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Her Montana Master

(Stateside Doms #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  355 ratings  ·  90 reviews
He’s known her since she was two…

Abandoned by her father, ignored by her mother, Clover Harris has always fantasized about her brother’s best friend. He’s the only person in her life who’s always been there. The only problem: he’s never shown any interest in her as anything more than a little sister. Until the day she loses everything. Cast out of her home, with nothing
Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Published August 10th 2019 by Red Hot Romance, Inc.

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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Looking for a hottie cowboy who is dominating yet protective, a disciplinarian but a lover too? Loads of pain with some pleasure too, this brothers best friend story has deep detail for a shorter story. Great characters and super steamy! Perfect for a quick heat flash!
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Clover and Madden's story was an entertaining combination of emotions, drama and steam. I liked Clover and Madden, but did have some issues with them. Madden truly seemed like a wonderful guy but I often when he was in Dom mode he was too cold. It not only seemed against his character but I felt it was jarring. Clover, I thought was also a very contradictory character and for me the contradiction just didn't work. I did feel really bad for her though no one deserves a Jasper ...more
Sydney M Neblett
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Daddy is a master

I truly don’t know which of these two to direct the most sympathy towards. The author did such a great job of putting our focus on Clover, and her suffering, that I almost missed the buried pain Madden has been carrying alongside his unrequited love for Clover. This author did a fantastic job of bringing love and happiness out of almost deadly situation. I enjoyed this book all the way to the HEA and can’t wait to read what the author comes up with next.
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: consenusal
I almost didn't read this because I don't like most of Ms. Smith's work. I particularly hated The Suffragettes, in which the author makes fun of women who risked their lives to bring us the 19th Amendment so women like Ms. Smith could vote. And I've never been able to finish many of her other books (Deakeny's Bride, Varden's Lady, The Mountain Man, Life After Rachel, etc.) because the punishments were too h ...more
Kathy Heare Watts

What a wonderful start to a new series with a great cast of characters and interaction. Madden Briggs has known Clover Harris since she was two since he was friends with her brother, Kyle. Clover was off-limits, and while he has loved her, he has acted as a big brother, even spanking her one time many years ago. Now, Clover is grown up, and she needs him, and he is there for her—but for how long?

“Madden had been her father, brother, teacher, and the best
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clover has been in an abusive relationship for 4 years. Her ex was trying to be a Daddy Dom but he really was just abusive and mistreated her. She didn't leave him because she had nothing and no where to go - no money, no job, no car. One day he goes too far and she snaps and leaves him but still has no where to go.

She has loved her brother's best friend for years but he sees her as a little sister. The frustration from that rejection also fueled her reasons for picking losers, inclu
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Her Montana Master is the first book in the Stateside Doms series. Madden and Clover have known each other since they were children, have loved each other from afar, but now they’re all grown up and Clover needs help. When Madden realizes that more than just medical care is needed, he steps in to be the man and Dom that Clover needs, but will their arrangement end when she’s healthy enough to get out of town, or will she trust enough to want to stay with Madden?

Holy smokes, I feel li
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Maren Smith is a very talented writer. She engages you in her stories, and develops her characters well. This story is no exception. As the story began I thought the main female character, Clover, would turn out to be a spoiled little rich girl, and that Madden would be a poor cowboy rancher, barely making ends meet. Maren put my initial ideas behind very quickly. Clover is in fact a victim of circumstances, as well as a victim of her own pride. Madden is a strong, dominant man, as you might exp ...more
Melissa Verseman
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Best Friends to lovers and he's a cowboy to boot.......So this was a free ARC from the author and booksprout for my honest voluntary review of this story and I enjoyed it. This was the first time reading this authors work and like I said I enjoyed it and look forward to seeing more from her in the future. So this had some great characters to read about , plus steamy hot to.And had a great storyline to. *Spoilers Tag- she was my best friends little sister growing up, then he moved away and she st ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He had a feeling for her for the long time, he was thinking about her as a little sister. When Clover is on the run from her abusive boyfriend,she walks to his place. Third degree burns all over her body . Madden knows she was abused,never loved.
While he is taking care of her feelings emerged, he knows that he love her. He is a Dom,she is Submissive
How is he going convince her to stay with him? He will respect and support her even he could be left with broken heart.
But how is he goi
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good read by Maren Smith. This is the first in a new series titled Stateside Doms. Madden and Clover have known each other for years. And Madden has been in love with her almost as long. Watching her with another man hasn't been easy especially knowing how volatile the relationship is. After Madden saves Clover when she shows up at his home with severe heatstroke after being thrown out by her boyfriend, he takes charge of her care. While he takes care of her recovery, they begin to explore ...more
Reading this made me want to immediately one-click all the Maren Smith books I haven't yet bought.

This was just - *swoon*, sigh - quite simply wonderful. The whole book revolves very much around Maddon and Clover, with just a handful of scenes involving other characters. This allows us to really form a connection with both main characters, believe in them and understand them. The emotion, wanting and heart ache both crushed me and filled me with a sense of longing of my own.

Clover is so vulnerabl
Rhonda Hicks
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talk about an unrequited love! Maren Smith gives us two characters with such relatable traits they will kept me enthralled and intrigued throughout the entire story. Clover had been left behind with her mom when her parents got divorced and her dad her brother Kyle left. Madden was Kyle's best friend and had always looked after Clover even after all her running, bad decisions and even worse men. Each thinking the other only saw them as a sibling/friend until fate steps in. If this first book of ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great fairly short story. Clover and Madden have loved each other pretty much as long as they have known each other but neither one has ever acted on it believing the other had them firmly placed in the friend zone. Clover runs to Madden for help and he does what he always does, he helps her but this time he wants to find out exactly how Clover views him. They have wonderful chemistry and great dialogue as they work through their feelings and start transforming their relationship. This ...more
Heather Wamboldt
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great start to a new series. Clover and Madden have been in love with each other since they were young but were afraid to reveal their feelings. The characters in this story are likable and relatable and the storyline is very good. Will they ever reveal their true feelings or will Clover leave Montana (and Madden) behind?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clover has finally had enough of her boyfriend, he brought another fluzzy home, so she left, but she really had nothing to her name he had brought it all and now it claims it as his. So she did the only thing she walked to Maddens house in the hot hot sun. On getting there she collapsed. Madden is beyond angry she is sunburnt as.. so he takes her to the hospital, and afterwards back to his house. He finds her Dairy in the car, he knows its wrong but reads it anyway and what he finds written ther ...more
Julie Sherman
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really liked

I really liked this book. The authors new to me but she did a fantastic job with the story and characters. I look forward to reading more from Miss Smith.
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A quick enjoyable read. I felt that the author had the ability to convey some depth to the personalities of the characters bringing a greater sense of reality to her story.

The writing draws you in and keeps you interested until the end. The chemistry between the H and h is great plus their attitudes and events going on make the story even richer.

I received a free copy of this book. This review was posted voluntarily.
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story! it's BDSM story with a western twist. I really like Clover and Madden! They both have loved each other forever but never acted on it. She was Madden's best friend's little sister and thus off limits. She always thought he did not see her as more than a little sister. Things change when she shows up at his door. This is a very sexy story, with a dominant alpha, with great sass and banter!
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Heartbreaking storyline for the main character Clover, she has felt abandonment all her life by the people who are supposed to love her. She has only felt real comfort and love from one person Madden her childhood friend. Clover will have to be brave to step out and commit to his rules in order to claim that loves she so desires and deserves.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kristen Lewendon
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Madden and Clover have been crushing on one another for just about as long as they’ve known each other. But neither one believed the other was interested. A terrible situation lands Clover in Madden’s care, and suddenly the forbidden seems possible. There is so much emotion in this book; the good, the bad, and the ugly. I was really able to connect with Clover. I’ve experienced a sunburn nearly that bad, and the scenes of her recovery are very accurate and well-written. I could also relate to he ...more
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Madden has loved Clover for most of her life, but she seems to have spent her life making poor choices. She is out in the country with her long term boyfriend when she tells her to get lost after her assaults here. He takes off, leaving her to walk home despite the extreme heat. Madden finds her and gives her a ride home. When she gets to er boyfriend's house to find that he had another woman there. He throws Clover out leaving her no choice to but to try to walk to Madden's place. By the time s ...more
Leslie Mccullough
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Madden and Clover's love story.

This was a nice, enjoyable love story with a little bdsm and punishment thrown in for good measure! Madden has loved his best friend's little sister for as long as he can remember but never acted on those feelings until Clover showed up walking away from the man who was abusing her. Clover loved Madden forever but thought he just saw her as a "Little Sister"......then they finally find one another and her submissive side and his dominant side igni
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Fantastic!

I’m really amazed by this book. The happenings surrounding the intimate relationship between the characters, driving the plot forward, is so down to earth, so devastatingly everyday occurrences that you could have witnessed them yourself where you live or read about it in the paper, and it still had me on the edge of my seat with the pages keeping turning. I simply couldn’t put it down. The characters are so believable, so relatable, so real that they rose from t
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Will Madden bring out the submissive in Clover
This is only my 5th book by Maren, but she quickly moved into my top 10 list! Madden offers Clover a ride home when he sees her on the side of the road in the hot sun. But he is none too happy about leaving her to finish the walk to her abusive boyfriend’s trailer as there is nothing more he can do for Clover with his big brother complex. Yet when Clover is kicked out, she walks to Madden’s where she collapses. Taking the doctor’s orders to hea
Penny Ellgass
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cover makes bad choices when it comes to guy's, maybe because she can't have the one she wants.
Madden has loved Clover since he was 12, but she only sees him as a big brother, he is her brothers best friend.
When she is injured and homeless, Madden takes her in and gives her a job when she recovers.
Join them as they travel from friends to more, when he realizes she is a Sub to his Dom.
Loved this story a bit of pain in their play but it is all consensual.

I recei
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very iffy about this

I was so damn excited to start this book. Once reading it some parts got a little hard for me to read. It was darker then I was expecting. I'm glad that towards the end things finally got cleared up and it was actually said she was a pain slut, it made it a little easier to read. It was a ok book. In my opinion it does need to have a warning or something about it being a darker book tho cause I was so hot expecting this when picking this book to read.
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a great start to the series. I really enjoyed Madden and Clover's story these two have known each other for years she is his best friend little sister and he has been in love with her for years but has never acted on his feeling what he does not know is that she feels the same way about him. When Clover leaves her abusive boyfriend Madden is determined to make her his and take care care of her. I loved this book and cannot wait for more.
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Creative friends to lovers steamy BDSM romance

Maren Smith’s books have always deliver a solid story with interesting characters that I’ve loved. Her Montana Master’s Clover and Madden are prime examples of realistic characters with chemistry which has been ignored for years, but explosive when finally recognized and acknowledged. It was interesting to watch their friendship evolve into so much more. The plot line was solid with s twist or two I didn’t expect.
I received an advance reader c
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like Maren Smith. Her books are sexy, smart and offer genuine insight into characters, their deeper desires and motivations. That's the case here, as well. But let's face it, any author that can make someone driving a John Deere tractor an element of erotic fiction is a skilled writer indeed.

I won't rehash the plot or give spoilers here---just read the book; you won't regret it. The only quibble I would have is with the last devil ex machina plot device, which I didn't think was ne
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I have been writing since I was 12. Most of what I do is spanking romances, but I also dabble in paranormal, urban fantasy and dark fantasy. I have a variety of pen names with each name representing a specific genre of story: Penny Alley (paranormal/mainstream romances), Denise Hall (bdsm) and Darla Phelps (adult age play/pet play, a sub-genre of bdsm), and Maren Smith (spanking romances).