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Closer to You

(Haven, Montana #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,970 ratings  ·  169 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Jill Sanders strikes gold with a sizzling series about oil-rich playboys whose hearts are up for grabs.

No one’s more surprised than Tyler McGowan when he discovers he has a knack for running the family’s oil business—a role he took on after his father’s sudden passing. Now, to keep the old man’s legacy afloat, Tyler’s giving up his playboy
Paperback, 284 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Montlake Romance
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Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Sep 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Jill Sanders Fans, Romance
3.5 Seeing What is Before Your Eyes Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
Sometimes you have to step away from your home and experience something different to see what is really important to you. Jill Sanders' new series about the McGowan Family of Haven, Montana examines this idea.

The set up is simple; The McGowan family consists of 3 grown sons and the mother. Their father recently passed a few months ago and all of them are adjusting to life without him. It is important to know this was a solid family
Cali Jewel
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action packed, emotionally thrilling, sweetly sexy romantic adventure filled with mystery, danger and lots of "I so can not put this book down or I might explode" twists.

Tyler McGowan is sexy, charming and so determined to buckle down and keep his family business alive in the wake of losing his father. Kristen Howell is sassy, sexy and determined to get McGowan Enterprises to sell so she can continue her climb up the corporate ladder. Sparks fly, emotions run deep and family bounds are tested,
It took me a little while to get into this one and connect to the characters but once I did, it was worth the wait! The whole people from different worlds trope is always interesting and I think this one was done particularly well. I loved how the book explored Kristen’s journey into finding herself and what she really wants. That is such a huge part of anyone’s life and it was nice to see it play out in this book. I liked the mystery aspect of this book and how that played out. It didn’t ...more
The whole premise of this book is that NYC girl, Kristen, travels to Montana to submit an offer to buy the family-owned oil drilling company that Tyler just inherited from his father. He doesn't want to sell and it is her job to convince him. The thing is, that no one can quite figure out why Kristen's company wants Tyler's so badly, including Kristen.....oooo mystery! And when odd things start popping up that make Tyler's business suffer, it becomes clear that someone is willing to try to ...more
The three McGowan brothers, Tyler, Trent and Trey inherited equal shares in their father's business, McGowan Enterprises in Haven, Montana. Tyler, as the oldest was named head of the company and with reluctance he returned home from the city.

Kristen Howell works for JB Holdings and she has been sent to Montana by her boss to persuade the McGowan brothers to sell their company to JB Holdings. A city girl with Gucci luggage and Jimmy Choo shoes, she is like a fish out of water in small town
Tiera McMillian
2.5 stars for me.. almost 3.. but not quite there. This is available to read and listen via KU. So I chose to listen and to my surprise the entire thing with both male and female viewpoints was narrated by a male. To my further surprise he did a pretty good job I felt. So props to Joe Arden the narrator. I don't often see a romance with 2 viewpoints narrated only by a male so that was refreshing.

As for the story itself, it was a fast, short read but I just never really got involved with the
Rock My World!!!

Tyler McGowan, a former playboy who gave up his wandering ways when his father suddenly passed away. Now he ran the family's oil bussiness (McGowan Entreprises) with his two brothers (Trent & Trey)

He lived in a small town named Haven, Montana. He wanted to be close to his mom (Gail) and his brothers. Tyler would do anything to keep his father's legacy alive. So there's no way he would ever sell their company, no matter what.

Kristen Howell has spent years working her way up
Cathy Geha
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Closer to You by Jill Sanders
Haven Montana #1

Wonderful beginning to what should prove to be an excellent series if this book is anything to go by. I am sure that brothers Trent and Trey will have books of their own BUT since the series is named after the location and not the brothers this could also include others who live in Haven.

The McGowan brothers are HOT and all the women in town seem to know it. However, when Kristen Howell shows up in her designer clothes and is “swept off her feet” it
Heather 123
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it

OMG the opening scene when Tyler first meets Kristen just had me dying! I could 100% picture how the entire conversation went down. At about half way through the book, I was convinced I knew exactly who had done "it" and the reason why. I thought the rest of the book was just going to drag out the story and that the end wouldn't surprise me.

Little did I know!

The person I thought who did it, didn't. I even had a back up person...yeah they didn't do it either. I
Isha Coleman
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Closer to You (Havana, Montana) by Jill Sanders
How can anyone not enjoy Closer to You? A little sexual tension, a bit of small town gossip and the wisdom of the heart that Ms. Sanders is known to deliver, makes for habit forming entertainment. Tyler and Kristin are as cunning as they are clueless. Before I even realized what was happening they had laid a claim to my heart. Sizzling sweetness never hurt anyone.
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gad I loved this book! Totally took me by surprise and just wow'd me! The book has it all. I really mean that-all!

Kristen is sent to Montana to talk him and his family into selling their oil business to her boss.
The story opens when she gets off the plane in her red soled boots only to slip, slide and end up in the snow to boot! She has no appropriate clothing to wear and she's met by Tyler who is the boss and she treats him like he's lower than hired help. Tyler can't help but bait her. She's
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Paperback, 284 pages
Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Montlake Romance
ISBN 1542047382 (ISBN13: 9781542047388)
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Source:Netgalley EARC

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New York Times bestselling author Jill Sanders strikes gold with a sizzling series about oil-rich playboys whose hearts are up for grabs.

No one’s more surprised than Tyler McGowan when he discovers he has a knack for running the family’s oil business—a role he took on after his
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Closer To You by Jill Sanders was given to me for free by NetGalley for an honest review. This is book one in Jill Sanders new series, Haven Montana. After the sudden death of his father, Tyler McGowan takes on the main reigns of running the McGowan Enterprises along with his brothers Trent and Trey. Tyler runs McGowan Enterprises in the office and in the field, so to speak and more than satisfied with companies current direction. Kristen Howell is tasked to go to Montana to get the McGowan ...more
Trish R.
OK, it took me five days to read this, where I usually read a book every day or two. This was a little boring so I stopped reading it and read two others then came back to it. And it really never got interesting until about page 228, when Kristen was knocked out and only about an hour was left of the book.

I did like all the characters: The brothers, Trent and Trey, and the mother Gail. I didn’t like Darla or Burnett or Brian. They were all characters you loved to just hate.

This was all about
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Well, now after having read this, book 1 in this new series, all I can say is bring on more of the McGowan brothers. I really enjoyed this book, both the storyline and the growing romance between Tyler McGowan, the home town country boy and Kristen Howell the city slicker in the designer clothes.
I just love Tyler. He had me at hello. He works so hard and has so much responsibility on his shoulders he deserves to find love and
Amber Hughes
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
**3.5 stars** Closer to You is the first book in the Haven, Montana series about 3 brothers who take over their late father’s oil business. This book focuses on the oldest brother, Tyler. As the brothers start to get the business going in the right direction again, offers start coming in from big businesses to buy them out, but these brothers aren’t selling. They want to keep their father’s dream alive.

Enter Kristen Howell, who has been sent to Haven by her boss to try and convince the brothers
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tyler thought he'd left the small town in the dust. The three brothers all left home & spread out to make their mark on the world. After their father's sudden passing, they are back & trying to run their father's company. Tyler is surprised when it turns out he has a knack for running the company.

Kristen works for a conglomerate that loves to buy up small companies that are doing well. She's been sent to make sure Tyler & his brothers sell out. Warning bells are starting to ring
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tyler and his younger brothers Trent and Trey came home to run their father's oil drilling business in Montana, after he suddenly died. After months of hard work they were finally getting back In the black. That was when Kristen fell into Tyler's life ... trouble in high heels and fancy clothes. Kristen was send to Montana to make the McGowan brothers an offer they couldn't refuse. Her company wanted to buy their business and would stop at nothing to get it. The only thing that wasn't counted in ...more
Penny Stone
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
CLOSER TO YOU ( A Haven, Montana Series)
Author: Jill Sanders


WOW! Jill Sanders has completely won me over with her new A Haven, Montana Series! The first book in the series, CLOSER TO YOU, perfectly sets the stage for this magnificent story about the extremely wealthy, super sexy, hard working, McGowan brothers. Jill has pulled out all the stops by creating a beautiful setting, unforgettable characters, and a romantic love story.

When the McGowan boys father passed away, they moved
Patricia Myers
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I so enjoyed this story!. Ms. Sanders has an excellent way of writing that just grabs you in the begining and keeps you reading to find out the ending. When Kristen first meets Tyler at the airport I just laughed at their interaction. Tyler and his brothers have inherited his families oil company. Kristen is their to propose them to sell it. There was mystety and suspense in this story, plus some passionaye scenes. I loved how Tyler grew up and changed for the better. I really thought there was ...more
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book looks to me to be the start of a new series. There are three McGowan brothers who own McGowan Enterprise which works with oil rigs, and finding new oil in Haven, Montana. Tyler is the oldest and when their father dies, he takes over as CEO. He meets Kristen when she works for a company that wants to buy McGowan Enterprise. She is from NYC and is a city girl through and through, that is until small town life and Tyler come into her life. An enjoyable read that actually had more of a ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Closer to You kicks off Jill Sanders new Haven, Montana series involving the McGowan brothers. Tyler McGowan takes over as the head of the family business after their beloved father passes away. Kristin is 100% city girl and is sent to the small country town of Haven, Montana by her boss to convince the McGowans to sell out.

This book drew me in from the start and kept me guessing until the very end. There was a definite spark between Tyler and Kristin from the time they first met but they were
Julia David
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kristen steps off the plane in Montana and she isn't ready for the weather or man who literally picks her up. Tyler sees a fancy woman dressed in the most inappropriate clothes for Montana and knows she is trouble. Kristen is there to get his family to sell their business and they will not sell it under any circumstances. Kristen's boss is insistent that she get them to sell at any cost. She is wondering why and questions why she is still working for her company. She is a city girl and the ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of Jill Sander's series Haven, Montana. In a nutshell, I want the next book out now.
Tyler was one of three brothers who were running their late father's oil business. All three of the brothers had left town to experience life in big cities, but came back when their father died. Tyler found he had a knack for running the business and after a few months, it started to turn a profit. Kristen came to town for her boss trying to buy the company. They refused to sell and the
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I enjoyed this book, although I couldn't get a feel for the ages of the major players. Either I missed it, or the ages were glossed over.

I empathized with Tyler, losing his father and being thrust into a role he didn't want to play, ever. As CEO of the company his father founded, he has more headaches - literally - than the law should allow. I kept wondering if there was a medical issue behind the headaches but it was never
Bette Hansen
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one!! A great small town romance that I couldn't put down.The story had a nice little bit of suspense in it to keep things interesting. Great writing, characters and story makes this a must read. I can't wait for the next story in the series.

After the death of their father, the McGowan brothers find themselves working hard to save and grow the family business just as their father wanted them to do. Tyler McGowan gave up his playboy lifestyle in LA to come home. Shocked when his
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
The city mouse meets the country mouse in this delightful and intriguing new romance from Jill Sanders. Closer to You is set in Montana, and the winter weather in the small town of Haven, plays a huge part in the narrative. This story is about the brothers McGowan, and they are all gorgeous, smart, and down-to-earth.

After his father's death, Tyler McGowan, along with his two brothers, are running the family business. Tyler is shocked to be in charge, but he is doing a good job and business is
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
This is the third book I've read by Jill Sanders and it is the best by far! This gripped me by the heart and by the throat from the opening scene. Tyler pulls a caveman style move on Kristen in the first couple of minutes after meeting her. That could be a turn-off, but it definitely wasn't in this case. Tyler is just too busy to mess around with the pretty city girl who doesn't have a clue how to dress for the Montana weather. Kristen's indignity is soon replaced by practicality--points for ...more
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous book! The McGowan family are close knit, especially now that their father passed away and left them to run the family business. Tyler wasn't happy with that at first, but the three brothers are settling into their different roles. It hadn't been easy picking up the reins of the company, and it hadn't been doing too well, but that was beginning to change.

Kristen Howell had been working for JB Holding for a few years, and was quite happily climbing the corporate ladder with all
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Jill Sanders is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Sweet Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Western Romance, and Paranormal Romance novels. With over 55 books in eleven series, translations into several different languages, and audiobooks there’s plenty to choose from. Look for Jill’s bestselling stories wherever romance books are sold or visit her at ...more

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