Monday, September 17, 2018

Charming the Mountain Man by Jeanette Lewis {Review}
Charming the Mountain Man by Jeanette Lewis
Tamarack Ridge Romance #2
Kindle Edition, 181 pages
Published September 14th 2018
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own and were voluntarily given.

This kind of stuff could happen, right? Lifelong enemies could become friends. Haters could become lovers.

Colton Ramsey spends most of his days in the woods--guiding backpackers, hikers, and hunters on adventures through TR Outfitter's, his family-run business in Tamarack Ridge, Montana. Though he prefers to lead groups, Colton agrees over email to take Lee Bonzell on a solo elk hunt, for a premium price.

Only Lee turns out to be Leigh--a spunky female lawyer from Georgia with big green eyes and an accent like melted butter. Stung at being left behind too many times by her outdoorsy brothers, Leigh is on a mission to prove girls can do anything boys can do ... including bring home a bigger elk!

At first Colton refuses to go on a hunting trip alone with a woman, especially one little hunting experience. After Leigh threatens legal action against him and the store, he reluctantly agrees. But just because he'll take Leigh on the hunt, doesn't mean he's going to take it easy on her.

Colton and Leigh face off in the Sawtooth Mountains. Both are expecting to emerge the victor, but neither expects that victory might mean love.

Author Note: The books are designed to be read in any order without missing any of the story, though you might have fun spotting crossover characters.

My Review: 5 Stars

I've heard it said that love and hate are just two sides of the same coin. The coin obviously landed on the hate side when Colton and Leigh first meet, and it was a slightly hilarious situation. Their second encounter wasn't much better, due to deception and first impressions, and I was cringing with the way things were going. But then something happened and the coin somehow flipped...

When strong feelings are evoked, whether it's love or hate or both, irresistible magnetism can occur and the power behind this one was very believable. Colton and Leigh are both so stubborn and strong, yet they each have a caring, sensitive streak that appears when least expected.

The setting was serene, yet there was an underlying element of danger that really brought an edge to the situation. The whole package was complete with a palpable romance that left my heart dancing.

Content: mild violence (an attack, animal killing/hunting); mild romance (kissing, some light innuendo). 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story.
    All the best, Jeanette