The women of Bliss County are ready to meet the men of their dreams! See how it all begins in this enthralling new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller
Ten years ago, Hadleigh Stevens was eighteen and this close to saying "I do," when Tripp Galloway interrupted her walk down the aisle. Now that she's recovered from her youthful mistake and Tripp's interference, Hadleigh and her single friends form a marriage pact. She doesn't expect Tripp to meddle with her new plan to find Mr. Right—or to discover that she's more attracted to him than ever!
Divorced and eager to reconnect with his cowboy roots, Tripp returns to Bliss County to save his ailing father's ranch. He's not looking for another wife—certainly not his best friend's little sister. But he's never been able to forget Hadleigh. And this time, if she ends up in his arms, he won't be walking away!
In Miller's lackluster contemporary series opener, 18-year-old Hadleigh Stevens's wedding is rudely interrupted by Tripp Galloway, who sweeps into the church of their small Wyoming town's and literally carries Hadleigh out so she won't marry the wrong man. Hadleigh's vulnerable heart is broken twice that day when she discovers that Tripp isn't the right man, either; he's only keeping a promise to her dead older brother by keeping an eye on her. Ten years later, Hadleigh remains single but has formed a marriage pact with her two best friends, swearing they will each settle for "true love or nothing." She crosses paths again with Tripp, who is divorced and back home to take care of his ailing father, but this time, their relationship grows. Miller (Ragged Rainbows) treads familiar ground with her detailing of close-knit small town life, developed characters, sweet romance, and a hint of cowboy excitement. However, a strong reliance on internal angst rather than external action slows the story's forward motion.
Loved this book.... Characters were a hoot! Read and enjoy! 😊
More interaction, less introspection
Lots of prose on what the main characters were thinking. I would have preferred more scenes with the main characters getting to know each other. Those scenes were too scarce for my taste. I like Linda Lael Miller... I've read many of her books and this one was good, it wasn't great. I look forward to reading the stories of the other members of the Pact.