Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter


Shay Brandenberger is a survivor. She's lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, and single parenthood-with her confidence intact.But not for long. Because when Shay participates in her town's Founder's Day wedding reenactment, she finds herself face-to-face with the one man who takes her breath away and leaves her weak in the knees: Travis McCoy.

Travis is back in town after years way on the rodeo circuit. His one regret in life is breaking Shay's heart when they were high-school sweethearts. He's determined to get it right this time. So when their Founder's Day "marriage" is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage be dissolved before it can begin?

My take:~

Denise Hunter returns with her second Big Sky romance, The Accidental Bride, another contemporary romance filled with small town life, languishing love and fearful hearts. With her signature romantic tension and interesting characterisation, this is a tender story that does however, stretch the imagination. Shay and Travis are thrown together after fourteen years of bitter separation as a result of Travis' youthful fears. Shay's financial hardship is the reason given for her committing to a marriage she doesn't want. The circumstances of their marriage and the resolution of years of heartache seemed too convenient and happened too rapidly for my liking. That said, Shay and Travis are likeable characters and Denise has a real gift for writing romance that has me coming back every time. The Accidental Bride is an enjoyable story that many readers will adore, so I find it hard to say that it didn't meet the high expectation I have set for this talented writer.

With thanks to Thomas Nelson for my review copy

Relz Reviewz Extras
Reviews of Driftwood Lane, Seaside Letters, Surrender Bay, The Convenient Groom and Sweetwater Gap
Character spotlight on Jake
Character spotlight on Sabrina & Tucker (Seaside Letters)
Interview with Denise
Visit Denise's website and blog
Buy Denise's books at Amazon or Koorong


Nicole said...

Love your honesty, Rel.

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