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Liar, Liar, Hearts On Fire

(Crazy in Love #4)

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Violet Miller is a teacher savoring her summer break until she's been called in as emergency reinforcements—of the dating kind. She volunteers to help an old flame by pretending to be his girlfriend. In Alaska. At a family reunion. Since the guy is a handsome, lumberjack-sized doctor she's never quite forgotten, faking a relationship won't be hard work.

Mike Ostranski is a
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Published January 16th 2014 (first published January 3rd 2014)
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Monica **can't read fast enough**
This was my first time reading Jennifer Zane and it will definitely not be the last. Zane has made a somewhat far fetched story fun to read. Violet is a mild mannered teacher who fishes and has a secret ability to write smoking hot erotica or what she refers to as creating "word porn" and Mike is a podiatrist with a well developed Alpha side. It's a little hard to believe that a grown man would need to call in reinforcements when trying to dissuade an unwanted admirer, but the story falls into p ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
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Montana Wild was a great new addition to the small town romance series. I was so happy that this one was longer than the last. It gave me all the detail I love and needed. And I felt like it just gave me more relationship building for the main couple.

One of my favorite things about this story was Violet. She was so different then I was starting to believe after reading her sister Veronica's story. Her history with Mike was surprising but gave such a great nuance to the story.

Characters I've gr
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I was happy to finally have Violet's book. We have had her in the past couple books as a character and I was so ready for her story.

Violet and her high school friend Mike had a pack that if they were still virgins on their graduation night that they would help each other out. To bad Violet didn't realize the feelings she would feel afterward when Mike went off to school and never really had contact with her again.

When Mike calls to get help from her sister and Violet ends up answering instead
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Kathy Heare Watts
IT WAS A DEFCON ONE SITUATION

The fourth story in the Small Town Romance series has many characters from previous stories, and it packs a punch within the pages. Yes, Goldie and her sex shop, Goldilocks play a major role in this story and of course, the Garden Gnome, George will be involved. The story is part mystery, suspense, part comedy, secrets, white lies, and romance. This is the story of high school friends and one time lovers but now ten years later, the story of Dr. Mike Ostranski and sc
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Jessica
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Montana Wild is the fourth book in the Small Town Romance series. Violet is covering her sister’s shifts at Goldie’s store when she receives an interesting phone call from Mike, the guy she gave her virginity to on graduation night, and the guy that’s she’s wanted ever since that night. His request? To be his fake girlfriend to throw off the scent of his matchmaking momma and an overly aggressive neighbor. The catch? It’s in Alaska, and she’s not sure she can keep her emotions separate. Agreeing ...more
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

The men of Montana are at it again!  This new edition to the Small Town Romance Series by Vanessa Vale will tickle your fancy with a small town school teacher and an old high school flame...who happens to be best friends with her twin sister!

Violet has always had a thing for Mike. Their one time together in high school just wasn't enough. But those dreams set sail.  So here she is filling in for her sister at the adult toy store all the while h
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Renee Entress
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-2018, series
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, and heartbreak.

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Montana Fire (Small Town Romance, Book 1)
Montana Ice (Small Town Romance Book 2)
Montana Heat (Small Town Romance Book 3)

This is Violet and Mike’s story. Mike is vacation and his mother is trying to hook him up with woman. Mike decides he needs help and calls in an old flame and friend named Violet. They have both thought about each other in a person
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Isha Coleman
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Even the most orderly person can need some housekeeping every now and then. Violet thought she had her world all figured out, until she received a distress call from a friend. Mike is the one that got away. The man her heart can't seem to forget. A doctor in need of a little TLC instead of a match he'll regret. From fun in the sun to temptation in the wild, Mike and Violet reconnect. If only he could move on from the past then their future might be set. Vanessa Vale takes a detour into wide open ...more
Veronica of V's Reads
This contemporary romance has it all: crazy stalker women, scheming mothers, polyamorous Frenchmen, erotica authors, desperate bachelors, twins, antiquities thieves, Civil War era-actors, and unrequited loves. For all of the plot complications herein: I blame it all on the sex.

See, Vi's life would be easier if she and that strapping ginger Mike Ostranski never lost their virginity to each other on graduation night. He ruined her. Just ruined her--they had been good friends until that (highly ant
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Melanie
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: htt, kindle
What a fun read, that's all I think when I read Jennifer Zane's books! I was drawn in by Gnome on the Range simply because, at the time, it had a big old garden gnome on it's cover & I love garden gnomes! I had to ask myself, "How is a garden gnome gonna be wrapped into a romance?" In order to find out I just had to read it! I loved it & moved onto Plumb Crazy, Mischief Under the Mistletoe & now Liar, Liar Hearts on Fire. Believe it or not, there is a gnome, or 2, in all 4 of the boo ...more
Tracy- OMGReads
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Montana Wild is book 4 of a series, and reads perfectly as a standalone.

A fake relationship turned real, with a dose of second chance, Montana Wild was sweet and sexy, with a couple you can’t help but root for. Violet and Mike were together for one night before Mike left for medical school and the two have barely seen each other since. When they pick up where they left off, the connection between the two hasn’t changed. The spark is strong, and they are so much fun to watch.

I really enjoyed Mo
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Cynthia Woolf
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Liar, Liar, Hearts On Fire is hysterical. Mike's mother wants grandchildren and has made that clear to Mike by throwing him at his uncle's neighbor. A barracuda if ever there was one. Mike doesn't want to hurt his mother's feelings by spurning the woman so he gets Violet to come to Alaska and pretend to be his girlfriend. Things just spiral out of control from there. What can go wrong does for Mike and Violet. One little lie that's all it was going to be. I won't give away the story but you HAVE ...more
Courtney Vasiliev
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
A fun quirky contemporary romance with tons of LOL moments!
Review to come....
Rose Howse
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This, the fourth Small Town Romance by Vanessa Vale is the best of them all so far. Violet is working at Goldilocks, Goldie's Sex Shop when she gets a frantic call from an old flame, Mike Ostanski, now Dr. Ostanski asking for help to get a crazy lady from trapping him into a relationship. Mike is in Alaska for a family reunion but his mom really wants grand kids and sort of threw the crazy divorcee next door at Mike. The nutcase stripped and waited for Mike in his bed even! Mike convinces Violet ...more
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Goldie and George the Gnome are back in this Montana small town romance that will have you laughing, sighing, and just plain falling in love.

With each installment of Vanessa Vale's Montana small town romance I fall a little deeper in love with her characters. The entire series is amazing and I just can't get enough.

In Montana Wild, Violet Miller receives a call from a former lover in desperate need of her help. Well....actually he calls wanting help from Violet's twin sister Veronica, but she is
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Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Mike Ostranski needs a fake girlfriend, and he needs one fast. Vacationing with his family in the Alaskan wilderness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be . . . especially when his mother keeps trying to set him up with the gorgeous, yet crazy lady who lives next door. He calls looking for his friend Veronica, to lend him a hand, but instead ends up reconnecting with her twin sister, Violet . . .who just happens to be the one girl he’s never forgotten after a brief fling in high school.

Violet Miller,
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Badh
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweet, outdoorsy, arc
This is a lovely sweet romance with more than a touch of humor and a bit of a comedy of errors feel about it.

Violet is a school teacher and now that school is out, she's helping out at Bozeman's premier sex shop. Or rather, Bozeman's only sex shop. Goldi, the owner, is a great woman, but she's nosy and pushy. And she pushed Violet into writing a book. Not just any book, but a dirty book. One that Violet calls word porn. One day, at work, the phone rings and Violet picks it up. It turns out that
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Angela
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laughter and desire make a great book that I absolutely adored!

MONTANA WILD is the 4th book in Vanessa Vale’s Small Town Romance series and it freaking rocked! I think this one is the best of the whole series to date because I laughed so hard at times that I thought I would hurt myself.

Two of my favorite characters are back and the hilarity was so spot on. Goldie is definitely at her best in her role of matchmaker and she goes from one step of crazy hijinks directly to the next without fail and
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Jennifer
OMG! This book is a hilarious comedy of errors, from beginning to end. I am just in awe at how so many things can go wrong, and still be funny! Violet is the twin sister of Veronica, from book 2. Mike is their friend from high school, and Violet's one time fling. Old feelings are ever present in this book, and things are complicated!

Mike is a podiatrist, with a crazy family, and some things haunting him from his past. His feelings for Violet, as well as his motivations for his life choices are c
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Caro
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

Fun and sexy.

Well, this time we hear from Violet (Veronica’s sister from book 2) and Mike, her crush for years, but he left town right after sleeping for the first time together.

I enjoyed this one, I have to be honest and say I wasn’t much of a fan of Violet, after reading book2, she wasn’t my favorite person; however, this really showed her true self and it totally redeemed her in my eyes, lol.

I actually quite liked Violet, she was doing something she liked doing, but not really somet
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Sheila Schoenauer
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in the series and I've enjoyed all of them so far. This book is about Violet and Mike who we first met in Montana Ice. If I'm being honest I didn't like Violet and what we learned she did to Veronica (her twin sister) in Montana Ice. I liked Mike; he seemed like a pretty cool guy. So going into this book I was intrigued to see how Violet would redeem herself. Honestly I still didn't initially like her. She was nice enough to help Mike out in his time of need, but seriousl ...more
Lissa
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE this series SO MUCH!!! Definitely worth the read! Through Mike and Violet’s story you will go through all kinds of emotions: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll get all excited because of “what’s gonna happen next”, and you’ll definitely get all hot (probably need a new pair of panties) because the “bedroom” scenes are so well written!! Mike and Violet were friends during their teens and at a point decided that if on graduation night they were still virgins, they would give their virginity t ...more
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Oh, I love redheads…. Montana Wild is the 4th book in the Small Town Romance Series. This is Mike Ostranski and Violet Miller’s story. Violet has an identical twin sister (Montana Ice was Veronica & Jack’s story) Mike is the “red head” that I love!

Ten years ago Mike and Violet had gotten together. Yes, and had sex. Mike left the next morning and now Violet has been mad at him for all the time that has passed. Mike is clueless as to why Vi has been mad. Typical man.

Mike and Veronica (Violet
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Dawn Herrera
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, reviews
Montana Wild is a great addition to an already exciting and entertaining series, this is Book four in Vanessa Vale’s Small Town Romance series one you won’t want to miss. This was another sexy story, there was a bit of past heartbreak, family time, and some laughs. The characters are hot, sexy, funny and all around likable. Violet Miller is a first grade teacher, ready for summer break. When a call comes in and turns her simple vacation into anything but. Mike Ostranski is the one on the other e ...more
Viper Spaulding
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gnome goes to Nome and Grandma Goldie ties all the stories together beautifully!

I was already hooked on this couple two books ago, when they were first mentioned. I was so glad to read their full story! Mike and Violet had a brief but meaningful romance at the end of high school, but then his summer plans and subsequent career took him away from Bozeman, leaving Violet wondering just what she meant to him.

When Mike calls from a family reunion needing a fake girlfriend to fend off the barracuda
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

The Small Town Romance series is back and continues with the fourth standalone installment and this one might just be my favorite one yet by Vanessa Vale. I mean I've really liked this series with each release, each offering a fun, sweet, heated storyline but Mike and Violet...well they are my new favorites. now

Their temporary boyfriend-girlfriend relationship might have started out as fake, a favor for an old flame to deflect a meddling mother and crazy woman but what they find along th
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Sharon Jones
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog.
Oh MY!!! What did I just read??? This book is absolutely fabulous - Vanessa Vale where have you been my whole reading life??? Boy do I wish I had my very own Goldie - she may only be a supporting character in the book, but what she added to the story was simply magnificent.
This story flows so very well, even though it jumps around from location to location a bit, it was seamless.
Violet and Mike are a great match. I guess you could call this a
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Amy Stephens
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh, if you've not read any of the Small Town Romance stories by Vanessa Vale, you are missing out. Vanessa will have you on the edge of your seat laughing at some of the craziest things!

I've not met a single character that I didn't enjoy and I love that Vale is giving each of them their own story. Even if you read the series out of order, you'll definitely want to go back and read the others. They're just too good not to indulge. One of my favorite characters makes an appearance in them
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Jenny Prose
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars
Montana Wild is book 4 in the Small Town Romance series. This book is about Violet and Mike's story. We've met them both along the way, especially in Montana Ice. I loved this story! Violet and Mike had a one night stand on graduation night, after years of being friends. They still were friends of sorts, until Mike is put into a position where he needs a fake girlfriend to get his mom and a crazy lady off his back. He begs Violet to come up to Alaska.

Violet is Veronica's twin sister. V
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Valerie
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-owned, romance
Back to Boozeman, Montana, sort of in book 4 of Ms. Vale’s Small Town Romance series. This book takes places in both Montana and Alaska. If you’ve never been, this book will make you feel like you are in the real Alaska, not just the wilds. Ms. Vale, as always, does amazing things to help you feel like you are really in the book, not just reading a story. What more could you want, a school teacher and a hunk of a man, a doctor no less. This is the story of a first love, a second chance and some ...more
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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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Crazy in Love (4 books)
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  • Montana Mine (Small Town Romance #4)