Love at first touch . . .
Air Force pilot Shane Freemont will do anything for his foster sister, including taking a role as Man of Honor in her wedding. He has his misgivings about the hasty marriage, and so does the groom’s “best woman,” Meg Stoddard. It’s about the only thing Shane and Meg, manager of a local dude ranch, do agree on. Until a tornado forces them to shelter in a cramped storm cellar together, and mutual attraction explodes.
Love takes time—lots of it. Meg has always believed that. But something happened between her and Shane over the space of a few intimate, incredible hours. Her head says it’s just spectacular chemistry. The rest of her is ready to take a chance on the deepest connection she’s ever known. But if she does, will she be flying solo, or will her man of honor be by her side?
Originally appeared in Happy is the Bride
Set against the backdrop of Ellie and Brady's cowboy wedding, this contemporary romance anthology is chock-full of clich s, starting with four couples who meet at the wedding. There are some nice twists, such as Air Force pilot Shane serving as Ellie's man of honor and wealthy rancher Meg as Brady's best woman. Shane and Meg are both skeptical about how quickly Ellie and Brady fell in love, but all it takes for them to believe is a tornado. City girl falling for country boy is standard romance fare, but it feels fresh when Austin wedding planner Erin and ranch hand Tanner grouse to each other about how they don't understand millennials. California sheriff Nate is lightning-struck by love when he meets photographer Della, but to make their romance work they need the help of a fairy godmother disguised as a country western singer. And horse breeder Lincoln gets a chance to win back his ex-wife, Tracy, but only if he gives up a three-year supply of tangy barbecued ribs and an excellent bottle of Kentucky bourbon. He doesn't hesitate, but Tracy doubts that Lincoln has truly changed and could be the husband she needs. The lovers' smart repartee is enjoyable, and each couple sizzles with chemistry. There's not a lot of emotional depth, but there are plenty of heartwarming moments for fans of lighthearted fare.