Montana Cherries by Kim Law Release Date: July 28, 2015 Publisher: Montlake Romance Book #2 in the Wildes of Birch Bay series Number of Pages: 370 Kindle Edition Source: Kindle Lending Library (July selection) Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: NC-17 Read 7/27/18 to 7/29/18
This book is an emotional roller coaster. Kim Law is a new-to-me author and I cannot wait to read more. She did a great job of navigating some really complex issues, and then made it a point to talk more about those issues in her “Acknowledgments” at the end of the book. Knowing someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder helped me to see how well the author handled this subject.
On top of writing about the way NPD can really mess with a family and all of the individuals in that family, the author also gives us a very sweet and touching love story. Dani is broken and doesn’t even know she is until almost halfway through this story. But regardless of how her family views Dani and tries to protect her, Ben always sees her true spirit. Once Dani learns the truth about her upbringing and starts finally remembering things the real way, Ben tries to help her understand that she is a good person down to the core despite her upbringing.
As for Ben and his little daughter, I love that once Dani points out how things would look from his daughter’s point of view he makes such an effort to turn their relationship around. Since Ben has spent his life as an only child and then as a bachelor, it’s quite a change to suddenly be a single father. Yet he jumps in with both feet and works his way up from the trenches.
What is so wonderful about this story is not just that it deals with a very emotional issue or that it has a sweet love story. What I enjoyed so much was the author giving us a peek at the aftermath and healing. Especially when it comes to Dani’s father and his part on the things that happened in Dani’s childhood. I am so glad the author didn’t take the easy way out and that, even at the end of the book. I know the other books will continue to show the growth this family still has ahead of them.