"Another amazing run-for-your-life story."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted March 1, 2018
Romance Suspense | Romance Western
When you are a book reviewer it is an uneasy decision to
delve into a series. There are many obstacles to consider
including what part of the story will be missing if all the
the series are not read or perhaps read out of order. Well
that's the beauty of a Jennifer Ryan series. Her books
stand alone as well as part of an engrossing series. I
quite often read them out of order so I feel I am a good
judge of whether the Montana Heat series is worth diving
into. The answer is a resounding yes, but I would be remiss in
not suggesting that each book is well worth reading.
MONTANA HEAT: TRUE TO YOU is book three. Each book centers on
drug trafficking, DEA agents, and peripheral characters that
spice up the story while at the same time bring in the
human emotional aspect. How else could these stories be
categorized as romances? There's no denying the fact that
Jennifer Ryan convincingly portrays the grit of this
underworld. Lives are damaged and destroyed. Trying to
survive while enmeshed in this world is a talent that is
honed under the worst imaginable conditions. Moving on
seems impossible, but without hope and dreams life just
isn't worth living.
That's one of the common threads shared by the central
characters in MONTANA HEAT: TRUE TO YOU. Cara Potter is the
daughter of Iceman who keeps alluding the net cast by the
DEA and candidly other drug traffickers. Iceman is on a
multitude of hit lists. Cara has lived her entire life
trying to escape her father's world but unfortunately
hasn't always been successful. Now she has established
herself in Montana, running an out of the way café whose
food and good spirits attract an eclectic group of
customers. She runs a side business as well. No not
drugs. Cara is a do-gooder with a huge heart, but there is
no room for romance in this young woman's life. The only
family she has is her father and his brother -- Uncle Otis.
Neither of these men are a candidate for male role model. And
she fears, hates, and distrusts her father with very good
DEA Special Agent Dawson King, known as King to friends and
as Flash to the underworld, has spent much of his life
ending strings of drug trafficking. King is a sharpshooter,
a sniper whose talents have been often been called upon.
He recently spent time in prison developing a cover
identity as Flash for his newest assignment. You guessed
it. Iceman. And the only person the DEA sees as having any
connection with Iceman is his daughter Cara who seems too
good to be true.
So it is only natural that Flash imbed himself in Cara's
world working at her café as a parolee in need. It is the
perfect cover. But Flash quickly discovers that Cara's
presence in Iceman's world is definitely on the peripheral.
In fact, she seems to be doing all she can to put a kibosh
in Iceman's business. This could eventually put her in
great peril and that's something that Flash cannot accept.
Working together with cross purposes isn't really a great
base for any kind of a relationship. But these two don't
seem to know anything about relationships. Neither Cara nor
Flash feel they are relationship material. Any dreams of
life beyond their current world are just plain impossible
to think about much less dream of attaining. Both deserve
so much better. In MONTANA HEAT: TRUE TO YOU, Jennifer Ryan
keeps our hopes alive for these two fabulous characters.
A Montana Man risks everything for the woman he loves .
Undercover DEA Special Agent Dawson King spent five months
in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take
down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Except
there’s a wild card . . . the killer’s beloved daughter.
Cara Potter may appear to be on the right side of the law,
but King has learned the hard way to trust no one—even
someone as tantalizing as the coffee shop owner. She’s
irresistible . . . but is she also dangerous?
From the moment he enters her life, King makes Cara . . .
nervous. The handsome drifter says he wants to get his life
together . . . but there is something about him that doesn’t
quite ring true. Cara wants to believe in him, yet she holds
back despite the way he awakens dormant dreams and leaves
her breathless with his sexy smile, steamy kisses, his every
When the explosive truth comes out and she’s betrayed by the
ones she loves, Cara must decide—can she trust her heart, or
should she listen to her head?
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