This was a free offering through Amazon and is book 2 in the ‘Misfit Brides’ series. To date there are 6 books in the series. Book 1 [Blissed: Natalie Castellano and CJ Blue] set the stage and foundation for this series which was set in the town of Bliss. A wedding themed town that catered to everything a future bride or engaged couple could want. A complete venue for all things wedding.
The rating is MA: mature audience due to language [mild profanity], graphic/descriptive sex and sensual behavior. Yeah, they had the hots for each other. There was also a paranormal element with several of the characters… nothing witchy… just feelings and a sense of things.
Coming off a Regency bender… I had a hard time connecting with this modern story. This was a lot of country singing [ a man’s guitar, his mama, dog and truck], happy bar scenes [I swear… any minute I expected someone to yell out ‘Norm’], southern cooking and sweet tea. I had a terrible time getting accustomed to the flow of the language and the descriptive writing style. It centered on Yankee snark with a sprinkling of southern drawl. I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be funny or sarcastic. Half the time I was wading through adjectives, excessive descriptions and innuendos regarding sensual body functions and sexual reactions. It was a bit embarrassing.
We had lots of characters named but only a fraction of them were featured in this story. I am sure they will show up throughout this series. There were numerous siblings [I lost count of the number], and the girls have spice names… Saffron, Pepper, Cinna, Ginger, Sage, Margie… I’m sure more will be revealed in future stories. I doubt I will care. It was simply too confusing.
“You’re what I’ve been looking for my whole life, and if you let me, I’ll love you for the rest of yours.” –Robin Bielman, Keeping Mr. Right Now
This was a long story and it was hard fought. Will Truitt met and fell in love with Lindsey Castellano, a sorority girl on vacation. He fell hard and she broke his heart when she walked/stalked away. Fifteen years later, he’s an award-winning country music artist, stage name ‘Billy Brenton,’ and she is a divorce lawyer. I did not care for her one bit. Her attitude got old rather quickly. She was stubborn, obstinate, treated him terribly and my only desire was to shake her until her teeth rattled. I wanted to tell him to run and run far. After a while, the story simply became painful and I had to resist the urge to slit my own throat. I quickly decided I would not read book 1, even to find out how it all started. And… I definitely did not want to read the rest of the series, especially if they are like this one… nope… nada… no way. I am sorry… I know there are many 5-star reviews, but it just did not do it for me.