Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller

August 30th, 2013 Kimberly Review 49 Comments

30th Aug
Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller
Big Sky Wedding
by Linda Lael Miller
Series: Swoon-worthy Cowboys #5, Parable, Montana #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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>Wedding bells are ringing in Parable, Montana, but Brylee Parrish hasn't enjoyed the sound since being jilted at the altar by Hutch Carmody. She's over Hutch now, and running a multimillion-dollar business is challenging enough for this country gal. So she should avoid falling head-over-boot-heels for A-list actor Zane Sutton. He's come home to his rodeo roots, but Hollywood lured him away once and just might again. Yet everything about him, from his easy charm to his concern for his young half brother, seems too genuine to resist.... Zane didn't come to Parable for love-but count on a spirited woman to change a jaded cowboy's mind. Problem is, Brylee's not convinced he's here to stay. Good thing he's determined to prove to her, kiss by kiss, that she's meant to be his bride

I was excited to journey back to Parable, Montana to read Brylee Parish’s story in Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller. I have become quite invested in this little town and the characters that dwell there. We have a newcomer a smexy ex-rodeo cowboy/movie star and he is about to turn Brylee’s world upside down and inside out. Three-word review: romantic, swoon-worthy and sweet.

Brylee’s multi-million dollar business is doing so well that she is considering making it public but things haven’t changed with her love life. Ever since Hutch left her at the altar she has been avoiding friends and hanging close to home but even that’s become hard. With Walker and his wife and then their three kids living on the ranch too, she is beginning to feel like a fifth wheel. When Zane Sutton moves into the ranch next to her business, she cannot help but notice how handsome he is but she knows these “Hollywood” types never last in Parable for long. Zane needs a change and boy-howdy is he getting it, with the family moving in, a snarky housekeeper and one hot little filly working next door. The tale that unfolds had me smiling, sighing and enjoying my time back in Parable.

I have had a soft spot for Brylee since Hutch stood her up. She is strong, confident, a good friend and a doting aunt but love haven’t come to her easy. She has built these defenses and Zane just about unnerves her. Zane is smexy, knows what he wants and is ready to settle down. I loved his housekeeper and she reminded me of Opal. I fell hard for Zane’s half-brother and the twelve-year-old is sure to capture yours too. Landry, Zane’s younger brother arrives and something is going on there and I simply cannot wait for his story. The brothers have had a fall-out of some sort and relations are strained and I want the deets. Of course, we see past couples and get updates about all of our friends in Parable making my visit back enjoyable.

The romance started off smokin’ hot and then simmered into a slow burn that kept me wanting more. It felt genuine and I was swept up in this sweet tale hoping that Brylee would finally get her happily ever after. Zane and Brylee’s interaction were filled with snark, heat and you could just feel the sexual tension it was downright delicious! I love that the author chose not to make this an insta-love but took that spark and heat and allowed the flames to burn filling the tale with warmth. Side stories and Zane’s brothers added to the tale and helped us learn more about him. The next book will give us Landry Sutton’s story and I am anxious to read it.

Fans of small-town romances and swoon-worthy cowboys will enjoy Big Sky Wedding and the rest of the books in the Swoon-worthy Cowboy series. Big Sky Secrets the final book in this series is due to release December of 2013.

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49 Responses to “Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller”

  1. Kimberly

    I love the cover & sound of this one slow building romances are my favourites and this one sounds really good. Plus I love the title of the series 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am really enjoying this series and will be sad when the final book releases in January. 🙁

  2. Jennifer

    Great review! I felt the same way, although I haven’t read the previous books in the series. And it was a great standalone, too, because I didn’t feel lost at all.

  3. sharonda

    I’m getting into cowboy reads a little lately…this might be one to add to the tbr list 🙂

  4. Olena

    Great review! 🙂 I’ve been a fan of Linda Lael Miller for a long time now and I enjoy her stories thoroughly. I haven’t had a chance to start this series yet but I’m really excited to get into it. I love reading about the stories of her characters and the charming small town environment settings 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I enjoy her books too, and small town settings are some of my favorites..enjoy!

  5. Sharlene Wegner

    I have been meaning to get to this series. I love cowboy stories! This cover is beautiful, too! Thanks for the review!

  6. Maida

    With a series name like “Swoon-worthy cowboys” I’d be stupid NOT to pick this up! lol ;p I LOVE that! And you know I love my contemporary reads, so knowing that this book is sweet, and romantic and swoon-worthy is awesome! I am so happy that the romance isn’t insta-love either! And I can’t wait to meet Zane and Brylee. They both sound like enjoyable characters. I can’t wait to read this…actually I’m gonna go to amazon right now! lol ;p Glad you enjoyed this! Great review! 😀

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I enjoy this series, it has wonderful characters and they are perfect escapes.

  7. Melissa (Books and Things)

    I am determined to find out where all these ranches are with the swoonworthy cowboys reside! Looks like you found a good one and I swear I’m going to have to pick up a book by this author. Really like the sound of the romance.

  8. Heidi

    I love small town books and the romance sounds perfect. I like romances that start with heat and then simmer into a low burn. I will have to add this to the old TBR.

  9. Candace

    I have really been considering reading this series, it sounds great! Cowboys and a small town setting where everyone knows each other? Sounds like a win!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      exactly, I love small-town reads and add in cowboys and well, I am packing my bags!

  10. Sarah

    Haha, I love the name of the series. Swoon-worthy Cowboys? I do love my cowboys! Linda Lael Miller has the BEST cowboys. 😛 great review!

    Sarah @ Kitties Like Books Too

  11. Andrea

    I really liked Brylee in the last book, and felt so bad for her. It’s great to see she got her happy ending!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      ooh me to Andrea, I was glad we finally got her story!

  12. herding cats

    *girly sigh* I love her and those slow burn romances. It sounds fantastic. I need to do some serious catching up with her books.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yeah Anna she always delivers a warm, cuddly romance 🙂

  13. Sam

    Snark, heat and sexual tension? Say no more! I’m convinced. And I love that this series is actually called Swoon-Worthy Cowboys. 😀 Haha! Thanks for sharing, Kimba.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Sam, and I must say the men have all been swoon-worthy 🙂

  14. Braine

    I am not a big fan of cowboy novels BUT I sure do like to watch it on Lifetime LOL. I just saw a special on Montana and man! The landscape of that state is simply gorgeous! I can only imagine the descriptions used by the author to describe the setting. Must be great

  15. kindlemom1

    I can’t believe how hooked on cowboys you made me!! 😛

    I am so glad Brylee got her HEA. Wonderful review like always Kim! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  16. Nick

    Aww! This sounds like an adorable read that I would definitely enjoy. Zane and Brylee sound like they have a great romantic relationship that developed nicely. I have to see this for myself.
    I have to say though, the one thing that interests me the most is the snarky housekeeper! 😉
    Lovely review, Kim! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Chene, they do work as standalone, although I like watching all the developments.

  17. Tanja

    Well hello there cowboy! I can’t remember the last time reading a story about cowboys and small towns. I need to change that. This sounds really great and Zane sounds great. Great review dear 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      psst..I am a sucker for a man in denims, and cowboy boots *blushes*

  18. Naomi

    Big Sky Wedding sounds like a great read Kimberly. I’m glad you enjoyed the next book in the series. Smokin hot romance to a slow burn. They sound like they are a great couple! Awesome review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, I was desperate for her to finally get her HEA, this was a fun, smexy one.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, but on the last book some sites show it as Parable, Montana series..well that is so not started out as Swoon-worthy cowboys and so it shall stay! That is All 🙂