Series: Love Under the Big Sky #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 19, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
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Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?
So about that Kristen Proby book binge I went on last week? I might be a little more distracted these days and it’s taking me a bit longer to get through each book, I LOVED escaping to Montana with the Love Under the Big Sky series. In fact, it pretty much made me want to escape to Montana in real life and find myself a man like the ones in this series. Do you think it’d work that way?
Seducing Lauren was a great follow up to Loving Cara. I was only lukewarm to Lauren going in, thanks to the mean girl company she kept during the first book. Sure, she broke away from them towards the end, but I was still side eyeing her a bit. But once I got into her head and in her story? It didn’t take long before I was a fan. I enjoyed that she was a romance writer. It feels so meta when you read about a romance writer in a romance book. 😉 She was a great, strong character. I appreciated that she left her (seriously unstable asshole) ex husband behind and was doing what she needed to get away from him. I also knew we likely wouldn’t get through the entire book without him causing some problems and unfortunately I wasn’t wrong. But, I’m not gonna get into that. You can experience it for yourself. The guy is a piece of work… and NOT in a good way.
Ty, on the other hand, was totally swoony. I absolutely adored him. He was smart and strong, super protective of the people he cared about. I loved his friendship with Josh in the first book, but I appreciated his chemistry with Lauren even more in this one. Like Lauren, he had a past he was trying to overcome… and doing a pretty good job of, to be honest. Ty’s been all about Lauren for awhile now, but she just started to see what an amazing guy he is. They have wicked chemistry and their sexy times are off the charts hot. *fans self*
I enjoyed this book so very much. Much like Loving Cara, it grabbed my attention from the very start and made me want to keep flipping pages. I was addicted to the setting, the characters and the story as a whole. There was a bit more drama to this one than in the first book, but with the bastard ex, I expected nothing less. While he caused some ugly moments, they never overshadowed the romance and friendships that made this book one I couldn’t read fast enough, but also really didn’t want to end.
“No, we write erotic romance, Lo. We see a love story and the potential for lots of sex everywhere. So tell me all about it and use all the dirty words.”
“Your touch brings me to my knees, and I know that I’ll never, ever get enough of you.”
Do you have a favorite Kristen Proby book?
How about a favorite western romance?