Friday, January 30, 2015

Book Review: Falling for Jillian by Kristen Proby


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?

My Review:

This is the first book by Kristen Proby that I've read, and it has myself questioning why I've only now read her work...and I've now got all of her books on my TBR list after reading this.

With this being the third book in this series, Jillian and Zack actually have a little bit of history already (and you can be sure I'm reading those first two books ASAP), so this story was more about them reconnecting and navigating their already budding relationship.  I did find Jillian to be a bit hot/cold at times and wanted to just tell her to cut that out and give Zack a chance.  Because Zack is sweet, strong, protective and an amazing dad...the perfect package.  And together, they have some pretty explosive chemistry-as evidenced by many hot and steamy scenes.

There's not a lot of conflict in this story, it's more about Jillian and Zack trying to find their way with each other.  The one big issue that comes up, I felt like Zack was overreacting and not seeing things from Jillian's point of view...but how she reacts to his reaction, well I thought that was a bit much as well.  How the two of them handled the situation played into my overall rating of the book since they both were driving me a bit nuts.  Jillian can be stubborn, sometimes not rightly so, which to me can be a bit annoying.

This is a great story, and the writing flows very well.  I loved the character of Seth, Zack's son-I thought he brought a lot to the story and really enjoyed reading the scenes he was in.  Overall I thought this was a good sweet and steamy romance while still giving a big nod to the family aspect, and give it 4 stars.

About Kristen Proby:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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