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5 July 2015

Review: 'The Marriage Season' by Linda Lael Miller (2015)

Since Hadleigh, Melody and Bex—the best of best friends—entered into a marriage pact, two of them have found (and married) the men of their hearts. But Bex doesn't think she'll be as fortunate as the others. Her own first love died years ago in a faraway war, and Bex has lost hope for a happy marriage of her own. She concentrates on her business, a successful chain of fitness clubs, instead.

Then, when single father Tate Calder comes to Mustang Creek with his two sons in tow, who befriend Bex's eight-year-old nephew, she and the handsome, aloof newcomer are constantly thrown together. But is the marriage season over? Or can a man with doubts about love be the right husband for a woman who wants it all?

On the 1st of June the third part of Linda Lael Miller's the 'Brides of Bliss County' book series, 'The Marriage Season', was released by HQN Books; a release which I had definitely been looking forward to! I've had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the first two parts of the romance series: 'The Marriage Pact' (click here to read my review) and 'The Marriage Charm' (click here to read my review), which I both really enjoyed. 'The Marriage Season' is the third and last part of the series and I had my fingers crossed, hoping I would end up enjoying this final part just as much as I did the other ones.

Becca, known to her friends as Bex, has made a marriage pact together with her best friends Melody and Hadleigh, vowing they will do their very best to find their Mr. Right and get married. Hadleigh and Melody found their men and are now happily married and pregnant, but Becca is still living the single life. Several years ago she lost her fiancee in Afghanistan, and Becca knows it is time to move on, question is: who will be the right guy for her? Next to her search for a husband, she also has to take care of her nephew because her sister has, once again, decided to leave her cheating husband. A few blocks away from Becca, Tate Calder has built up a nice life for himself and his two sons. His previous marriage was a terrible mess, but is he perhaps ready to fall in love again...?

Linda Lael Miller is known as the Queen of Western Romance and even though I’m definitely no expert when it comes to this particular book genre, I have a good feeling she definitely deserves this title. I loved the other two parts of this series, ‘The Marriage Pact’ and ‘The Marriage Charm’, and ‘The Marriage Season’ is a great ending to this wonderful romance series. The book provides its readers with another visit to the inhabitants of Mustang Creek and I loved being back with Becca, Hadleigh and Melody, with a special focus on Becca’s love life this time. The leading male character is Tate Calder, a single father who is busy setting up his own horse breeding business, and the chemistry between him and Becca is impossible to ignore. I immediately started rooting for the two of them to get together and really enjoyed both of their stories.

Linda Lael Miller has really written a stunning romance series with everything needed to make it a success: a great collection of characters that are interesting and easy to warm to, a good setting (I personally really loved the western small town feeling of Mustang Creek), and a romantic and captivating plotline. Her writing style is well-paced, comfortable to read and suits the type of story really well. I don’t think ‘The Marriage Season’ is my favourite part of the series, but undoubtedly a well-deserved great ending to the series. ‘The Marriage Season’ is a wonderfully entertaining romance read about love, family and friendship, and I’m already looking forward to the author’s next release!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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