Seeking a new beginning after the death of her parents, Annie Miller impulsively moves to Marietta and sets up a bed-and-breakfast in picturesque Bramble Lane. With her brother and sister by her side, it’s a place to heal and forget the fiancé who left her just weeks before their wedding day. Now, all she really needs are some customers…
Marketing whiz Craig O’Sullivan is wedded to his work in Portland, but with the cousin he sees as a brother getting married soon, he heads to Marietta for a two-week vacation. As long as his beloved Aunt Janice doesn’t decide to play matchmaker on his behalf, he’ll be fine. But when Janice sets him up to help sweet Annie Miller market her B&B, he doesn’t mind at all. There’s something about Annie that makes him want to sell her on the idea of happily ever after. With him.
Craig’s life is in Portland, and Annie is bound to Marietta. Can they trust themselves and each other enough to open their hearts and let love in?
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
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Title: A Match Made in Montana
Series: The Millers of Marietta #2
Author: Elsa Winckler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 29, 2023
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5
A Match Made in Montana continues The Millers of Marietta series with a delightfully funny, sexy, laugh-out-loud romance that grabbed my attention (and emotions) from the opening scene until the final page. There are also heartaches to be dealt with for Craig and Annie, old wounds to heal, betrayals to get beyond, and yet… the pesky attraction moments are getting in the way of keeping their relationship temporary and perhaps leading to a love to last a lifetime. If they’re willing to take the risk.
I think what hooked me on this story was Annie and her romance novel reading – and imagination. Oh, the romance is such fun, and the characters had me in tears one moment and laughing the next. But, really? As a romance reader, how could I not love Annie and her love of romance novels? (grins) You will never read the word “beaded” in the same way you did before this book and will probably break out in a smile when you do. Just saying.
I adore Aunt Janice; she’s quite the sometimes not-so-subtle matchmaker… and she’s been spot-on in her choices for the Miller siblings so far. Craig may be a charmer with a short-term dating mandate, and Annie is definitely not in the market for another relationship after such a betrayal… but the heart seems to have a different opinion on these two who are perfect for each other and set sparks off every time they’re near each other. Watching them take the leap from fast fling to forever happiness was such a fun and emotional journey.
I had such fun back in this world, and if you love a well-written, funny, sexy, emotional romance between unlikely folks – or watching the shenanigans of a matchmaking pro – then you’re going to love this one.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout, and I sincerely thank them for their trust. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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