by Celeste Jones
Release Date: Available Now
I enjoyed the first book in the ‘Montana Billionaires’ series by Celeste Jones so much that I was wondering if the second book could possibly live up to the first. Then I saw it was a second chance romance, which admittedly is not one of my favorite tropes. Shame on me for doubting this author even for a second! “Deacon” pulled me in, tangled me up in all kinds of emotions, and left me with a wonderful book hangover. You do not need to have read the first book in this series in order to enjoy this one, but if you haven’t, I highly recommend it.
Deacon and Lissy were high school sweethearts with a bright future unfolding in front of them when a horrific tragedy derailed everything. By the time Deacon starts to get his act together again, Lissy has moved away, and he’s sure she’s moved on. Did I mention this is a secret baby romance as well? It is, and it makes everything get even more intense. When Deacon finds out about Willow, the adorable secret Lissy has kept from him, his reaction is one that melted my heart.
Both lead characters were excellent, even though at different times each made me want to reach into the book and shake them. I thought the emotional journey they each experienced was simultaneously sad and satisfying. The main characters from the first book appear briefly in this one and they, along with other secondary characters, round out the story. Deacon, Lissy, (and Willow), deserve a joyous conclusion and the author does a great job giving it to them.