AN AUGUST BRIDE by Debra Clopton

October 27, 2014 Swan Creates 0 Comments

Thank goodness that the series got back on track.  Why am I doing August instead of July?  Mainly because I got approved for this book before the others. I've answered your question now on to my review!

A cowboy will always leave an impression on you especially if that cowboy leaves you at the alter.  Kelsey Wilcox has had the humiliation of her fiance leaving her for a life of the rodeo.

Trying to get away from the pain, Kelsey traded in her boots for flip-flops and opened up her own bistro away from the cowboy life she grew up in.

Two years later and still smarting from the insult, Kelsey has to attend her cousin's wedding and to make matters worse her aunt and her matchmaking friends are going to be there and Kelsey knows that they have her in their sights next.

Arriving at the rehearsal dinner in a ridiculously heavy dress, an unforeseen circumstance has Kelsey diving in the surf to the rescue, but because of her dress, Kelsey is the one who ended up needing rescuing.

Brent Corbin was just taking a break from all the festivities when he catches sight of what looks to be a mermaid in the water.  Realizing what it was Brent jumps into action and rescues Kelsey and who she was trying to save and then they fell deeply in love and lived happily ever after, the end.

Sorry, things don't happen that way, Kelsey would have fallen in love with Brent except for one thing...he's a cowboy and she swore off them, FOREVER.

Not understanding why the beautiful mermaid turned from hot to cold towards him, but with the help from Kelsey's aunt and her friends, Brent understands the situation and is determined to change Kelsey's mind.

Would Brent succeed or would Kelsey have her way?  Not if the matchmakers have a say in things, lol.  Read the next installment of the A Year of Weddings Novella series, An August Bride.

Debra Clopton made my day with this book. I was falling in love with her characters and I was so sad when it was drastically hastened.  This is when I realized that all the authors writing this series must have a word limit.

This book could have been so much better if it had no word limit.  How Kelsey moved from one view on live to another was very drastic and left my head reeling with the change.  Debra Brent tried to make it work in the limited words that she wrote but I was kept wishing for more out of this story.

My favorite characters of all is Kelsey's aunt and her matchmaking friends.  They are obvious in their plans and are not ashamed of it.  They made me laugh when they abandoned poor Kelsey and Brent and took their transportation. Now that was hilarious.

Strong story, strong characters but not enough words. I liked this installment of the series and can't wait for the next one (and previous ones).