The Major Gets it Right by Victoria Pade

Posted July 17, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Special Edition, Owned, Series / 0 Comments

 

He was the son her father always wanted…

Major Quinn Camden is a man of honor. But working with Clairy McKinnon on her father’s memorial tests every chivalrous code!

Clairy is feisty, beautiful—and still hurt that General McKinnon mentored Quinn over his own adoring daughter.

When their years-long rivalry is replaced by undeniable attraction, Quinn wonders if the general’s dying wish is the magic they both need…or if the man’s secrets will tear them apart for good.

Titles in The Camdens of Montana series include –  The Marine Makes Amends –  The Marine’s Baby Blues The Major Gets It Right

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  The Major Gets It Right
Series:  The Camdens of Montana #3
Author:  Victoria Pade
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  June 29, 2021
Rating:  4.5 stars

The Major Gets It Right continues The Camdens of Montana series with a powerful, emotional story of near lifelong enemies who end up having to deal with each other face-to-face when the one person in their lives that connected them dies… and leaves a fiery, emotion-packed rivalry continuing even as longheld secrets are revealed and each has to re-evaluate the man each thought they knew in a far different light.

I don’t even know how to write this review without possibly giving away spoilers, but I’m going to try to say as little as possible about some aspects of the story.  The actual villain of the story is Clairy’s father and Quinn’s mentor… that’s obvious from Clairy’s viewpoint early on, but Quinn has made discoveries that show his hero in a very unflattering if not illegal light and that has him rethinking everything he was taught by his mentor, and if he isn’t too much like the General already to make the necessary changes in his own life.

It is a captivating journey as we watch Quinn and Clairy navigate their past and the present which has them working on a memorial museum for her famous father (which dear daddy commissioned before his death – talk about ego).  As they slowly open up about their shared past (granted from far different viewpoints) this couple will slowly acknowledge the very real attraction that both are fighting against.  And as the sins of the General are revealed we get both Quinn’s reactions from when he first learned this and now as he shares with Clairy what no man wants to tell the daughter of a man who saw her as “less than” any male around or the memory of that little girl she once was who adored her father and only wanted a bit of his time focused on her… as it rightly should have been.

I ached for both Quinn and Clairy in different ways.  Quinn has a mirror shoved in his face and was forced to take a good long look at his life as he makes the decision to make changes in attitude and life in general.  Clairy sees another viewpoint of the years that broke her heart and formed the dislike she’s always carried for Quinn.  Every story (life) has more than one side, and we are granted the experience of watching this couple come to terms with what they thought they knew about each other… and the far different reality.

The Major Gets It Right is a painful love story.  It’s the pain of the past, but also the pain of discovering what you thought was reality… wasn’t.  I was captivated by Clairy’s and Quinn’s journey from enemies to sort of friends to lovers willing to put their trust in each other for a lifetime.  In many ways this wasn’t always an easy story to read, emotionally, but well worth the time to see what could be when people face the past and come away changed for the better.  While I’ve enjoyed the entire series, it’s Quinn who I’ll remember long after… and this is a story that I will be re-reading in the future because it’s simply that good.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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