Series: Montgomery Manor #3
Author: Tamara Morgan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 277
Published: Carina Press, October 13, 2014
John “Monty” Montgomery is a workaholic. The oldest of the Montgomery children, he’s been working by his father’s side building the family hotel chain almost his entire life. His commitment to the business leaves no time for romance. But that’s about to change.
Georgia Lennox has been fantasizing about Monty ever since she started her gig as handywoman at Montgomery Manor. She figures Monty is way out of her league, so she hasn’t dared to act on her feelings — until he offers to help fill a volunteer shortage on her latest project, building houses for families in need.
Sparks fly as they spend time together, first on the job site, then off. But Georgia’s not your typical frilly and feminine society girl. Hoping to find a way to fit in with the Montgomerys, she agrees to be made over by Monty’s sister for an event. But if she lets her rough edges be smoothed away, will she be letting go of the very thing that attracted Monty in the first place?
This story came at such a right time that it took me by surprise. And I do like surprises so it was pleasant. I was already looking forward to workaholic John ‘Monty’ Montgomery the Third and Montgomery Manor’s skilled handywoman Georgia Lennox, but this was so much better than I expected. First off, Monty was the epitome of a good hero, hell, a perfect hero. The kind of hero I’d want all my heroines to end up with, the kind of hero I’d love to read in many upcoming books, over and over again.
And this is all not because he was perfect perfect. But because he tried so hard to be perfect for his loved ones and he managed it so successfully for all their sakes but unfortunately also at the expanse of his own freedom and happiness. And the sad part was, the part that endeared him to me the most and made me wish to be able to tackle a Lennox in order to have him to myself, was that he took it all with calm resignation. I had no idea I could root for a fictional man this much to get his own happiness before. I root for all my heroes, but with Monty I wanted to get inside the book and forcefully extract him from the dark pit, sadly, he made his life become.
And Georgia..She sure was a force to be reckoned with. She was not delicate society lady, she was smart and strong and yet surprisingly self conscious when it came to her own value as a woman. I feel so bad when women feel this way about themselves. There were a lot of messages in this story if you’re at the right time reading it. And I was. I don’t know, maybe I was at such a point in my life, or about to get sick so my emotional level was way up, but I loved this book. Simply loved it. I loved everything about it, from the hero and heroine’s own struggles and stubbornness to their families’ relentless intrusion for the sake of love. I can’t express it in more elaborate ways. It’s as simple as that, me loving this story greatly.
Montgomery Manor series is one I recommend to anyone who not only looks for a good romance series in general, but also to those who like stories about families who’re a handful and real in ways that counts in your favorite romances. I can’t wait for the next book. In fact, I’m contemplating how much more it can go on, how many more books left till I’ll be so sad to see it over that I’ll need a reread right away for a reunion.
I’m adding five big spoonfuls of this sweet story into my hodgepodge. I wasn’t kidding about my contemplations for the upcoming books. I wonder if there are any secret Montgomery sons stashed away somewhere for me to pick my own? No? Too delusional? Oh well.
Montgomery Manor series by Tamara Morgan:
- If I Stay
- When I Fall
- Because I Can