Formats available: ebook
Genre: contemporary romance, western romance
Series: The Great Wedding Giveaway #1
Length: 84 pages
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Date Released: March 28, 2014
Purchasing Info: Author’s Website, Publisher’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon
What a bride wants…
Ella Grace Emerson adores her father, but he keeps trying to marry her off to every eligible rancher in Montana. When he puts an ad in the paper on her behalf – for a docile house-husband – Ella retaliates with one of her own, pinned to the noticeboard of the local saloon. No husband required, housebroken or otherwise. What she wants is the perfect lover.
What a bride needs…
Newcomer Cam Sawyer is perfectly willing to tear up the sheets with Ella and be her partner in chaos. She wants a bad boy and he’s had experience aplenty. But what she really needs is a strong and loving partner, and until Sawyer stops running from his past he can never be that.
Sawyer’s the one Ella wants. But can he be the man she needs?
The title of this story may be “What a Bride Wants” but I can say for certain that this short, sweet and sexy story is just what a reader wants.
For a relatively short novella, this one has a lot of story packed into it, all good.
At heart, we have a romance between a woman who has been waiting for the right man, and a man who has been looking for the right woman. When they find each other, it’s just right.
What makes this good is that although Ella Grace Emerson has been waiting for the right man when it comes to love and marriage, she has not spent her life waiting for anyone or anything else. Ella is a strong woman with a full life who is exactly where she wants to be, doing exactly what she wants to do.
She’s looking for a man to share her life with, and one who will love her for her, and not for her share of her father’s ranch. Her father thinks she wants a docile house husband, where she is looking for the perfect lover. They even run competing ads in the local bar!
Cameron Sawyer appears to be an aimless drifter with a knack for flirting and pouring drinks. In reality, he’s a man with a lot of painful baggage who is running from his dysfunctional family and criminally psychopathic brother.
In Ella, he finds a woman captivating enough to make him finally put down roots, and strong enough to stand beside him when they and their happiness are threatened.
Escape Rating B+: I really enjoyed visiting Marietta Montana again. The setting for the Montana Born series seems to be tailor-made for romances between strong and equal partners. I like Ella as a heroine, because she knows what she wants and stands up for it. She’s not waiting for a man to complete her life, she’s looking for someone to complement her life. And someone who makes her hormones sit up and take notice.
Sawyer works as the hero because he’s looking for a reason to stop running. He doesn’t need Ella’s money and doesn’t want to compete for the ranch work. What he has to find is a woman who is willing to fight for what she wants, which means standing beside Sawyer when his brother the embezzling, raping, psychopath shows up.
Ella and Sawyer have great chemistry from the minute they meet, but it’s the way they stand up for each other and their future that truly warms the heart. I just wish their story was longer!
Tule Publishing is generously giving away their Mothers Day Bundle of marvelous romances.
I do mean generous, too! The ebooks included in the collection are: Tempt Me, Cowboy by Megan Crane, Promise Me, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael, The Sweetest Thing by Lilian Darcy, Christmas at Copper Mountain by Jane Porter, Home for Christmas by Melissa McClone, A Cowboy for Christmas by Katherine Garbera, What a Bride Wants by Kelly Hunter, Second Chance Bride by Trish Morey, Sweet Home Carolina by Kim Boykin, Bet the House by Erika Marks, A Mother’s Day by Kaira Rouda and Sight Seeing by Jane Porter.
I’ve read and reviewed Tempt Me, Cowboy, Promise Me, Cowboy, Christmas at Copper Mountain and today’s featured review of What a Bride Wants above. All of these terrific stories are set in Marietta, Montana, a place that sounds so beautiful I want to visit (but not in the winter!) Enter the giveaway for your chance to visit Marietta.