Tuesday, August 19, 2014

An August Bride by Debra Clopton

From the publisher:
Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.
After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin's beach wedding. Not only will she be forced to watch yet another wedding, but her great-aunt and her two best friends-aptly nicknamed "the matchmaking posse of Mule Hollow"-are coming to the wedding, and Kelsey is sure to be on their radar.
Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn't looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend. When he sees a commotion on the beach and what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he doesn't hesitate to dive to the rescue. His attention is instantly captured by the woman he's saved and it turns out they're part of the same wedding party. But the instant Kelsey spots his soaking wet boots she wants no part of him.
Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from the matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys. Sparks fly at this August wedding as Kelsey and Brent dance a rocky Texas two-step toward a beach wedding of their own.
If you enjoy a cowboy love story, you will enjoy this novella.  Debra Clopton writes a love story that has classic elements of romance.  A broken heart to mend, a dashing hero who rescues the damsel, and romantic settings.  
Readers who enjoy western romances will enjoy the ranch setting, but what I found interesting is that because of where the story takes places, the beach-loving readers will also enjoy the sunsets with the ocean and Kelsey's little bistro.
As with all novellas you long for a more developed plot and details, but for a short quick read, this was enjoyable.
I received this book from BookLookBloogers in exchange for my honest review.

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