HIS COUNTRY BRIDE is a sweet, quick read that I really enjoyed! Sometimes you need some light fluff in your life to make you smile. Plus there is a dog that you will instantly fall in love with.
The plot grabbed me right away. Right away we are introduced to Ellie as she is burning her wedding dress in her underwear. You know her ex-fiancé has done wrong because why else would she be burning her dress? Our dear Sheriff is very curious for various reasons. I mean hello gorgeous woman in her underwear but also slightly drunk woman burning clothing.
The plot keeps moving from there. There are a few small secrets that Ellie and Lucas both are keeping from each other but overall everything is very sweet. Every once in awhile I need to take a break from my tragic characters and just read about two people falling in love and HIS COUNTRY BRIDE really filled that quota.
I really enjoyed both Ellie and Lucas as characters. Each of them are hesitant to get into a relationship for different reasons but they can’t help feel the pull to be around each other. Lucas is a very protective person in part because of his job but also his southern gentleman-ness takes over and does what he can when trouble comes knocking at Ellie’s door. This book didn’t have too much in the sexual tension department BUT these two shared some steamy kisses (but also precious kisses on a porch swing 🙂 ).
I recommend HIS COUNTRY BRIDE if you are looking for a quick, cute love story that will make you smile.
ABOUT HIS COUNTRY BRIDE:
Sheriff’s Department! Raise your hands above your head and don’t move.’
She’s a runaway bride who left her two-timing fiance at the altar. He’s a county sheriff determined to keep the peace in his country and leave city girls alone after his own fiance left him for the bright lights of the city. Neither of them planned on running straight into each other…over a burning wedding dress.
Ellie and Lucas planned on never trusting their hearts to love again. When danger follows her from the city, the sheriff must do his duty to protect her. However, it isn’t long before he discovers the real danger may be to his heart. Ellie just might teach him that even a city girl can be a country girl at heart.
Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers. Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most. She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and planning high-end weddings (ah, romance!).
Debra’s real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor, and a daughter with aspirations to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more story ideas!) When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure. She read her first romance…Janet Dailey’s Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing contemporary western romances, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles…and sighs… to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s.