Even after twenty years, I can still remember the very first book I read by Linda Lael Miller, and she remains one of my favorite authors. If you are looking for a deep-seeded romance with loads of suspense, then you probably will not enjoy Linda’s books. I’m saying this because I’ve read some of the reviews on this book. What I enjoy about her books is that they are light-hearted romances that you can sit down and read in one sitting – a beach read, a Sunday afternoon read; books that transport you to a place where love happens quickly and forever. They are fun, quick reads.

THE  MARRIAGE PACT was such a book. There are three friends in a very small town who are bound and determined to find marriageable men to love them and to have their happy ever after. They form a pact as friends are known to do and it is a sweet part of their friendship. Hadleigh is the first to have love find her – in the form of her older brother’s best friend and one good-looking guy who knows how to wear his boots (and transport her to another dimension with his kisses.)

The women of Bliss County are ready to meet the men of their dreams! See how it all begins in this enthralling new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller.

Ten years ago, Hadleigh Stevens was eighteen and this close to saying “I do,” when Tripp Galloway interrupted her walk down the aisle. Now that she’s recovered from her youthful mistake and Tripp’s interference, Hadleigh and her single friends form a marriage pact. She doesn’t expect Tripp to meddle with her new plan to find Mr. Right—or to discover that she’s more attracted to him than ever!

Divorced and eager to reconnect with his cowboy roots, Tripp returns to Bliss County to save his ailing father’s ranch. He’s not looking for another wife—certainly not his best friend’s little sister. But he’s never been able to forget Hadleigh. And this time, if she ends up in his arms, he won’t be walking away!

I enjoyed the book, especially the ending…

What follows is a sweet love story with little suspense and drama. It is an easy read and how it ends is a given. It did seem to have a little de-ja-vou in the storyline, but I read a tremendous amount of books, so chances are, any story-line has a chance of sounding vaguely familiar to me. I enjoyed the book, especially the ending and if you are a fan of Linda’s, you will definitely want to read it. I am eagerly awaiting the second book in the series to see who finds love next. There may have been an oh-so-subtle hint in this book, but we’ll see.

I’m giving THE  MARRIAGE PACT five stars. It was typical of Linda’s style and a good book. I think this trilogy is going to be fun.

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Donna McBroom-Theriot
Writer. Book Reviewer. Southern Lady. Connoisseur of Chocolate. My Life is like an episode of "I love Lucy!" I'm a writer, book reviewer, and a Southern Lady who loves her Sweet Tea. My blog, My Life. One Story at a Time. is where I've been writing short stories since 2009. As luck would have it, the very first short story I wrote was published within months of my writing it. This quote pretty much sums me up: "Deep in my heart, I know there’s no promise I’ll be free from trouble in this life. In fact, I’m usually either getting out of trouble, currently in trouble, or about to meet trouble around the next corner." Well, you know that old saying, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" - that road is usually the one I'm on! And, as much I used to mock (we all grow up eventually) the Cajun dialect, 15 years ago, I found myself marrying the sweetest Cajun boy - complete with the requisite white trawl boots and a trawl boat. I love writing stories about the South and life with our two German Shepherds, and the four kids who meander in and out of our lives as they live their own journeys. Most days you'll find me out on the front porch swing, with the dogs at my feet, a tall glass of sweet iced tea close by, and a good book. It's what life in the South is all about. - See more at: