Thursday, November 12, 2015

North Star by M.E. Montgomery (Polaris, #1)

North Star
by M.E. Montgomery

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Polaris - Book 1
Publication Date: October 13, 2014
Publisher: M.E. Montgomery
ISBN-10: 1502827379
ISBN-13: 978-1502827371
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 294 pages
Available from: Amazon
Is our fate in the stars…or in our hands?

Everyone who knew her wanted Mikayla Matthews as their friend. But in her love life, she never seemed to be good enough. After one betrayal too many, she packed up her shattered heart and moved across the state to start over. Losing herself in a new job, she is convinced no man will ever truly want her, not that she was willing to trust another to find out anyway.

Alex North found himself in the one role he never wanted - guardian of his nephew after his sister and best friend are killed. On unfamiliar territory as a dad, Alex gave up his bachelor lifestyle and worked to create a nurturing environment for five year old Aiden. Attempting to hold his new life together, he masked his pain and threw himself into being the rock for his family.

Brought together by fate on several occasions, Alex decides Mikayla is the key to heal not only Aiden, but himself. He recognizes that only she can offer him the kind of love he never thought he would find. Mikayla discovers she has the strength to give love a second chance as well as the courage to fight for it. Together they heal each other and begin to create a future together.

But not everyone supports them, and outside forces threaten to destroy all the happiness they have worked for. Will Alex and Mikayla be strong enough to hold together the fledgling family they are building?

Or will the past and the present work together to rip them apart?

North Star by M.E. Montgomery (Polaris, #1)
North Star (Polaris, #1)Sometimes our search for love and acceptance falls right into our lap when we least expect it, or in Mikayla’s case, she fell into the lap of the man who could be all she is looking for and then some! Convinced she is doomed to be everyone’s friend, and disappointed and devastated by one too many men, Kayla has declared herself officially not interested in a relationship…as if anyone believed her, gun shy is more accurate.

Alex’s bachelor life as he knew it ended the day his twin sister and her husband were killed in an accident. He now has the daunting task of becoming a father to his six-year-old nephew, Aiden and he vows to always be his fierce protector. With no time or inclination for his shallow hook ups, who knew that a rare night out with his best friend would have angel literally falling into his arms.

A chance encounter for Kayla and Alex, never to be repeated, while haunting their thoughts or does Fate have plans for these two that include the healing of a young boy?
That puddle of goo in front of you? It’s me after reading M.E. Montgomery’s North Star. Her characters are so full of life, and sometimes pain, that I found myself holding my breath at times, my heart in knots or grinning like the aunt that says, “I KNEW it, all along.” This journey is twisted with emotions, misunderstandings and the cherubic charm of a young boy who often sees more than Kayla and Alex.

M.E. Montgomery writes like she is telling a special story to each of her readers, knowing just what strings to tug on for the perfect reaction to her words. I am a dialogue diva and this dialogue is fabulous! Allow yourself to get inside each of the character's heads and hearts as their POVs are told. If you are looking for real romance, this series opener is a rare treat for your heart and soul.

I was fortunate to receive a review copy from M.E. Montgomery in exchange for my honest review.

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