FALLING FOR JILLIAN Synopsis:
From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the third romance in the Love Under the Big Sky series, featuring a veteran struggling with PTSD and the one woman who can help him recover—and learn to love again.
Jillian thought she was a city girl through and through; the fast cars, high fashion, and glamour—she loves it all. But when her ex tells her he’s having a baby with his new wife (after Jillian struggled for years to get pregnant), she hightails it back to Montana to cry on the shoulder of her best friend, Cara.
But in truth, Jillian would rather be comforted by someone else…specifically Zack, Cara’s brother-in-law. Zack is a veteran of the Iraq War who came back to the family ranch to raise his preteen son after the boy’s mother took off. He’s struggling to re-establish a relationship with his son, and warding off the demons of PTSD, which still haunt him. The last thing he needs is bold, brassy Jillian…but why can’t he keep his hands off her?
And don’t forget to read the first book in the Love Under the Big Sky Series…
We are so excited that we were given the opportunity to ask Zach and Jillian some burning questions that our readers wanted to know.
Hi Zach! We have just a few quick questions for you and really appreciate you taking the time to talk to us.
When was the first moment you saw Jillian and realized you were attracted to her? Do you remember what your thoughts were in that moment? I was seventeen, and a junior in high school, and she was fifteen. She was my best friend’s younger sister, so I knew that I had to keep my mouth shut, but she was going to the prom with some guy I don’t remember, but she was all done up and for the first time, she looked like a woman and not just a little kid. She knocked me on my ass.
Being a parent and having a relationship is HARD. What are some tricks you and Jillian have learned to keep things *ahem* going? Boy, you’re not kidding! Let’s just say, thank God my kid has friends who invite him over for sleep overs.
What is one thing you wish everyone knew about Jillian? The one word that plagues your mind every time her name is mentioned? Nurturing. That beneath that tough girl exterior is a soft, nurturing, maternal woman. She’s simply amazing.
Hi Jillian! It is soo good to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for us.
What about you Jillian? When was the moment you saw Zack and thought, “Damn…” Oh wait. That might have been what I thought. You get what I’m asking, though, right? Do you remember that moment? Oh, I so know what you’re asking. Zack’s always been hot. Let’s be honest. I had a huge crush on him when I was a kid. But I think it was when I came home for the 4th of July and he was home and single, at the bar. You’d never know it to look at him, but the man can dance!
Seth and Zack are a packaged deal, obviously. What is one of your favorite moments you’ve had with the two of them? Making cookies with them was so fun. Snowmobiling. But my favorite was Christmas.
What is the one thing that comes to your mind when Zack’s name is mentioned around you? Is there a favorite part of him that you just can’t get enough of? Have you seen the man’s ass? It’s a really spectacular ass.
I was up until 1am. I could not put this one down. I have been looking forward to Zach and Jillian’s story since we met them in Loving Cara. The chemistry between Zach and Jillian is scorching. Kristen weaves a fairytale of two broken souls as they climb their way out of mounds of baggage for a chance to love again.
I loved Zach from the moment I met him in Loving Cara. He took on the task of caring for his estranged son when he got dropped off on his doorstep with so much compassion it brought me to tears. Zach is battling so many demons from his time in the military when he gets reunited with his son and yet he is able to put those demons to rest and concentrate on what really matters. Seth’s behavior shows signs that he was abused by Zach’s ex-wife Kensie. Zach would never know the extent of the abuse if it were not for Jillian.
Jillian and Seth find a common bond as Jillian reveals pieces of her broken childhood to Seth. The two become kindred spirits and Jillian begins to soothe Seth’s soul. The more Zach sees Jillian bond with Seth the deeper he falls in love with her. Jillian and Zach were a lust at first sight couple and seeing their character development was so enchanting. Their wounds begin to heal as their souls find comfort in one another. Jillian made my heart burst with joy. She was so kind and sweet and yet a complete minx with her skin-tight jeans and Jimmy Choos. She keeps Zach on his toes and off-balance most of the time. She is the Yin to Zach’s Yang.
Of course Kristen had me crying big ugly tears when Zach gets some news that he does not handle well and ends up really hurting the ones he loves the most but the end of this story is so sweet that you cant help but smile and be filled with warm fuzzies. 5 big fat stars Kristen Proby!! Bravo on another amazing read.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.