From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the third romance in the Love Under the Big Sky series, featuring a veteran struggling with PTSD and the one woman who can help him recover—and learn to love again.
Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara.
But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zack, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zack is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off. He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?
I love Ms. Proby’s alpha males and this book did not disappoint.Zach King is a veteran and single dad to a preteen boy. Home from his duty in the military he is now living on his families ranch raising his son and helping his twin run the ranch. He is fiercely protective of his family and when he reacquaints himself with Jillian he is persistent on winning her over.
Jillian moved away after high school and got married. Upon returning after the breakup of her marriage she is rebuilding her life. Her support system consist of her brother, Ty, who is best friends with the King twins and Cara who is engaged to Josh King. The attraction between Zach and Jillian is undeniable. While these two may have chemistry together they do have some bumps along the way.
Seth is Zach’s twelve year old son and in a lot of ways I see him as the heart of this book. His vulnerability and humor add to the overall story. My heart went out to this young man because I really wanted him to have the family he always desired.
I cheated and skipped book two because I ran out of time in my reading schedule. In no way did I feel lost or confused while reading this book. The great part about these books are they can be read as standalones.
Ms. Proby’s books are like comfort food for the brain. Picking up her books is like eating a big bowl of macaroni & cheese. You feel good afterwards.
Continuing story where secondary characters from the first book become the main focus in subsequent books. Can be read as standalones.
Book 1 – Josh King | Book 2 – Ty Sullivan | Book 3 – Zach King
**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**