Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller
Date Read: August 2013
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
The "First Lady of the West," #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, cordially invites you to Parable, Montana-where love awaits.
Wedding bells are ringing in Parable, Montana, but Brylee Parrish hasn't enjoyed the sound since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody. She's over Hutch now, and running a multimillion-dollar business is challenging enough for this country gal. So she should avoid falling head-over-boot-heels for A-list actor Zane Sutton. He's come home to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Yet everything about him, from his easy charm to his concern for his young half brother, seems too genuine to resist....
Zane didn't come to Parable for love-but count on a spirited woman to change a jaded cowboy's mind. Problem is, Brylee's not convinced he's here to stay. Good thing he's determined to prove to her, kiss by kiss, that she's meant to be his bride.
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Series: Parable Montana #5
Also by this author: A Lawman's Christmas, Big Sky Summer, Forever and the Night, For All Eternity, Time Without End br> br>
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.50
First Thought when Finished: Big Sky Wedding was a sweet wrap up of Bry’s story!
Story Thoughts: Gosh darn it! I don’t know why but the actual story in Big Sky Wedding just didn’t “wow” me. That might be due to the fact that I wanted Bry to have a different kind of love story. That is me and my expectations though. The actual writing was very much Linda Lael Miller’s voice and still pretty darn good. In fact, I think most people will probably pick this as their favorite in the series. For me, I just wanted more for our jilted bride!
Character Thoughts: On the flip side, I did love Brylee and Zane. They were a fantastic match and I loved how their initial spark was super hot. Their chemistry was off the charts and I loved that it took a long while for them to seal the deal. It was an old-fashioned courtship which was perfect for these two characters. Brylee has always been one of my favorite characters in the series. She was jilted in the very first book and I think overall has handled that very well. She has no choice but to be around every one (small town and all). She just had spine, good character, and never appeared to be overly bitter about it all. Sure she was a little bitter (deservedly so) but she never lashed out. She was awesome all around. Zane is a good match for her in almost every way and their chemistry was rocking. The new characters introduced into the series with Big Sky Wedding have me pretty excited to see where the series is going.
Final Thoughts: Parable Montana is one of my favorite fictional places! These stories are my comfort reads and I just adore them!
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