Samantha has signed up for a working vacation at a dude
ranch in Montana. She loves the outdoors even though her
stuffy political parents frown on her activities. After she
gets a reading from a palm reader saying that she will find
love when she isnít looking, Sam does her best not to look.
How is she supposed to not look at the ranch owners'
has dreams for his future. He wants to own his own cattle
ranch, but he is working on getting the capital to start it
up. When the couple starts a summer fling, Dalton is
overwhelmed by Samís purity. Will he be able to trust her,
even though she seems too good to be true?
That Montana Summer sounds like a wonderful book. It
has a great plot base and good characters and even good
writing. The problems start when you get into the meat of
the story. Dalton is overly suspicious of everything
Samantha does, to the point that it is hard to believe there
could be love between them. Samantha is consistently
ignoring behavior from another man on the ranch, which is
not only dangerous to her, but potentially to other people.
Samantha is a twenty-three year old nurse who somehow
inherited tons of money sooner than expected, but her
parents did not know of the will change. Then her parents
are trying to force her into a political marriage, which
would be believable in a regency romance, but not in a
contemporary. No law in the country would force someone
over eighteen to marry another person.
In the end, the writing did not help me suspend my belief
enough to carry the story. There is at least one part where
I felt as if I had skipped pages, only to look back and
reread it several times before accepting that an encounter
is only mentioned in that part. I thought That
Montana Summer was a good effort, but it will not
hold up if you need your stories to be believable.