They all said it wouldn’t last….
Sierra McArthur never could have imagined they were right, but ever since her husband’s world was rocked by a family secret, it’s clear that their happily ever after isn’t to be. But one last night of passion with her husband creates a lasting consequence neither of them planned on….
Or is it?
Carter McArthur doesn’t want a divorce. But he doesn’t know how to fix all the mistakes he’s made in the wake of his family’s betrayal. But when a surprise pregnancy gives them one last chance at forever, Carter is determined to make her understand, she’s not his bride by accident. She’s his bride for keeps.
Painful to read but there is an important message here
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
I am going to be really honest here. This book was hard to rate. I didn't like Sierra much at all. I felt for Carter. He went through a really bad time after his family had a "meeting" and things were revealed to the rest of the family. Yes, he made mistakes but I really saw a lot of myself in him. I tend to withdraw into myself to reason things through. I really think that Sierra was a childish person who didn't grow up. She thought marriage would be easy. She would "run away" from the hard issues making her husband come after her. To her, that was her husband's way of showing how much his cared. REALLY?! Communication was a MAJOR issue here. Being a reader and outside of the story situation though it is easy to see what is going on and criticize the people (characters) that are going through something. While reading the story, I suffered from this. What the author was doing was showing the development of the character. It was very painful to read though.
Ms. Helm a great job though if you actually realize the direction and statement the author was trying to make. Again it was just a little painful for the reader at times BUT don't give up on this. The story really has a point that we as a society today need to see. Communication is very important but very hard to do but oh so worth it in the end.
I love it
Bride for Keeps (Big Sky Brides Book 2) by Nicole Helm. This is Sierra McArthur and Carter McArthur's story.
Being a McArthur means you have to do everything perfect or follow what his dad and mom expect. Marrying Sierra was the one time that Carter went against his family expectations. Family secrets come out that make Carter question everything he has always known. Now, Carter is not only dealing with the McArthur family secrets but now his pregnant wife, Sierra, is wanting a divorce.
This is an emotional read where two people forget how to communicate with each other and what is really important.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.