Series: The Montgomery Brothers #6
Published by Sourcebooks Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Love to Hate, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance
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This Montgomery Has a Head for Business
Working for Zach Montgomery is challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives by his own rules and doesn't answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no intention of backing down. She's used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn't hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic… and gorgeous.
And a Heart for Adventure
Zach's perfect world is turned upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to help… but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be aman worthy of Gabriella's love.
This book is way into a series, like number 6 in the series. But it is totally a stand alone. I promise. Yes there are clearly some characters that are in the book that been around for the course of the series, but it’s no necessary that you have read the previous books at all in order for you to enjoy this book. This book starts off with our hero, Zach, recovering from apparently falling out a mountain and breaking just about everything he could possible break. The accident itself is not covered in this book, I think it was a previous book (I assume so), and I kind of wish I had read about the accident and how his family and his employees reacted, but it was necessary.
So Zach is an adrenaline junkie, he is into all kind of extreme sports, and basically just anything that gets the blood pumping. And he apparently takes this attitude into business as well, he gets a lot of satisfaction from preforming well in his work, he basically built this particular branch of his family’s company himself. But, the accident happened, and suddenly everything in Zach’s life shifted, he wasn’t able to do anything he used to, especially things you never realize you take for granted, like being able to sit for longer than a few minutes, let alone walking across a room. I completely understood where Zach was coming from, he was angry about how things had ended up, and had really fallen into a hole of despair, and it kind of became like a vicious cycle, he was angry and depressed because he couldn’t do anything he used to be able to, he didn’t try hard at PT because he was depressed, he wasn’t making much progress to get better, which only made him more depressed. I felt so bad for him, but also for his family, who was clearly close knit, and only wanted the best for him. You could tell they accepted him in whatever form he was going to end up, as long as he was happy and alive, but Zach was convinced people who pity him that he became this miserable recluse, breaking the hearts of his family in the process.
Enter Gabriella. She had worked for Zach for a long time, and in an effort to push Zach to go after the things he wanted, they told him they were going to give his spot in the company to someone else if he didn’t start taking his therapy serious and accept Gabriella into his house to help him get caught up on what was going on in the office. These two have a very interesting relationship to be sure. They apparently used to be friendly, but something happened (read to find out) and they became hostile, or rather Zach turned kind of short and abrupt with her and she tolerated the shift, even though she really missed her friend. They have great chemistry, and even when they are in the rougher parts of their relationship they have a great overall dynamic, they are just comfortable with each other, and it really shows.
I really liked reading this book because it was so character driven. By the end of the book I was so invested in both Zach and Gabriella and their respective happiness. I felt for Zach in his situation, and I felt for Gabriella dealing with kind of being the black sheep of her family (been there). I love being invested in a couple, and I definitely was in this case. If you like hate to love romances then this might just be the book for you, I know I enjoyed it a lot.