ARC: Big Sky Wedding (Parable, Montana #5) by Linda Lael Miller

ARC: Big Sky Wedding (Parable, Montana #5) by Linda Lael Miller

 July 29, 2013

Big Sky Wedding written by Linda Lael Miller
Series: Parable, Montana #5
Published by HQN on 8/27/2013
Genres: Western Romance
Format: eBook
Pages: 384
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four-stars

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.

High Level Rating
Plot
4 Stars
Characters
3.5 Stars
Writing
4 Stars
Pacing
3.5 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars

Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller is such a cute and feel good story, I think it deserves to be on every romance lovers’ bookshelf.

Brylee Parrish is the owner of a mega-successful home decor company, but she’s really just a small-town girl…that got jilted at the altar some years back by her then-lover Hutch Carmody.  She knows it was for the best, and she’s even friendly with Carmody & Co now, but I really think she feels like something is wrong with her, as if she’s broken so no one will want her, and she’s become a sort of social recluse, even though her friends and family try to get her to let loose and be at least a shadow of her former self.

Enter handsome recovering actor, Zane Sutton.  Zane happens upon Brylee in the forest (because all good fairytale romances start in the forest) and he’s smitten, but he doesn’t want his life complicated.  In fact, that’s exactly why he left Hollywood in the first place – to unravel the complications in his life and get back to his roots.  And along comes a woman that can proverbially smack in right in the gut.  Then his kid brother is thrust upon him, and now he has to figure out how to raise a tween.  Life didn’t get less complicated for Zane; it got more!

The chemistry between Brylee and Zane was s-s-s-smokin’!  Every time they were on the same page together, I was chanting in my head “Kiss her!” or “Bang her!” or “For the love of all that is holy, do something to her! Break that barrier!” and still, the author just teased me.  Damn you, Linda Lael Miller.  This is an author that focuses not on the sex, but on the romance and arousal leading up to the sex, the anticipation of it all, which, by the way, is my favorite part of sex in books.  It’s steamy and sexy without being outright book porn, which probably DOES mean I’m a sensitive soul underneath all my profanity and junk.  Hmm, self-reflection time.

Anyway, I also liked the secondary characters, with the exception of Zane’s brother Landry.  I don’t understand his purpose in Big Sky Wedding.  Why does he make an appearance in town?  Is the next book going to be about him?  It felt abrupt and a little like a set-up, but it didn’t flow too well with the story, and then he isn’t even spoken of again.  Kinda weird.

Overall, this story was just all sugar and sweet, the kind of romance that I sometimes need to just sink into and let it take me on a little ride.  It’s the kind of book that will restore your faith in the world, plus it has really hot cowboys, and who doesn’t love really hot cowboys?

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