Thursday, September 25, 2014

An August Bride - A Year of Weddings Novella - by Debra Clopton

About the book:

Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.

After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin's beach wedding. Not only will she be forced to watch yet another wedding, but her great-aunt and her two best friends-aptly nicknamed "the matchmaking posse of Mule Hollow"-are coming to the wedding, and Kelsey is sure to be on their radar.

Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn't looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend. When he sees a commotion on the beach and what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he doesn't hesitate to dive to the rescue. His attention is instantly captured by the woman he's saved and it turns out they're part of the same wedding party. But the instant Kelsey spots his soaking wet boots she wants no part of him.

Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from the matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys. Sparks fly at this August wedding as Kelsey and Brent dance a rocky Texas two-step toward a beach wedding of their own.

My review:

This was a fun story with some interesting characters!  I liked Kelsey and Brent and the three older women who make up the matchmaking posse were pretty amusing.  I loved how Kelsey and Brent met and while it seemed that Brent really fell fast, it was romantic how he pursued her while she struggled with her distrust for cowboys.  I liked how he put her feelings first and tried to abide by her wishes.  It was also nice to see a guy wanting to talk about feelings!  I loved the setting and was a bit envious of the life Kelsey had made for herself, doing something she loved and on a beach, no less!  I liked that prayer and their faith was very important to each of them, though they don't really discuss it with the other.  It was also nice to see volunteerism play such an important part.  The romance seemed a bit superficial, but it probably felt that way to me because of how quickly it progressed and also due to the book's short length.  I would definitely recommend it if you like lighthearted romance!

I received a kindle copy of this book free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

This is only available as an e-book or on audio.

Check it out here: Amazon  or from your favorite online retailer!

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