Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Marriage Charm (The Brides of Bliss County #2) by Linda Lael Miller

Contemporary Western Romance

From Goodreads:

The women of Bliss County have a pact—to find husbands. The right husbands.

One already has: Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago. Now Melody Nolan thinks it's her turn. Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life. She's not exactly unhappy, but she wants more. She's always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but she's convinced that Spence, a notorious charmer, isn't what you'd call husband material.

Spence is a good cop who isn't scared of anything—except love. And he's done everything he can to preserve his reputation as a womanizer—a reputation that keeps marriage-minded women, including Melody, at bay. And yet…there's something about Melody he can't forget. Something his heart can't ignore.

Book two of The Brides of Bliss County finds Melody Nolan the focus of Spence Hogan, the local chief of police.  The problem – Melody does not trust Spence.  It seems they were an item years ago and Spence ended up breaking Melody’s heart.  Now Spence wants her back and he must work very hard to win her trust.

I like the fact that it was Spence that had to do the hard work in getting back with Melody.  He has know for some time that he wants her back but she is having none of it.  That gives the story a different twist.  Spence has to show a lot of patience and it is fun to watch him suffer as he does.   

Miller is good at putting together a fun romance and The Marriage Charm is no exception.  Melody and Spence have a great story for this second book in the series.  It can stand-alone but I recommend reading The Marriage Pack first.  Some of the action and dialog would be better understood if you had.

Harlequin published The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller in 2015.

I received an ARC of The Marriage Charm in return for an honest review.

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