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When It's Right

(Montana Men #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,700 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men

Wide open sky, rolling green hills . . . Gillian Tucker could get used to life in the country—one far from the violence she left behind in San Francisco. Warily accepting an invitation to the Montana ranch that belongs to her grandfather, a man she's never met, Gillian hopes this is the haven s
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Avon
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Jacqueline J
Wow, I'm really going to have to disagree with all the rave reviews for this one.

Horses: First problem and one that is a BIG problem for me is lack of research. This book takes place on a ranch in Montana. But the horse details are simply ludicrous. I tried to overlook them but they just kept getting more and more egregious. A few examples: a two week old horse, like a two week old human, only drinks milk. There is no way that an experienced horse person would offer a foal a piece of apple. I ta
Nanci **Warning**IWasASailor⚓️MyMouthisDirty
I really enjoyed book 4 so I decided "what the hell" let me just read the series. After book one I was sold. Yes! This series rocks, I really hate when I start celebrating to early.

This book, I didn't like and it's a shame because I was really looking forward to Blake's story. The heroine killed it, I was annoyed for most of the book. I even had to stop and put it away. Finally after a night of not sleeping I decided to just finish it.

Why is it a lot of times in books when a heroine has a trou
Big Joe  Rossi
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gillian Tucker's life has been about 2 things, surviving and protecting her younger brother from their father. Now after a near tragic final run in with her father, she travels to Montana, to a ranch she's never been, to a Grandfather she has never met, to start over. To try and give her brother a childhood, not like hers. There she will need to quiet the demons of her life. To trust people she has never met in hopes of a positive future. Determined to do so for her brother but also ready to fle ...more
Lover of Romance

Gillian Tucker, has suffered abuse and protecting her little brother at all costs from her father. But while protecting her brother from their fathers rages, she is forced to shoot him to save their lives. When her grandfather hears about the situation, he offers her a home, and since they have no other place to go, she realizes that she has no choice if she wants to keep her brother out of foster care. So injured, they both head to Montana to the Three Peaks Ranch. Blake, is the co-owne
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
When It’s Right by Jennifer Ryan is the second novel in the Montana Men series and folks I am lovin’ it. The series has a small-town vibe, a little heat and each book deals with a Bowden brother..Yee-ha! Ryan blends suspense into the tales and does it all in Big Sky country. I loved this as much as the first novel. My only struggle is deciding which brother I love more.

When It’s Right is part of a series, but each book works as a standalone and involves one brother. We were made aware of Gillian
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviewed
So boring, so unrealistic, and so, so sappy. I'm being generous here giving this novel two stars. Far cry from book one which I really enjoyed.
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Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live on blog 4/25)

When It's Right didn't hold any punches. The first half of the book did a number on me and held me in it's grip. It was awesome.

The Gist: Gillian has escaped a life of abuse and has been sent to her grandfather's ranch until she recovers. Thing is...she's never met him. Being around strange men...make her nervous. Her grandfather's right hand man...definitely makes her nervous but not in an entirely bad
Debbie Oxier
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Gillian Tucker shot her father right before he threw her out a second story window. He died, she didn't. She was attempting to protect her five-year-old brother. Her father, a drug addict, alcoholic, and all round evil person, had been abusing his children for years. While Gillian had raised her brother from the time he was born and her only fourteen, she would do anything to keep Justin safe. When her father pulled a gun while stoned out of his mind, she had no choice but to defend herself. Now ...more
What would you do if the only one you could ever rely on was yourself? Gillian Tucker has been on her own as long as she can remember. Oh, she has a worthless and abusive father. The only reasons she is still around is to protect her defense little brother. When an altercation with her father leaves her beaten and almost destroyed Gillain must turn to complete strangers; her grandfather and his ranch, to keep her brother from being taken from her and put into the system.

Blake is Gillian's grandf
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Like the first book in the Montana Men series, I really liked both of the main characters, Blake and Gillian. Gillian and her little brother, Justin, move to Montana to live with the grandparents they've never met. After years of abuse and neglect at the hands of their drug-addicted father, they are finally able to live in a safe secure environment, surrounded by a loving, supportive family. A horse farm is the perfect place for Gillian an
Lynsey A
I was wishy washy about this one. At times I enjoyed it, other times it was just so so for me. I did really like the surprise birthday party scene and the proposal. Both were cute.

I enjoyed the first one more because it had more suspense to it than this one. This one didn't quite cut it for me.
Paula Legate
Ever once in awhile you read a book that deeply touches your soul. This was one of those books that I will remember forever. Several times throughout the story, I had to put the book down, long enough to wipe the tears from my eyes. As a child I was abused, and my broken spirit was healed by those that loved me. I could empathize with the struggles that Gillian faced. She was one beautiful, and strong heroine. I admire her for the person she became in the story.
Gillian, and her little brother Ju
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-galley
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4.5 Stars

Jennifer Ryan pulled at my heartstrings again in the second book to the Montana Men series! Life has not been easy for Gillian Tucker. I don’t want to say too much, but the first few chapters of When It’s Right had me in tears! Let’s just say that Gillian’s journey leads her to her grandfather’s ranch in Montana. Thank goodness, because that’s where she meets Blake Bowden (younger brother of Gabe from At Wolf Ranch). Blake and Gillian’s grandfather, Bu
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
After reading the first book, At Wolf Ranch, I thought I would read the second book. It was alright. Even though I liked Blake way better than Gabe, I was not digging the storyline as much as the first book. I tried several times to get into this book but could not. I would start and stop again. Finally found myself jumping ahead to the middle for a bit and then the end just to see how the story went. Which I did get an good idea of the whole story even reading it this way. I gathered that Blake ...more
Yesenia Gonzalez
awwwwwwwwww! This is the second book in the Montana men series. Blake was amazing and loving always taking care of Gillian as soon as he saw her come out of the truck. Also he connecting with her grandpa was sweet all he wanted was to be with her and he was also for Justin Gillian's little brother who she has been taking care of since birth.This was a great book from Gillian recovering to finding family and to finally finding love. excited for the next book
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Gillian had much on her young strong shoulders. She had to work for years to keep her younger brother safe and protected from a father that should have loved and cared for them both. But he turns out to be the danger that keeps them awake at night. One day things all go wrong. The next thing Gillian knows she and her brother are in Montana. Instead of one man to be leary of she has a few more.

Blane has accomplished his dreams of own a ranch. So what that he is part owner of an existing one that
Julia Kai
Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Unfortunately I didn’t enjoyed this one as much as the first one
Quinn's Book Nook
When I first heard about When It’s Right by Jennifer Ryan it totally grabbed my attention. I had heard good things about this book, and it really did seem like my kind of book, unfortunately When It’s Right just wasn’t the book for me. It’s not a bad book by any means, it just wasn’t a good fit for me.

Gillian has lived a very tough life. Although she’s only 20 years old, she’s had some life experiences that made her grow up and mature more quickly than the average person. Gillian moves to Montan
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Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When It's Right is pretty much everything I love about cowboys. Wide open spaces, trickling creeks, rolling mountains, horses, strong, sassy women and sexy, Alpha men.

After making a life-or-death decision, Gillian Tucker makes her way to the open skies and beautiful mountains of Montana, and her grandfather's ranch. She's wary and on guard, unsure and untrusting, and meeting Blake Bowden isn't exactly what she had in mind for her new life.

Blake is tall, dark and handsome, and he scares her --
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When I started When It's Right, I was having a hard time getting into the story. A lot of my issues were with Gillian. I know, why don't I kick a dog when it's down. That's when it hit me, and I started to put Gillian's character into perspective: Gillian is just acting like a wounded animal ready to bit whenever someone gets too close. Of course the story started to work for me. Darn perspective. Anyway, I enjoyed this story immensely and everything started to click fo
Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
When It's Right by Jennifer Ryan is the second book in the Montana Men series. I loved the first book, At Wolf Ranch, when I read it earlier this year, and I was looking forward to reading book two. In When It's Right, we get to read Blake and Gillian's story.

Gillian has grown up with a drug addicted father, and her mother passed away from an overdose. From her early teens, Gillian has had to be the adult in their family dynamic. She stepped up to take care of her little brother, Justin. She to
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Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Another great Montana Men story by Ms. Ryan. I loved Blake and Gillian’s story. There was so many ups and downs in this story. Every page brought to light a new issue and a new way to deal with said issue. While there were a few story lines that didn’t get explored as much as I would have liked, I loved how much Gillian grows as a person.
Blake is what every wounded bird ever needs. Blake is patient, yet push. He is
Lyndi W.
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
While I very much enjoyed it, I'm slightly bothered by the heavy-handed foreshadowing. It's just a little too obvious that something is going to happen when it's been pointed out like three or four times that it could happen. Just dial it back.
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is mthe second book in Jennifer Ryan's new series on Montana Men. I was drawn into this book and domestic abuse and addiction to drugs and the effects it has on the children's lives. I recommend this book highly to anyone who loves a story where the underdog finally gets their dreams.
Oct 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this as a freebie at RT15.

When It's Right is sugary sweet, but fine. The first half of the book contains a lot of repetition about the heroine's past, which I thought sucked the intensity right out of it. I became desensitized after a while and started skimming those passages.
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story of Blake and Gillian. Nice characters, good storyline, plenty of angst and fear and patience and love.
Nate Brightman
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Its Right is the second book in Jennifer Ryan’s Montana Men series. If you’re reading this you’ve probably already guessed that I’m a bit of an anomaly among modern romance book readers and reviewers. because I’m a man and I’m a heterosexual longtime married with adult children and grandchildren. I don’t have my own website and I don’t get early release copies to review. Because I’m a man, my opinions on romance books may or may not reflect the majority of other reviewers and readers of the ...more
Dec 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This book wasn't nearly as good as Book 1. It lacked the suspense of the first book, which was okay, but this one seemed in a completely different genre (i.e. sappy romance versus romantic suspense). There was a lot of sappy moments in this - I mean I like a good love story with lots of romance and sweetness, but Blake got a bit carried away with the sweetness and for him the insta-love was a bit over-the-top. Gillian wasn't my favorite heroine since she was incredibly stubborn and had the 'I ca ...more
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I liked :

-That Blake learn from the start what happened to Gillian

-The title

-The heroine's pride and strength in spite of all the hard times

-The hero's understanding and patience

What I didn't like:

- Way too tragic and more heavy stuff than I expected

-Too much violence

-Too much time spend thinking and talking about what Blake and Gillian feel for each other instead of interacting. Even other characters talked about it, with them or with other characters

-Them being together become a done deal
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book two of the Montana Men is about Blake Bowden and his boss’ granddaughter Gillian Tucker. Gillian’s dad was abusive and dangerous especially when he was drunk or high on drugs. She had learned at fourteen, when her mom handed Gilliam her little brother to go out to party and never came home, to work, feed and clothe him since she was all he had to take care of him. All that was important to Gilliam was Justin’s welfare and when her dad threatened to attack him, Gilliam protected him just lik ...more
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Jennifer Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted and McBrides Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. Wh

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