Loved this book Bex is the last of their trio of friends who is unmarried She is somewhat envious of her friends, who have found their true loves and have babies on the way When she meets Tate, there s a definite attraction between them, but she s not sure if she s ready forBex had been blissfully in love years before, but the man she loved was killed in the war She doesn t know if she wants to risk her heart again.
Tate has moved to Mustang Creek with his two young sons, ready to start a new business and get on with his life His marriage hadn t been a good one, and after his wife s death he s ready for a fresh start He doesn t plan to start any new relationships in the near future, just concentrate on his kids and his business That s before he meets Bex, and can t get her off his mind.
I really liked the way they were initially brought together by the matchmaking efforts of her two friends Bex knows what they re doing and that she can t stop them, so she just goes with the flow As the book starts, they are brought together again by something much different Bex ends up caring for her nephew while her sister tries to get her life together Josh is a great kid and loves being with his aunt any time he can Tate plans to take his boys on a fishing trip and invites Bex and Josh along Tate and Bex connect quickly, and their attraction deepens I loved seeing Tate and Bex together They manage some time alone, giving them a chance to share their pasts and their fears But most of their time together includes the three boys I loved seeing them settle in to their relationship, with all the little things that entails It was wonderful to see how Tate s steadiness helped Bex deal with the stresses of her sister s problems Bex returned the favor by helping Tate get through the involvement of his father and another investor in his business There s very little conflict in the relationship, just their need to deal with their own demons before being able to move on.
I loved the way that Tate gives Bex the space and time she needs to work through things, and that once she does, Bex is fully committed I loved the fact that both had been honest about their feelings on marriage, but wasn t surprised when those feelings began to change Tate admits those feelings to himself first, but doesn t know what he s going to be able to do about it I loved seeing the way got around her fear The ending was sweet and romantic and perfect for Tate and Bex.
I loved the theme of friendship that was as present in this book as in the previous two Hadleigh and Melody are there for Bex during her rough times, just as she was there for them I liked that that same friendship extended to the men in their lives Those same men didn t hesitate to step up and be there for Bex when she needed help with her sister s situation.
I also loved the small town of Mustang Creek, where everyone knows everyone else and their business There were the caring bits, such as the conversation between Bex and the school secretary about Josh And there were the truly funny parts, such as the comment from a teacher regarding Tate and the upcoming fishing trip I suggest a tranquilizer gun For you There was also the older lady who becomes one of Tate s investors, along with his father, and the things that took place with them I loved the twist that involved them at the end of the book.
Das Romantische Finale Von Nr New York Times Bestsellerautorin Linda Lael Miller In Bliss County Ist Das Heiratsfieber Ausgebrochen Nur Becca Stuart Ist Von Dem M Rchenhaften Tag In Wei Noch Weit Entfernt Fast Zerbrochen Ist Sie An Dem Schmerz, Als Ihre Gro E Liebe Starb Und Damit Die Hoffnung Auf Das Ewige Gl Ck Doch Dann Begegnet Sie Tate Calder Sein L Cheln L Sst Beccas Einsames Herz Schneller Schlagen Und Zum Ersten Mal Seit Langer Zeit Sp Rt Sie, Dass Es Auch F R Sie Ein Happy End Geben K Nnte Allerdings Hat Sich Der Verwitwete Single Dad Tate Geschworen, Nie Wieder Den Bund F Rs Leben Zu Schlie En Nicht Gerade Die Optimalen Voraussetzungen F R Die Erf Llung Des Hochzeitspakts This time Bex it s Bex s turn to fall in love I like herthan Mel but less than Hadleigh I like Tate, too The animals and the children made things interesting I liked the cabin scenes the best I wasn t surprised by the ending, but I liked it, except for the ring I don t like that in real life either.
originally Reviewed For Tea and BookThe Queen of Western Romance, Linda Lael Miller has returned to Bliss county for book three of her Women of Bliss County Series.
Three best friends who made a pact To take the chance of finding love seriously, to be there for each other as they find their happily ever after and to support them in their struggles It s Bex s turn but Hadleigh the Marriage Pact and Melody The Marriage Charm might have had things a little easier The men they had loved in some for or other all of their lives had returned All four had grown up and discovered that the love they were looking for was right in front of their faces But Bex The boy she had loved most of her life, Melody s Older Brother, had died while on active duty Bex believes in love, she wants to find love again but she s afraid Afraid to take that chance again Does she really dare to believe that it s worth the risk But when her friends try and subtly matchmake, just wanting her to be happy, Bex is put on the spot Too bad she s crazy about newcomer Tate Calder.
Tate Calder is a single dad.
that pretty much defines him A widower who adores his sons and wants to give him that special security that only a small town can do He has picked Bliss County and settled in nicely But his friends want him to be even happier and are encouraging a relationship between Bex and him It doesn t hurt that his boys adore her.
and so it seems does he Once again Ms Miller writes about the intricacies of small towns and those who live there Family and friends over lap but family plays a huge part A neglected nephew, two small boys who are looking for a mother, rescue dogs and a whole lot of fun She makes not only the characters seem romantic but the town itself has the air of romance surrounding it I truly enjoy the way Ms Miller tells a story And while The Marriage Season it the last of this particular trilogy, there arestories to tell about Bliss County I do feel that this was the best book of the series.
and I seriously recommend it.
ShauniThis review is based on the ARC of The Marriage Season,, provided by netgalley and is scheduled to be released on May 26, 2015 4.
5 starsThe Marriage Season is the final charming installment in Linda Lael Miller s The Brides of Bliss County series In this outing, it is Bex Stuart s turn to find love, but will she be able to let go of her fears and fulfill the marriage pact she made with her best friends Hadleigh and Melody Bex has not had a serious relationship since her fianc died in Afghanistan ten years earlier So when single dad Tate Calder moves to town, Hadleigh and Melody decide to do a little matchmaking for their friends The only problem Tate is interested in a relationship but he does not plan to re marry while Bex thinks she is too busy for a relationship Bex s life becomes evencomplicated when her sister Tara and six year old nephew Josh move in with her but neither she nor Tate can resist their attraction to each other When Tate offers to include Josh in a weekend fishing trip with him and his two sons, he extends an invitation to Bex to join them Their feelings for one another quickly deepen, but will Bex and Tate s respective baggage prevent them from taking their relationship to the next level Bex is a successful business woman with a big heart She is very loyal to her friends and family and she will do anything to help her loved ones Bex has never recovered from losing her fianc and although she knows her fears are unrealistic, she is terrified of making a permanent commitment.
Tate is devoted to his sons and he is willing to make any sacrifice for them He left a lucrative career so he could spend as much time with them as possible and despite losing their mother, his kids are happy and well adjusted He moved to Mustang Creek to begin a horse breeding program and the construction on his home and ranch is nearing completion Tate is taken off guard by his attraction to Bex but it does not take long for him to becomes serious about her.
Despite their baggage and reservations, neither Tate nor Bex fight their attraction They quickly settle into their new relationship and for the most part, there is very little conflict between them Bex is a bit skittish about their romance and she does need a little space to think things through But once she works through her hesitation, she is fully committed to Tate They are both honest about not wanting to marry, but as their relationship changes so do their expectations Will the wounds from the past stand in the way of their future The Marriage Season is an absolutely enchanting addition to The Brides of Bliss County series The plot is realistic and delightfully free of unnecessary drama or angst The characters are beautifully developed with true to life problems to overcome Linda Lael Miller concludes this terrific series with another heartwarming romance that old and new fans are going to love.
I am such a fan of Linda Lael Miller s work I think I ve read every book she s published and probably own almost all of them This series, The Brides of Bliss County, is not her best work.
It s difficult for me to give a Linda Lael Miller book such a low rating This entire series is flawed with the same essential and fatal flaw the editing is abysmal Forget flow between scenes or even between paragraphs this book had too many places where there was no flow between sentences in the same paragraph Apparently there is an epilogue Chapter 25 ends a scene, another chapter begins on the next page with such a significant disconnect that I checked the page numbers to see if a chapter had been omitted Did the book end at Chapter 25 The next chapter is entitled The Season instead of Chapter 26 maybe The Season is the epilogue What a jumbled mess It felt like the cleaning crew had come in, swept up all the odds and ends, and dumped them into a bin The production crew came in, saw the words and phrases lying around, formatted them, and stuck them at the back of the book head thump on keyboardThere were so many discordant notes in this story Some were continuity problems, like the concrete countertop becoming marble later in the book Some were problems with the character development, much of which could be due to the sloppy flow problem The flow in these three books is less flow andjerks and lurches Kinda reminds me of when I learned to drive a stick shift.
Once the flow of a book has been interrupted, you start noticing all sorts of little things Like, what s with that cover The guy looks like he s just coming off a 3 day drunk, and the bride is looking at him with a sick horror incredulity that has you wondering what he just said Or did And using unusual cute clever spelling of character names is tricky They are fine, wonderful even, in real life In a book, though, if you get too far off into cute and clever, you run the risk of disrupting the flow This book had enough trouble with flow it didn t need Bex and Hadleigh to help.
Where s a McKettrick when you need one
I think overall this book was a fairly decent read It wasn t my favorite of Miller s Brides of Bliss County series but for the most part I thought this book was a likable read.
The trait that I loved most about this book was Miller s writing style Like other books I have read by the author her writing style stands out in a crowded industry I would certainly consider the author to be one of the best writer s of the modern day world and I will always be a fan.
However I think that with this book there was nothing special about it It read exactly the same way as the previous books of the series The romance was slightly dull for me and that was disappointing As for the chemistry there was nothing extremely sexy about the attraction between Bex and Tate I was really expecting something a littlehotter since it is after all a western romance.
Another fault regarding the story I thought that the plot was a bit worn out I would love to see the author return to her earlier roots as a writer and pen something that is not so typical I love a western romance novel, but when the plots start to repeat and the characters are the same as other characters in separate books I believe it is time for something a littleinteresting.
This book was a miss for me It didn t thrill me the way I was hoping I loved the writing While characters, the romance and the plot all need mending At the same time I have been reading from Miller since I was in junior high and that is never going to change I just hope that the next series that the author does publish is a little different because this series is one that I doubt I will be finishing This review was submitted to all respectable parties PRIOR to posting it to GoodReads.
Bex s friends are now married and pregnant Bex doesn t have time in her life for love, nor does she wants to make room for what would obviously end with an other broken heart At least that s what she thinks since her first boyfriend was killed in Afghanistan years ago.
Tate is not thrilled by the idea either and he lost someone too No matter that his marriage wasn t going so well, he grieved when his wife died of a sudden illness, and he doesn t want his sons to get attached to someone who won t stay When an other dispute flare between Bex s sister and her no good husband, Bex find herself having to take care of her nephew Josh for an indefinite time Tate and Bex have friends in common, but when Josh make friends with Tate s boys, they end up spendingandtime together and realize that it s so much better to do things together than alone They were already aware of each other, but a fishing trip and a cabin in the wood change everything and it all become serious real quick Who said that cowboys can t be glamourous That s what I thought when, for their first date, Tate took Bex on a ride in his plane I liked how seriously he took his role as a father and how grounded he was The story was every day life but it was all about family and a great connection.