My Rating: 3 out of 5
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.
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5
I am a huge fan of Linda Lael Miller and the Parable, Montana series. Unfortunately, Big Sky Wedding was just okay for me. I didn't love it, but wouldn't say it's a bad read. It was just not one of those books that wouldn't have made me can't wait for the next one to come out. That being said since the series already has me hooked and this book was not terrible it also won't stop me from continuing on in this series.
I really liked Zane. He was a good man who just happened to be a famous actor. Unfortunately, that was all it took for Brylee to take an instant dislike to him. I can't say that I didn't like Brylee exactly. I get why she was gun shy. After all, being left literally at the altar would be enough to make any girl a little weary. She was just not a character that stuck with you. Their romance came across as words on a page rather than a true "can't live without you" connection.
This book did provide us with a few sub-characters that I found terribly amusing and interesting. The housekeeper made me laugh out loud. I loved how she didn't care that Zane was rich and famous (he did not act like he was rich and famous at all, by the way), but told it like it was.
I feel like there was a lot of missed opportunities where Zane's brothers were concerned. I mean there was the barely a teenager brother who was raised (and I use that term loosely in this case) by their good-for-nothing father and his other (equally as wealthy, but very angry and distant) brother Landry. Both of these characters screamed for more background and character development. I know Landry gets his own story in Big Sky Secrets, so maybe the plan is to keep him a mystery until then. But, I feel like there was too much left out there for this book to be a success.
I'll crossing my fingers that it'll be worth it in the next book.
Thank you to NetGalley for the loan of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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