Welcome To Bliss, the Bridal Capital of the Midwest!
Single mom Natalie Castellano isn't feeling so blissful these days...
Natalie's made a career out of screwing up all over her hometown. But it's redemption time, and she's putting on her big girl panties to make sure this year's bridal festival goes off without a hitch. Even if it means she has to play nice with the man who broke her fairy tale.
She's definitely not the one for him. Or is she...
World adventurer and reluctant local hero CJ Blue doesn't want to be in Bliss anymore than Natalie wants him here. But family obligations have brought him back, and now, and now he's somehow been roped into saving the town tradition he'd rather forget with the woman whose kiss he can't forget. She frustrates him and drives him nuts but he's had more fun giving her a hard time about the bridal festival than he has in years.
And their fun is just starting...
Despite their rocky past, these two wounded souls have more in common than they expect. They've both loved and lost, they've both tried to move on, and now they've both been been banned from the local church confessional after...well, they're not supposed to talk about it. But by joining forces for the sake of Bliss, they might find the courage and the sparks to risk love one more time.
Note: BLISSED was previously published for like 5 minutes many years ago as THE HUSBAND GAMES. Publishers Weekly called it a "Marvelous romantic comedy" in a starred review and named it as a "Self-Published Star" of 2014.
Farrell (Mr. Good Enough) marries warmth with tongue-in-cheek wit in this marvelous romantic comedy, first in the Misfit Brides of Bliss contemporary series. Natalie Castellano, who just took over the Bliss Bridal boutique after her mother's death, is a divorc e a cardinal sin in the love-obsessed town of Bliss, Ill., the "Most Married-est Town on Earth." The all-powerful chair of the Knot Festival shuns Natalie, and her business is suffering. CJ Blue, still shaken four years after his wife's death in combat, reluctantly returns to Bliss for his sister's wedding, desperately trying not to get talked into competing in the town's Husband Games. Yet all of his good intentions fly out the window when he meets Natalie in a darkened confessional. Natalie and CJ's journey toward love, filled with scenes of high hilarity and vivid emotion, resonates with warmth and realism. A cast of quirky characters adds just the perfect touch to a heartwarming comedy of errors. (BookLife)