ARC Review – Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky #3) by Kristen Proby

What I love about Kristen Proby is that she intertwines her series and characters so if you have read the first two books you have seen the heat between Jillian and Zach. Don’t worry if you haven’t but this book will make you go back and read the first two. ~ Ashley, Guilty Pleasures

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Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara.

But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zach, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zach is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off. He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?

 

 

Review copy provided for an honest review

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Falling for Jillian is the third book in Kristen Proby’s Love Under the Big Sky series. It is the story purestdelightawardof Jillian and Zach. Jillian is the best friend of Cara from Loving Cara Book 1 and Ty’s sister from Seducing Lauren. Zach is the twin brother of Josh from Loving Cara which sets up the series.

Jillian has known Zach her entire life as he is best friends with her brother. She has recently moved back to town after her divorce and is slowly rebuilding her life. Zach has returned to town from the military and is working on his family’s ranch with his brother.

What I love about Kristen Proby is that she intertwines her series and characters so if you have read the first two books you have seen the heat between Jillian and Zach. Don’t worry if you haven’t but this book will make you go back and read the first two.

There is serious heat between the two but they are both so gun shy. Jillian has baggage from her childhood and divorce while Zach has guilt from being away from his son for so long while in the military. Zach’s son Seth is a huge part of the relationship between Zach and Jillian. She was in love with Seth before Zach. 🙂

The story picks up with Zach and Jillian trying to ignore a particularly steamy evening they had together but they keep running in to each other. AWKWARD! He wants to keep his distance. She is open but confused by his actions because he does one thing and says another.

They finally decide to give in to their chemistry and keep it casual. I liked that there was a build up to their feelings for each other. It didn’t happen overnight and they both didn’t try too much to over think it.

Zach is such a hottie! He called her “Sugar” and I melted! Their first Christmas together was so sweet!

As with all things, there are misunderstandings and assumptions. One of the reasons Jillian was wary of serious relationship was due to a big issue in her marriage. There is something that unexpectedly happens between Zach and Jillian and while she is happy, Zach’s reaction is not what she expected. Let’s just say it takes some harsh words from his 12 year old son, for him to get his head out of his ass! Zach’s son helps these two figure out they are meant to be.

This series was Kristen’s first with a major publisher. I loved her With Me Series and hoped that she wouldn’t lose her steamy, passionate, smexy independent self with this series and she didn’t! This series had a great build to this book. I hope that we will see more from some of the secondary characters introduced and keep up with couples from Love Under the Big Sky!

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