EVERY BRIDE HAS HER DAY by Lynnette Austin: Review

Posted May 5, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

EVERY BRIDE HAS HER DAY by Lynnette Austin: ReviewEvery Bride Has Her Day by Lynnette Austin
Series: Magnolia Brides #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
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I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Second in the Magnolia Brides series of charming, heartfelt Southern contemporary romance

Can love revive a wilting heart?

Cricket O’Malley can’t wait to plant roots back home in Georgia, where she’s returned to restore an abandoned flower shop to its former glory. The only blemish? Her neighbor’s house is even more neglected than her old flower shop, and its occupant seems as surly as he is darkly handsome.

Devastated body and soul after a tough case went south, New York City detective Sam DeLuca thought he’d have no trouble finding solitude in the quiet Georgia town of Misty Bottoms, but his bubbly neighbor seems determined to shine happiness into Sam’s life. Sam is equally determined to close himself off, but his heart says otherwise…

 

Review

New York narcotics detective Sam Deluca has had a rough go of it in recent times. Betrayed by someone close and set up to be killed by a drug lord, Sam was lucky to escape with his life but his confidence has taken a major hit and he’s not certain he can do his job effectively anymore. Getting away for a bit seems like the perfect idea and a place that has fond memories for him – Misty Bottom, Georgia – the perfect location.  

The plan? Heal up from his injuries, get his head right and oh, avoid women. Well, two out of three ain’t bad because within hours of getting into town, Sam makes the acquaintance of his neighbor Cricket and soon finds himself tangled up with her. The town itself begins to grow on him and there is no urgency to return to his life in the city. 

Cricket’s sweetness, sunny disposition and her optimism are just what Sam needs, but she’s no pushover. She knows to to be soft when Sam needs it and strong when he needs a dose of common sense. 

This is a sweet romance all around that will leave you smiling and warm your heart. I enjoyed the gradual development of their relationship, from friendship to romance and I loved how the people welcomed Sam and make a place for him among them. I especially loved the end of the book and how it played out.

EVERY BRIDE HAS HER DAY embodies the best of small towns and should make your reading list this summer.

 

 

About Lynnette Austin

Lynnette Austin, a recovering middle school teacher, loves long rides with the top down and the music cranked up, the Gulf of Mexico when a storm is brewing, chocolate frozen custard, anything by Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and Thomas Rhett, and sitting in her local coffee shop reading and enjoying an iced coffee. She and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida's beaches and Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Having grown up in a small town, that's where her heart takes her—to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse. Writing for Grand Central and Sourcebooks, she’s published twelve novels and is at work on a new series.


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