Montana Blueprint For Love
Property Sisters Book One
Genre: #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #SecondChanceRomance
My Rating: 4
Publication: March 17th 2020
Read: February 27th 2020 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing
POV: Third-person alternating perspectives
Kindle: 233 pages
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Is she restoring “this old house” or reimagining her future with the man she left behind?
When “Diamond” Jim McCall gambles on a fixer-upper for sentimental reasons, his house of cards implodes – along with his health. Ruby’s ready for a job change but agreeing to become her first crush’s apprentice might be her biggest mistake. She doesn’t doubt they can “flip” the derelict ranch house and save Summit Construction, but at what cost to her heart? After all, Boone Fielding became the son her father never had when she left for college.
Helping Ruby McCall and her sisters flip Diamond Jim’s “money pit” makes sense financially, but he can’t partner with someone he doesn’t trust – and Boone hasn’t forgotten his last close encounter with Ruby. But every day on the job reminds him of why he fell in love with her in the first place.
How is he ever going to let her go when the job is done?
📝My Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The first book in a new series and I think it’s off to a good start. Montana Blueprint for Love introduces a lot of characters. And of course, we get a cameo here and there with some of our favorite Marietta citizens from past stories.
An aspect I would have appreciated additionally in this book was to have more interaction and dialogue with Ruby and Boone and a bit less with everyone else. Of course, I understand that first books are the ones that give us glimpses into the next books but I felt this book could have had a bit less of that. I’m being selfish I guess, because I wanted more of the H/h.
I loved watching Ruby and Boone try to navigate a relationship that wasn’t romantic despite their buried feelings for each other. They were careful and hesitant around each other. And at the same time, looked forward to when they worked together every day. Ruby’s father made some very poor choices and now Ruby, along with her sisters and Boone are having to literally and figuratively “fix” the mess he made.
The premise of the book was interesting. The way the H/h and Jim evolved as characters was engaging and believable. My favorite character in this book was Boone. He was kind, considerate, selfless and a gentleman. Without giving anything away, I will tell you that Boone had every reason to be angry and if he decided to walk away from Ruby and her family, I couldn’t blame him nor would I have thought less of him.
The chemistry between Ruby and Boone was a slow burn and didn’t ‘set fire’ until much later in the book. I actually enjoyed the slow pace of their relationship growing into something more. The pace made this story believable.
I have read this author several times before and always enjoyed her books. Ruby has two sisters who will have their stories told in the next books in which we were given glimpses into. That said, I know we will be seeing a lot more of Ruby and Boone and I am going to be looking out for those books which I know we won’t have to wait too long for. One of my favorite aspects about Tule Publishing is their ability to publish the next books in a series in a timeframe that won’t have you having to reread previous books to catch up. Most of my favorite series are published by Tule.
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂