Thursday, May 29, 2014
Throwback Thursday: Montana Man by Barbara Delinsky
Author: Barbara Delinsky
First published in 1989 by Harlequin
Lily wanted more than the shallow life she'd been leading. So she packed up her baby daughter and without looking back, she headed off to safety and a new start--until a blizzard stopped her and she had to ask a stranger for help. The man in the Stetson was their only chance for survival in the snowbound car. He offered refuge, but would this leave her wanting more?
I swear, I have not been having much luck with my Throwback Thursday books lately. Montana Man was just OK for me. To be honest neither of the characters were all that interesting, except maybe Nicki the 5 week old baby. Plot wise, not much happens either. Lily and Quist (what kind of name is that?) get stranded in a blizzard. They find a cabin which of course causes them to become extremely attracted to each other. Sex happens. Then they are rescued. Oh, there are a few other things in there that happen, but that is the gist.
There were so many things that I could find wrong with this book, but I should probably take the time period it was written into account. There was potential to make this a romantic suspense with Quist's pursuit of his half sister or maybe even with Lily's ex-brother-in law, but those avenues fizzled out. Ms. Delinsky has written much better books since this one. I say skip it and try a different book of hers.