The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller ( web | tweet )
The Brides of Bliss County; Book 2
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Target audience: Adult romance
Keywords: friendship, old love, cowboys, small towns
Format read: ARC provided by Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!)
Summary: Melody and Spence have a second chance if they are willing to take it.
I really like that this romance series revolves around three best friends who are looking out for each other when it comes to finding happily ever after. Some of my favorite parts of this book was when Melody was freaking out about her feelings for her first love, Spence, and sent out a call to her girls for some honesty and comfort. They were always there to provide it and make a little fun of her too. (Humor is so necessary during these rough times.)
Melody and Spence have a history. After making a fool of herself with him once long ago, she doesn’t want to risk putting herself through that a second time. But have the years between them made it possible for a second go round to be an actual possibility? That’s what these two people are trying to figure out. Sure their chemistry is oh so good but can they learn to trust each other again?
I’ve noticed a lot of romance novels can drag out these kinds of stories so I was impressed with how tightly written this one was… even with a bit of a mystery side plot thrown in. After a tough few weeks, it was so nice to lose myself in this love story between a great couple and between a lovely group of pals. (Other bonuses: three cats and it is really funny when the main character talks to herself.)
Another Miller winner and another love letter to quirky small town living! (I really want to visit a ranch.)
Big thanks to the lovely people at Little Bird Publicity who are offering up a copy of THE MARRIAGE CHARM to one lucky U.S. reader! Good luck!