Friday, November 12, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Montana Glory by R.C Ryan

Title: Montana Glory
Series: Montana Trilogy #3
Author: R.C Ryan
Available: Now
Reading Level: Adult 

4 out of 5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

The last thing in the world Zane McCord wants is a wife. But after returning home to the family ranch in Montana to help his cousins search for the lost treasure that is their legacy, Zane can't help notice that love and marriage seem to be contagious. Both his cousins have succumbed, but he refuses. Determined to stay a bachelor till he dies, Zane wants to devote his time to filming documentaries and taking care of the ranch...and then Riley Mason walks into his life.

The last thing on Riley Mason's mind is romance. Sent to the McCord ranch to save the family's accounting problems, she only wants to impress her firm in Helena and be on her way. Life as a single mother isn't easy and she needs to impress her bosses for a raise. But when Zane McCord opens the door, her breath catches in her throat and a desire she's never experienced before takes over her. When the McCords insist that she and her daughter, Summer stay at the ranch, she's forced to give in and before long, she's pulled into their search for the long lost treasure. But she absolutely draws the line at getting involved with Zane McCord, playboy and heartbreaker extraordinaire. 

But as they all get closer to finding Coot's lost treasure, a dangerous series of accidents target Riley and her daughter Summer. Can Zane keep her safe while trying to win her heart?

My thoughts:

Riley Mason is running from her past. When the opportunity to work at a ranch in middle of nowhere Montana becomes available, Riley is convinced it will be the best thing for her and her daughter. It will also make a great place to hide. She never expected to be tempted by the likes of a sexy cowboy named Zane. Zane is planning to live the life of bachelor for as long as possible. After witnessing the dramatic demise of his own parent’s marriage, Zane has no desire to get hitched. Then he meets Riley and her adorable little girl, and they both start slowly winning his heart. Will he be able to break through the emotional walls Riley hides behind?

What a sweet story with a breathtaking setting! I’ve always wanted to visit Montana. The author made you feel like you were actually witnessing life on a working ranch. This is the final book in a trilogy about the McCord cousins, and their search for the lost family treasure. I haven’t read the first two books, but had no problems catching up with what was happening. The characters were charming, and I enjoyed the quirky locals. The mystery added a nice edge to the plot. The sexual tension between Riley and Zane was intense. Major chemistry alert! Zane’s softness when it came to Riley’s daughter had me swooning. There is nothing sweeter than tender moments between a big hunky guy and a child. 

The story also explores the relationship between Cal Randall and Cora McCord. After loving her from afar for most of his life, Cal is still afraid to confess his true feelings. I really liked Cal. He is a no nonsense kind of guy, and total opposite of the artistic free spirit know as Aunt Cora. Kudos to the author for giving readers two love stories in one unputdownable book!

Just an all around great read that leaves you feeling good. Check this one out if you have a thing for sexy cowboys or want a romance story that will leave you smiling.

Cover thoughts: I am completely smitten with the cowboy on the cover. Reminds me of Milo Ventimiglia who I find absolutely delicious. 

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Fun extras:

I also have 5 copies of Montana Glory up for grabs. 


*Book will ship directly from the publisher
*Open to residents of the U.S & Canada
*No P.O Boxes please
*Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title (or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail. 
*Please fill out this form to enter
*Comments will not count as entries, but are always appreciated :)
*Ends 11/30 @ 11:59 PM CST

Source: Received from publisher in exchange for participation in the Montana Glory Blog Tour


  1. OH wow, what a great giveaway! Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Oooooo I <3 cowboy stories!

    I also LOVE Milo.

  3. I am LOVING this cover! I've got to get my hands on this one. The book that is… ;-)

  4. Thanks for the great contest! This sounds good...cowboys are hot right now too!