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Midsummer Sweetheart

(Heart of Montana #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  196 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Erik Lindstrom never had much faith in love. He saw his parents’ marriage collapse and vowed to avoid the same anguish himself. His fiercely protective nature drew him to a career in law enforcement, but he’s managed to keep himself and his heart safe…until now.

Katrin Svenson is in danger. After leaving her home in secret, her only hope for safety seems to lie in th
ebook, 240 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by Boroughs Publishing Group (first published February 10th 2014)
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Reanell Tisdale
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 unbelievable stars!

Wow. Just wow. This book was not what I was expecting at all!! This is the first book for me from Kay Regnery and it will NOT be my last!

We meet Katrin as she is being told by her family that she must leave town to be rid of her ex who is a crazy drunk stalker. They inform her that Erik Lindstorm will be taking her to her knew location where a job is waiting for her. When Erik and Katrin touch, sparks fly!

Erik doesn't do relationships, and Katrin won't do 1-night stands. So they agree to be friends,
Katy Regnery
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
What fun to write the follow-up to By Proxy!! I hope that my Heart of Montana readers enjoy Erik's story as much as Jenny's!! :)
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
One more down...!! And I m loving them all... beautiful story, lovely characters, great plot and loads of romance...🙂
Lydia H
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I will say this time and time again… I absolutely LOVE Katy Regnery’s writing style!! She always makes me feel drawn and connected to her stories, while keeping me hooked from beginning to end. Amazing. I will never cease recommending her books.

As always, I suggest you read book one, By Proxy, prior to Midsummer Sweetheart. We see the characters from that book in this one and we get more of their story.
“Am I your sweetheart?”

Erik Lindstrom wasn’t interested in relationships. He certainly was not interested in fallin/>
The Book Trollop
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was introduced to Katy when she sent me a copy of By Proxy and I was suppose to review it by Christmas and so much shit happened and it slipped through my fingers before I had a chance to... Siiiggghh... So when I saw her second book Midsummer Sweetheart was coming out and there was a blog tour for it, I jumped on it in order to redeem my assholeryness from before. And I am so glad I read it but I am also kicking my own ass for letting the first one slip through the cracks!!

This book takes yo
Julie Barrett
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Midsummer Sweetheart (Heart of Montana) BY Katy Regency
Have read other works by the author and like the series very much.
Book starts out with Katrin Svenson, a nurse and her ex fiance is becoming madder and he's drunk. As the scene unfolds I can picture myself in this exact spot as if it was me there.
The cops do show up in time, this trip and lock Wade away for a few days. Since then her brother and sister in law have a plan for her escape. She will go to the other side of the
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh Erik, Erik, Erik. I really felt for him. He had such a hard time with the death of his mother, he has built a wall a mile high around his heart, and then Katrin turns up. Katrin, who just wants to escape an abusive ex, is introduced to Erik by her brother and sister-in-law. He helps her to relocate, and so starts a relationship that blossoms in to more - with, of course, some speed bumps along the way. Well worth a read - Katy Regnery is fast becoming one of my favourite authors.
4 stars.

Another sweet and endearing story. Like the previous ones there is something very innocent about the writing and the characters. Don't expect any sex scenes, and be prepared for a rather flowery romance between the MCs. I enjoyed that, they both needed each other, and the way their relationship developed (even though it was a bit fast) they both got what they so deserved. Love eluded both of them, for different reasons entirely but here they got the best match for each other. I loved the Scandinavian
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Krystle ~A Booknatic~
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This is such a sweet, sweet story, that will have anyone who reads it, fall absolutely head-over-heals in love with it! Midsummer Sweetheart is the second book in the Heart of Montana series that focuses on Katrin Svenson and Erik Lindstrom, if you've read the first book in the series By Proxy , you'll recognize this is Jenny Lindstrom's brothers story! What's also great, is that Katrin is Jenny's husband Sam's cousin! I love reading books that have returning characters, and that we get to keep up w
So, I Read This Book Today
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: Author
Back in August I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of By Proxy by Katy Regnery. It was truly enjoyable, a romance prompted by the Montana “Marriage by Proxy” law.

In By Proxy this odd little law leads to a funny, touching and lovely little tale set in beautiful Montana, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. Kristian is posted in Afghanistan, while his fiance’ Ingrid is posted in Germany. A weekend leave leaves Ingrid ‘in the family way’, a condition that has both families up
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Midsummer Sweetheart (Heart of Montana) Katy Regnery
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I loved Katy's Playing for love at Deep Haven, so I was keen to read this despite not having read the earlier books about other characters in the Montana series. The books are standalone although connected so we get the gest of both worlds, characters we're familiar with after the first book, and a complete story, none of the dreaded, hateful, awful, horrible cliffhangers ( you can tell how I feel a
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First things first... This is my favorite Katy Regnery book to date! (which is saying a lot since I have enjoyed all of her books.) What I find so special about Katy's books is her writing style. There's something there that completely draws me in, entwining and engaging me in the story, making it feel so organic and natural, not forced or inauthentic.

As for the Heart of Montana series, Midsummer Sweetheart is the second book. I've read the first book, By Proxy, as well as the novella, The Chri
Tami Talbert
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was offered the ARC for Midsummer Sweetheart in exchange for an honest review. With Katy Regnery being on my list of most favorite authors, having read all of her prior novels and loving the Heart of Montana series, I knew this was going to be a MUST read for me. Well, not surprisingly, I absolutely loved Midsummer Sweetheart.

Erik Lindstrom was raised in a loving family always believing in the devotion and deep love shared between his parents. But when his mother became ill and his
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Midsummer Sweetheart (Heart of Montana)#2
Another amazing book by Katy. Loved it!!!!!!!!!! A book full of surprises, adventures, & love. Another hard to put down read!*
Katrin Svenson,one of the main characters is a nurse and her ex fiance is an alcoholic and abuser towards Katrin. Starts out the cops coming to Katrin's apartment because her ex finance is outside trying to get in while he is drunk, and threatening to kill her they show up on time and put Wade her x finance away for
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is my second - full length- Kay Regnery book and, like the first I read, it is a very sweet romance.
It's very easy to read, it evokes the emotions of the characters beautifully and draws you in with flowing narrative and some warm and witty banter.
(I was especially fond of the text messages)
The story moves at a nice pace, slowly building on the instant attraction between Erik and Katrin until you are desperate for them to get it together and be forever happy. You want to smack
Rude Girl Book Blog
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-in-2014
Thank you, Erik Lindstrom, for looking at me like I’m worth something, like someone might want me someday, even if he’s not you…

Katrin Svenson had the rug pulled out from under her when her high school sweetheart stood her up at the alter. This eye opening experience had been a long time coming but Katrin was not prepared for the wrath that would come once she finally decided to walk away from her fiancee, Wade Doyle. Not only did Wade emotionally spiral out of control but so did his drinking. Wad
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Midsummer Sweetheart (Heart of Montana) Katy Regnery

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
4 STARS!!!

This is the first book that I have read from Katy Regnery. I had not read the first book in the Montana series, but that did not cause any confusion or make me not enjoy this book. Midsummer Sweetheart can be read as a standalone, but I can’t wait to read more from this series and from Katy.

There is a lot of drama right away in the book with Katrin being threatened
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book by Katy is the second one in her Heart of Montana series, for my it was the first one to read by her.

The beginning of the story is full of action and drama. It took me in immediately and made me want to find out the whole background of what was happening.

Katrin had to suffer a lot in the past few weeks, even years. Her ex boyfriend Wade is dangerous and still wants her back. Her story really touched me and I totally understood her friends and family, who wanted
Kathy (My Nook Books and More)
Midsummer Sweetheart is the second book of the Heart of Montana series by Katy Regnery. I loved this book so much that I hated for it to end!

The Heart of Montana series is set in a small town, so these are characters you can easily relate to. Katrin has been living in fear because of her ex-fiance. Erik has sworn off of committed relationships in order to protect himself from a broken heart. But the moment Erik and Katrin meet there is instant attraction. It’s an attraction they try to ignore.
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Heart of Montana series. It can be read and understood as a stand-alone but let’s face it you’ll want to know what happens in the first book.

Katrin Svenson is a strong, independent woman who has had a few setbacks. She had a long term relationship with an alcoholic whom she finally broke it off when he didn’t show for their wedding day. Now the past few months have been spent in fear as his behavior spirals into psychotic and dangerous. For her safety,
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it

Katrin Svenson needs to get out of a bad situation. Her ex-fiancé has started stalking her; her family is scared for her safety so they have made a plan for her to leave town. In order to leave with no trace they have asked a family friend, Erik Lindstrom to drop her off in her new town on his way to his new job. Neither wants a romantic relationship in their life but was that a jolt they felt when they shook hands?

Erik and Katrin revealed themselves more to the reader as this book p
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
I am completely enamored with Katy Regnery’s writing!  Her ability to draw the reader into her world with a beautiful story and flawed but wonderful characters is unique. I'm always happy when I finish reading her books.


Katrin is done.  She no longer feels safe or happy in her small Montana town of Gardiner.  She was left at the altar by Wade, her high school boyfriend turned fiance.  Six months later she’s unable to move on as Wade insists on trying for a
Heather andrews
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Erik he's something else there were times I loved him, times I thought he was a pig, and times I thought he needed a swift kick in the a**, one thing was always for certain though his mind is pure entertainment, "you only have one job to do, Erik. Drive her to Skidoo Bay. Don't get distracted by a pair of dimples, goddamnit." He can be courteous and it's in these times that Kat finds her attraction to him really strong, "hey,: said Erik. "Want me to wait for you in the car? Give you a minute?" S ...more
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
Katy Regnery has found her voice and I hear it loud and clear! I have thoroughly enjoyed every book that she's written so far so it seems impossible that they just keep getting better, right? Wrong.
This is the 2nd full novel in the Heart of Montana series (there is a novella) and my favorite so far.
While Midsummer Sweetheart is a little more on the steamier side than By Proxy, its still a closed-door romance. Trust me though when I say that the way Katy leads up to closing that door will give
Amanda R
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, romance, series
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Katrin is in an abusive relationship. Her fiance, Wade's anger has escalated to the point of threatening to take her life. Now her sister in law Ingrid has set up a job and a place to live for her so she can get out of town and maybe get away from her psycho ex. Ingrid asks her best friend Jenny's brother Erik to drive her since he was on his way north himself.

Erik doesn't believe in love and happily ever after. Whe
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book is how you're supposed to write a sequel. First of all, you don't have to read By Proxy to understand this. This book isn't even set in the same town as By Proxy and the characters from the previous book are hardly in this one. There are references to things from that book, of course, but it's not overkill. That alone made me like it.

Secondly, this book has ten times the emotion of By Proxy. I can't really go into too much detail without giving it away, but I really enjoyed Erik'
Anny hernandez
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***** I received an ARC copy for an honest review *****

First let me just say that this is the first book that I read from this author.

Wow Just Wow ok I should had just read the first book first, but no I read this one first but let me just say that I love it, love the characters and how the book turned out to be I will keep this short cause I don't want to give anything away.

The story begging with Katrin Svenson, she's a nursed and she is dealing with her ex f
Katie Cross
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this book after first reading See Jane Fall, and wasn't sure what I expected, so I can't say I was ultimately disappointed or in love. While I loved See Jane Fall better, I didn't hate this one either, and give it a strong 4 stars.

What I loved was the emotional tension. This book focused mostly on the interplay between the two and less on external characters like I thought, but it worked well. Erik's protective streak was fun, and so was Katrin's innocent reactions. Regnery grabs you fro
Maryline M's Bookshelf
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review was first publisehd at M's Bookshelf - as part of a book tour.

Another fabulous novel by Katy Regnery.
When we meet Katrin, she's very vulnerable. She's been hurt, she's scared, she's lonely... but she hasn't given up. She still believes in love, but it's doubtful she'll find it with Erik. Everyone did warn her that he's not 'the marrying type'. 'Commitment-phobic' is a more accurate description... Right?
Katrin is a very easy to love MC. She's kind, she's coura
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, St

Other books in the series

Heart of Montana (6 books)
  • By Proxy (Heart of Montana, #1)
  • The Christmas Wish (Heart of Montana, #2)
  • See Jane Fall (Heart of Montana, #4)
  • Meeting Miss Mystic (Heart of Montana, #5)
  • What Were You Expecting? (Heart of Montana, #6)
“And just like that, the strangest sensation started in her chest, like the valves of her heart were zapped with the electricity of their touch, jolted awake with the recovery of her smile, flexing slowly at first, but gaining momentum with each passing second until her heart was pumping at full speed.” 2 likes
“He was a miracle to her. A reward after struggle. Safety after fear. Tenderness after disappointment. And ever since the first moment she'd met him, she felt as though Erik was the person the world had intended for her, for whom she was destined; the cool, doubting cynic whom she was somehow able to help transform into the warm, tender romantic who held her as he slept beside her.” 2 likes
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