I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Carina Press on 2014-10-13
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
John "Monty" Montgomery is a workaholic. The oldest of the Montgomery children, he's been working by his father's side building the family hotel chain almost his entire life. His commitment to the business leaves no time for romance. But that's about to change.
Georgia Lennox has been fantasizing about Monty ever since she started her gig as handywoman at Montgomery Manor. She figures Monty is way out of her league, so she hasn't dared to act on her feelings — until he offers to help fill a volunteer shortage on her latest project, building houses for families in need.
Sparks fly as they spend time together, first on the job site, then off. But Georgia's not your typical frilly and feminine society girl. Hoping to find a way to fit in with the Montgomerys, she agrees to be made over by Monty's sister for an event. But if she lets her rough edges be smoothed away, will she be letting go of the very thing that attracted Monty in the first place?
Before I really jump into this review, I need to apologize to Carina Press – I received a copy of this amazing book (via Netgalley) MONTHS ago and for a variety of reasons am just now reviewing it. This is easily one of the best books I have read in 2015, and I’m really wondering why I took so flipping long to read this one!
Now, let’s get into the review!!
I didn’t realize that Because I Can was part of a series, but it is indeed the third book in a series that surrounds Montgomery Manor, and the Montgomery Brothers of Connecticut. Because I Can focusing on John “Monty” Montgomery, the oldest of the three brothers. And I have to admit, I loved him from the beginning! (As he eavesdrops on “the help” and hears the handy-woman talking about him!)
And Georgia? The leading lady here is just hilarious! First she is talking to her friend about her attraction to Monty, and then she totally misunderstands him and it leads to one of the funniest moments I’ve read all year!! It was absolutely hilarious – and yet? Endearing.
Georgia and Monty have a fairly realistic courtship in this one, with their unique personalities and very different lifestyles. I loved watching them slowly fall in love – it was a quick infatuation, but a love story that was very believable!
If you’re a fan of contemporary romance? I definitely recommend giving this one a try!