I loved the Return of the Blackwell Brothers, a series written by five amazing authors and was excited to hear that they had teamed up again for a new series. Enter five young women, who did not even know they were Blackwells. Their father, their biological father, was the illegitimate son of Big E, Elias Blackwell and he is determined to bring them into the fold. This is the first book in the series and I love how it starts out.
MONTANA WELCOME is the story of Lily Harrison (Blackwell). She is supposed to get married to her best friend since childhood, but overhears him tell her dad that he doesn’t want to go through with it. Talk about perfect timing, because Big E shows up at that moment with Connor Hannah, one of his ranch hands. Lily hops in their motorhome and she and Connor head off to Vegas to pick up a couple more passengers before heading off to Montana. During their trip, both Lily and Connor do some self-reflection and ponder what they really want out of life. They get to know each other and their insecurities. Add in Pepper, Big E’s step-granddaughter and her best friend and you also have some humor, Woop, woop. The characters are quite well developed and relatable. They both have some baggage to deal with and decide if they are willing to take the plunge to get over what is holding them back from following their dreams. The dialogue is snappy, the action ratchets up at times (think a motorhome being chased by a group of motorcycles) and there are some sweet moments. I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading about Lily’s four sisters as they find their way into their new life as Blackwells. The author generously provided me with a copy of this book upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
Synopsis (From Goodreads): A bride on the run
And a cowboy to show her the way home…
Lily Harrison’s wedding day isn’t quite what she imagined. Not only does her fiancé not love her, she’s just discovered she’s a Blackwell—a member of Montana’s well-known ranching family. Now Lily’s ditched her own wedding for a road trip with handsome cowboy Conner Hannah. But will Lily find her answers in Montana…or lose the cowboy she’s already begun falling for?