About the book:
Growing up in a Seattle bridal finishing school never prepared Abrianna Cunningham to become one of the brides, but now Wade Ackerman, who has always been the reliable boy next door, is indicating he wants to be more than friends. And even the people closest to Abrianna believe Wade is the man she should marry. So why is she having such a hard time choosing between Wade Ackerman and Priam Welby?
Watching Welby's relentless pursuit of Abrianna is making Wade's blood boil. Welby can offer her wealth and security, but what about character and integrity? Surely Abrianna can see past Welby's smooth tongue and fine clothes. Can't she?
Caught between the devil and the boy next door, either choice she makes will change Abrianna's life forever.
I liked this story, but not as much as the first two. You definitely have to read the first two books to understand this one, as Abrianna's story starts in book one. This book didn't really have two love stories like the first two and I missed the varied story lines. The back cover copy is very misleading and not what the book's about. Abrianna and Wade have confessed their feelings for each other, but Abrianna's struggling with feelings of insecurity about being a wife and mother. Welby also threatens her loved ones if she doesn't marry him and she has to try to figure out how to save her family. She has a hard time depending on God and realizes that some things she just can't control, which I think is a hard lesson for a lot of us. I really liked Abrianna and Wade and was rooting for them; Welby was just a horrible man and I was wondering how Abrianna was going to get away from him. There was one odd comment by one of her aunts that she's praying for the soul of a deceased loved one, which it didn't seem like they would have believed. There's some cute romantic moments. My attention did wander a bit from this story; it didn't keep my interest as well as the first two. There are also some amusing moments. I would recommend this book if you've read the first two and like historical fiction.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.