What a wonderful read! I had a hard time putting Montana Mornings down, even though I did not read the other books of the series, which is called “The Wildes Of Birch Bay”. Both characters deserved their happily ever after, so I was rooting for them from the beginning. Gabe Wilde was a charming character who truly loves his daughter and takes his responsibility as a teacher and a Football coach.
Erica Bird is also a dedicated teacher, trying to do the best for her student. But she also comes with baggage. Having been cheated on by her now ex-husband, and having left the job she loved behind, she is trying to create a new a life for herself.
I like that this book was fast paced. It had all of the tension, the romance, and the disagreements – did I mention that Gabe is a little bossy at times? – and of course, the confused emotions that a great romance novel needs. Even the side characters – like the exes of both leads – weren’t boring, not likable, but surely not boring.
Montana Mornings may be a part of a series, but I can highly recommend it as a stand-alone novel as well.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Title: Montana Mornings
Author: Kim Law
Series: The Wildes of Birch Bay #3
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: 28th February 2017
Genre: Romance, General Fiction
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Gabe Wilde has never been more ready for a change. Thirty-three and in the midst of a divorce, he’s packed up his second-grade daughter and come home to Birch Bay, Montana. New house, new career, new life. Only, with changes come stress. His daughter is struggling with the transition to their new norm—and Gabe is out of ideas as to how to help.
Erica Bird is mired in her own worries. After impulsively leaving the teaching job she loved, she may finally be free from her cheating ex, but separated from her family and everything she’s ever known, second guesses linger. Substitute teaching in Birch Bay is fine for the time being, but what will her future hold?
When Gabe’s daughter winds up in Erica’s class, the two meet—or rather, reunite. Neither has forgotten their college romance or the tender feelings they once shared, but will their complicated pasts destroy their second chance? Or will old desire lead to a new love when each needs it most?