel her emotions through the pages, and my heart broke for her – and for Simon as well yet for different reasons.  Their story is emotional, funny, family history heavy, and brought chuckles and tears along the way.  I had a good time here, and I’m looking forward to the final sister’s story soon.

I own a Kindle edition of Montana Match.

Available in paperback or your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.

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