Goodreads: The “First Lady of the West,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, cordially invites you to Parable, Montana-where love awaits. Wedding bells are ringing in Parable, Montana, but Brylee Parrish hasn’t enjoyed the sound since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody. She’s over Hutch now, and running a multimillion-dollar business is challenging enough for this country gal. So she should avoid falling head-over-boot-heels for A-list actor Zane Sutton. He’s come home to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Yet everything about him, from his easy charm to his concern for his young half brother, seems too genuine to resist….
Zane didn’t come to Parable for love-but count on a spirited woman to change a jaded cowboy’s mind. Problem is, Brylee’s not convinced he’s here to stay. Good thing he’s determined to prove to her, kiss by kiss, that she’s meant to be his bride.
Ope’s Opinion: I did not realize this book was part of a series until after I read it. I think that is a complement to the author.
The beginning of the book seemed to move at a slow steady pace. Towards the end I felt like Brylee had two personalities – she couldn’t decide if she wanted to be with Zane or not – that part was like whip lash for me. The end all of a sudden wrapped up.
Zane really took care of Nash, the way his mother had taken care of him. It was nice to see a male character nurture another male. You usually read about the female character stepping in and taking care of siblings. I also liked that Zane corrected Nash’s language when he used foul words.
The love scenes at the end of the book could have been left out and the story would have been the same ( or better ). It didn’t add anything for me, so I skimmed over that part.