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Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller

Big Sky Wedding (Parable, Montana #5) by Linda Lael Miller, AF, 2013, 384p, Rating=3
Source: ebook copy provided by publicist via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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.

I simply liked this romance book.  I was especially pleased that there wasn't a ton of characters to square away like one might find on the umpteenth number in a series so this storyline was easy to follow.  The leading man and lady was likeable and genuinely compatible.  Unfortunately, the title gave it away so there wasn't much of a surprise.  The story getting there was lovely but that too could have been less predictable or have some element of shock and twist.  Yet, I found myself occupied in the romance story and longed for the inevitable union.  Although I didn't get many description of the setting here (perhaps much of that was somewhere in the first four books), I got enough to feel that Three Trees and next town Parable, Montana was the right place for Zane and Brylee to fall in love (love the names by the way).  Moreover, this was generally a clean romance novel.  Don't get me wrong, there was a descriptive spicy moment but the underlining love story was sweet and tender.

I wouldn't mind following this series through.  The supporting characters and their entwinement in the story were pretty interesting too.  I'd like to find out how the dynamics in their parts continues, particularly the brothers Zane, Landry, and Nash.

Altogether, this was a relaxing, no brainer read.  It's nice to have one of those from time to time.

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