Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Book Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: The women of Bliss County are ready to meet the men of their dreams! See how it all begins in this enthralling new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller...
Ten years ago, Hadleigh Stevens was eighteen and this close to saying "I do," when Tripp Galloway interrupted her walk down the aisle. Now that she's recovered from her youthful mistake and Tripp's interference, Hadleigh and her single friends form a marriage pact. She doesn't expect Tripp to meddle with her new plan to find Mr. Right—or to discover that she's more attracted to him than ever!
Divorced and eager to reconnect with his cowboy roots, Tripp returns to Bliss County to save his ailing father's ranch. He's not looking for another wife—certainly not his best friend's little sister. But he's never been able to forget Hadleigh. And this time, if she ends up in his arms, he won't be walking away!
Review: THE MARRIAGE PACT is the first book in the new “The Brides of Bliss County” series. First up is Hadleigh Stevens. Growing up, Hadleigh lost her parents young so her big brother and her grandmother were her support system. Her brother’s best friend, Tripp Galloway, was her childhood crush. Yet when Tripp walked into the church and ruined her wedding, infatuation turned to hatred. Now that Tripp’s back in town to help out his father, he’s looking to patch things up with Hadleigh. Can they make it work?
THE MARRIAGE PACT is a sweet western romance. Hadleigh is a sweet girl who has been burned by too many Mr. Wrongs. She and her two best friends, Melody and Bex, have made a pact to find their Mr. Right – even going so far as inspiration/wish boards with pictures, etc. The three women have very satisfying careers, but want to find true love, too. THE MARRIAGE PACT is sweet and sentimental and very fluffy. If you’re looking for a lighthearted and humorous romance to cuddle up with on the beach, THE MARRIAGE PACT is for you.