Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Truly Madly Montana by Fiona Lowe

Truly Madly Montana
Medicine River # 2
By: Fiona Lowe
Releasing July 7th, 2015
Berkeley Sensation


Summer in Montana brings heat with a chance of romance in the new Medicine River Romance from the award-winning author of Montana Actually

Sexy and charming Australian doctor Will Bartlett will do anything to help out a friend, even if it means moving to Bear Paw for the summer. Some small-town hospitality, and the uncomplicated friendship of his co-worker, Millie, is just the ticket to shake off the restlessness that’s been gripping him lately.

Millie Switkowski, RN and medical student, is home for her clinical rotation, and she’s determined to make this summer so much better than last. She’s got a year of medical school under her belt, her diabetes is under control and she’s kicked her crazy crush for Will Bartlett, who only ever treated her as “one of the guys.”

But when Will turns out to be Millie’s supervising physician, without warning the summer gets a whole lot hotter than either of them anticipated. With both of them holding onto thorny secrets, can they walk away with their hearts intact?

My Thoughts: 
I have to say that I'm falling in love with this series. I enjoyed the first book Montana Actually, but I thought Truly Madly Montana was even more fun. So, we get to focus on Will Bartlett and Millie Switkowski. I adore this couple, and they were a lot of fun. 

Poor Millie. She totally feels invisible when it comes to guys, because they tend to see her as one of the guys. It's kind of like what's wrong with me. She doesn't do it out of pity, but more like resigned that she's just one of the guys. When Will shows up she's pissed at him and it just escalates to the point where Will thinks she's a lesbian. I thought this part was hilarious, but after a while I'm like when is the truth going to come out. And I'm not going to lie, I did look to see when this shenanigan was going to end. I had to know. Anyway, once everything comes out in the open it's somewhat smooth sailing. Come on it's not like it's going to be perfect. A lot of their ups and downs stem from Will concern for Millie and her diabetes. He has a hard time putting away his doctor cap when he's with Millie. This kind drives wedge between them. However, that's not the only thing that drives a wedge between the two, which happens to be Will's twin brother Charlie. You won't see Charlie, but he has a big presence in the story. 

Like the first story, we find a secondary love story going on. I adore Will and Millie, but I just wish we got a little more of Tara and Ethan's story maybe in a form of another book. However, it is what it is. There is a lot going on with Tara and Ethan, because Tara is deputy sherif and Ethan is town librarian. This part made me feel all sorts of things, because we have Tara who presents herself as the "Ice Princess". We actually get the reason why, and it sucks on how her life had turned out. I adore Ethan and his patience. Seriously, the dude had to tread very lightly around her. There was a couple of times where it would have been nicer of Tara just taser the guy. However, he stuck it out. Kudos Ethan. Anyway, I enjoyed the snippets of Tara and Ethan's slowly budding romance (seriously, a turtle was moving faster than these two). 

Overall, Truly Madly Montana is fun light read. I enjoy the fact that the story takes places in one of my favorite areas. I can't wait for more to come out of Bear Paw. Honestly, I'm dying to know who is next to get bit by the love bug. So, come along, settle down, and enjoy the adventure of Millie and Will in Truly Madly Montana

Copy provided by Berkley via NetGalley 

Excerpt from Truly Madly Montana:

As Millie Switkowski drove into Bear Paw for the first time in months, it seemed both ironic and fitting that her continuous glucose monitor, Dex, started beeping wildly. It was like a mocking welcome home message—You’re back where it all started, baby.
“Okay, Dex,” she said to the machine with which she shared a love-hate relationship. “Simmer down. I’m pulling over.”
She’d been late leaving Bozeman because last night instead of packing, she’d panicked and had done last-minute cramming for her microbiology final. As it turned out, the extra study hadn’t been necessary, and she would have been far better spending the time loading the car as per her original idea. For five years she’d worked at making her life a series of well-thought-out plans, and she knew she really needed to trust them more. If she’d had more faith in her study program, today’s road trip would have been divided up into ordered and necessary scheduled breaks rather than her rushing to get to Bear Paw by six and risking a sugar crash.
Parking next to the enormous twenty-seven-foot-high, ten-thousand-pound concrete penguin, which confidently declared that Bear Paw was the coldest spot in the nation, she smiled at the incongruity of it as she often did. She’d always wondered how the brain trust behind the black-and-white statue had both cheerfully disregarded Alaska and the fact that penguins weren’t found in the northern hemisphere. Geography was obviously not their strong suit. She pricked her finger and tested her blood sugar—predictably low—before rummaging through her enormous tote bag until she found a juice box and some fruit snacks.
The last thing she needed was to arrive at Dr. Josh Stanton’s bachelor party with plummeting blood sugar. She didn’t need the drama of feeling like crap. She surely didn’t need the drama of people hovering or, worse still, some well-meaning person telling her parents she’d arrived back in town looking pale and shaky. No, she was striding into Leroy’s and the party like any normal twenty-six-year-old woman just back from grad school.
Truth be told, most normal twenty-six-year-old women probably weren’t invited to their former boss’s bachelor party, but Josh, like everyone else in town, never seemed to notice she was a woman. She was just Millie. Practical, sensible, dependable Millie—one of the guys. Someone who could shoot pool and throw darts with the best of them.

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Fiona Lowe is a RITA® and R*BY award-winning, multi-published author with Harlequin , Carina Press and, Berkley USA. Whether her books are set in outback Australia or the USA, they feature small towns with big hearts, and warm, likeable characters that make you fall in love. When she's not writing stories, she's a weekend wife, mother of two 'ginger' teenage boys, guardian of 80 rose bushes, slave to a cat and often found collapsed on the couch with wine.

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  1. Thank you for hosting TRULY MADLY MONTANA

  2. Thanks for the opportunity to be apart of the tour.

  3. Deeply... lol, Montana! sounds wonderful!