Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…
Piper Tierney is busy wrapping up the school year and planning the music for Marietta’s Wedding Of The Century. She does not need one of her parents’ backpacking hippies under foot. Except the guy they let stay in their house is so much more than the California couch-surfer he resembles. Before she knows it, she’s making time to make time, even though he’s only in town for a couple of weeks.
Taking a break from working on his doctorate in political science, Sebastian Bloom wants to reassure himself his sister isn’t making another mistake with her upcoming wedding to a Marietta rancher. He’s definitely not looking for a bride for himself. Marriage and family are a trap. But Piper is cute, funny, and wants to move on from her ex.
They agree to a no strings affair, but will they wind up tying the knot?
Source: ARC from Tule Publishing via NetGalley
This was a sweet, easy, breath of fresh air read that brightened up my day. Piper has always been a good girl, taking over from her father as high school music teacher. She’s a homebody who keeps to herself and has a birthmark on her face that has always made her shy – even before she met her nasty college boyfriend who crushed her fragile confidence. Since she’s a nice, helpful woman who finds it hard to say no, she’s also super busy all the time running from place to place, completing tasks and running herself ragged. It’s no wonder she’s never found time to date anyone in town, let alone take care of that pesky big-V.
That is until Bastien arrives. A traveller who met Piper’s parents in Panama and has come to stay in their empty house for a few weeks so that he can attend his sister’s wedding. He also happens to be gorgeous, confident, flirtatious and interested in Piper. If only he can convince her that he means it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. It’s sweet and fun, with a couple of likeable characters who share great chemistry and have no trouble getting together. Of course nothing stays that easy forever, especially as Piper lacks experience with any sort of intimate relationship and Bastien has his own hang-ups regarding marriage and happy-ever-afters. There’s fun and humour and a little heartache as they spend a whirlwind few weeks together until their time runs out.
And then… and then… well, you’ll have to read for yourself. Because no matter how fast they got together and how rushed things might have been, somehow it isn’t and it’s lovely and it works and the whole book left me with a happy smile. Another lovely Marietta read from Dani Collins, but I’m curious to see where this series goes next – and when we’ll find out more about that famous wedding!
His Blushing Bride is out May 11th!
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