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Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Morgan's Mountain by Krista Ames / @roanepublishing

Title: Morgan's Mountain
Series: Montana Series, Book 3
Author: Krista Ames
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: July 13, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Western, Romance
ARC Received From: Roane Publishing

On the proverbial run from another failed relationship, Morgan finds herself in the one place she always found solace. With every intention of being alone, she’s surprised when she comes across the one person she never expected.

Luke would go to the ends of the earth to figure out why Morgan ran away five years ago and make things right with her. However, a dangerous trek up the mountains to her family’s cabin might not have been the smartest choice. To say she was happy to see him would be a huge lie.  Having to rescue him, mortifying for Luke.

Toss a kidnapper into the mix and their feelings for each other are brought into perspective, revealing parts of themselves they never thought would come to light.

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Misinterpreted situations usually result in rash decisions, confusion and regret. Such was the case of Luke and Morgan's aborted relationship.

On the verge of getting married five years ago, Morgan saw Luke in a position that made her doubt the sincerity of his feelings for her and sent her running. Luke, for his part, had no idea what he did that caused her to leave. Five years later and the questions are still there. As is the doubt. Forced into close quarters with that wall of questions between them, they face each other and come clean about that fateful day.

This isn't a rocket-science story. It's obvious Luke and Morgan are meant to be together and that they will have their happily ever after. It's a sweet/sensual second-chance romance that, despite its seemingly textbook order, was a genuinely good read. The addition of a crazed mutual friend was kind of an odd twist, one I didn't feel was necessary, because all I cared about was Luke and Morgan and the unfinished business between them.

Ms. Ames delivers a story with character readers can relate to. Morgan's uncertainty will resonate with someone out there, while Luke's confusion will undoubtedly hit home with someone else. There isn't a lot of intensity to this story, neither are there layers upon layers of complexity to sort through. It's a sweet romance that showcases what a second-chance at love looks like. If this is what you're looking for, needing, wanting, or craving in a book, Morgan's Mountain will fit the bill.


Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan.  She is married to a very supportive man who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours.  He is excellent at bouncing ideas around with and even helps the occasional writers block.  He’s also a terrific “in house” editor.  Krista is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy.  With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and a playful kitty, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.  

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished.  She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.  

She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime.

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