Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller

Title:  The Marriage Charm
Series:  The Brides of Bliss County #2
Author:  Linda Lael Miller
Publication Date:  January 27/15 by HQN Books
Length:  304pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  borrowed
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

The women of Bliss County have a pact—to find husbands. The right husbands.

One already has: Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago. Now Melody Nolan thinks it's her turn. Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life. She's not exactly unhappy, but she wants more. She's always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but she's convinced that Spence, a notorious charmer, isn't what you'd call husband material.

Spence is a good cop who isn't scared of anything—except love. And he's done everything he can to preserve his reputation as a womanizer—a reputation that keeps marriage-minded women, including Melody, at bay. And yet…there's something about Melody he can't forget. Something his heart can't ignore.

My Review:

Once again Miller transports readers to the wilds of Wyoming with vivid descriptions and romance that will make you swoon. I enjoy the way that she brings a second chance romance forward, showing how it isn’t just possible, but also probable.

Spence’s uncertainty combined with Mel’s gun-shy nature made for an interesting and at times laugh inducing relationship. I enjoy how both of their individual personalities shine through. Even as a couple, they remain individuals.

This is a romance that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to those who enjoy western romance. Miller easily combines everyday small town life with real life second chance romance in a way that you won’t soon forget.

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