Midsummer Sweetheart (Heart of Montana #2)
By: Katy Regnery
Released on February 11th
Appox 240 pages
During the annual Montana festival of Midsommardagen, a law enforcement official must protect a beautiful nurse from her past, thereby breaking his own vow to never risk his heart.
Erik Lindstrom never had much faith in love. He saw his parents’ marriage collapse and vowed to avoid the same anguish himself. His fiercely protective nature drew him to a career in law enforcement, where he’s managed to keep himself and his heart safe…until now.
Katrin Svenson is in danger. After leaving her home in secret, her only hope for safety seems to lie in the hands of a man who has steeled himself against her deep blue eyes and sunny smile. But sparks fly between the nurse and her handsome protector, and those sparks become fire as Katrin melts the ice surrounding Erik’s heart. That fire will ward off the dark force determined to keep their sweet midsummer nights from being an impossibly perfect forever.
Thank you, Erik Lindstrom, for looking at me like I’m worth something, like someone might want me someday, even if he’s not you…Katrin Svenson had the rug pulled out from under her when her high school sweetheart stood her up at the alter. This eye opening experience had been a long time coming but Katrin was not prepared for the wrath that would come once she finally decided to walk away from her fiancee, Wade Doyle. Not only did Wade emotionally spiral out of control but so did his drinking. Wade’s stalking of Katrin was nearing dangerous territory and pushed Katrin into near seclusion whereby forcing her family into forceful measures.
Look where getting too serious got you, he thought, turning his gaze back to the road. It got you abandoned at the alter. It got you heartache. It got you nothing but a ride with a veritable stranger to some remote village to escape and start over.Erik Lindstrom has been living the life of a carefree twenty something, working his way through college and pursing a law enforcement degree. He is the ever elusive bachelor running from the demons left behind during his adolescents.
A soft voice whispered in his head, You can only get your heart broke if you give it to someone in the first place.Katrin and Erik are forced together under very stressful circumstances. Even though the timing is all wrong it does nothing to deter their attraction to one another. However, as their attraction grows so does Erik’s insecurities. Katrin senses the moments Erik’s needs space or reassurance and easily guides him back into the here and now, always with a soft embrace or smile.
What happens when Erik’s insecurities are put to the test? Does Katrin have the strength or patience to break down his walls or will she walk away before her heart gets broken, again...
Midsummer Sweetheart is the second full length novel in the Heart of Montana series and can be read as a standalone. Katy Regnery is a well established author whose writing is steady like a freight train. The writing is a solid 4 stars but the story hovers somewhere around 3.5ish. I enjoyed the story and characters but it isn't a book that I needed to devour in one sitting.
Heart of Montana SeriesAUTHOR BIO
Katy is a 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations contest finalist who has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all Romance writing, from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own. Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all can often be the messy or unexpected ones. Katy has a Paranormal alter-ego: KP Kelley - Twitter Page