cover image Montana Son

Montana Son

Juanita Kees. Tule, $3.99 e-book (220p) ISBN 978-1-951786-43-4

Kees makes a spirited return to the Calhoun Customs Garage in the fast-paced and emotional third romance of her Calhouns of Montana series (after Montana Daughter). After Paige Drew loses her job as mechanic on a race crew, she returns home to Bigfork, Mont., to face up to her fraught relationship with her parents. Six years before, Paige and her then-boyfriend, Mason Calhoun, shared a reckless kiss while Mason was driving, causing a car accident that killed Mason’s brother, Mitch. Though Mason blames himself and deals with his guilt by throwing himself into his work at his father’s garage, Paige’s parents have never forgiven her for the hit their reputations took in town gossip. Now Mason agrees to help Paige uncover the secrets she believes her father, the town sheriff, is hiding. As Paige and Mason reconnect, Kees explores the crippling effects of shame and blame, balancing heavy emotions with fast cars and fun supporting characters. Kees’s self-proclaimed NASCAR fandom lends an air of authenticity to the energetic narrative. Fans of small-town romance will devour this sensitive tale of redemption and second chances. (June)