I love reading Debra Salonen's books! She's one of those authors who has the ability to make her readers feel good from the start to the finish of each book, and Montana Hero is no exception. Book five in the Big Sky Mavericks series, Montana Hero is packed with warmth, believable characters that you'll find very easy to like and relate to, and a plot that will keep you wondering right to the end. While reading the other books in the series will help you to establish who is who, it 's not essential. This story stands up just fine on its own. Katherine Robinson and her son Brady have moved to Marietta Montana to start a new life after her marriage failed. Kat's mother, now deceased, never married and never told her the identity of her father, however she did tell Kat that she was conceived in Marietta and that she and Kat's father loved each other but couldn't marry. Brady believes he knows the identity of his grandfather and he's determined to make that grandfather acknowledge him. When confronting him doesn't work Brady decides on another plan, one that gets him into all sorts of strife. Flynn Benson is the new boy in town, having taken the job of Commander of Crawford County Search snd Rescue. He is Kat's boss and despite feeling instantly attracted to her he is determined to keep their relationship purely professional. The trouble is he can't stop thinking about her and the feeling is mutual. This book is a little longer than the average novella though if you're anything like me you won't notice that salient fact. The pages seem to turn themselves and you'll find yourself at the end almost before you started. Montana Hero is a great weekend read that I'm sure you'll really enjoy.
Flynn Benson had no idea moving to Montana would change his life so much. All he wanted was a change of scenery and a chance to forget the woman he couldn’t save from a wildfire. Heading Crawford County Search & Rescue would be the perfect position for him. He could still be involved with what he loves, but with a change of scenery.
Flynn had given up on women after his last marriage. He just didn’t trust them anymore. That was until he met one of his employees, Katherine “Kat” Robinson. She would be worth taking a chance on. But he knew not to get involved with an employee.
Kat is a single mother raising her son Brady on her own. Kat decided to move to Marietta because before her mother died, she said it was the only place where she was happy. Maybe Kat would be happy there too. Plus it might give her a chance to figure out who her father is.
Kat is instantly attracted to Flynn, but knows workplace romances don’t work out. Will Kat and Flynn be able to keep it business only or will they give into their feelings?
There is a lot more to this story than I can tell without giving it all away. One part had me biting my nails in anticipation of what would happen. The chemistry was really strong between the lead characters too. I also enjoyed catching up with some of the characters from previous Big Sky Mavericks Books.
I loved this book! I'm so glad the Big Sky Mavericks series is continuing. I love how well this book tied in to the rest even though the two main characters aren't actually members of the original "Big Sky Mavericks". Katherine was great. She is a single mom of a special child, Brady, and works hard to help him navigate life, while at the same time trying not to shelter him too much. Flynn is dealing with the emotional fallout from a wild fire he worked, and decided the change of scenery, moving to Montana, might help. Katherine and Flynn were great together. Neither one was perfect, but they did a great job of helping each other. I couldn't put this book down. I was dying to get to the finish, while at the same time not wanting the story to end.
I loved this story a lot! Flynn changed jobs in hope it will help combat his PTSD, the last thing he expected was to find a woman to love again. But, Kat isn't any woman, and she has a special needs child, plus, she's trying to find her birth father. But working together makes it harder to fight temptation. A lot of complications to overcome, but this story finds a way for everything to work out--love, family, trust! Another fabulous addition to this series!