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Title: Almost a Bride (Wyoming Wildflowers, #1)My Review:
Author: Patricia McLinn
Series: Wyoming Wildflowers #1
Published by: Indie
Release Date: December 10th 2011
Genres: Romance, Western
Format: Kindle Book
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Wyoming Wildflowers -- Book 1 -- Indian Paintbrush
Dave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as along as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she's returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family's ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.
Matty's up to something - Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he'll provide it, just as he has all her life. Doing what's best for Matty is second nature. Even when it comes to marrying her in name only. Although he can't resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos.
Maybe - just maybe - his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.
This book was a cute read, but I didn’t finish it. I mean, I did but I actually skimmed the last half of it only reading the dialogue. So I don’t really count that as a complete read.
The reasoning behind that is the same thing kept being said over and over. Matty’s reason behind not getting physically involved with Dave lost its potency after a while. And she was too immature for me. It was just the same thing being repeated over and over. And Dave….well I found him entirely too overbearing and selfish. I couldn’t really connect with either character.
Also, I wanted the progression of the romance to move faster. There was no other plot beyond the romance and it crawled along. With no substantial growth for either character to keep my interest, it kept me from caring what happened to them. This is a real big issue for me. So since I just wanted some closure, I skimmed. Which I regret because I feel like I lost a lot of time that could have been spent on a book I got more enjoyment from.