When It’s Right by Jennifer Ryan

March 31st, 2015 Kimberly Review 26 Comments

31st Mar
When It’s Right by Jennifer Ryan
When It's Right
by Jennifer Ryan
Series: Montana Men #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men -Wide open sky, rolling green hills . . . Gillian Tucker could get used to life in the country—one far from the violence she left behind in San Francisco. Warily accepting an invitation to the Montana ranch that belongs to her grandfather, a man she's never met, Gillian hopes this is the haven she seeks. A sexy, overbearing cowboy who shines a light on her well-hidden dreams is not at all part of her plans.  Blake Bowden's reckless past is far behind him, and as a newly named co-owner of Three Peaks Ranch, he's not taking any chances. Until a beautiful, haunted woman arrives, igniting a desire he shouldn't feel. His partner's granddaughter is strictly off limits. But the longer Gillian's there, the stronger the pull grows between them. And when a new danger surfaces, Blake will do anything to keep her safe…even if it means risking everything for her heart.


When It’s Right by Jennifer Ryan is the second novel in the Montana Men series and folks I am lovin’ it. The series has a small-town vibe, a little heat and each book deals with a Bowden brother..Yee-ha! Ryan blends suspense into the tales and does it all in Big Sky country. I loved this as much as the first novel. My only struggle is deciding which brother I love more.

When It’s Right is part of a series, but each book works as a standalone and involves one brother. We were made aware of Gillian Tucker’s arrival to the Three Peaks Ranch in At Wolf’s Ranch, but no details were given other than she’d had some trouble. Whoa, baby has she ever.

I admired Gillian and connected immediately. I think most women will find her courageous. She is a little skittish and a whole lot of brave. Blake Bowden is co-owner of the ranch where Gillian’s grandparents reside. He handles the day to day managing of the horses and books. The man is F-I-N-E fine. The synopsis says he is overbearing but I disagree he is like a horse whisper for Gillian. A women whisper?!?

The romance had a nice slow build despite the immediate attraction. They begin with trust and friendship and it was so sweet seeing how gentle Blake was and watching Gillian come into her own. There is heat but it is very much-closed doors. I did not miss it, as the tender moments and delicious banter gave me the entire swoon I needed.

Secondary characters both old and new added depth and lent to the small-town charm I adore in these types of stories. We see Gabe and Ella from book one, along with Blake’s other brothers and parents. A certain adorable young man will make you smile and a ranch hand named Jeff needs a story. *hint Ms. Ryan*

Ryan weaves suspense into these stories adding a little danger and ramping up my enjoyment. The threat is realistically done and balances out the tale. It completely removes the “couple drama” typical in contemporary romances without overwhelming the story. It falls smack dab in-between the two genres and I want more.

If you have not tried the Montana Men series and love small-town contemporary romances and romantic suspense I encourage you to go, go forth and lose yourself to the Bowden brothers and When It’s Right!

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

26 Responses to “When It’s Right by Jennifer Ryan”

  1. Berls

    I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this series so much – I’ve JUST started At Wolf Ranch today:) I’m excited to meet these brothers now!

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    *haha* I had to giggle over your struggle of not being able to pick a favorite brother! 😉 I like the fact that it’s a slow-burn romance despite the immediate attraction. And I know I’ve said before that I’m a sucker for a small-town romance. Okay, I’ll give this series a try..and then maybe travel to Montana! 😉

  3. Lark

    Sold! There’s something about Montana… and I love the way you describe the blend of romance and suspense in this series. I wonder if my library has them? [goes off to check online catalog] They do! I’ve put in a suspended hold – I’ve got a bunch of other library books to read through first, but at least I’ll remember this one when I get through the ones in front of it!

  4. Benish

    I actually haven’t read a book about a cowboy since 9th grade I think :/ I think I’m getting more into contemporary romance now, this one sounds intriguing though.

  5. Sophia Rose

    I like your description of the heroine. I have a tough time finding ones that I actually like. I already added the first book to my list after reading your review. Now, it looks like I need to get going before the series gets away from me.

  6. Katherine

    That blurb got my attention as did your description of Blake. You’re going to get me hooked on cowboy romances!

  7. Heidi

    I think I need to try this series. I can’t resist a good, small town cowboy book, and the Montana men sound fine.

  8. Lorna

    Well of course I clicked on the Amazon button and it wasn’t connected or something? Great review 🙂

  9. Paij Slater

    Mmmmm.mmmm…There is something about a cowboy that is just mmmm..mmm..good ;). I am looking into this series stat! 😉

  10. MIchelle

    This one is totally new to me and It looks good. I love finding new books from blogs. 🙂

    Great Review!

    I hope you are having fun on your trip!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  11. Braine Talk Supe

    You really worked overtime blog-wise for your vacay. Unless you’re still blogging while on vacation… which I hope you’re not.

  12. Lauren

    I sometimes like a more subtle romance that starts slowly. I have to meet these Bowden guys! Glad you’re enjoying the series so much, lovely review!

  13. Lanie

    HA! Woman whisperer! I don’t think I’ve ever read a cowboy book but this one sounds like a lot of fun to me. Is there a lot of cowboy accents and slang going on in this book?

  14. Stormi

    I was had at just the cover..I am always looking for a F-I-N-E cowboy! Add a little suspense and sounds like my kind of romance..I have the first book in this series but haven’t read it yet..adding this one to he list too. 🙂

  15. Nick

    Closed-door heat, Kim. I get so frustrated by them! Haha! I just want MORE! But I have to admit this sounds like a sweet book. It seems like the perfect beach read. I’m glad this series is going so well for you! 🙂

  16. Jenny

    I gave the first book in this series to my sister in law to review for the blog and she adored it Kim! I have yet to read a romance with a cowboy hero (how sad is that?) so I’m thinking I really need to dive into this series as well. Glad to see this second book is equally good!

  17. Red Iza

    I’m adding it to my list but don’t know at all when I’ll get there ! Glad you enjoyed it so much, though 😉

  18. Ramona

    Yep, this one sounds super-good too, given that your only issue is how to decide which brother is the finest… Lol, I’m putting this down into my holiday-reads pile. Loving the review, because it makes it clear that I just HAVE to meet Gillian and Blake 🙂

  19. Melliane

    It’s great to see that the second book of the series is that good and who doesn’t love when we connect like that with the characters? Definitely curious! Great review!