I always have high expectations when I start a novel by Melissa Brayden. In my opinion, she is currently one of the top contemporary romance authors in WLW fiction. Her newest book, Marry Me is just more evidence of her skill as a romance writer.
This is a love triangle that starts when the girl-next-door, fourth grade teacher Allison (Ally) Hale gets engaged to Brent Carmichaels, the handsome heir to one of the richest and most powerful families in Dallas. Things are great until Ally falls in love with her wedding planner, Megan Kincaid. Talk about your layers of conflict! The skies are the limit here, and the author takes full advantage.
The characters are all very human, and their actions and reactions to the events in the tale are accurate. It is easy to become connected to both Ally and Megan. The chemistry between them is evident from their first meeting.
There is quite a bit of angst in this story. Ms. Brayden really does pull hard on the heartstrings in this tale, and I loved every moment of it. You might want to keep a box of tissues handy for this one.
Ms. Brayden has created a romance rich in chemistry, angst, tenderness and love. As with every one of her novels, I highly recommend Marry Me to all romance lovers.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.