This was not what I expected when I started reading the Green Mountain series. In any series I expect to get some hits and misses but I’ve enjoyed all of the books (2, 3, and now 4) that I’ve read. I continue to be impressed with this author’s writing style – witty, quick thinking and believable. This could probably be read as a stand-alone, but I think that these are best read in order to know what the individual members of this family are like and the values they hold dear.
Hunter Abbott is the typical Type A – he’s got the smarts and looks; it’s a convenient personality trait as he’s the CFO of the Abbott family enterprises. The oldest of the ten Abbott siblings, Hunter is still single, but if his father, Lincoln, and his grandfather, Elmer, have anything to say about it, he’s going to have his HEA and soon. Megan Kane has had a crush on Hunter’s brother Will for the longest. If you read book 3, Megan had a run in with Will and Cameron – well let’s be honest here it was on more than one occasion. This story picks up directly after Will and Cameron’s story and they’ve already had a come-to-Jesus discussion with Megan about her not-so-welcoming attitude to Cameron. Now that Hunter’s finally has a chance to be with Megan, he’s going to take it and oh boy does he ever.
This is one of those stories that make me appreciate the art of weaving a good story. What’s even more impressive is that this is a story that could happen in Anytown, USA – there no otherworldly stuff, well unless you can count Fred the moose. Hunter and Megan’s story is made even more simple than the other installments in the series, in that they’re both from the same place – no out of towners here. The conflict is so incredibly simple, but the writing made it gut-wrenching and I felt such empathy with Megan’s angst about Nina leaving and all that would entail.
I wasn’t sure I would like Hunter as much as I did. He’s the big brother who takes care of his brothers and sisters and that can come across as being meddling or bossy, but he’s anything but – he’s a loving brother who takes his role as the eldest as the most serious job, until Megan. He’s always been infatuated with Megan and it’s his turn to show her who and what he is. It’s time to convince her that staying with him will be worth it. She’s what he wants and there’s nothing that he won’t do to keep her. Those other Abbott men better pay attention to their older brother because he’s good, he’s very good.
Megan, Megan, Megan. She was up and down and I would get aggravated, but those moments would pass in a flash and I got to know her more and I realized that she’s a lot deeper than I would ever give her credit for. Her relationship with her sister Nina was one of my favorite things about her, and once I realized the circumstance behind their tight-knit relationship, it only evoked more empathy. Seriously folks, by ¼ of the way in, I was hooked. The romance between her and Hunter grew very quickly, but he had a point to prove, so there was no lally gagging about and I didn’t feel one bit rushed. And yes, he’s a talker in the bedroom.
Everyone makes an appearance in this – Elmer, Molly, Lincoln, Landon, Lucas, Charley, Ella and all the Abbott clan and if you remember Dude, well she’s back too. I can’t wait for book 5 – I’m not sure who’s story it is but I’m reading it.
Happy Reading folks!
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And I Love Her
by Marie Force
Release Date: March 21, 2015
Publisher: Penguin Random