Friday, 1 February 2013

Review: Montana Reunion

Montana Reunion
Author: Soraya Lane
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis: Best friends reunited… into a marriage of convenience?

Jack and Maddison were best friends growing up, but when Maddison moved to the big city to pursue her dreams, they struggled to stay in touch.

When Maddison returns home after years away, Jack is all grown up and ready to make up for lost time. And so is Maddison… the only trouble is, Jack needs more than a friend. So when she suggests that a marriage of convenience could help Jack save his ranch, it seems like everything is falling into place. Until Jack finds out that Maddison wants a baby.

Their friendship is too important to ruin, but after a night of unexpected passion, everything changes. Because Maddison is pregnant and Jack’s made it clear that their marriage will be one of convenience only. And he never wants to be a dad.

"Didn't we always say we would? That when we hit 30 we'd just get married so we could stay best friends?"

I loved it! I love Jack and Maddie. I'm starting to think that I have a good radar on stories about best friends. It was fast-paced, drama-less, no-bullshit and straight-to-the-point. It didn't have complicated plot twists and too much tears but it was still good. The characters and the plot itself wasn't flat and boring despite of being predictable.

Both characters had their stubborn and independent streak and from the time I started to read, I knew I'd enjoy their interactions. One major brownie point is that it felt like I'm watching them from the sidelines instead of just reading. I can clearly picture out their facial expressions and body language. Even the secondary characters were present even though most parts were focus with the two. They were there.

Underneath the love story, it also tells a story of coming home and being reunited with family. Maddie, who works miles away and Jack who never left home but didn't feel at home at all. It's pretty good that both of them found the place where they belong together.

All in all it was sweet, sensual and heart-warming. This is the first time I've read Lane's work but definitely not the last.