Thursday, January 29, 2015

Falling for Jillian by Kristen Proby



Title: Falling for Jillian
Author: Kristen Proby
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Love Under the Big Sky #3
Main Characters: Jillian and Zach
Release Date: January 2015
Publisher: Pocket
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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 Zach, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zach 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:
I enjoyed this book. This was one of those that simply made me happy that I read contemporary romance. 

Jillian has moved to Montana after having her heart broken. Her brother lives there and she has a huge group of friends there. Zach is not one of those things pulling her to the place though. A while ago when she was home for a visit, they had a one-night stand that was phenomenal, but now has left things a little awkward and stilted between them. But their lives are intertwined. Her best friend is married to his twin and they share the same group of friends so they are constantly in each other's environment. 

I enjoyed the way the book started out with Jillian dating and Zach incredibly and obviously jealous. That sparked off the chemistry between the two just perfectly. And there is a ton of chemistry. 

This story is one of those full of scenes with the group of friends and the families. I love that dynamic to my contemporary romance because it gives such a warm, happy, cozy feeling to the story and setting. This one is also set in Montana in the winter which also, for me, evokes those same emotions...safety, warmth, coziness while snuggling in front of the fire. 

Jillian is trying to learn how to move on with her life and Zach and Seth quickly become integral to that. I love her interactions with Seth especially. Their relationship works so well in this book and I love how he reacts to his dad during the "black moment" of the story. 

It's just one of those books that's good. I don't think it would matter what time of the year it was, what mood I was in...this is a book I could re-read a dozen times and it would still make me feel happier in the end for doing so. Definitely my favorite type of read. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 

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