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Gnome on the Range

(Small Town Romance #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  1,396 ratings  ·  292 reviews
Once you get the zing you can't go back.

Jane West has everything a woman could want. A job in a small Montana town's only adult store, two busy young boys and one dead husband. Everything except a little excitement--a little zing. But that changes one summer morning at a garage sale when her kids buy some garden gnomes.

Now someone wants those gnomes and will let nothing ge
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 215 pages
Published December 27th 2011
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Kathy Heare Watts

I always enjoy a new series, and Small Town Romance starts off as a page-turner. The one thing that makes this story so different than most stories by Vanessa Vale is this is not a ménage story. What you will get is plenty of action and adventure, mystery and suspense, and a great cast of characters that will take you on a roller-coaster ride.

Jane West is a widow and mother to two young sons, Zach and Bobby. Her husband was a cheater, but before their divorce was final,
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Montana Fire is the first book in the Small Town Romance series, brand new and very exciting from Ms. Vale! Jane swears nothing exciting ever happens to her, as she has a steady job helping run an adult store, and two growing boys from her dead, cheating husband. No man, no sex, no mess, that is, until their new neighbor moves in. Ty has zings going all through her body, and while the attraction is there, he’s hesitant to jump into a relationship, especially since trouble seems to be following J ...more

ZING!! 4.5 Stars! You did good Jennifer Zane, fantastic debut book! Funny, funny, funny!!!

Do not read this out in public because you will have random outbursts of laughter and lots of splainin’ about why you are laughing so hard. Since this book is about a woman who works in an adult store and the paraphernalia that’s sold there is the basis for most of the comedic moments, well it could be embarrassing, but makes for some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever read.

The story is over the top crazy, b
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
A small town romance filled with big laughter, mystery, suspense, family, a hot fireman and free sex toy education. I loved every part of Montana Fire from beginning to end. Quirky secondary characters are a true love of mine and this book was filled with them and I honestly couldn't get enough. I caught myself laughing out loud so many times it was hard to set the book down when I had to go to work, make dinner, or basically function outside of wanting to hide and read.

Told completely from the
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Montana Fire by Vanessa Vale was a bit different than other books of hers I have read, but just as hot and steamy with a bit of suspense and lots of laugh out loud moments!

Jane West is a widowed mother of two. Though her husband, who died years ago, was cheating and they were ready to divorce, she has not had time for dating. Ty Strickland is new to town and is one sexy firefighter. He was sweet and sexy and great with Jane’s kids.

Jane has not dated since the death of her husband and Ty is not
Latrina J.
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Girls Get the Guy Too!!!

Montana Fire is the first book in a five book series. This book is funny, a huge difference from the last few books by Ms. Vale. This book to me seemed like a western, suspense, and comedy. This book is solely the prospective of the heroine. I laughed, until literally tears were blurred in my eyes. I love the humor, and the cute banter between all the characters. I enjoyed the suspense story line, and it’s “I didn’t see that coming” ending.

This book is heavy with ch
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the first in a new series by Vanessa Vale and it is starting out much different than her other series. First off, this is a contemporary romance set in a small town. But unlike her other books, this is not a ménage and there are also some comedic elements that are generally not found in her other books. What we do have are some outrageous characters including her mother-in-law Goldie that owns an adult toy store and has no problem giving out boxes of toys or advice to Jane. Mixed in with ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Jane West led a boring, average life. Left a widow and single mother to two rambunctious boys when her cheating husband died in bed with another couple, she lives a normal life, even if part of that life is working at her mother in laws adult toy store. Things get a bit more exciting, however, when the sexy fireman, Ty Strickland moves in down the street.

Ty Strickland is looking for a quiet and normal life after serving multiple tours in the Middle East. He’s up for a bit of fun, but definitely
Amy Stephens
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first discovered Vanessa Vale's Steele Ranch books and totally fell in love with them. Her style of writing, charming characters, and level of steam kept me glued to the pages. So, when I read about her upcoming Small Town Romance Series, I couldn't wait to dive into the first book, Montana Fire. Just as I'd hoped, Montana Fire was a real scorcher!!

I immediately got sucked into the first couple pages. It felt like a fun adventure with Jane. She was certainly a hoot and someone that I could see
B.L. Olson
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Vanessa Vale book and mannnn was I hooked by the first page! How could you not fall in love with a heroine who works at an adult store and has a run in with a hot fireman when she's explaining the pros and cons of several dildos?

Ty has had enough excitement to last him a lifetime after two tours in the military and a career as a fireman. When he moves in next door to a woman who has become a magnet for danger and has two hyper sons, he pushes away to avoid the potential shakeu
Going into this book I was thinking okay quick read that will be silly.

*Points to cover, glances at title*

And well I was correct. The amount of times I laughed and laughed I can't count, very very humors book. I even snorted, yep that's right I snorted and loudly might I add, because there was so many comical parts. "You got it stuck where?" I got a kick out of all the characters, Goldie especially. Oh and well can not leave out Ty, yummy fire man!!!

What I didn't see coming was the nice little
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ by: Karla
Fun read! Laugh out loud funny and great characters (especially 60 something adult shop owner Goldie) Thanks so much to Karla for the recommendation and to Kellie for joining me in a Buddy Read.
Lisa Kay
★★★★½ FOFLMBO! I didn't get this for free like some of you did, but it was still worth the money. Thanks, Karla for the rec. Really enjoyed this one - and it had a bit of mystery, too!
If you've read books by this author before, you know that she's known for certain types of books. Menage, Western theme, with a little BDSM thrown in for good measure. This is not one of those books! Totally different from the ones I've read before (granted, I've not read them all, but I've loved the ones I have read!), this book is about a small town, a firefighter, a widow, and a couple of garden gnomes. (Yes, you read that right. Gnomes.)

Jane is just a girl, living in a small town. She has tw
SBee Reviews
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

“A steamy-hot & suspenseful start to the series”

I received an Advance Reader Copy for MONTANA FIRE (Small Town Romance, Book #1) written by Vanessa Vale and voluntarily reviewed this book. This may be a small-town story, but it sure has a lot happening in its storyline! Jane West was minding her own business, running her ex-mother-in-law’s (ahem, well-stocked) adult toy store when her two boys come home all excited about news of their cool new neighbor, Mr. Stri
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow a really good start to a Fabulous new Series of the Montana men, in a small town. It may be a small town but it still has hot and spunky men and in this book its a fireman named Ty
Jane West runs a store called Goldilocks, an adult store, and this is where she first meets she is showing some products to a customer and Ty is behind waiting ( i have to admit i had to do a chuckle to myself in parts of the book)she thought to be served, but he is not waiting he is there to inspect fire alarms an
This was a fun over-the-top read. The heroine a widow, and mother of two works in an adult shop owned by her mother-in-law (she was a hoot btw). The hero a firefighter is the new neighbour. Stolen bull-semen, attempts on heroine's life, creepy suitor...the book had a lot going. The whole bachelorrete party scene made me laugh out loud.
Viper Spaulding
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my, this book has everything! At first glance, Jane is an ordinary single (widowed) mom to two rambunctious boys. Her new neighbor, Ty the hunky firefighter, quickly makes friends with her sons and finds that he’s a spectator to some of the most outlandish happenings imaginable!

Once all the seemingly unrelated events are connected, both Jane and Ty find themselves in the midst of a murder mystery that threatens Jane’s life and Ty’s threadbare patience. Throughout it all, the story has a stro
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

They grown them handsome in Montana.  Ty is no exception except Jane doesn't really have time for a relationship.  Ty doesn't even want one.  LOL  These two!  This book has comedy, romance, and suspense wrapped all into one book. 

I enjoyed reading this new story by Vanessa Vale.  These two characters are put through the ringer but they definitely come out on top.  The Mother-in-Law in this book is hilarious!  I've never met one like her.  hahah
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jane West is a widow with two young boys named Bobby and Zach. There is never a dull moment in the West household. The other interesting thing about Jane is that she works at Goldilocks which is adult store owned by her mother in law Goldie. A new neighbor sparks interest in Jane and her boys. The new neighbor is Ty Strickland, a paid fireman and army vet, enjoys meeting Jane in unusual circumstances. Ty thinks Jane is a danger magnet and pushes her away from him. Jane's husband Nate treated her ...more
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This is my first Vanessa Vale so I have nothing to go by when it comes to her other stories. But I have to say I did enjoy this story. It has a nice build to it. There is a mystery to it. And a hot fireman too. I love the family and Jane works at a wonderful store. HAHA, that caught me at first.

Jane is not someone that has had a lot of men in her life, period. She is a mother of two wonderful little boys and is doing the single mother thing. She has a great support system and enjoys her lif
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
For a while now I've been impressed by what Vanessa Vale has done with the shorter menage books of hers I've read. I loved that she puts so much romance and heat and just great story telling in so few pages. But Montana Fire was something completely different from what I've read by her before. It was longer and had no menage and yet was just as amazing. I now feel like I could pick up anything by her and know that I'm going to love it.

This book was so very funny. I was pleasantly surprised by a
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Montana Fire is the first book in the Small Town Romance Series and is a fantastic start to the series! This romance was a little different from other books that I have read by Vanessa Vale and I loved it! BTW I still love the other books that I have read by this author too.

This is Jane West and Ty Strickland’s (“a smoking hot firefighter”) story and what a story. It was written with a lot of humor. There are some cute & LOL moments, some suspenseful moments, and some pretty hot scenes between
Ashley Carr, LSoR
I love everything by this author!! Now I have not read every book by her but the ones that I have read I love. Jane West leads a boring life in the middle of Montana. She runs an adult store with her meddling mother-in-law. Jane is a widower and the mother of two rowdy boys. When a hot as sin firefighter moves in up the street from her her average, boring life gets a lot more exciting, in a bad way. Ty is the sexy firefighter and is just as taken with her and her two boys. Accidents keep happen ...more
Dawn Herrera
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Montana Fire by Vanessa Vale is a great small town romance with some mystery, a bit of suspense and a very hot and sexy storyline. A very well written story that captures you from the very beginning and keeps you hooked till the very end. The characters are a great group, one very hot alpha fireman, one sexy mother of two who just seems to find a bit of trouble. Then there is her colorful boss Goldie who is one very fun and entertaining character you will definitely love. I absolutely recommend ...more
April Symes
Montana Fire by Vanessa Vale is a small town romance that is big on heat, family and laughter. Jane West is a widowed mother of two. Jane’s husband was a cheater and she was in the process of divorcing him when he died. Since then she hasn’t gone out with anyone and just makes sure she is the best mother to her children. She works with her mother-in-law, Goldie at a sex shop and OMG just the scenes with her working there are insanely funny. Ty Strickland is new to Bozeman. He has moved there to ...more
Chitra *CJ*
"Montana Fire" is the story of Jane and Ty.
A love? story between a adult toy shop owner and a firefighter, this book can only be described by me as a combination of weird and confusing.
We have our heroine, single mom with two boys owning a sex toy shop- which she inherited from her MIL.
A firefighter hero who exists for purposes of being drooled upon, saving the heroine and running away.
Bull semen.
Murder mysteries.
Attempts on life.
Sexual frustration.
Sex toys and anal talk.
Horny obsessive OM and h
Penny Watson
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was NOT what I thought it was. For some reason, I thought it was about an insane homicidal gnome. The cover is sort of misleading and looks creepy, and the title is also misleading. So sue me...I thought it was a horror story. Hee hee!

Needless to say, I found this entertaining. Believable? Hell no. But I never care about that. Perfect? No. Amusing? Yes. Entertaining? Yes. I laughed out loud at some of the ridiculous lines. The plot was so ridiculous it was almost cartoonish at times, but I
Rose Howse
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jane is the widowed mother of sons Zach and Bobby who live one house away from new neighbor Ty Strickland. The first meeting of Ty and Jane takes place in the adult sex toy store Goldielocks, in Bozeman, Montana. After giving a lady customer examples of different dildos while a Fireman patiently waits his turn for her attention, he introduces himself as Ty the inspector for the business's fire safety equipment. The next thing she knows, Jane brings her boys to the breakfast at the local firehous ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars from Brianna!

Vanessa Vale has a brand new series out and you can't miss this one... sexy, suspenseful, dangerous, intense, predictable, sweet. Such a great way to start to this series with one unforgettable couple in Jane and Ty. Montana Fire lit up my e-reader, made my heart flutter, had me laughing then gasping for air, and left my kindle practically sizzling at times with all the tension.

She's a single mom with an extended family that's meddling in her love life, especially when it co
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Jennifer Zane has lived all over the country--from Georgia to Maryland, New York to Colorado, including an exciting five years in Montana. Her time in Big Sky country was the basis for this book. When she's not writing, she savors the insanity of raising two boys, is figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker, and teaches a pretty mean karate class. She currently lives with he ...more

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