Montana Darling was the first story I read by Debra Salonen and I really enjoyed it. Mia Zabrinski is a cancer survivor who moved home to Marietta, Montana so she can build a house on the land she got in her divorce. When she gets there she meets Ryker Bensen because he is staying on the land, believing he will get it in a trust on his 30th birthday. Despite how they met, Mia and Ryker fell in love. My favorite part of the story was how Ryker helped Mia see herself as beautiful. She had a mastectomy & hysterectomy because of the cancer and viewed herself negatively as a result. This story showed depth and lots of emotion. I give this story 4.5 stars and will definitely be reading more by Debra Salonen.
Mia Zabrinski's lost
enough-- her marriage. Her job. Her body image. Mia is ready to rebuild
her life in her hometown of Marietta,Montana, and she's damned if she'll
let some stranger camp on her land and claim squatter's rights.
Bensen doesn't have much-- and that suits him fine. Less than a year
ago, he had everything: a beautiful girlfriend, a baby on the way, a
career that earned him fame and a very comfortable living...until he
didn't. When beautiful Mia shows up and orders him off what she says is
her land, Ryker realizes she might be the spark he needed to jumpstart
his interest in living again.