I discovered Marcia Lynn McClure's books in my early teen years, and was turned on to all things romance and kissing after that first book, Shackles of Honor. Fifteen years later I am still in love with that story and the poetic, wistful writing style of its author. This fun novella is bringing me back to all things Marcia, as I rediscover her fun, lighthearted humor and likeable characters.
A Bargained For Bride is sweet in its simplicity and direct in its intent. Not too fluffy and not too stuffy as my mom likes to say. Jilly and Boone make the perfect clueless couple with their inability to realize the love each one has for the other. After recently reading about some seriously screwed up couples in the communication department, the direct dialogue between the two main characters was refreshing. This quick romance fix did not disappoint, and I enjoyed the clean aspect of it. Though this novella doesn't explore the kind of charged emotions that made me fall in love with titles such as Shackles of Honor, The Highwayman of Tanglewood or Saphyre Snow (A Snow White retelling that I highly recommend) it wasn't meant to, and certainly did little to make me feel as if I had missed out on anything important.
I recommend this sweet novella to anyone looking for a quick romance fix without any crazy emotional roller coaster rides. WARNING: You will feel like making out with a hot cowboy once finished. I recommend having one handy!
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