Happy Tuesday and Happy Release Day to Kristen Proby!!! We are so excited to share this release and my review of Falling for Jillian, #3 in the Love Under the Big Sky Series. Hope you enjoy the review and that you enjoy this series as much as I have reading them! Happy Reading! ~ Amber
From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the third romance in the Love Under the Big Sky series, featuring a veteran struggling with PTSD and the one woman who can help him recover—and learn to love again.
Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara.
But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zach, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zach is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off. He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?
I loved this book!! There is something about the way that Kristen Proby tells a story that I always know I’m going to love every word and this was absolutely true with Falling for Jillian! When Zack King and Jillian Sullivan had their one night together during Loving Cara something told me that it was only the beginning, and after dancing around each other for months it seems that was absolutely true. I loved that Zack seems to know he wants Jillian from the start of this book, and he goes after her. As they both share more than once, they have a lot of past baggage but while that isn’t an absolute deterant it does rear its head a few times. But in spite of that these two have crazy good chemistry and a connection that seems to help them find a balance quickly. It helps that they already have a circle of friends and family that are happy to see them finally admit they fit well together. It is also the love and connection that Jillian has with Zack’s son Seth that also makes this story one of my faves. The way she talks with Seth about her history with her abusive parents, and allows him to see that even though he had a crappy mom that doesn’t have to be his future. I think I almost loved the love story that unfolded among these three as a family as I did the love between Jillian and Zack.
When Zack and Jillian get some shocking news it brings the past and present into an absolute collision of unknowns. Neither of them react well during or after, and while I understood their reactions I was yelling at them both!! One of the most satisfying and heartbreaking moments was when Kensie shows up at the ranch wanting Seth. Jillian’s punching Kensie and putting her in her place followed by Seth’s tears and Zack’s overwhelming desire to never let them go, was so emotional! I don’t know how Kristen wrote this without crying buckets, but I thought it was so real and necessary. I also loved how Ty, Jeff and Josh have an intervention with Zack, and how he in turn works with Seth to make their world with Jillian right once again.
Love, love, loved this latest Big Sky book and can’t wait to see what’s next in Cunningham Falls, Montana!!
Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.