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“WARNING! Watch for spoilers!
Montana Glory is Zane McCord’s story and the third book in the McCord Cousins trilogy by R.C. Ryan. Zane McCord is set in his ways. He likes working the ranch now that he’s back home, he enjoys searching for his family’s gold with his family, he likes his video technology, and he likes being single. Now that his cousins are married, it’s up to him to live up to the wild McCord name. Riley Mason, on the other hand, is looking for a quiet simple life. She doesn’t want or need a man; she just wants a dependable job, income, and a safe place to raise her four year old daughter Summer.
Riley and her daughter end up at the Lost Nugget Ranch when Cal Randall is in need of an accountants help. He’s managed to make a mess of all things paperwork involved and the accounting firm used by the ranch sends Riley in to straighten it out. To make it easier for Riley to get her work done, she is living with her daughter on the ranch.
During this time she and Zane get close. Everyone on the ranch falls in love with Summer. Riley ends up involved in the family’s search for their gold and she and Summer begin to build bonds with the family.
When Riley finds out that he past is catching up with her she is frightened. She never wanted to put anyone else in harm’s way and truly believed that she would not be traced to the middle of nowhere Montana. Becoming a team, Riley and Zane work through Riley’s issues in the past while also moving forward themselves. The hunt for treasure takes an interesting move as well.
Most important to mention is that I was very satisfied with the ending of the trilogy. I had to wait a long time and the anticipation built and built, but there was no let down. At the end of book two I was left with a multitude of questions and hopes, and they were all answered.
Zane and Riley had this great tension building relationship at first. The two continuously fought their attractions to each other. Zane also ended up being one of those guys who, even though Riley has a daughter, he built a relationship with the daughter because he wanted to, not just to get into Riley’s bed. Both Zane and Riley do a lot of moving forward throughout the course of the book. Zane’s development is in the form of realizing that maybe he doesn’t want to stay the single wild man, that perhaps having a family is the path to fulfillment. Riley’s progress is in coming to trust the McCord family. I don’t mean just by being happy that they decided to allow her to live on their farm with her daughter, but allowing herself to trust them, especially with her daughter.
One of the big things I wondered about was what would happen between Cal and Cora. I was so rooting for the two of them to realize the love they shared together and get married. Well I wasn’t let down. And that’s all I’m going to say.
In an attempt to not give too much away, I’m not going to say what happens with the gold. I will tell you that there are four extremely happy couples at the end of this trilogy. A big, happy family has laid their foundation and they continue to build on it.
Read the trilogy. Montana Legacy, Montana Destiny, and Montana Glory. They are filled with fun, tearful, and fist-pumping moments. Especially this last one. Grab the hot cocoa and a comfy blanket, curl up on the couch with said items and books, and enjoy a few great stories. I recommend it!”
Read like a YA novel on top of the Debbie Macomber style. Plot ordinary and old-hat. Characters one dimensional. The requisite super-sweet child.
Real shame - had all the components for a entertaining if not riveting read. Instead the almost amateurish writing skill and the total, complete, and utter lack of any true expression of attraction between the h and H (it was all telling rather than showing) made this a total, complete, and utter waste of my time.
I would have marked it DNF except that I am keeping track of my reads and wanted my stats to be truthful. Large price to pay for a stupid reading progress chart. The only reason it got as many as 2 stars from me was that, at least, the grammar was good. (Grammar has become so old-fashioned in the modern book world, it seems, that I notice when there is NOT a problem with it.)
Hadn't read the others in this series and, after this one, don't plan to read them.
“Really fun read! nice and easy to follow. Great characters, wonderful emotions, and touching scenes that will keep you wanting more!”YzhaBella's BookShelf wrote this review Wednesday, March 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have friends that adore western romances and I have read Montana Destiny. I definitely understand what all the fuss is about now. Montana Glory really took me away to another place. I mean who wouldn't want a nice strong cowboy to take care of you. Although, the cowboy in this story is not anything that I would imagine a cowboy to be like. Sure, Zane is handsome, but what really surprises me is his depth and intelligence. Riley is trying to make it as a single mother and wants nothing more than to give her daughter a better life.
This story is more than a romance though, you get a little mystery and adventure to round things out. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Zane and Riley. Even though I didn't read the first one in this series, I caught on quickly to the characters and I think this one can stand alone. Oh and expect to tear up a bit as well since there are several moments that will have you swooning for your own Zane. I need to go back and get the first one to complete the trilogy. If you enjoy contemporary romance, you are going to love this one. ”
“Montana Glory by R.C. Ryan
Western- Oct 26th, 2010
This is the third book in the Montana Series by R.C. Ryan. However, I was able to read it as a stand-alone. I think I will now go back to read the first two—that is how much I liked this book. I really enjoy westerns and this one in particular. I felt a connection to both the hero and heroine right away. Ryan’s pacing is great and I love how natural the dialogue tells the story of how a lonely single mom, Riley Mason and her daughter, Summer build a new life.
Together they move as far away from Philadelphia as possible and end up at a ranch in Montana. Riley’s one night with a stranger, resulted in Summer, but the mystery man who impregnated her pasted away in the war, leaving her with very valuable, but dangerous information that some would die for (and some do).
When she shares this with Zane, he is determined to keep her safe while the information is given to the appropriate authorities. Zane is transformed from the carefree cowboy to a family man and some of the scenes between Summer and Zane are so touching. I especially loved when he asked both women to marry him. I was rooting for them until the last page.
Reviewed by Sophia from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club