Friday, June 5, 2015

Finally His Bride by Maisey Yates

Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…
As the whole town goes crazy over the celebrity wedding event of the century, Melanie Richards decides she’s tired of blending in. It’s time go after what she wants. Her to do list:
Get a sexy dress
A little liquid courage
Lose that pesky virginity
Luke Shuller can’t believe his eyes when he walks into Grey’s and sees his best friend trying to pick up some drunk cowboy. Melanie wants to start hooking up? She can practice on him. At least he’ll keep her safe. And as a bonus, their pretend relationship will help him deal with a family crisis.
But when pretend gets real, Melanie can’t tell where the charade ends and reality begins. When the dust settles, will she get thrown back into the friend zone, or will she finally get the man of her dreams?
Title: Finally His Bride | Series: Montana Born Brides # 4| Author: Maisey Yates | Publisher: Montana Born Books | Release Date: May 25, 2015 | Genre: Contemporary Romance | Source: Publisher | Rating: 4.5

These books keep getting better and better. Finally His Bride was filled with humor and heart.
Luke’s the type that focuses on fixing other people’s problems. He knows his own life is screwed up, so it’s easy to save other people from their mistakes than face/work on his own. So, when he finds his best friend who happens to be the woman he’s vowed to protect trying to hook up in a Grey’s bar, he willingly to allow Melanie to practice on him.
Melanie’s life hasn’t been easy. Her father was abusive and her mother never loved her, so she has tried to steer clear of love. Although she’s always had her eye on Luke. She thought she had her chance at his youngest sister’s wedding but her advances went unnoticed. When he takes her home from Grey’s, she knows it’s not the wisest decision that she’s made, but she finds herself unable to resist what Luke is offering, even if it is a fake relationship.
Although fake relationships often have a way of turning real if only Melanie can convince Luke that he’s not as broken as he thinks he is.
Finally His Bride is Luke’s story and fills in most of the gaps left by Kaitlin and Beckett’s story (Bride by Mistake). I’m really glad that I finally got to read Luke’s story. I had so many questions about the way he was acting, I’m glad I was able to figure out his issues.
I felt a bit bad for Luke. There was so much going on in Luke’s head, it’s no wonder his mission in life was to fix other people’s problems and try to keep them safe. The poor guy was a complete and utter wreck. And it was nice to see a hero who doesn’t have it all together. He knew that it wasn’t going to be easy to have a fake relationship with Melanie because he had these feelings for her he had to tamp down but he was willing to offer her a glimpse of what a normal relationship could be, even if it killed him.
I really liked Melanie. She’s trying to overcome the problems she’s had in the past and trying to acclimate to this new friends-during-the-day-lovers-at-night relationship she now has with Luke. She has no one to talk to about her feelings, because Luke was the one she always turned to so she’s trying to fix both of them on her own. She’s also not going to be Luke’s doormat, and I liked that about her.
Overall, I really liked Finally His Bride. The characters were amazing, the dialogue and plot flowed, and the romance was intense. It was so close to being a 5-cup read, but I was waiting to see how Luke and Beckett resolved their problem and it never came.

Montana Born Bride Series
1-His Fairy Tale Bride by Scarlet Wilson
2- His Blushing Bride by Dani Collins
4-Finally His Bride by Maisey Yates


Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Oh love her books. I definitely need to check this one out. It sounds great. Interesting with different authors for the books.

Lanies Book Thoughts said...

Sounds like a really cute book:) I'm not sure if I'd believe they'd just become a couple like that specially if they both have past hurts and issues goin on.

Angela @ Simply Angela said...

It may still be available on NG. I'm usually not a fan of series with different authors, but somehow Tule Publishing seems to make it work and each book flows. This was my first Maisey Yates read, I just received her Copper Ridge Series for review so I'm eager to start it.

Angela @ Simply Angela said...

I think the romance worked because that they were both so screwed up they understood each other.

Quinn's Book Nook said...

this book seems pretty cute. I need to look into it. I've just loved contemporary romance lately. I cannot get enough.

Angela @ Simply Angela said...

I would read Bride by Mistake by Nicole Helm just to be in the loop before starting this one. I seem to be on a contemporary romance kick as well.

Lanies Book Thoughts said...

That makes sense, it brought them closer together:)

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love the arrangement trope and this sounds wonderful

Angela @ Simply Angela said...

I loved this one! Thanks for stopping by!