Friday, August 7, 2015

The Marriage Season by Linda Lael Miller

Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: May 2015

Since Hadleigh, Melody and Bex—the best of best friends—entered into a marriage pact, two of them have found (and married) the men of their hearts. But Bex doesn't think she'll be as fortunate as the others. Her own first love died years ago in a faraway war, and Bex has lost hope for a happy marriage of her own. She concentrates on her business, a successful chain of fitness clubs, instead. 

Then, when single father Tate Calder comes to Mustang Creek with his two sons in tow, who befriend Bex's eight-year-old nephew, she and the handsome, aloof newcomer are constantly thrown together. But is the marriage season over? Or can a man with doubts about love be the right husband for a woman who wants it all?

The Marriage Season wraps up the trilogy involving three best friends who make a marriage pact to never settle for anything but the best and forever.  So far, Hadleigh and Melody have found their forever happiness and are eager to have Bex find the same.  They aren't opposed to a little match making to make that happen. The problem is neither Tate nor Bex are looking for forever having both been burned by love in the past. How can a couple fight the attraction when they keep getting thrown together?

I think this one was my favorite of the three.  I loved Tate and Bex together.  It's always fun to watch a couple who have sworn off love unable to resist trying it just one more time. This one was less angsty than the last two.  While Bex and Tate both have reservations, their relationship and friendship developed pretty easily. The twist on their HEA was perfect for them.  I also loved the ready made family aspect.  The way Bex embraced Tate's boys as her own and the way Tate treated her nephew as his own was priceless. 

There is another book about Mustang Creek coming out in September, Christmas in Mustang Creek.  I look forward to reading it and catching up with everyone in this great little town.

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