The Marriage Pact (The Brides of Bliss County)

By Linda Lael Miller

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Readers` Reviews

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rachel martin
I enjoyed the intertwining of good friends and the characters in this story. I especially liked the way the author stressed the importance of family
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kortney
I love anything written by Linda Lael Miller. She always keeps the reader enthralled.
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ehrrin
I don't remember titles of books once I read them unless I look at the first page or two. I just remember if I like a particular author and it was up to his or her usual standards. Marriage Pact was up to Miler's usual style.
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tsend gan
Started reading this and find I am having a hard time trying to continue with it and probably will not finish it. I have started looking for another book to read. Nothing new here, rather boring and same old story.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hussain
I enjoy Linda Lael Miller's stories. Interesting characters and scenarios. Always strong women.
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andrew kenny
Great read!
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mauveboots
Fast read, good romance.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vanessa hardy
Love all of Libda Leal Miller's books!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sheri seale
I like this book. I want to read the next two books in the series. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It might be considered a little simple. But, it was another one of Linda's entertaining books. So I hope I get to read the other two books and I hope you do, too.
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jaeda
good
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fatih cetken
I can't wait for the last one. I love series books and this is a great escape for me.
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ruben malvaez
It was Okay
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sandeep
Some of her other book series were better
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sarah witter
Good read
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tim hennessy
love Linda's stories. She always has twists and curves I find them enjoyable and captivating.
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jennifer buttkins
Very good, easy read book.
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tynan
Haven't had a chance to read the book as of yet.
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tuba khalid
I love Linda Lael Miller's books!!!! Tripp and Hadleigh are a great couple.
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nick chen
Great!
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grant schwartz
Good as usual
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jaco
As always, Ms Miller had done it again. Quite an enjoyable read.
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robert black
Of course I have have read all Linda 'S books and never get tired of reading her books.

THE Marriage PACT WAS A GREAT STORY AND MOVING TO THE HEART.
Jo
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rehab
loved this series!
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austin conley
Liked it, love Miller's stories.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
eugenia
good book
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brian reed
Can't wait for the next book! I have always enjoyed Linda Lael Millers books. I am looking forward to her next book in this series. Until then I will be content to re-read her other books that I have.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
parto shahvandi
Ms Miller is one of my favorite authors.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
arvid tomayko peters
great book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tajja i
Great book. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. Linda Lael Miller is one of my favorites.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lauri
Cannot wait to get the next book,always a good read
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jim leftwich
I read everything of hers.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
derek thompson
Cute
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
andrew burden
very good
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
arja salafranca
I have always loved books by Linda Lael Miller. She is a favorite writer of mine and I read all of her books. Highly recommended.
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jarratt
Loved it very enjoyable and entertaining.
Keep the new books coming. I can't wait
That's all I have to say.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kylie kaiser
I absolutely loved this book. Linda Lael Miller puts romance and humor in every amazing way. Gotta love those cowboys.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jessica amato
Very good, easy reading book as are all books by Linda Lael Miller
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christine gerber
Seems as if the book was written by someone else. I couldn't finish it and I rarely bail on a book.
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colonelperry42n
This book like it's companion are both very well written and evokes the emotions in the reader that any good writer desires.
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pikiora
I enjoyed it.
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yolan
I always look for Linda Lael Miller's books. This book was up to her high standard. The story line is almost believable. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.
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velda
Always enjoy her books.
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pinar sayan
Another great story by Linda Lael Miller.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cj dainton
Great book
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
andrew gretes
Loved this
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mary
Enjoyed - quick & easy read. On to the next book in the triology!
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lyazzat
As the final book in the trilogy, the outcome was predictable, but it was fun getting to the end!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
lorenzo berardi
Linda Lael Miller never disappoints. The story was good and now I'm ready for part two!
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erik tierney
I really like her books but was so disappointed that the story didn't run smoothly in presence for the characters.
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logeswary
I love Linda Lael Miller's books, but I thought this was not up to her usual standard. Having said that I still enjoyed this book and would recommend anyone to read it. It is still an enjoyable story.
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liz spindler
loved it as much the second time as I did the first!
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katherine reilly
no real conflict, all resolve too smoothly.
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katrien
Good
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maryellen
Miller at her best...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
c bell
Always enjoy L.L. Miller books. This one was easy to read and a good story.
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vaibhav gogate
Hate to say this about Miller books because I've read and loved so many of hers but I can't even finish this one it's so boring
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
dianne dohoney
It's a fun read!
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klensign
Pretty boring. I have delighted in MANY of her previous books however!
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donna ludwig
Good book
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
samuel sacks
This is another captivating story. Love to read her books. They keep me interested the whole book through. Hard to put down.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
daniel bergey
Good story line, entertaining, and easy reading. Promotes good character figures. I have read many of her books and enjoy them.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bexter
I love thisbook! I have read it multiple times!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rachel green
A good easy ready.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
erin ny
Linda Lael Miller is my favorite author. I think I have read just about all of her books and the Marriage Pact did not disappoint.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ratu solomon
it was good for light reading.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jeremy patterson
It was a great story! I love Linda Miller books
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amber akins
I have read lots of her books and enjoyed them but this was one of the most boring books I have read in quite some time. She has apparently lost her talent for writing. Don't waste your money. The book could have been covered in one chapter.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
von allan
I really liked this book. I enjoy all of Linda`s books. She keeps you interested in the story. Great Book.
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jillian reid
a little bit slow
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
maranda
I loved this book. Can't wait to start next one. Best author ever. Love all of Linda Leal Miller books
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
joseph santiago
Peak your interest from the first chapter. Great story line with lost of emotion and real hart felt reactions
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
heather wescott
Love this book. Did not want to put it down til I finished it. Linda is such a great author.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
khalifah insan
Enjoyed
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jeremy rios
have not read
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
filip klimowski
Haven't read it yet, but if like all her works it will be great.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
emily restifo
Her books are always good
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
michael mossing
hope it will be good if I can get it ordered
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sherri moorer
Fun read. Real people and how it easy to over look true feelings. Kept my interest hard to put down.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
matt kansy
Predictable, but entertaining. quick read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
spencer
Linda at her best.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
eli jacobs
Love all her books I hope to read about melody an bex in another book. I didn't put it down when I started reading it
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kevin harden
I love any books by her they are always great
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
charles benoit
I love all of Linda label millers books. This book was inspiring and I can't wait to get the next one in this series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
chahana
easy read
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
camila rocha
I love this book! I can't wait to read next book and Linda Lael Miller is awesome and wonderful author.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jordanna
Another success. Great characters and a fun read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
marissa lerer
Love her books!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
naseem
Great story, then again all her books are great
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jandy
First book I ever downloaded to kindle. Great book and the download is so easy
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
saddy560
It was so good, now I am waiting on pins and needles for the other two
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sylvr
I loved it. Characters were fun. Thanks Ms Miller for the years of entertainment. Love your series. Keep on writing!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
churka
As usual she captures you in her stories. Wonderful book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lacie
Loved the book. Can't wait till the next one. Always enjoy her books so much. Wish series where closer together.
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hope baxter
very good
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jasper meer
excellent
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agnieszka ziaja
It was a most enjoyable read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vickey2123
It was very intertaining . I would like to see how the other women turn out on their men.
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w john bodin iii
Good story
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
maria andreu
A winner, a winner. Then all of Me. Miller's books are like that. I have read several of her books and plan to read many more. She can describe a place and you want to go there, she can describe a person or a loved scene and you think you are there.
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marielle
loved it
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pran k p
Love this book!!!#
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brooke jared
Can't wait for the next story about this threesome of women.
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chris lange
Good book, good author.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
michaela kuhn
Too similar with other of her books.
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elaine harber
first book by Linda Lael Miller that I was disappointed with; too much sex. I have read 20 or more of her books but this one could have been more enjoyable by keeping with story line less sex.
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nabil
Great book
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amber macpherson
Great read
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
melanie
They grew up together. Her brother was his best friend. Through tragedy and loss, they danced round each other. But when he came home to stay, th realization dawned.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
nicole pugh
I have read all f her books, always very entertaining. Love them
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
justin vass
I loved this story, but then I love all of Linda Lael Miller's books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
daniel barden
Thanks
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
pavol fabo
I like any of Linda Leal Miller stories, characters seem to come to life in her books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
julia robison
five stars!!!! can't wait for the next book!
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juli burnham
Where is the wit and witty dialogue Ms. Miller is known for? Where are the characters and interesting children she usually writes about? There is way too much redundant narrative and too much time spent in the heads of the two characters. I would have liked to have seen more conversation and character interaction rather than just descriptions of thoughts. This seems to be a pattern she has been developing since the 3rd or 4th Parable book and it is no where near as enjoyable as her earlier books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
barbara ankrum
Even after twenty years, I can still remember the very first book I read by Linda Lael Miller, and she remains one of my favorite authors. If you are looking for a deep-seeded romance with loads of suspense, then you probably will not enjoy Linda's books. I'm saying this because I've read some of the reviews on this book. What I enjoy about her books is that they are light-hearted romances that you can sit down and read in one sitting - a beach read, a Sunday afternoon read; books that transport you to a place where love happens quickly and forever. They are fun, quick reads.

THE MARRIAGE PACT was such a book. There are three friends in a very small town who are bound and determined to find marriageable men to love them and to have their happy ever after. They form a pact as friends are known to do and it is a sweet part of their friendship. Hadleigh is the first to have love find her - in the form of her older brother's best friend and one good-looking guy who knows how to wear his boots (and transport her to another dimension with his kisses.)

What follows is a sweet love story with little suspense and drama. It is an easy read and how it ends is a given. It did seem to have a little de-ja-vou in the storyline, but I read a tremendous amount of books, so chances are, any story-line has a chance of sounding vaguely familiar to me. I enjoyed the book, especially the ending and if you are a fan of Linda's, you will definitely want to read it. I am eagerly awaiting the second book in the series to see who finds love next. There may have been an oh-so-subtle hint in this book, but we'll see.

I'm giving THE MARRIAGE PACT five stars. It was typical of Linda's style and a good book. I think this trilogy is going to be fun.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
courtney sutherland
Reviewed by Julie
Book provided by NetGalley
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

Despite the fact that Hadleigh had secretly hoped Tripp Galloway would haul her out of the church the day she was to marry, the shocking announcement that he was married blew her big plans out of the water. Living in a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business, having a social event of the year wedding come to such a dramatic end was fodder for gossips for years to come. So, Hadleigh has lived with her humiliation all these years and has blamed Tripp every single day for messing up her life.

Hadleigh is a successful businesswoman and has two very dear friends who have supported her through the years. The three women all admit they are ready to find some stability, ready to find Mr. Right, and start families. So, they make a marriage pact and vow to focus on finding the right guy and start living their happy every after. Sounds simple, and looks good on paper, but finding the right guy is not an easy task, especially if you are secretly harboring feelings for a man you have convinced yourself you no longer care for under any circumstance, not as a friend, and certainly not as a lover, and Tripp is the very last man on earth Hadleigh would ever consider marrying.

Tripp is divorced and tired of the fast lane. Returning home to help his step-father, who is recovering from cancer, run his ranch, Tripp thinks it’s high time things between him and Hadleigh got settled once and for all. After all, Tripp was Hadleigh’s brother’s best friend and Tripp had promised to look after her. That’s why he pulled her out of that wedding years ago and he still has no regrets for doing so.

Tripp finds out right quick that Hadleigh hasn’t forgiven him after all this time, despite the fact he saved her from making a HUGE mistake.

So, the two get off to a rather bumpy start when they come face to face again.

I love small town romance and second change at love stories. It’s too bad these two never spoke after that wedding fiasco. I don’t know that Tripp ever spent much time feeling regrets over what he did until he sees Hadleigh, all grown up and finds she is bitter towards him. He may have done the right thing for Hadleigh back then, but he handled things the wrong way and now Hadleigh doesn’t trust him with her heart. Hind sight is 20/20 as they say and now Tripp realizes how deeply he hurt Hadleigh.

As for Hadleigh, she knew in her heart Tripp wasn’t responsible for the way her life turned out and hating him all those years only hurt herself. Her fear of opening up to him again though is nearly paralyzing. But, she will have to forgive Tripp and find the courage to open herself up to him again.

Life is full of mistakes and regrets. It’s what we do about those mistakes and how we learn from them that matters. Hadleigh and Tripp both made their fair share of mistakes and have their regrets too. Living in fear of being hurt will rob you of the joy of living, loving, and reaping the rewards relationships give us. I think that is the main message the author would wish to convey. Life is a risk, a gamble, you win some, you lose some, but it if you don’t get in there and take a chance you are only robbing yourself .

This is a solid foundation for this new series by one of my favorite authors. The secondary characters rounded out the story with humor and gives the reader an introduction to characters we are sure to meet again in the future.
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trish land
3-4 chapters of internal dialog for a date where absolutely nothing happened! I've never read a book with so much internal dialog. I'm not real sure that Hadleigh and Tripp had more than five actual conversations. And yes, we understand that things are proverbial, no need to use it every other page. As for the pets...I love animals, but I don't need to know every time they lick their paws, go pee, eat their "kibble", and look at their master. Get to the good stuff. In this book there was no good stuff. I am so disappointed because I've been such a big fan of Linda Lael Miller for so long. This author has been one of my go-to authors for years. I love her early books. This book and her last series are nothing like her early books. I feel like I read the same story over and over. Nothing new, nothing exciting, no chemistry. What has happened to LLM?! I hope she goes back to her old writing style. Don't waste your money.
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michael palmer
First in a new series, THE MARRIAGE PACT follows three BFFs who each wear a bracelet identical to the other two. The jewelry designer among them vows to make identical charms to commemorate the marriages of each, when they happen. Hadleigh Stevens is the first with a better-than-even chance to bite the dust of singlehood, but first she has to get over being carried away from the altar 10 years earlier by her late brother's best friend, Tripp Galloway, who accurately assesses that her first fiance is NOT the man for her. The question is: is he the right one to haul her off to wedded bliss?

Tripp has his own issues, not least of which is his ailing father, who has let the family ranch slid downhill fast, and who then surprises Tripp by saying he wants to go on a cruise and meet women! After too many years grieving the loss of Tripp's mother, his dad is now wanting to step out and enjoy life again. So he's left to bring the ranch back with new stock, new barn, renovated house and the like, and all before the Wyoming winter arrives.

Tripp now realizes Hadleigh is more than his best friend's kid sister, gangly knees, braces on the teeth, and teen crush, too. But will she allow him to show how he now feels about her? Or will she resume the kind of spitfire action she indulged in when he threw her over his shoulder and hauled her out of the church?
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
holyn jacobson
Originally posted on Tales to Tide You Over

The Marriage Pact is a delightful novel about roots, shared history, and unexpected love. Tripp Galloway has to come to terms with feelings that began when he wasn’t able to act on them, and Hadleigh Stevens tries her best to deny what’s always been true despite blunt friends and her own epiphanies. The impact history has on these events, along with the connection Hadleigh has to her friends, makes this story a bit introspective, but I think it works. For example, when her friends reject her delusions, Hadleigh initially reacts in anger, but she can’t help thinking about it until she comes to see the care behind the push even if she doesn’t accept the statement immediately.

Stories where the characters already have a history are among my favorite romances. In this one, Tripp was best friends with Hadleigh’s older brother, so they grew up side by side, only aware of their feelings too late to do anything about it. But romances are often about second chances, and this one adds in the element of mistakes made and feelings trampled all by accident.

The sense of a small town community shows in the love between friends and family, the way everyone has a stake in everyone else’s life, and how Tripp and Hadleigh navigate through well-meaning advice as they try to figure themselves out. Hadleigh’s connection to her friends, and their sometimes-rocky relationship, is lovely, while the marriage pact offers hints of the stories still to come.

Though it’s fun and cute with mini-tales like how Tripp ended up with a dog when he made the fatal mistake of naming the pup, there is more to the story than the pretty moments. Shared grief for Hadleigh’s brother, who died as a soldier with Tripp at his side, keeps resurfacing both when they are alone and together. Also, Tripp had moved away to find his place in the world, and succeeded. He comes back not for Hadleigh but because his step-father’s health took a major hit and he can no longer manage the farm alone. The last allows for poignant talks between Tripp and the only father he’s ever known.

For all the focus on community, friends, and family, this is neither a sweet romance nor women’s fiction. Those looking for the traditional elements of a contemporary romance will find them along with detailed, though not explicit in language choices, love scenes between the main characters. These scenes include character development and are appropriate to the story. I did feel ending the book on an extended love scene was a bit much, but the last line is precious.

I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review, which meant I read the ARC. There was another edit pass or two before the published copy, something the ARC definitely needed. That noted, as much of an annoyance typos and the occasional continuity error posed, the characters and the life they pulled me into were too good for my annoyance to last, and that’s saying something.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
willa ocampo
Linda Lael Miller’s newest series, The Brides of Bliss County, is off to a strong beginning with The Marriage Pact. This endearing romance has a great cast of characters, strong friendships and a love story that will melt your heart.

Hadleigh Stevens and Tripp Galloway have a long history together which provides a solid foundation for their burgeoning romance. In the ten years since Tripp stopped her from making a disastrous mistake, Hadleigh has done a lot of growing up but she is still furious with him for stopping her wedding. When Tripp moves back to the family ranch, the two reconnect and Hadleigh is forced to examine exactly why she is still so angry with him. As for Tripp, he is shocked by his attraction to the woman he watched grow up.

Hadleigh and Tripp have known one another all their lives and although Tripp has only made a few quick trips to town over the intervening years, their shared past is an unbreakable bond that ties them together. Tripp decides to come home after he learns some unsettling news about his father’s health and he easily settles back into ranching life. Hadleigh has faced a lot of losses in her life, but her close-knit and steadfast friendships with Melody Nolan and Bex Stuart have sustained her through all of life’s ups and downs.

The romance between Hadleigh and Tripp is gradual but after they sort through their individual issues, their relationship really takes off. Tripp is a bit old-fashioned and he is sweetly romantic as he courts Hadleigh. Their lovemaking is incredibly passionate and their sex scenes are pretty steamy.

The Marriage Pact is a light-hearted and angst-free novel with a compelling storyline and a charming cast of characters. Linda Lael Miller has an amazing ability to create delightfully homespun romances that are realistic and quite heartwarming. The marriage pact is a unique premise that adds to the story’s overall appeal and leaves readers eager for the upcoming installments of the Brides of Bliss County series.

I received a complimentary copy for review.
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lovro
Linda has done another great read and this is a start of a new series.Hadleigh Stevens and Tripp Galloway has a history behind them. Tripp was Hadleigh's brother's closest friend and he wants to look after Hadleigh even after all these years when she saved her from a marriage which was wrong for her.

Hadleigh and two close friends Melody and Becca makes a pact to find a husband but will look out for one between the three of them..they all must agree on the chosen man when the time comes. Their idea is a perfect husband which may be hard to find. All the ladies have great careers so the marriage is not for support money wise. Love, caring and a family with a nice home is their dream.

Tripp Galloway is a businessman, who just sold a very successful charter jet service so he could return to the family ranch and help his widowed stepfather. He also needs to come to his senses over his past and his future.

Tripp and Hadleigh meets after many years and both feel something between themselves but will not admit to it. They want to think it is feelings from the past that just hasn't gone away yet.

Hadleigh admits she had a childhood crush on Tripp and fights to get over it, now that they are older and more mature. Being in the same area is not helping at all and they also feel a bit more closer than ever before.
Linda writes a story line that places you in the same room and place and you really can relate to the characters and get you involved in the story.

I am looking forward to the rest of the series of The Brides Of Bliss County. I feel I am a part of this little group now after reading this first book. The town of Mustang Creek can become home to the reader as much as the characters in the book.

I was given this book to read and review and happy to have done it. I can only say this was one of the most easiest tasks I had to do as reading the book was an enjoyment and took me to a wonderful area and town where the residents were very nice and you didn't want to leave town.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
selina
3 1/2 STARS

I wish it was a longer story, I wanted to see more of the characters interact with each other. This did give a lot of their backstory. At times the relationships seem rushed. I like the characters. Want to know more about them.
Had s few love scenes that I skipped over.

Three friends want to get married. So they decide to make a pact. Too keep trying, too support each other, get out their. There professional lives are going great but they know they want a family.

Hadleigh Stevens at eighteen was about to get married when Tripp Galloway came in the middle of the wedding and carried her off. He told her about her fiancé some information he knew, then he left town again.

Hadleigh had a crush on Tripp for years. He was her brother's good friend. Hadleigh owns the quilt shop in town and makes and sells quilts on line. She does a good business. She is all alone after all of her family has died.

Tripp has sold his business and has come home to the ranch. He finds his step-father in bad health and ranch worn down. He wants Hadleigh to be friends again.

I would have liked to see more of Tripp and his step-father Jim. It seems like Tripp gets home and Jim leaves. Then Jim starts a fast relationship. It just seems too rushed.

The setting is small town Mustang Creek, Wyoming.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley and Harlequin.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
ben messer
I normally love Linda Lael Miller’s stories but this new one from her felt like it was done already by her. The story was quite predictable and I couldn’t really connect to the characters at all. To me it felt like she was ticking things off her list- Get a feisty heroine. Have an alpha male hero. Make sure there is conflict. Romance is a plus. All that plus the way Hadleigh forgave Tripp within minutes of seeing him again left me shaking my head in wonder. I hate books where the characters say one thing and do the polar opposite. Written in a way that is believable, it works. Having it as a plot motion isn’t and totally turned me off both Tripp and Hadleigh all together. I normally love this author’s books with rugged sexy heroes and independent heroines who make them work for their hearts. In her introductory book in the Bliss County series, I felt those elements were missing completely. The characters were not very well defined nor are they sympathetic at all. Tripp just annoyed me to no end with his “I am going to make amends with Hadleigh whether she likes it or not” attitude and Hadleigh being very simpering and annoying. At some moments, I got a sense of her feisty character but it was soon gone over the way she came across as a flighty mess.

THE MARRIAGE PACT had it’s moments of pure enjoyment but they were far and few in between. The story felt stale and boring. The characters were unappealing and were at times, very aggravating. I normally fall in love with Ms. Miller’s characters but this time around I just couldn’t find a character trait that called to me for any of the characters. I am not sure if it was because I just finished re-reading the Big Sky series and loved every minute of it that had me so against this new book. I am hoping to re-read it again in the future and see if my opinion of the story and characters changed any. The elements of Ms. Miller’s signature writing style were there but layered under a cumbersome storyline that just plodded along at a snail pace. If you enjoy heroines in distress and alpha heroes who seem to think they know what is good for you then you might enjoy this book from Linda Lael Miller. I am just hoping the rest of the books in this new series get a bit better and the characters get more enjoyable. This felt like my favorite author took a holiday and someone else wrote it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
pamela drapala
Hadleigh Stevens and her two best friends Melody and Becca are all three still looking for the perfect man in their lives. Together, they decide to make a marriage pact, vowing they will help each other to find a suitable husband. When Hadleigh was just 18, she was about to marry but her wedding was ruined by Tripp Galloway, her brother’s best friend, who ran into the church and carried her out over his shoulder, without a word. Hadleigh knows Tripp prevented her from making the biggest mistake of her life, but she still holds a grudge against him. Now, ten years later, a divorced Tripp is back in town to help his stepfather to run the family ranch. It doesn’t take long before Hadleigh and Tripp bump into another, and even though Hadleigh just wants to stay as far away as possible from Tripp, she can’t ignore the chemistry that’s still there between the two of them...

‘The Marriage Pact’ is the first part of the Bliss County Brides series and a great start which only made me more curious about the other books that are still to come. I loved the scene setting and the cast of characters. The book is set in the small town of Mustang Creek in Bliss County, Wyoming, where main character Hadleigh Stevens has her own quilt shop. Throw in a marriage pact with her best friends, and a handsome leading man who returns to the town after a decade, and you’ve got yourself the set-up for a great romance story. I immediately liked Hadleigh and her friends, and the chemistry between Hadleigh and Tripp was impossible to ignore, resulting in me crossing my fingers for them to get together from the first few pages of the book.

I personally wouldn’t have minded if the book had been a bit longer and the story had focused on some more details, mainly because I loved the plotline and the characters. However, this book is what it promises to be: a laid-back and sweet romance read. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole atmosphere created in the novel and I definitely look forward to the next part in the series. ‘The Marriage Pact’ is an easy-to-pick-up and fun romance read which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m glad I was introduced to Linda Lael Miller this way and look forward to reading more of her work in the future!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
nikki swaby
The first in her new Brides of Bliss County series, Linda Lael Miller’s The Marriage Pact introduces readers to Hadleigh Stevens, Melody Nolan, and Bex Stuart. The trio of lifelong friends has decided that they won’t simply sit around and wait for Cupid to work his magic: they want to find some nice cowboys and set down roots, and together they vow to do just that by making a pact – a marriage pact. Quilt shop owner Hadleigh has suffered a lot of loss in her life: her parents in a car accident, her brother in the service, and her grandmother to the sad passage of time. And then there was her chance at marriage when she was eighteen years old, when she stood at the alter with a man she barely knew and found herself being embarrassingly hauled away like a child by her late brother’s best friend, cowboy-turned-pilot Tripp Galloway. Hadleigh may have harbored a childhood crush on Tripp once upon a time, but she hasn’t quite forgiven him for the grand humiliation he caused her – and she’s not ready to admit that she’s glad for what he did. Nor is she ready to admit, when Tripp suddenly moves back from the big city for the long haul, that her feelings for him have never really left her.

Linda Lael Miller has over one hundred books to her name, and yet her latest novel has a way of making the western romance genre feel brand new. An intriguing aspect of The Marriage Pact is that the plot doesn’t rely on creating and fostering conflict. While Hadleigh and Tripp are apt to butt heads plenty of times (with wonderfully entertaining results), neither of them deny their chemistry with too much obstinacy; in this way Miller proves that a sweet, romantic story can be just as entertaining without a lot of dramatic entanglements. The story of Hadleigh and Tripp is charming in its simplicity, but where Miller really brings the story to its most touching heights is in the nuances of the main characters’ relationships with family and friends. Hadleigh’s camaraderie (and even her disagreements) with her two best friends feels like a true-to-life sisterhood while Tripp’s close relationship with the stepfather who raised him will easily capture the reader’s heart. Miller devotes much of the book to scenes of recollections and emotional discoveries, allowing us to witness the main characters being introspective. Her attention to detail makes her already likeable characters even more delightful.

Also playing a big role in The Marriage Pact is the little town of Mustang Creek – nestled in Wyoming’s Bliss County – and its inquisitive inhabitants. Miller writes her western setting with lovely imagery, capturing the little pleasures of life in a small town and bringing to life the feeling, the pace, and of course the charm of life on a ranch. With a heartwarming beginning to the new series, full of enjoyable characters, a cozy atmosphere, and smile-inducing romance, The Marriage Pact will certainly leave readers excited to discover who the next bride of Bliss County will be.

(Review © Casee Marie, originally published on June 6, 2014 at LiteraryInklings.com. A copy of the book was provided for the purpose of review.)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
apurv
The Marriage Pact is the first book in the all new The Brides Of Bliss County by the incomparable queen of western contemporary romance Linda Lael Miller.

I adored this book and I devoured each and every page, the writing is so well done it's hard to put this book down, it's even harder once you've realised that you've reached the end, and won't get to read the second book till next year.

I love the idea of this series, three best-friends who make a 'marriage pact' that no matter how long it takes they will all marry their true loves and have a family.

This definitely appeals to Hadleigh Stevens, who is all alone in the world with no family left alive, enter Tripp Galloway back from years away (ten to be exact) running his own private charter company which he recently sold to come back home to help his Dad who's been sick with their rundown farm.

Hadleigh and Tripp have quite a bit of history between them, best-friends with Hadleigh's deceased older brother Will, he took it upon himself ten years ago to kidnap her from her own wedding to save her from making the worst mistake of her life, having been in love with Tripp for as long as she can remember, she hoped that maybe they could be together, except for one shock revelation that put an end to her hopes and dreams.

So when Tripp finds his way to her door, it's fair to say that Hadleigh is far from happy to see him, but Tripp is determined that this time he will do things right, and convince her that they were made for each other and that they belong together always, he just has to find a way to get Hadleigh to agree.

This was such an exciting start to a series, from the gorgeous cover, to the storyline and the extremely loveable characters, this book is one of my favorite books of the year, highly recommended.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
0gaza
There is just something about the way Linda Lael Miller writes about cowboys wearing Stetsons and a well-worn pair of Wranglers that says, "Roz, pick me up and read me!".

Here are my thoughts on The Marriage Pact:

I've been reading Linda Lael Miller’s work for quite a while now, and I’d have to say that The Marriage Pact is one of my favourite books of hers.

The concept is really sweet and fun – I love the idea that three friends are that supportive of each other that they would band together to find their true loves. What I liked even better was that it could have descended into crazy behaviour on their part – luckily, Linda Lael Miller manages to maintain the sense of fun in it all.

The spark, the chemistry, call it what you will…Hadleigh and Tripp definitely share a connection that goes beyond friendship. Sure, they don’t always see eye-to-eye, but hey, I’ve been with my other half for 16 years and we sure don’t always agree. The actual romantic involvement between them doesn’t start until a fair way into the book, but I just loved the to-ing and fro-ing, the “circling each other like boxers in a ring”.

I really can’t wait to read the next couple of books in this series (I believe it’s Melody’s turn next). I love small-town romance, and LLM does it really well in this, the first in the Brides of Bliss County. Great way to start a series!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
dustin fife
Originally reviewed for Tea and Book.

Ready for a new series by the Queen of the Western Romance? Linda Lael Miller has left Parable Montana and entered Bliss County. Where three lifelong friends have decided it's time to get serious about marriage. It's time for the next step in their lives and they promise to be there for each other. Every step of the way.

Staying true to her writing roots Ms. Miller tells a story about more than love. It's a story of community, extended family, true friends and yes a couple of puppies.

HadLeigh Stevens had spent her entire life in the shadow if Tripp Galloway. First as her brother's best friend and later, when her brother was killed in action, as a shoulder to cry on. But when he stormed down the aisle and ruined her wedding, all bets are off. It's been ten years since that fiasco and HadLeigh realizes that maybe it wasn't such a bad thing but she still hasn't forgiven him. To discover he's back in town just as she embarks on her Marriage Pact makes her more than a little worried.

Tripp Galloway left Bliss to live the adventure. First in college, then as a military pilot, then as a commercial pilot and final as the owner of a successful charter business. But none of it really filled the void and it's time to come home. Only once he returns nothing is as it should be. For starters his step father, the only father he's ever known has spent the last year recovering from prostate cancer and Tripp didn't even know he was ill. With the responsibility of the ranch now solely on Tripp's shoulders, who has time fir anything else? Too bad one look at HadLeigh all grown up changes everything.

I love the way Ms. Miller tells a story. Small town America at it's best. Watching romance grow amidst everyday small town life.

Shauni

This review is based on the ARC of The Marriage Pact, provided by NetGalley.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sam thompson
The Marriage Pact
Linda Lael Miller
Harlequin HQN, May 27 2014, $7.99
ISBN: 9780373778706

In Mustang Creek, Wyoming, determined Tripp Galloway marches to the front of the church with no opposition; as no one dares stop this resolute man on a mission. At the altar he tells the congregation there will be no marriage and dares the groom Oakley Smyth to explain to his fiancée why he will not wed the eighteen year old sister of his late best friend Will. Angry and confused Hadleigh Stevens begins a tirade that ends when he points out her “mate” kept silent rather than defend their right to wed. As he explains that Smyth has two kids with his pole dancer, Hadleigh hopes Tripp intruded out of love for her; but her fantasy dies when she realizes he acted on behalf of Will as he is already married.

After her humiliation and rage diminished, Hadleigh and her BFFs Bex and Melody pledge The Marriage Pact in which each vows to marry for “true love or nothing.” A decade later, divorced Tripp returns home from California to care for his ailing widower father and save the family ranch. Hadleigh knows why she remained single; as Tripp is her one, but though attracted to her then and now, he hesitates.

The characters and setting read similar to the Big Sky tales with Parable and Mustang Creek seemingly interchangeable; Linda Lael Miller fans will enjoy this second chance Cowboy State ranch romance as the support cast adds small-town depth to an entertaining storyline. The lead couple’s changing relationship is fun to follow as we get inside their heads although that profound look into their thoughts and feelings also slows down the pacing of a fine contemporary.

Harriet Klausner
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kim wagner
I received an ebook of The Marriage Pact from the publisher for an honest review.

Love. This. Book. From page one I couldn't get enough of Tripp. He storms into Hadleigh's wedding with as much force as a bull and takes control. Then leaves. From page one I had to keep turning to see how Tripp and Hadleigh's story would end up. As par for the course with Linda's books, there are twists and turns that you don't expect. She has a way of taking routine troupes, like second chances, and flipping them upside down. It's one of the reasons I love her books.

Hadleigh holds onto some resentment from Tripp carrying her out of her wedding ten years ago--rightfully so. I'm pretty sure I would as well. With the help of her best friends she figures out away to let go of the past. Yay! Of course Tripp's determination helps.

Tripp is coming home after ten years to reconnect with the land, his family ranch, and life away from the city. He's got his own problems the least of which being his attraction to Hadleigh, his best friend's kid sister. Knowing that he hurt her makes it harder to go see her the first time, but he still ends up at her house before his ranch. Tripp is a hard working cowboy with a heart of gold. I absolutely adored him.

Linda Lael Miller delivers again with The Marriage Pact. I can't wait to read the rest of this series!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
doug hart
I received the extraordinary, phenomenal, captivating, engaging, well-written Harlequin romance novel The Marriage Pact (The Brides of Bliss County, #1) by Linda Lael Miller free through Goodreads First Reads.
Hadleigh is at the altar getting ready to marry Oakley and Tripp comes storming in, puts her over his shoulder, takes her to a diner, and
tells Hadleigh about Oakley and his girlfriend and two children. Hadleigh asks him to take her out of town with him and he says he can't because he's married. Hadleigh is more upset that Tripp is married than him breaking up her wedding. Hadleigh comes to a realization that when Tripp had shown up at her wedding, she had hoped it was for true love. Ten years later Tripp's divorced and comes back to town to help his dad out with the ranch and wants to mend things with Hadleigh. When Hadleigh and Tripp start seeing each other, sparks fly off the charts.
Hadleigh, Melody, and Bex have a Marriage Pact to work together to find Mr. Right for themselves and each other. I loved reading Hadleigh's story and can't wait to read the next two love stories in the series.
Read the romantic, breathtaking, wonderfully written, highly recommended love story The Marriage Pact (The Brides of Bliss County, #1) by Linda Lael Miller.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
bentley mcgrath
Miller does an excellent job of introducing her readers to Bliss County. You really get a sense & feel for the town and surrounding area. Miller’s calm, quiet, yet captivating writing style melds with the community that she develops. You can easily picture this small town community and the surrounding ranch-land. Personally, one thing that would have added something to this novel would have been an explanation of what this marriage pact was. Miller tells you who is involved & alludes to it, but never once tells the reader exactly what the pact encompasses.

This is a very character driven novel. The main characters, their pasts, and their preconceptions shape the storyline like no other. The entire cast of this novel is very well put together. Readers get a sense of who’s who in Bliss County while really getting to know the main characters. A sense of family and community shines through the entire novel, making you feel right at home.

As a whole, this was a great novel and a brilliant introduction to Miller’s new series. I can’t wait to read more.

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
circe link
a new series by ms. miller. it is based on the women of bliss county. in this book hadleigh stevens, age 18, was about to get married and tripp galloway flew home and preceded to carry her out of the church and away from the groom. he sets her down and tells her the truth about her groom-to-be. it destroys her. he then leaves because unbeknownst to her he has married and can't take her with him when she asks him to. he promised his best friend that he was with when he died from injuries in the military that he would look after his younger sister so tripp was doing that when he interrupted the wedding.
years later, hadleigh and her friends are getting older and form a marriage pact to get married and have the families they have always wanted. well......tripp comes back to town, divorced and ready to take up the cowboy ways again. he has no intention of doing anything with his best friend's sister but good intentions do go bad. they don't seem to be able to stay away from each other even though they try. this has it's funny spots and i laughed out loud. enjoyable read . don't miss. can't wait to get the next one.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
reba cafarelli
There was so much potential to this story, but it mostly missed the mark for me. In fact, it would have gotten a 2-star rating if it hadn't picked up in the end the way it did.

I absolutely adored the hero, Tripp and liked the heroine, Hadleigh. I even liked them as a couple. The problem was, the majority of the book they spent time away from each other. In fact, by the time I was more than halfway through the book they had two short scenes and the prologue together...that's it. It's hard to root for a couple when you don't get to see what their dynamics are. The time spent away from each other was spent thinking about each other, but not in a real flashback/remembering good times way that could help the reader pick up on what their chemistry was like. Luckily, when they finally started spending more time together there was plenty of chemistry and warm-fuzzies going on. Enough that I will attempt the next in this series. Fingers crossed it won't take as much time to get the main characters in the same room.

This is definitely a fast beach read type book, so if you're looking for something to read on vacation this would be great.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ritwik
This is the first book I have read by Ms Miller but I will be reading more

I just adored The Marriage Pact. Three best friends making a pact to find themselves their perfect men and to make them their perfect husband.

I loved Hadleigh and Tripp. There was plenty of history between the two, even though things have been strained for the past decade. This history just made their story so much better.

There was that spark between the pair from the minute they first reconnect, there is that fine line between love and hate, and these two are toeing that line, but will it be crossed.

Loved Hadleigh's best friends, these girls are just funny, sweet, caring, each others fiercest defenders and harshest critics.

There was also that bit of mystery added to the story that helps to bring our couple closer. And there is also that small town kind of vibe to it, even though everyone is in everyone elses business!!!

This is the first book in The Brides of Bliss County series, and I am very much looking forward to reading the next books!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mayeesha
I really enjoyed this book as I have all of Linda Lael Miller's books. I read them over and over they are so well written. Her favorite characters are cowboys, she is also great at writing strong female characters. This is going to be a great trilogy.

The book opens ten years ago on Hadleigh Stevens wedding day. Tripp her older brothers best friend stops her wedding and takes her out of the church.

Ten years after breaking up the wedding Tripp has returned to Bliss County. He has come home to help out his father and take over his ranch allowing him to retire.

Hadleigh is doing great, she is running her grandmothers shop and teaching online quilting classes. She does not need Tripp to come back into her life.

Once they get over the past, Tripp and Hadleigh realize that they both want each other,

I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy to come out. The next book is The Marriage Charm.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
tammy letherer
Linda Lael Miller has been a favorite of mine for more years than I can count.
Hadleigh's brother's best friend interrupts her wedding and throws her over his shoulder and leaves the wedding and the groom in shock.
Many years later Hadleigh and her best friends make a "pact" to get married and have a family. Of course Hadleigh ends up with Tripp Galloway, her brother's best friend who carried her out of her wedding many years ago.
I have loved these stories by Ms. Miller for so many years but have come to be a bit bored because they are all the same in the end.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
gabrielle moss
Good start to a new series. New series are always difficult because the author has to tell the beginning backstory so that you feel that you're part of the community. When the book begins with handsome cowboy, driving an old pickup truck, walks into a church and carries the bride out over his shoulder, kicking and screaming, you know it's going to to good. Ten years later the cowboy, Tripp, and the bride, Hadleigh, meet up again and the sparks fly.

My only negative comment, there was too much talking in their heads and not enough interaction with each other, or secondary characters.

Looking forward to book two in the series.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
kassandra montgomery
Hero: Handsome cowboy who looks great in jeans and loves his family. Check
Heroine: Beautiful independent woman who for some reason has never found Mr. Right. Check
Setting: Out West, on a ranch near a small town where everyone knows your name. Check
Action: Includes at least one steamy bedroom scene. Check.
Ending: (I don't need to spell it out do I?) Check.
Supporting characters: Lifelong friends, loyal dogs and horses that love their owners. Check.

Yes, it is a Linda Lael Miller book. Yes, it is like all the rest of them. If you like them, you should like this one. Grade: B-
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
janet laminack
I have the same issues that most of the two star reviewers talk about. The book was INCREDIBLY boring because of all the repetitive introspection by the two main characters. And the foundation of the introspection was all about the bazillion people in their lives that had died. It just got so old. Halfway though the book, it was pretty easy to see one of these introspection dialogues coming, so I would just skip ahead a page or two, or sometimes even three. I wouldn't not recommend this book to anyone. I think her writing is a result of needing to churn out these books every couple months. They have all been the same lately. One of the two characters has made a ton of money, someone is returning to their hometown, a stray dog is adopted (occasionally, a cat), and the chemistry between the characters is almost instantaneous, even if they share a bad history. There's no real buildup, no real foundation written into the relationship other than physical attraction. There are much better LLM books out there.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
bibliosaurus
First off, let me state that I love LLM and her books are on my auto-buy list. This book, however, is so boring I had to force myself to finish it. There was basically no storyline worth almost 400 pages - this should have been a novella. The story dragged on and on with immaterial, daily life stuff and conversations and redundant secret thoughts and feelings by the characters. It had no sexual tension and very little emotional angst - by the middle of the book I didn't care about either H/h and just wanted it to end. I doubt if I will buy the other two in the series when they come out.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
michael spencer
The Marriage Pact shares small town dynamics, close-knit friends and ranch life with a slow-building romance. The story delivered sweet tension as Miller moves us towards our HEA. I enjoyed the story although Hadleigh and Trip did not engage me as much as her previous characters. I am curious about Hadleigh’s friends, and Miller has hinted at things to come. The Marriage Pact was a solid read that entertained me. The next two books will feature her friends and more of Bliss county. Copy received from publisher and full review posted at caffeinated book reviewer
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
jennifer
This was not a bad story, but it really doesn't deserve more than three stars. Frequently I felt the dialogue to be unnatural and strained rather smooth and flowing. Some descriptive passages came across to me as over blown and written more to impress rather than to describe. I found the character development to be lacking the maturity one would expect of an author of Linda's experience. Nevertheless, the story was entertaining and worth the read.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
val sprague
Little has changed in LLM stories of late. I wonder if she is in fact writing these latest books. An assistant could change the character's names and title and publish as new book when in fact this is the same repetitious story. Sadly, I have dropped LLM as must read authors.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
daniel platt
I enjoyed this book very much. Love Hadleigh, Bex and Melody. They have this marriage pact and they are sticking to it. Ten years ago Hadleigh had almost married Oakley Smyth, but Tripp Galloway stepped in and took Hadleigh from the church and then left town. He has come back for good this time to help his dad with the ranch. He's is not looking for another wife-certainly his best friend's little sister. But he's never been able to forget Hadleigh.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ekta biyani
This was a great story and I loved it from the first page to the last page. The characters were so loveable and I can't wait for the rest of the series, it going to be great to read their stories. I loved everything about this book, it didn't disappoint and you will love it too. Thank you Linda Lael Miller for another great read one with wonderful characters, great romance and the romantic HEA!!!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
gunther nugent
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.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kavitha
A great start to a new series. Hadleigh, Melody and Bex are all great female characters. They are strong and very much in control of their professional lives. All they need now is the right man so their personal lives are as fulfilling. Hadleigh has loved Tripp Galloway for years and he has finally come back to town. The Marriage Pack is their journey to a HEA and it is a very fun journey.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sheila voss
This story has reasonable twist and turns in developing a lasting relationship. I especially enjoyed the relationship of father and son.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
david flory
I really liked the premise of this book, but there wasn't much substance to it. There wasn't a spark. These two people who had basically been in love with each other their whole lives, them finally realizing it and getting together should have been combustible. Instead, the whole thing just fell flat.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
deanna
This book ended just perfectly. I wish I had a cowboy. The last thing I expected was for Jim to go on that cruise and fall in love again.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
joe lin
The story and the editing had so many small errors that they broke the flow towards escapism. I read these books for the escapism factor, not for edification. However there were so many "no way" moments and blatant editing missteps that the level of mindless bliss needed for true escapism was interrupted. The story itself was rather predicable and saccharine, but that usually helps in reaching true escapism.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kaari
Another good Linda Lael Miller. This is one of those books that you wish would keep going on and on and on. The heroine is great and the hero is damn near perfect. Highly recommend.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
pam mastin
This was a lovely story. Second chances always warm my heart.
Miller has been a favorite author for years and she's written another fabulous story.
Can't wait to read about the rest of the pact.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
ellen
I would not recommend this title of Ms. Miller's if you haven't read or are wanting to read more of her books. This was just a bunch of descriptions with very very few pieces dialogue thrown in. Definitely not her best. Barely was able to get through it. I do love her big sky series. That I can definitely recommend.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
toni harmer
I did not care for this book. There was too much internal conversation in the heads of the characters, and not real conversation between them. I have enjoyed other Miller books, but not this series. If the other two are like this one, then I doubt I will be reading them.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
fely rose
I like the concept of the storyline, but wish there would have been more character interaction. Some parts of the book seemed to drag and I thought about putting the book down several times. There were many times when the descriptions were too long. I can get the picture without the description going on forever. There didn't seem to be enough interaction between the 3 best friends who made the pact. I'm not sure if I'll read the remaining books in the series or not.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
annie claude
Love Ms. Miller's work. I have read many of her stories & enjoyed all of them.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
veronika777
Linda Lael Miller is the Queen of sweet country romances! The way this story comes together - Hadleighs revelations, is great! This shows that some romance need time to percolate and simmer to bloom!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
nate lahy
I love all Linda Lael Miller books but this particular one wasn't quite as good as the rest of hers. The story line was a little to simple and not as entertaining as her other stories.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
arash bahmani
Once again a great read. Linda is so good with development of the characters, relationships and descriptive writing. Am already looking forward to her next book. Enjoy.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
david brockley
Lovely, lively story about a girl whose wedding is interrupted by her late brother's best friend and their subsequent relationship
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
louise jansson
What is to say nothing bad about anything that Linda Miller writes. I read every thing she writes and sometimes read it twice
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
agatha donkar
I've read more than 60 of Linda Lael Miller's books and have usually enjoyed them. But this one barely held my interest. After reading so many of LLM's books I held out for something to happen but it really never did.. I will probably read the other books in this series because I am a fan of LLM, just hope the others won't be as disappointing as The Marriage Pact.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
chloe deussen
Love Linda Lael Miller's books. They just make your heart feel good! This one is a great beginning to a new series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gracieb2b
This is a good summer by the pool or ocean read. Good light entertainment with lots of humor.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dewal
I Always enjoy books by Linda Lael Miller, they are usually about cowboys and ranches. This one had a little different twist to it, I think anyone who reads it will like.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sharneel
Nice book
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
carol golembiewski
Great book, love the book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
madalin daniel
like the auther
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
miranda chow
good read
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
matt roeser
Another great book. Linda Lael Miller is my favorite author. I am taken into the story from the start. Love, love, loved it. Thank you
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cory mcquillen
Love her books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vic cui
AOK.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cori m
Great Book, love all she writes
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rozhin
Look forward to the next book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
natlyn
Enchanting story. Easy fun read
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
janessa
very good
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
x1f33rose
good not great
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dennis tomlinson
I love anything written by Linda Lael Miller!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
vicki brown
Good and gentle read. Strong woman and thoughtful man
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
greta
Excellent!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shoshana
A lovely story
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