Almost a Bride (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 1) [NOOK Book]

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Dave Currick was everything Matty wanted for as along as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she’s returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family’s ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.

Matty’s up to something – Dave knows that for sure. Just as he knows ...
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Almost a Bride (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 1)

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Overview

Dave Currick was everything Matty wanted for as along as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she’s returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family’s ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.

Matty’s up to something – Dave knows that for sure. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he’ll provide it, as he has all her life. Doing what’s best for Matty is second nature. Even when it comes to marrying her in name only.

Although he can’t resist one kiss after the I-dos -- a kiss as fiery as the flame-red Indian Paintbrush that's always reminded him of Matty.

Maybe – just maybe – his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.

Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy
Book 1 -- Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
Book 2 -- Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
Book 3 -- My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)

"Smart, stubborn and irresistible" - 5-Star review

"A 'don't miss' treat." ~ Rendezvous

"Sweep(s) you away." - 5-Star Review

"if you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride." -- 5-Star review

"Clever and humorous" - 5-Star review
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Editorial Reviews

magazine - _ Wordweaving
"... these powerful characters and their emotional intensity keep the pages turning." -
RW - Greater Detroit
Booksellers Best Award finalist
Cindy Penn
"... these powerful characters and their emotional intensity keep the pages turning." -
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452439099
  • Publisher: Craig Place Books
  • Publication date: 10/9/2010
  • Series: Wyoming Wildflowers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 90,065
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Patricia McLinn is the author of 26 published novels, past president of international writers group Novelists, Inc., and instigator of www.AWritersWork.com, where published authors sell e-books directly to readers.

Her books -- cited by reviewers for vivid and believable characters – have topped best-seller lists and won awards. She has spoken about writing from Honolulu to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institute.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and -- for 20-plus years -- an editor at the Washington Post. Now writing full-time, Patricia lives in Northern Kentucky.

Find out more about Patricia’s books at www.PatriciaMcLinn.com.
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  • Posted April 13, 2011

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    A wonderful, wacky, sexy couple works it out

    One of the (many) reasons I like reviewing romance novels is that I don't have to worry about spoiling the ending. We all know what the ending will be-must be or it wouldn't be a romance. Indeed, we know that Almost a Bride will end with impulsive Matty Brennan marrying steady Dave Currick. In fact, I knew that after reading the first 35 words-and I knew, to boot, that Matty would wind up saving her beloved Flying W Ranch.

    Right now, I have to say I loved the story, lest my opening paragraph loses readers. That paragraph is true, but it might make Patricia McLinn's novel sound ... But, no, anything but that. You see, what counts in a romance is the journey, not the destination. And what a journey this was, with surprising twists and turns in every chapter!

    I love twists-which is fortunate, because Almost a Bride almost turned me into a Bavarian pretzel. To begin with, Matty and Dave get married to begin with-in Chapter 2, three days after meeting for the first time in six years.

    Well, that's not exactly true-it's a half twist. Dave marries Mattie, but Mattie isn't really married to Dave. She won't really marry him because he loves her too much?

    So maybe Dave needs a knock on the head so he won't love Mattie excessively. There's nothing sure in Almost a Bride until almost the end. You never know.

    But in the end, she might marry her husband for real. Her husband? You know, that guy she has the irresistible hots for.

    There's much more to tell about this wonderful, wacky, sexy couple, but I'm not giving any more away. I will tell you that on every other page, these two lovable people put each other through the romance wringer and turn the crank. So, if you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride.

    21 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Enjoyable ranch romance

    Her attorney Taylor Anne Larson tells Matty Brennan that her Flying W Ranch is in financial trouble due to poor estate planning. The lawyer suggests selling some of the property, but being the last of her family, she refuses to sell out her ancestors. Instead, Matty decides to sell out herself by offering to marry Dave Currick so she can receive a financial grant. Dave and Matty negotiate, but in reality, he is pleased she turned to him. <P>At their wedding, Dave kisses Matty in such a way that she can hardly breath. She realizes she still loves the man who dumped her six years ago and believes he loves her too. So why did he drop her the first time around and why is he agreeing to marry her now? <P>ALMOST A BRIDE is a fun to read ranch romance that stars two lively characters. The story line may follow sub-genre guidelines, but it retains freshness due to the interrelationship between Matty and Dave. Be on the lookout ¿s next tale in ¿The Wyoming Wildfire¿ series, MATCH MADE IN WYOMING. <P>Harriet Klausner

    12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Love it!

    What a delightful story. Perfect way to start my holiday weekend. Got to check out what else this author has written.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    LIGHT READING, CHARMING... Even for a Non Romantic -at all- reader!

    Not at all what I would normally read, and even less purchase! The first book I read from this author was a Free Friday Book... and I liked the fresh, easy reading, relaxing book... This "romantic novel" was so new for me,I expected a soggy, bland, and boring book ! Well I was wrong!
    The freshness of the author touched me, and I was so compelled that I had to purchase the other books and read them all ! Sometimes you have to change your habits..
    Nicely written, even if you can anticipate the story. The personages are so sympathetic, that you really want to know what happens next, and stops you to put the book down.
    THANKS B & N... Thanks to PATRICIA McLINN!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Good book!

    This was a such a good book! This was my first time reading one of her books and now I look forward to the next.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Good romance

    A book that doesnt try to be more then what it is, a good romance.




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    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Great read

    Matty and Dave's story is sweet and full of sexual tension. This almost 500 page read keeps you hooked and entertained. There are two books to follow in this trilogy

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2012

    For a free book, this kept my attention and was a fairly long st

    For a free book, this kept my attention and was a fairly long story. Its a mix of western with romance which is every country girls dream. There are a lot of twists and turns in the book and you find yourself getting lost in the story. If you're looking for something to read that's lighthearted and will keep you interested I would highly recommend this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    SHERRY

    What a great book! I really enjoyed this one. I can't wait to get more of her books and read them!! It kept my interest from the begining to the very end!! Well Done!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Loved it!

    I loved this story and would like to read more works by this author. This is the first book that I have given 5 stars. I was happy it was free also. Although some of the actions of the main characters were silly, it was believable because human nature is often silly. I enjoyed the story line and highly recommend this to other readers.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Loved it!!

    What a great love story


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Fun and lovely story

    How do past loves grow beyond hurt and pain? By opening your heart again to trust and love. Matty and Dave needed to grow up and listen, really listen to each other. Things can grow in the darndest places. Fun story of reaquainting themselves and needing a push from family and friends. On to book 2

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Was worth the time

    I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and very believable. I plan to read all the Wyoming Wildflowers series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Very Different Couple Nice, fresh take on the 'reunited lovers'

    Very Different Couple
    Nice, fresh take on the 'reunited lovers' plot. Matty is a hoot, but she's also dense and made me want to slap her silly a few times. This would have been better as a novella, because the conflict between them was basic 'misunderstanding' one good conversation could have cleared up. There was no real 'outside' conflict-- even the 'threat' wasn't really real. The emotional conflict was valid, but again, one conversation could have cleared it up. That made me rate this story lower than I would have had there been true conflict between the two that more than just communication would have solved.
    And there was potential-- the 'political' connection wasn't truly explored, nor was her 'career and travels'. Had these been expanded a bit, it could have worked better and not been simple &quot;ok you two talk and all will be fine&quot;. In other words, there were no high stakes, no heart stopping 'this is the end' moment and no reason to continue reading.
    Overall, a good book for a snowy afternoon or a day at the beach. Light fluff that is somewhat entertaining if you can get past wanting to smack the heroine for being a blind idiot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    loved it!

    Not boring at all. Refreshing to read a romance novel that is romantic and not sleezy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Ok

    I had a hard time liking the female charactor. She seemed like an idiot.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Great read

    I enjoyed the whole series of books,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Amazing book

    I loved it had all the parts in my oppinion of a great book,i was crying laughing loving and hateing,i truly recomend this book.
    Maddie Cope

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    good

    good read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Great

    A really good love story tjhat is fun to read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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