Mistletoe in Montana (Montana Sweet Western Romance #2) by Pamela M. Kelley
This is Dan & Traci's story. We first meet them in SIX MONTHS IN MONTANA. Dan is Christian's younger brother, who loves the city life and living in Chicago...and is not happy to be stuck for several months in Beauville, MT recuperating with a badly broken leg. His spirits lift when he meets newly single Traci, who is also crazy about Christmas....while Dan would be happy to skip the holiday entirely. She is not ready for a new relationship with anyone, especially a scrooge like him.....but Dan doesn't give up easily…
Mistletoe in Montana was a cute Christmas read. This is the first book by this author I have read, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything not having read Six Months in Montana first, though I now want to go back and read that as well.
Dan lives in Chicago and he loves it. He never wanted to settle in small town Beauville like his brother. He wants more than that. He loves the glitz and glamor of the big city. The restaurants, the bars, the things to do and people to see. There is just so much more to see and do than in the small town where he grew up. He goes out every night, never really has a serious relationship, is just happy to meet new people and do whatever he wants. He works from home and makes a good living as a financial blogger and he is happy. Until he gets into an accident and breaks his leg. His brother comes to get him and take him back home to recuperate. He is thankful for the help, but can't wait to get back on his own two feet and back to the city, and hopefully before Christmas as he does not like to celebrate the holiday. He doesn't have good memories surrounding it and he prefers to just hole up alone and get through it every year.
Traci is a local and loves Christmas. She is all about the holiday and she was really cute. She works a few different jobs, one of which is an interior designer for Dan's brothers wife. When the story opens she is engaged, but breaking things off as her fiance has changed for the worse recently. She is definitely not in any place to move on and get into a new relationship.
When Traci and Dan meet there is a mutual attraction, but with Dan only in town for a short amount of time nothing could come of it. When he ends up staying longer than he intended, and needs the decorating help of Traci, things get a bit tricky. They both start falling for the other, but how could they make anything work when he lives in the city and she lives in her small town? I loved watching these two figure everything out and get closer together. They were a cute, sweet couple and a great holiday read.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★