Sunday, 15 February 2009

A Family Portrait (The Montgomery Family, Book 3 ) – JJ Massa





The Blurb

Tavist Darke lost his mate and pup years ago and never expected to have a family. He no longer looked for happiness in life. He didn't expect to find another mate. The love of his adopted pack was more than he ever expected. When he met beautiful Tracey West and her enchanting children he knew his secret prayers had been answered.

Tracey West had a family and she would keep them safe at all costs. She didn't want another mate. She'd been married for almost a decade and had three beautiful and special children as a result. Living in and getting out of that marriage had been a nightmare. All she wanted now was peace and safety for herself and her kids. Why couldn't her sexy neighbour understand that?



The Review

After the lose of his family, Tavist Darke lived on the fringe of society and rarely socialize with anyone for a long time. When he is adopted into the Montgomery Pack, he is satisfied to have not only brothers but a family and a pack to call his own again. He is further blessed when he overhears a conversation between a set of kids and makes it his business to find out about them. He finds himself not only meeting Tracy and her kids but find the last thing that has been missing from his life - a mate.

Tracy West is trying to keep it together – life, kids, job and more importantly a low profile from her abusive husband. When the next door neighbour takes an interest in her family she is reluctant but flattered by the attention. She tentatively opens up to him and let him into her family unit – she is happy for probably the first time in her life despite the air of revenge and spite that hovers over her family.

Tracy and Tavist are living on cloud nine – but every cloud has that one dark spot and its Tavist secret that he’s not yet told Tracey about. Can Tracey deal with all that Tavist his along with everything that is already on her plate or will she fold and cut herself and her children off from Tavist.

This series just keeps getting better and better, with every book Ms. Massa puts a new dimension to her story, Montgomery Mountain has never seen so much traffic as when all these brothers decide to mate and grandchildren comes in to the picture.

Elke and Mik are in rapture to know that one of there own has finally found his mate and she comes with children. Tavist and Tracey are not holding out much hope for the relationship however.

Tavist with the lose of his family and his pain through the years, is more than ready to settle down with his mate, he loves Tracey from the moment he sees her and accepts her and her children and want to do the right thing by them. When he has to let Tracey know about the other side of him – she cannot accept it and he is crushed

Tracey has always prided herself on being able to take care of her children and surviving whatever life throws at her – that is until Tavist step into her life – he ends up being the best thing to have ever happen to her, however when she learns of his true nature, it just becomes another event for her to deal with and get her kids through it – Tavist is not having it and he has added incentive not to back down – his family wants him to be happy and Tracey and her kids make him happy.

A heart wrenching third book in this series and while there is the predictability of knowing that some element of danger will happen – there is no way you can prepare yourself for the force of this book. It just explodes, fast, little snippet of info, hoping thing work out and knowing that you have to wait until the next books to have some matter resolves.

We are gentle being introduced to the next generation of the Montgomery clan and from here on in – it’s all sexual tension, emotional upheavals, fantasy becoming reality and Montgomery Mountain becoming more than just the home of “Gandad” but also the place where dreams come true.

A Family Portrait is just simply wonderful.


P.S. Must be read as apart of the series – This is not a stand alone book.


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