THE ACCIDENTAL BRIDE
When a wedding reenactment turns real, Shay finds she's an accidental bride.
Shay Brandenberger is raising her daughter in Moose Creek, Montana, on her childhood ranch, nestled against the Yellowstone River. Despite the hard work, she can't seem to keep her head above water -- and now the bank is threatening to foreclose. She prays for a miracle, but the answer she receives is anything but expected.
Having agreed to play the bride in the Founders' Day wedding reenactment. Shay is mortified to be greeted at the end of the aisle by none other than Travis McCoy, her high school sweetheart -- the man who left her high and dry for fame and fortune on the Texas rodeo circuit.
Then the unthinkable happens. Thanks to a well-meaning busybody and an absentminded preacher, the make-believe vows result in a legal marriage. But before Shay can say annulment, Travis comes up with a crazy proposal. If she refuses his offer, she may lose her home. If she accepts, she may lose her heart.
Shay isn't sure if the recent events are God's will or just a preacher's blunder. Will trusting her heart to the man who once shattered it by the worst mistake of her life? Or could their marriage be the best accident that ever happened?
Delightful romance with more than a touch of angst! I love that combination -- when you can see so clearly why the hero and heroine are perfect for each other, but you can also see even more clearly why they are not! Hunter does a great job of engaging her readers' emotions in this seemingly ill-fated love story. From the impossible accidental wedding to the equally impossible gnarly past that needs to be overcome, the plot gets thicker before things smooth out and that kept me voraciously turning pages.
Travis has a lot to live down and Shay has a lot toforgive, and, more importantly, forget. What a conundrum! And at times I didn't know who I should be rooting for so I just sat back and enjoyed the read right through to the tremendously satisfying end.
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