Montana Rescue by Kim Law Release Date: August 23, 2016 Publisher: Montlake Romance Book #2 in the Wildes of Birch Bay series Number of Pages: 302 Kindle Edition Source: Kindle Lending Library (August selection) Contemporary Romance M/F Rating: NC-17 Read 8/16/18 to 8/18/18
Although I didn’t expect Nick to be the sibling to get the next book in this series, I’m really glad he did. As much as I want to read about Gabe and his daughter getting a HEA, Nick’s story was just too beautiful to be upset that he was next to fall in love.
Nick is the epitome of the tough guy with a heart of gold. He cares so deeply about those around him. Often times to his own detriment. He doesn’t even see the damage he’s doing to himself by making sure all others are happy. And he does it in such a way that those around him don’t even realize he’s doing it either.
Harper has a lot of wounds to heal. Not only is she a widow, but she’s taken the blame for all the bad things that have happened before, during, and after her husband’s death. Grief and guilt are strange creatures and there’s no rhyme or reason to the way Harper reacts to the events over the last couple of years. Nick helps Harper to open her eyes in a way she hasn’t since the accident. He makes her take a look in the mirror, and she’s not exactly thrilled with the woman she’s become.
What I find so touching about the relationship that develops with Harper and Nick is the mutual benefit they get from one another. Neither is any less messed up than the other, but since their problems could overlap in a Venn diagram it helps them to help each other without getting bogged down.
There are still so many emotions for Nick and his family to slog through since they all opened up about their upbringing and their mother’s mental issues. While this can most definitely be read as a standalone and still be an excellent read, knowing the deeper story of Nick’s upbringing by reading the first book, Montana Cherries, only adds to this story.