Meg Zabrinski, successful scientist, well-known environmental advocate, and tenured professor is as independent as they come in Montana. She doesn’t need a man in her life, but she does want to have a baby. She retreats to her isolated mountain cabin to write and ponder her future when Henry Firestone–an old rival and former secret crush from her distant past–drops out of the sky on Christmas Eve with three young children and a baby. Meg doesn’t believe in cosmic signs, but even she realizes she’d be crazy not to consider all her options.
The sparks that have always smoldered between them ignite a mutual passion, but when Henry Firestone makes it clear he’s done having children, Meg is forced to accept that falling in love with Henry and his ready-made family would require her to abandon her dream. Can this “Lone Wolf” assimilate into a new pack, or is this Big Sky Maverick meant to be alone?
I really liked reading a romance with 'older' main characters, who have life experience and know what's important.
Meg is independent, strong, very smart, has done a lot and has goals. She's never met that special someone, but that's not stopping her! The last thing she expects when in her cabin is for a man she has a distant history with to crash into her life with his grandchildren. Henry has a lot going on in his life right now, a lot of worry and unexpected responsibilities. Stranded with his grandchildren and Meg in her mountain cabin thanks to Mother Nature, a great chemistry simmers between Henry and Meg.
I liked how Meg and Henry went with the attraction they had to one another. There were no expectations, no angst. Like the mature people they were they took it as it came. And a lot was coming at them besides this unexpected blossoming relationship. They deal with family, crisis, and kids in a way that makes them real. They felt like they could be people I know. They are both passionate people, about their beliefs and their family...and each other. I was very intrigued to see how they'd deal with everything, and Debra held my interest with Meg and Henry's story.
I loved Henry's grandchildren. They were an integral part of the plot and they gave Montana Maverick a very unique feel. There are some characters from previous Big Sky Mavericks books, and they blend nicely with the plot. If you want more details about them I'd recommend reading the other books in this series, although it is not necessary to enjoy Montana Maverick.
Well written and paced with just enough steam, I'd recommend Montana Maverick to any romance reader!
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