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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Loved it!

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I love a good contemporary western and Linda Lael Miller is really good at bringing it alive with the decent plot and characters to die for. It is a second book of hers that I read. The first one was from the same series - Parable, Montana - Big Sky Summer...
My review:

I love a good contemporary western and Linda Lael Miller is really good at bringing it alive with the decent plot and characters to die for. It is a second book of hers that I read. The first one was from the same series - Parable, Montana - Big Sky Summer and when I got the chance to review Big Sky Wedding I had no doubts that I wanted to read it. I fell in love with the surroundings and characters of Parable and I was glad to meet them again in Big Sky Wedding.

Plot:

All the books in the series are standalone books where different couples are the main characters. Big Sky Wedding gives you the story of Brylee and Zane. I met Brylee and many other characters already in Big Sky Summer.

Anyway, Brylee has experienced something that no woman ever should - she was jilted while walking down on the isle for getting married. Even though she understood, that it was a right thing for her in long term, it broke her heart and she lived in humiliation for quite some time. Now, being an owner of a big company, she keeps her heart safe from men and focuses on her company. That is until Zane shows up.

Zane is an A-list Hollywood player and has come back to his roots, at least for a while. Neither Brylee nor Zane are looking for love, but it just happens. The attraction between them is too strong to avoid and when Zane realizes that Brylee is not just a woman, but the woman, he is going after what he wants - Brylee.

It is a love story, but besides that, there are other great things about this book - the dialogue was captivating and witty and I got a lot of giggles while reading. I truly enjoyed all the characters in the story and the Parable itself. The author gives you quite bright and vivid pictures of Parable, so it's impossible not to want visiting the place and experiencing it in person!

Characters:

Before writing about the characters, I was thinking, that in Linda Lael Miller's books there are always two very important non-human characters - family and community. Family ties play a big role in the book and it influences almost all the characters either they want it or not. And community is another big influencer in Parable. It is tight-knitted society where almost everybody knows everyone and when it matters, they are there for you to help and support. I loved that!

I liked Brylee already in the previous book where her background story was mentioned and I was excited to see what the author had to offer to Brylee. It is mortifying and humiliating to be left in front of the family and whole Parable just few minutes before getting married, so Brylee had to struggle to get over the humiliation. It takes a very strong person to have faith and trust in love after that. So she has hidden her heart away. Little did she know when Zane came into the picture. I was happy to see, how she step by step gave herself a chance. She definitely deserved a happy ending.

Zane comes from a family with no means and he understands the value of the family.I loved how he took in his brother, knowing, that family matters and that family is exactly what Nash needs. I also admired Zane's persistence in his relationship with Brylee. Loved the relationship dynamics and how Zane proved, that he truly loves her.

I think Linda Lael Miller does a great work with all the other characters in the book. She gives them their own stories and you keep wondering which ones of them will be the main characters in the upcoming books.

posted by IngaKS on August 28, 2013

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

3 STARS Big Sky Wedding is finally Brylee's story. Brylee has n

3 STARS

Big Sky Wedding is finally Brylee's story. Brylee has not been to happy since she was left at the alter by Hutch. He ended up marrying someone else. Brylee threw herself into her business and made it a success. She lives in her own apartment on the ranch that s...
3 STARS

Big Sky Wedding is finally Brylee's story. Brylee has not been to happy since she was left at the alter by Hutch. He ended up marrying someone else. Brylee threw herself into her business and made it a success. She lives in her own apartment on the ranch that she and her brother own.

Newcomer to the area is Zane Sutton. Zane was a rodeo champion turned actor and decided to come to Montana and live on the ranch his brother Landry and him had bought years ago. Zane leaves a note and a big check to his housekeeper back in LA. Zane's house needs work badly he is sleeping on a air mattress.

Landry calls him up and tells him his father dropped off their half brother 12 year old Nash. They really don't know him. His mother is out of the picture. Landry is supposed to go on a business trip overseas tomorrow. So he is putting him on a plane and Zane better meet the plane.

Nash does not have much and his life had not been to stable. At least when he and Landry were kids and his dad took off they had their mom's love. Things were tough but they were together. They went shopping and bought some groceries and beds. Then before they get to comfortable Zane gets another call on his cell from Cleo. She is mad that Zane just took off and left her. She was too old to look for a different employer. She orders him too buy her a first class ticket in two days.

Zane had met Brylee on his property and liked her a lot first of all. When she saw his dog the next day and read his collar she came over to give him a lecture. Slim was starving and she could not believe he was not taking better care of his dog. Zane had just got the stray from the pound before moving here. He had not time enough yet to make a difference.

Zane's idea of a simpler life has not going as planned. He now had his brother living with him, dog, housekeeper and his ranch was torn up getting it fixed like Cleo wants. Even Landry shows up to see what the ranch they had bought and split looks like.

Brylee is coming out more and more socially now and just not working. She is also scared to trust a guy now.

I like that now that Zane realizes that Nash needs someone at first was not happy but steps up to the plate and takes care of Nash and when he promises something he will keep his word. He remembers his childhood and how his father would come and go. He plans to make Nash a part of his family give him stuff he needs and wants.

This romance novel is all about relationships between different people and what they want in the future. Their is a couple of love scenes towards the end of the book that I skipped over. It kept my attention and I read it in one setting. Did not want to put it down. I do want to know Landry's story and hope the next book is his.

I was given this book to read and asked in exchange to give honest review of it by NetGalley and Harlequin.
08/28/2013 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin HQN ISBN9780373777747 384 pages

posted by rhonda1111RL on August 27, 2013

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

    3 STARS Big Sky Wedding is finally Brylee's story. Brylee has n

    3 STARS

    Big Sky Wedding is finally Brylee's story. Brylee has not been to happy since she was left at the alter by Hutch. He ended up marrying someone else. Brylee threw herself into her business and made it a success. She lives in her own apartment on the ranch that she and her brother own.

    Newcomer to the area is Zane Sutton. Zane was a rodeo champion turned actor and decided to come to Montana and live on the ranch his brother Landry and him had bought years ago. Zane leaves a note and a big check to his housekeeper back in LA. Zane's house needs work badly he is sleeping on a air mattress.

    Landry calls him up and tells him his father dropped off their half brother 12 year old Nash. They really don't know him. His mother is out of the picture. Landry is supposed to go on a business trip overseas tomorrow. So he is putting him on a plane and Zane better meet the plane.

    Nash does not have much and his life had not been to stable. At least when he and Landry were kids and his dad took off they had their mom's love. Things were tough but they were together. They went shopping and bought some groceries and beds. Then before they get to comfortable Zane gets another call on his cell from Cleo. She is mad that Zane just took off and left her. She was too old to look for a different employer. She orders him too buy her a first class ticket in two days.

    Zane had met Brylee on his property and liked her a lot first of all. When she saw his dog the next day and read his collar she came over to give him a lecture. Slim was starving and she could not believe he was not taking better care of his dog. Zane had just got the stray from the pound before moving here. He had not time enough yet to make a difference.

    Zane's idea of a simpler life has not going as planned. He now had his brother living with him, dog, housekeeper and his ranch was torn up getting it fixed like Cleo wants. Even Landry shows up to see what the ranch they had bought and split looks like.

    Brylee is coming out more and more socially now and just not working. She is also scared to trust a guy now.

    I like that now that Zane realizes that Nash needs someone at first was not happy but steps up to the plate and takes care of Nash and when he promises something he will keep his word. He remembers his childhood and how his father would come and go. He plans to make Nash a part of his family give him stuff he needs and wants.

    This romance novel is all about relationships between different people and what they want in the future. Their is a couple of love scenes towards the end of the book that I skipped over. It kept my attention and I read it in one setting. Did not want to put it down. I do want to know Landry's story and hope the next book is his.

    I was given this book to read and asked in exchange to give honest review of it by NetGalley and Harlequin.
    08/28/2013 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin HQN ISBN9780373777747 384 pages

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Good but.....disappointed

    I was just starting to enjoy this book and then we rushed to an ending. I have read the others in this series but this was disappointing. I also had a hard time really liking the female lead. This book just was not at the same level as what I would expect from this author. Hope the next one is better!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2013

    I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with this one. I hav

    I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with this one. I have enjoyed the entire Big Sky series so far, but this book
    felt too short; cut off at the end. What is there, is well written,but it wasn't enough. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2014

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    Reviewed by Aubrey
    Book provided by NetGalley for review
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    I have been a fan of Linda Lael Miller for a long time. I love her writing and her ability to make me visit a part of the US that I have never been to. I was a bit disappointed with the latest addition to the Parable, Montana series. I felt that I waited too long to see the couple come together. I just found there to be way too much background information on Zane, his brothers Nash and Landry, his housekeeper Cleo, and his parents. The love story and HEA was too rushed and too wrapped up. It just felt a bit too predictable for Miller. Yes, I found the ending to be sweet and adorable but it did not sit right with me.

    I would have preferred if Zane and Brylee had a longer courtship or if we heard about their actual dates instead of just getting an epilogue of their wedding. To me, the title did not fit either. I understand that Brylee was left at the alter and reluctant to date again and let alone get married. However the only fact that the wedding is only read about in the epilogue made it seem like an after thought.

    I loved all the characters Miller introduced in this installment. I really enjoyed Clea as a character. She was funny and got things done. I liked hearing how Walker and Casey were doing. I loved how close Brylee was to her niece and nephew.

    I do look forward to reading Landry’s story. He is the opposite of Zane in many ways that I’m interested to learn more about him and what made him leave the big city behind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Cyrus

    Shrugs, hugging back. "Good I guess." Smiles. "Sorry for bothering you, but I have to go sleep. Goodnight!"

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  • Posted December 5, 2013

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    What I liked: Ths episode in the Parable saga was good. Not grea

    What I liked: Ths episode in the Parable saga was good. Not great. Good. I loved both Brylee and Zane and I absolutely adored Zane’s youngest brother and his housekeeper. I could have listened to them forever :)
    What I didn’t like: I really felt the the attention to detail in this novel wasn’t as great as usual – of course, I may have just been confused – the days seem to confuse me. The yesterdays and tommorows always seemed to skip days…

    More…

    Author: Linda Lael Miller
    Source: Harlequin via Netgalley
    Grade: B
    Steam: Adult, two fairly tame scenes
    Series: Parable, Montana #5

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