Lowe's TRULY MADLY MONTANA (MEDICINE RIVER #2) has complex characters that we get to know little by little. Will, Millie and Tara all have secrets that they are loathe to let others know about but little by little they begin to trust and let some of their barriers down. Millie has had diabetes from an early age and finds it hard to talk about. She has ups and downs and her illness shapes her life and her actions no matter how much she doesn't want it to. She's a nurse who is studying to be a doctor and should know better but just wants to be normal. Will who hails from Australia and is a doctor has his own demons he's fighting. As he and Millie get closer their secrets are often times pushed deeper. Enter Tara, a newcomer to Bear Paw, who has her own issues to deal with and can't believe that people can be friendly and nice without having an agenda or wanting something from her. Ethan, the librarian, and she start off on the wrong foot but there are sparks every time they are around each other which happens a lot in a small town. There was a lot of medical terms and procedures since the hospital is front and center in the story and many involved in the storyline are doctors and nurses including Josh and Katrina whose story was told in book one. There were a lot of emotions running through the book and I was hooked from the beginning. There were family and friends, sorrow, fear, loss, tears, happiness, laughter, adventures, businesses, a festival, romance and lots of burn up the sheets loving. There was nice closure and a happily ever after on several fronts. I for one am hoping that the series will continue!
Lowe is a new to me author having only read the first book in the MEDICINE RIVER SERIES, MONTANA ACTUALLY. I look forward to reading other books by this author that I've missed along the way and hope this series continues.