Linda Lael Miller
Harlequin HQN, May 26 2015, $7.99
Over a decade ago in Mustang Creek, Wyoming, the three BFFs (Hadleigh, Bex and Melody) made The Marriage Pact pledge in which each vowed to marry for “true love or nothing.” Years of frustration recently ended for Melody (see The Marriage Charm) and Hadleigh (see The Marriage Pact); while Bex Stuart hopes that their good fortune is an omen hers is soon, but doubts she will ever find a new happily ever after since Will died in Afghanistan years ago.
A friend of Hadleigh’s Tripp, single dad Tate Calder raises his two sons (Ben and Adam). He is attracted to Bex, but will not act on his desire out of fear what a relationship with the Marathon running woman could do to his boys. She is confused as she wants him too, but feels guilty over moving on from her Will.
The third Brides of Bliss County is a warm amusing contemporary starring a lead couple who never seems to have alone time between hyper kids, well-meaning friends and overexcited canines. Mindful of the cabin scene in the Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera, Linda Lael Miller writes a lively romance.