when it's right book coverReviewed by Amanda Farmer

When It’s Right is book two in Jennifer Ryan’s Montana Men series. If you have not read book one, At Wolf Ranch, you will not be lost. There are returning characters from the first book but Ryan does an excellent job of explaining who they are and providing their back stories.

When It’s Right is about a young woman named Gillian and her younger brother, Justin, growing up in an abusive home. They are uprooted due to strenuous circumstances and moved to the Montana countryside to their grandfather’s horse ranch. Unfortunately, they have never met the man and hope he will be good for them and to them. Once at Three Peaks Ranch, they meet their grandparents and Blake, the co-owner of the ranch. Blake immediately takes Justin under his wing and teaches him a lot about horses. Gillian and Justin adapt to ranch life quickly and are able to feel safe in their new home.

When It’s Right was a quick read for me. The story had some aspects that were unbelievable to me, which made the book hard for me to review. For instance, I am all for instant love but have a hard time believing that a person who has lived an abusive life would fall in love with someone they just met. Or that someone who has never been around horses or ridden them before could get on one and within a short amount of time begin to race them. Another thing that was off about the story was the “villain” and how he tried to get even with Gillian and Blake. It seemed too far fetched.

If you can put aside all of those unbelievable problems (there are more that I have not mentioned) and just go with the flow of the story, it’s a quick, fun read that will not disappoint. I unfortunately will not be reading book one or three of the series when it’s released later this year. I did not find myself caring one way or another about the characters or their lives. I would recommend this story to those looking for a quick vacation read and not to those looking for something with more substance.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Amanda loves spending time at home with her husband and their dog, Oreo. She loves reading, playing puzzle games, beading and watching movies. When she’s not reading, she’s working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Avon. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.