I’ve been looking forward to reading What a Tangled Web by Melissa Brayden for a while now. At the same time, I’m kind of sad that it is finally here. This is the third book in the ‘Tangle Valley Romance’ series, and it is also the final novel of the group.
In Entangled, the first installment, we meet Joey, Gabriella, and Madison (Maddie) as they work together to help Joey make Tangle Valley Vineyard profitable. This is Joey’s and Becca’s love story. In the second novel Two to Tangle, Gabriella meets her true love Ryan, and now with What a Tangled Web, Madison has her chance at a loving relationship with Clementine, the manager of everyone’s favorite café, the Bacon and Biscuit. Of course the road to true love is never easy, and that is certainly true in this last romantic tale.
By this third novel, the setting and most of the characters have already been completely developed, and reading this last story is like visiting some very old and dear friends. Maddie and Clem’s love story is enchanting, but not without some pain and angst along the way.
While I suppose you could read this novel as a standalone, I would strongly urge you to get all three books and read them in order since each story builds on the last until all three friends have finally found their true love. While I’m a little sad to see the end of the Tangle Valley tales, I’m looking forward to future stories by this author. After all, if you love romance, you can’t go wrong with a Melissa Brayden novel.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.