Montana Series (The Parable Series) - Book 5 of Parable

By Linda Lael Miller

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Readers` Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sam owens
Cannot wait for next book in series. This series takes you through a whole family and they have good values.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lisa ann
I love reading books by Linda Lael Miller. I have read them all and will continue to buy them as soon as they are released.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
metaphorosis
It was good
An Anthology (The Montana Creeds) - Montana Creeds :: Yankee Wife (Quade Book 1) :: McKettricks of Texas: Austin :: Resurrection :: A Western Romance (The Carsons of Mustang Creek) - Once a Rancher
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kloster
The continuation of the story line has you waiting for the next installment. This is a great series. I can't wait for the next one. These are so fun.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
michellepun
I was pleased that it was delivered so fast, it was a great book! i enjoyed reading, I read in one evening. I loved it!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
brenda
The story just drooped off after the sixth month rule. I wouldve liked to been able to read about Nash and his growth including his horse, school, friends etc
Love linda but this was like the deadline approached so the story was cut off
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
linda kauffman
Love Linda-Lael Miller books. This is a great series. Hopefully she'll continue the series for awhile. Looking forward to the next book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
joel nunez
Great book. Thanks
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
bart omiej
Gift for LLMiller fan
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rose baker
I LIKED THIS BOOK. BEING A SERIES IT WAS GREAT. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ali bari
Amazing and romantic book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
karla mendoza
As usual, an awesome book. An easy read, a happy ending and characters we already know. Another win for ms Miller.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
x1f33rose
Awesome, Love it!! Will be getting more books from Linda Lael Miller.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
inger hanson
Love her books and this series, wish it would continue!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hanna
I have been anxiously waiting for this to arrive today and gotta say I was not disappointed! Such a sweet story and I do love the visits from the characters from the Big Sky series. Sure hope Zane`s brother, Landry appears as the lead in a future book as well as an older Clare. Oh the possibilities. DID I MENTION I LOVE THESE SERIES?
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
spudballoo
This book, like the rest of Linda Lael Miller's books was wonderful...I don't believe she has written anything I haven't read...I loved them all.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
laura 88
Love the sequels. While they are predictable, they still hold the reader's attention!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
holly pokorny
I usually love Linda Lael Miller's books, but this lacked any depth when it came to romance. I used to buy this author's books on sight; but if this is any indication of her future publications, I won't waste my money. It was too much about side stories instead of the details of two people falling in love. Very disappointing!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
danielle griffin
I have read all the Big Sky books so far and hope there will be more! Miller is my favorite female writer and I like the fact that she makes the romance feel real and warm and cushy!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
yd singh
Fun series to read
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ulrike
good book
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
anna gail
This was a book that kept you reaing, not wanting to put the book down, the story line was moving smoothly, and the characters were interesting.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
amy o neal
As a new reader to Linda Lael Miller, I have found great pleasure in becoming aquainted with the characters of this great Little Montana town.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jenny scott
I love anything written by Linda Lael Miller. I think I have her whole collection. Hope she doesn't stop writing anytime soon.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jonathon lapak
This was the best of the Parables.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
harout khatchadourian
I have read all 6 of Linda Lael Miller's books in this series and loved them all. Can't wait to start another one of her series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
emily bartlett
Love this author and enjoy all her books I have read. Recommend this book to all who enjoy reading western romance.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
derrick mah
Love the Parable series! Looking forward to the next book! Linda Lael Killer has been one of my favorite authors for many years!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mircea dinoiu
I love this series, can't wait for the next one. The best thing is there are no villains, only good people.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
katherine ellis
very enjoyable, quick read
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
juenan wu
As usual, I enjoyed the recent addition to the Linda Miller series. I loved the drama, characters and the romantic
conclusion.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jennifer wilson
Very enjoyable book. Love reading Linda Lapel Miller books. Read on won't be sorry.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
erin l
I love all of her books. There is always romance mixed with some mystery. It's a great read. A real feel good book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
garria
Linda Lael Miller is one of my favorite authors, and the only western author I will read. These characters come to life for me. I end up caring about them as people.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
april middleton
It was just ok
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brigitt
The Big Sky series was so enjoyable. An easy read. Big Sky Wedding didn't disappoint; hopefully it won't be the last chapter. Please continue the series, Linda
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
mana
Easy light reading.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
aliyah
Good
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
kitty
Epilogue had most of the action. Way too much introspection, not enough story. I expect better of Linda Lael Miller.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sharjana
Another great book. This was the fifth book in the series. Thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end, hope you do too
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
camron
Fast moving great writing enjoyable story I have enjoyed all the perfect series can't wait until the next release. Great
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sandra chan
I enjoy this series, and Linda Lael Miller always delivers a well-told, engaging story. Looking forward to the next installment!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dayana
Can't miss with Ms. Miller. She's a great story teller and she writes fun series. I've read every book I can get my hands on and the store is one of the best places to find her books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tara major
And the story continues with another chapter of the characters in Parable Montana. Every book is a page turner. Enjoy and continue reading.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jolandi
Loved it! All of her books are super!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brad stark
excellent
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
daniela uslan
I have all all your books for Big Sky all of them and I love them. Can't wait start reading Big Sky Secrets
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sun yung
It is as good as the rest I will be a life long reader. Her books capture your heart and imagination.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
meaghan o connell
A terrific book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ashley brooke
Consistent read by Linda Lael Miller
I enjoy her work, well written, kept me interested until the very end of the book.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
gary theut
Too, short. Loved the series but each book got shorter and shorter. She is one of my favorite authors, but I would rather she take longer and make the story more "in depth".
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bridgett perry
Linda Lael Miller is one of my favorite author's and she delivered again with Big Sky Wedding. A good read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kelly yutesler
Great book
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lory
Linda Lael Miller never lets me down. Its easy reading, makes me wish I was there in the story! Love the time periods!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
emily churchill
loved it
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
iamtedae
I could do without the steamy love scene....then it would be perfect.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
dawna
Once again, Linda Leal Miller delivers a wonderful romance. I could not put it down (close it on my iPad).
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
linda brunette
Characters were realistic and plot kept reader interested. Can't wait to see what is next in the series and who the next story will include..
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
allan miller
Great
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
antonia vitale
Easy fun read. I enjoyed the humor and the strong, independent women that are portrayed. The strong family core makes for a good read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
happy
I purchased all of the "Big Sky" books and enjoyed every one of them. It was great following the characters and their lives develope
in each. Am purchasing the series as a Christmas gift for a niece.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
prarthana
A really good book about starting over and finding true love love when you think it's not going to happen for you. I truly enjoyed it. It's worth the time to read it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cydh
Awesome book from start to finish! I cannot wait to read more from this author more and more! Great great great book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
doug baird
I can not wait for the next book in the series to come out! Everything else gets put on hold! Good thing I am a fast reader.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sandy miro
The story of a gilted heart and the fear of falling in love again keeps you pulling for a very happy ending.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mikala hill
this was a fun read...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
adam lunde
Good Read - Good Series as always from a great author, bummed I have wait so long for the next one.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tanmayi
Linda Lael Miller does it again!
The characters come to life with the authors magic touch. It's definitely a must read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
peter rock
They were all filled with life and love the way it should be. Keep those great stories coming Linda, thank you .
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
theo grip
This group of books from Linda Lael Miller has been very exciting! I always look forward to the next one in the series!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gpeddyhook
I liked the cover and I also enjoy this author. She makes you feel like you are reading about your own friends
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
howard
Once I began the series I couldn't put them down. I love that you can skip around the series and never feel as if you have missed something.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brent smith
written very well without all the sex and kept you in suspence as what was going to happen next. will be looking forward to the next sequel.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
clavid
Good one too!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
josh aterovis
There was always something exciting goiing on in this book. Never boring. A lot of romance, and great people. A very nice book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jessica logan
Have been reading the series the books have a great story line!
I would recommend to friends & family always Linda Miller.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tomas eklund
This was a great book when I really got into it, I didn't want to stop reading. I recommend this book to anyone who likes resonance
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ahmad medhat
As usual this book is outstanding. I couldn't put it down. I have probably about 30 of her books and read them over and over.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gunther nugent
Great read !
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
karan rajpal
I. Like this book as I enjoy all of Linda Lael Millers books. It's a very easy reading. I even have read some twice!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
arman
I love Linda Lael Miller's books. She writes with such passion, makes you feel like you are a part of the story.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
luis de la fuente
Great book, recommend, good one to read. Didn't want to put book down until had read it from cover to cover.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shanzi
Haven't read any of Linda's books that I don't like.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
pamela brinks
I enjoy every book by Linda miller. Her characters are so real you always get involved. Keep up the good work.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
soulfull
Another good book in Parable, Montana series, great story line with twists and turns along the way. Read the whole series, the stories are all different. Book 6 was great also. Looking forward to Book 7.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
victoria torrez
First set of this novel where better
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sabrina scanlan bauman
Good read
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
artie
The best part of this book, the part between 'The End' and 'Epilogue' was left out! We get to see Zane and Brylee come together (which took FOREVER!), but the six months of them getting to know each other part, the real falling in love part, is skipped. And there were other little stories we missed out on. I felt like the author got bored with all the set up and didn't want to finish the book so she just wound it all up in a couple of sentences, "And oh yeah, they get married, and the kid's guardianship was decided, and the brothers fixed their relationship." Why even bother making the brothers part of the story then, if you're not going to show us the resolution? Even a little backstory would have been nice, like how did Zane, who grew up in the country but not on a ranch, become a rodeo star? And what was the point of making him a movie star on top of that? One or the other would have been more believable! And I totally agree with the other reviewer who wanted Zane to punch Hutch. I wanted some fireworks there!

I've enjoyed this author's contemporary romances before, but I'm not sure I'll take a chance on another one. This was hugely disappointing!

(And on one personally picky note, what is with the men's names in this place? Zane, Landry, Nash, Walker, Boone, Slade, Hutch...isn't there a Dan or a Jack in the whole stupid town?? Baby Preston got off easy here! But maybe that's just me!:))
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sheilla allen
Although I liked this book I was hoping for a tad bit more when it came to the romance between the two. And a little bit more development when it came to the relationship between them would have be nice. Other than Brylee's attraction then her sometimes the kiss and cut and run. I totally understand why she was so skittish.
It did seem like the story was more abut Zane and his life. That is something that I do understand to a certain degree because we don't know him. The introduction of his twelve year old brother Nash did add to the story. That was one tough life that the kid had so far. Nash and Zane barely know each other, which makes things kind of awkward when Nash lands at his door. Another brother, Landry sounds kind of rich and snotty although he grew up poor right alongside of Zane. Sounds like Zane and Landry have a lot of issues to settle. They sure know how to set each other off. So far I didn't like him, although maybe he can redeem himself in his story which is the next book.

Another person who is introduced in this book is Zane's flashy, take-charge housekeeper Cleo. When I say flashy, I mean that she likes bold, colorful clothes. She kind of reminds me of Opal from other books in this series. Although Opal was a force of nature, Cleo was even a step above that. Maybe a gale force personality, in a good way. Her clothes were loud and so was she. And organized to the max. All that and a big heart too. She was a lot of fun to read about.

I noticed that this book like the others has more than one dog in it. Each with a personality that shows through whether they have been raised since puppy-hood or rescued in one way or another.

There is a steamy scene or two (which I forgot to mention about the other books) and of course the required H.E.A. I do love those.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
nathan webber
This is the fourth book of this series that I have read. Why??? I wanted to see if it was better than the others. Frankly, I felt as if I were reading the same storyboard as the other novels but with characters with different names. Once again, there is the child who is abandoned or sent to stay with someone else, there is a dog that is adopted, there is little interaction between the main male and female characters (but they do manage to have sex before really getting to know each other). There is also the housekeeper who comes to stay and keep everyone straight. I'm just glad I read library copies--would not be a happy camper if I had paid money for this series.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
aimee lafave
The most interesting thing about this book is the description on the back. This is supposed to be the story of hometown girl/über successful business woman Brylee Parrish and actor Zane Sutton who has left the Hollywood life to live on a ranch in Montana. Sounds good, right?

Brylee was always mooning about her apartment behind her brother's house feeling sorry for herself about the fact that she was single and alone and living above a garage. Which I didn't understand. She was supposed to be a multimillionaire thanks to her decorating business but she didn't have her own place. She also spent a lot of time counseling her niece.

Zane is a former rodeo rider turned actor who wants to get back to his roots. So he moves to Montana. He eventually brings his housekeeper and takes in his teenage half-brother.

This would have been a great story if the main characters had actually spent any time together. The most interesting part is Zane's relationship with his half-brother. Which is sad. It should be about the relationship between Brylee and Zane. However, they're rarely in the same room. I'm not sure when they fell in love or why they fell in love. It just sort of happened in the last few pages.

It felt like the story of Brylee and Zane was an after-thought. Brylee spent more time dealing with her niece and her brother than she did her relationship with Zane. And the same was true of Zane. He spent more time with his dog and his horse and his half-brother than he did interacting with Brylee.

If you're looking for a good Western romance, I would skip this one.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
lynnette
Since the catching opening of Big Sky Mountain when Hutch Carmody leaves Brylee Parrish at the alter, Brylee has made appearances in subsequent stories in the series as the forlorn dumped bride-to-be (especially in Big Sky Summer). I've been waiting for her story...and this is it? THIS BOOK IS SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT!

Spoiler: First of all, this book can't possible be classified as a romance as there isn't any romance in the ENTIRE book! The hero, Zane, and heroine, Brylee, hardly even speak to each other through most of the story, then they have "life-changing" sex in the last 40 pages (and, really it's not that great as written), decide to have a relationship, and are married in the epilogue. The book is mostly about the inter-workings of families, Zane's and Brylee's (why Brylee's I'm not sure; that story has already been told in Big Sky Summer). Even the dogs have more story time than the relationship between the two "main" characters. This book started out well, but somewhere in the middle (about 300 pages worth) it got lost and became more about family dynamics. Opportunities for greatness were missed by the author along the way, such as how did Zane help Brylee overcome misgivings over relationships and marriage, how does Brylee know Zane is "the one," when Zane first meets Walker (the brother) and Hutch (the ex) why wasn't there some conflict to be hurdled? I found myself skipping ahead over large sections of this book looking for some interaction between Zane and Brylee, only to find very little. Then ending was so rushed and a huge disappointment. I just didn't buy any of it. Where was the editor??

I am astonished by the 4 and 5 star reviews! I only give the story 2 stars instead of 1 because I like the relationship between Zane and his half-brother, Nash. However, it should not have been the main focus of the story and it is. The publisher clearly leads the reader to believe this is a romance...NOT!

The Big Sky series started out slow; the first installment, Big Sky Country, was not my favorite as a romance, but as with most first books in a series it spent much time setting the scene and the characters. The next three books in the series were very good; i.e., time was spent developing a relationship between two characters and a romance bloomed. Secondary characters were just that - a back story.

I am truly on the fence about taking the time to read Big Sky Secrets.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ilisa
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. There are many supportive characters whom you start caring for while reading - Nash, Cleo, Opal just to name the few. This is what adds a lot of value to Miller's books - all these interesting and very real people whom you meet while reading.

Generally:

If you like a good romance with great characters, then this book is definitely for you! If you love stories about families and family ties, this book is definitely for you! If you like happy endings, this book is definitely for you.

I personally enjoyed it a lot!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
charlie hummel
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.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
nancy snell
My Review:
Hmm, I'm not sure I like the story description on this one. While technically, I guess it's accurate, it doesn't really capture the heart of the story.

Brylee's had a hard time getting over being jilted at the altar by Hutch. She's kind of lost herself since that happened. She goes to work. She lives at the home on the ranch she grew up on (the apartment in the back) with her brother Walker and his wife and family and is day by day feeling more and more like the spinster aunt, although she's still in her twenties. She's lost the vivacious, outgoing person she used to be.

Zane is also struggling to reassert exactly who he is. He fell into his Hollywood role directly from the rodeo circuit and has discovered that he doesn't want that anymore, so he heads to the Montana ranch that he and his brother bought as an investment, but has no real plan besides make the ranch livable again. He starts out alone, but along the way gathers his 12 year old half brother, Nate, his old bossy housekeeper, Cleo, and his full brother, Landry, who is obviously hiding his own secrets.

The two ranches sit side by side so it's only natural that Zane and Brylee are constantly running into one another and it quickly becomes obvious that they are very attracted to each other. But Brylee is scared to trust her heart again and Zane simply doesn't know what he wants anymore, but the story follows these two as the relationship deepens.

For me, the story was made by Zane's ragtag family. Zane, Landry, and Nash's dad is not a good father. Nash, who is only twelve and lived through way too much in his short life, is still clinging to his ideal of his father and lying to himself. It tears Zane apart to know what Nash has been going through...and not without a good dose of guilt. I loved the scenes between the two of them because it really established what kind of character Zane is. He's a good guy, but has just been too caught up in his own proclivities the last few years. He sees that now and is trying to make the reparations to make up for that.

This was definitely an enjoyable story. Linda Lael Miller tends to get a little bit cliche in her western style of writing which bothers me in some of her books, but this book seemed to have much fewer of those moments that took me out of the story. As such, I really could sit back and simply enjoy the small town, family-oriented, western romance. If you like that style of story, I think you'll like this one. And I have to admit, I'm fervently hoping that Landry's book is next. I'm dying to know what is going on with him and hoping to get to follow this family of brothers more.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
lubna
Zane Sutton had a movie career, but he's offended to be called a famous idealist know-it-all by his new neighbour when he moves to Montana. He grew up poor, and used to be a rodeo cowboy. Brylee Parrish is in no good mood however; she's been left at the altar and since built up a home decor business, proving that she doesn't need a man. Now she expects the new money star next door to build a Hollywood style mansion.

BIG SKY WEDDING takes up where Big Sky Mountain left off. In Parable County they can't get away from gossip, so Brylee has made peace with her ex and continued with her life. Her sister in law, a country singer, worked with Zane on a movie and says she might ask him to a family dinner. Zane has company of his own however; his young half-brother Nash has been foisted on him in the run-down ranch house. Zane is glad to reconnect with his roots, as the dust is settling on his divorce. Brylee is still prickly, but she agrees to join Zane for a ride soon, since his fine black horse has arrived. Could this be the start of something?

The characters make this story strong, from a typically stubborn teenage girl to a housekeeper referred to as Hurricane Cleo. Nash is a reader, used to being abandoned by adults, but thrilled by a horse of his own. The principal two people, Brylee and Zane, would appear to be well-suited - but Zane has his image to live down, and Brylee is defensive. The distances in Montana are made smaller by caring friendships. Whisper Creek ranch house is the setting for a community barbecue, where the sheriff turns the cooking meat and aromas sizzle off the page.
Linda Lael Miller has written BIG SKY WEDDING to tie up most of the Parable County loose ends, but she has another book on the way for 2014 called Big Sky Secrets.

I actually preferred Big Sky Mountain as the plot seemed quite obvious in this one and Brylee was very insecure for such a hardworking and successful businesswoman. It's also something of a cliché for neighbours to get together but as distances are so wide in Montana, maybe that's the only people you meet regularly.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
kate s book spot
Blurb:

This is the story of young successful business owner Brylee Parrish and Zane Sutton an actor who has left the Hollywood scene to live in a ranch in Montana.

Big Sky Wedding is the 5th book in the Big Sky series, this installment however is my first book by Linda Lael Miller.

*Spoilers*

Big Sky Wedding started with a quirky tree-hugging scene; it made me smile and got my attention right away.

Although I liked the book, there wasn’t anything particularly extraordinary about the storyline. Big Sky Wedding was simply easy reading. I did like the immediate sexual tension between Brylee and Zane. The relationship that developed between twelve year old Nash and big brother Zane was equally enjoyable.

Regarding the main characters, Brylee and Zane, I have to agree with other reviewers and say that there was minimal interaction between the two. Most of the book is dedicated to the supporting cast, Casey, Walker, Clare, Cleo, and Nash. Brylee is preoccupied about Walker’s family and Zane is worried about Nash and Landry, his brothers.

In my opinion Big Sky Wedding lacked character development and would have been a far better story if Ms. Miller would have expanded on Brylee and Zane’s relationship.

Big Sky Wedding was a feel-good small town romance. I give it three stars.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
valerie bedard
Big Sky Wedding is book five in the Parable, Montana series. I won the first three books in the series and book five when I entered Linda Lael Miller's August contest on Writerspace . It just happened that I had checked out the audio book of Big Sky Summer book four and was listening to it on my way to Texas and World Con. I have not read the first three yet but wanted to hear Brylee's story since I had met her and liked her in Big Sky Summer.

It seems that Brylee was ready to let go of the past and just the right person showed up to help her. I loved the characters. Zane is just great as the new man in Brylee's life. He is down to earth in spite of his fame. He deals with Nash, his young half brother and Brylee with just the right touch. Cleo, Zane's housekeeper, is one of those unforgettable characters. She provides some of the best humorous dialog in the book.

Most of the tension in the book comes from Brylee's fear about committing and getting hurt again. She and Zane moved very fast and I loved the way Zane slowed everything down so that their relationship had a chance to grow and mature.

While some of the main characters from the first 3 books do appear they only have walk on parts. It looks like the series is moving on to focus on new people. I saw some hooks for the next book, Big Sky Secrets. I will just have to wait and see if I am right about who the two main characters will be.

Big Sky Wedding is a good addition to the Parable Series. Pick it up for an enjoyable read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
reynold forman
We are taken back to Parable, Montana where we are once again treated to some of our favorite characters. We also get to meet a few new ones. Zane Sutton is a cowboy turned actor and want to be rancher. He and his brother have bought a ranch and it just happens to be right next door to Brylee Parrish's ranch. Brylee is still ultra sensitive from being left at the alter (Big Sky Mountain -Parable, Montana #2)and is rather mistrusting of good looking men, especially those that act for a living.
The main characters are very likable and have immediate sexual tension along with some high friction on Brylee's part. The story line is fun and the addition of secondary characters helps to flesh out the plot. I loved the references to characters from previous books (family) and the updates on their lives. Another wonderful read by Ms. Miller.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
lucia leman
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

I've wanted to read Brylee Parrish's story since she was left at the altar by Hutch Carmody in the second book of this series (Big Sky Mountain). She's now a businesswoman to be reckoned with as she's the head of a highly successful gift distribution company. But, she's still very much alone and in a small town, it's hard to redefine yourself when everyone remembers your wedding day that didn't happen.

Zane Sutton seemed on the surface to be an unlikely match for Brylee. He's a famous Hollywood western actor though his roots were in the rodeo circuit. What no one seems to understand is the Hollywood lifestyle doesn't fit him well and his heart is in Montana at the property he purchased years ago. When he first lays eyes on Brylee, he sees her at a vulnerable moment and gets that she's not the packaged perfection she projects to the rest of the world.

What's most interesting about this story is the romance is more in the background and the issues in Brylee and Zane's worlds are at the forefront. Surprisingly it works because we get a completely finished canvas for both of them by the time they come together. The secondary characters support them rather than distract, making this a much more interesting story.

If there was one shortcoming it would be Brylee's curious behavior near the end of the book. Her actions seemed out of character and I'm still puzzling over what it all meant. Fortunately, it was a small interlude and I quickly moved on.

I enjoyed the story and the romance as Zane is a really great guy, perfect for the wounded but proud Brylee. She makes him work for it and he rises to the occasion admirably. This is probably my most favorite of the series to date.

(I received an ARC from NetGalley)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mona bacon
Big Sky Wedding
Linda Lael Miller
Harlequin HQN, Aug 27 2013, $7.99
ISBN: 9780373777747

Several years ago in Three Trees, Montana, the Sutton siblings, Zane the actor and Landry the investment tycoon, bought Hangman's Bend Ranch without bothering with a mortgage. Now thirty-four and tired of Hollywood, Zane trades in his European luxury car for a pickup truck and adopts Slim from an animal shelter before heading to Big Sky Country to live amongst the trees.

On his first day back, Zane runs into his next door neighbor Brylee Parrish who tells him to go back to L.A. as actors, even recovering actors, destroy the pristine land. Having been jilted recently (see Big Sky Mountain) Brylee storms away as she wants nothing to do with hunks, focusing on her successful international business Décor Galore. On the other hand Zane enjoyed their encounter. Landry and their tweener half-brother come to the ranch even as Zane and Brylee fall in love, but he must pass her ultimate test of proving more loyal than her canine is to her.

The latest Parable ranch romance (see Big Sky Country) is an engaging contemporary. The cast is solid especially the protagonists as individuals. However, the love plot never quite gels beyond her fleeing and his somewhat chasing her. Still the ranch and family issues make for an enjoyable drama but also supersede the lead couple's relationship.

Harriet Klausner
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sandy mccartney
Zane Sutton has decided to get away from Hollywood and move to Parable, Montana to get back to his roots. When he gets there, he meets Brylee Parrish and decides he might just like it here more than he thought. When his brother calls and dumps Nash, their half-brother, on him, Zane's going to make the best of it. He is determined to help 12 year old Nash grow into a responsible man and charm Brylee one kiss at a time. To help out, he brings his housekeeper, Cleo, to Parable and she's her own force of nature. Both Brylee and Nash have chips on their shoulders and it'll take all of Zane's patient care to bring them out of their shells,

`Big Sky Wedding' is my first "Parable, Montana" book by Ms. Miller and I can see why so many people have been enchanted by this series. The characters come across as real and relatable, and the setting is idyllic. It was the strength of the characters which really made `Big Sky Wedding' a great read. Sure, there are some clichés in any Western novel, just as in any Country song, but Ms. Miller shows her love for the small town and its' inhabitants by handling them with a deft hand. `Big Sky Wedding' is a good read for anyone who loves a sweet romance story.

Parable, Montana series: Big Sky Country (1), Big Sky Mountain (2), Big Sky River (3), Big Sky Summer (4), Big Sky Wedding (5), Big Sky Secrets (6)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
vineeta
I was excited to journey back to Parable, Montana to read Brylee Parish's story in Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller. I have become quite invested in this little town and the characters that dwell there. We have a newcomer a smexy ex-rodeo cowboy/movie star and he is about to turn Brylee's world upside down and inside out.
Brylee's multi-million dollar business is doing so well that she is considering making it public but things haven't changed with her love life. Ever since Hutch left her at the altar she has been avoiding friends and hanging close to home but even that's become hard. With Walker and his wife and then their three kids living on the ranch too, she is beginning to feel like a fifth wheel. When Zane Sutton moves into the ranch next to her business, she cannot help but noticing how handsome he is but she knows these "Hollywood" types never last in Parable for long. Zane needs a change and boy-howdy is he getting it, with family moving in, a snarky housekeeper and one hot little filly working next door. The tale that unfolds had me smiling, sighing and enjoying my time back in Parable.
I have had a soft spot for Brylee since Hutch stood her up. She is strong, confident, a good friend and a doting aunt but love hasn't come to her easy. She has built these defenses and Zane just about unnerves her. Zane is smexy, knows what he wants and is ready to settle down. I loved his housekeeper and she reminded me of Opal. I fell hard for Zane's half-brother and the twelve year old is sure to capture yours too. Landry, Zane's younger brother arrives and something is going on there and I simply cannot wait for his story. The brothers have had a fall-out of some sort and relations are strained and I want the deets. Of course we see past couples, and get updates about all of our friends in Parable making my visit back enjoyable.
The romance started off smokin' hot and then simmered into a slow burn that kept me wanting more. It felt genuine and I was swept up in this sweet tale hoping that Brylee would finally get her happily ever after. Zane and Brylee's interaction were filled with snark, heat and you could just feel the sexual tension it was downright delicious! I love that the author chose not to make this an insta-love but took that spark and heat and allowed the flames to burn filling the tale with warmth. Side stories and Zane's brothers added to the tale and helped us learn more about him. The next book will give us Landry Sutton's story and I am anxious to read it. ARC received in exchange for unbiased review and originally published at caffeinated book reviewer.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
natalie jahnke
Big Sky Wedding, is another sweetly romantic installment in Linda Lael Miller's charming Parable, Montana series. More than just a romance, this engaging story is a wonderful story of new beginnings for Zane Sutton and his younger half-brother Nash. It is also the long-awaited romance for Brylee Parrish, who was unceremoniously dumped at the altar by Hutch Carmody in Big Sky Mountain.

Zane Sutton leaves behind the bright lights of Hollywood for a simpler life when he moves to the ranch he co-owns with his brother Landry. Before the dust has time to settle, Zane's half-brother Nash and spunky yet loving housekeeper Cleo arrive. Adding to the chaos is his attraction to neighbor Brylee Parrish. He and Brylee have an instant attraction to one another but neither is looking for a romance. As their paths keep crossing, the simmering desire between them becomes too hot to resist.

Big Sky Wedding is a bit of a slow starter where the romance between Brylee and Zane is concerned. Instead the novel mainly focuses on Zane (which is no hardship since I LOVE his character) as he begins his new life in Three Trees. Despite his acting career, Zane is surprisingly down to earth and a little embarrassed over his formerly lavish lifestyle. Growing up, he and Landry were close but they have been estranged for several years. While Zane regrets the distance between them, the two men have little in common so when Landry calls him out of the blue, Zane knows something is up.

That something would be their twelve year old half-brother Nash. Their irresponsible father dropped Nash off at Landry's just as Landry was about to leave on a business trip. Zane gladly takes Nash under his wing and while their relationship is a little strained at first, they quickly bond as Zane begins to get the ranch in order. There are a few tense moments between them due to their differing opinions of their father, but Zane is quite patient and understanding with Nash. I really enjoyed this part of the storyline as it really showcases Zane's loving and easygoing personality.

I had difficulty warming up to Brylee. I liked her but I thought she was a little immersed in self-pity for most of the story. Her interactions with her niece and nephew were wonderful and I really enjoyed how involved she was in their lives. However, when it comes to Zane, Brylee is pretty prickly and her defenses are firmly in place. She is a little judgmental about Zane and she quickly jumps to unwarranted conclusions about him because he is an actor. Of course this is a defense mechanism designed to keep Zane at a distance and protect her heart. While Brylee may have made peace with Hutch, she is afraid of getting hurt again and her attitude towards Zane reflects this.

The romance between Brylee and Zane was non-existent for much of Big Sky Wedding. There are definitely sparks between them but the novel centers mainly on Brylee and Zane as individuals. This makes their relationship feel rushed and their declarations of love a little hard to believe. Their transition to lovers occurs very late in the book and most of their dating takes place off screen but a lovely epilogue perfectly wraps up their romance.

With Big Sky Wedding Linda Lael Miller brings readers another beautiful novel about family, friendship and love. The characters and setting are warmly inviting and the storyline is refreshingly drama free. Intriguing glimpses of Landry and newcomer Ria Manning set the stage for the next installment of the Parable, Montana series and I am eagerly awaiting their story.

I received a complimentary copy for review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
yol nda
Read from August 06 to 07, 2013

Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: Big Sky Wedding was a sweet wrap up of Bry's story!

Story Thoughts: Gosh darn it! I don't know why but the actual story in Big Sky Wedding just didn't "wow" me. That might be due to the fact that I wanted Bry to have a different kind of love story. That is me and my expectations though. The actual writing was very much Linda Lael Miller's voice and still pretty darn good. In fact, I think most people will probably pick this as their favorite in the series. For me, I just wanted more for our jilted bride!

Character Thoughts: On the flip side, I did love Brylee and Zane. They were a fantastic match and I loved how their initial spark was super hot. Their chemistry was off the charts and I loved that it took a long while for them to seal the deal. It was an old fashioned courtship which was perfect for these two characters. Brylee has always been one of my favorite characters in the series. She was jilted in the very first book and I think overall has handled that very well. She has no choice but to be around every one (small town and all). She just had spine, good character, and never appeared to be overly bitter about it all. Sure she was a little bitter (deservedly so) but she never lashed out. She was awesome all around. Zane is a good match for her in almost every way and their chemistry was rocking. The new characters introduced into the series with Big Sky Wedding have me pretty excited to see where the series is going.

Final Thoughts: Parable Montana is one of my favorite fictional places! These stories are my comfort reads and I just adore them!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
papoj aksharanugraha
Sadly, I am going to cross off Linda Lael Miller as one of my 'must read' authors. For several books now Ms. Miller's books all have had basically the same storyline - two characters that have no dialogue between the two with quick get-together at the end of the book added in a stranded animal and child. The only thing that changes are the character names. Seriously, I could change the names and title and the books would be the same. What has happened and where is your editor? I used to love reading her books. I love the small town background added in located in the west but I have to wonder how these books could be categorized as romance.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
siska
At last! We first meet Brylee in an earlier title in this series when her intended leaves her--literally--in the aisle at the wedding she thought would be her dream. Alas, it became a nightmare can't go through with it, but in THIS story, Brylee finally meets a man who can't get her out of his mind and wants her in his bed (or hers).

But does Zane see this as love or just lust, or some other problem? He has his own difficulties at the moment, a half-brother he never knew existed is dumped on his doorstep by his OTHER estranged brother; he's taken possession of a ranch house that needs major renovation, and he's tired of the Hollywood scene where he made his money, but now is hiding from tittering fans.

Brylee's been badly burned by Hutch and the unwedding debacle. Will she trust her heart and acknowledge how she feels about Zane or move faster toward her spinsterhood, as she insists on calling it, even as other couples are enjoying married life, making babies, and the like?
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
vikram
So glad I didn't dislike Brylee in the second book. I think I easily could have, especially for how her friends were treating Hutch. I think she handled the situation as best she could under the circumstances. I am glad she will get her HEA. She deserves it.

Casey still annoys me. I thought I'd get a break from her in this book, but no. And I like her no more in this book than the last. I just couldn't shake that feeling about her. I didn't let that ruin this book for me though.

I like Zane's character. Not sure about Landry, he seems sketchy. Nash needs to be in a permanent place with people he knows will not leave him. I was hoping and assuming that would be Zane. Not sure about Landry's appearance, unless he is hiding out from someone. I guess he will get his own book in the future. Just not sure of his intentions in this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
season
It all started with a broken heart, a burned out star and the blue skies of Montana.Brylee is still stinging after being stood-up at the alter. Her heart is covered in scar tissue and she has no desire to try to make it better. Her work has become everything in her life. She avoids friends, works long hours, and hardly rides anymore. She takes on some comfort lessons and is caught red handed by one Zane Sutton, movie star and ex rodeo cowboy. There is much blushing, some testy words and perhaps a bit of lusty feelings between the two. Brylee finds herself on uncomfortable ground.Zane Sutton, the super sexy, movie star, divorced, ex rodeo cowboy has moved to the dilapidated ranch he and his brother bought. He's looking for some time away from Hollywood and all the glamor. He wants some time with his horse and the great blue sky in this country. While out looking at his land he see's something strange. His neighbor is on his property and she's. What ??? He finds the fun in this new woman, she is feisty, beautiful and treats him like a man not a star. She feels something she hasn't felt in a long while, interest.The two of them make for an exciting fun read, they are not the sweet predictable pairing, these two have scars to wrangle through. There are also adorable animals, troubled teens and nosey good intentioned neighbors. I loved this addition to the series Ms. Miller never fails to leave me wanting more.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
amy brandon
Zane and Brylee had an instant connection. They were immediately attracted to one another upon meeting, although it took them a while before acting on that attraction.

The one thing that I did find fault with, was that Brylee upon meeting Zane was now cured of her funk/depression of previously being left at the alter. This connection with Zane seemingly brought her back to life. I felt that a another man giving her meaning in place of the other was a little off.

The secondary characters in this installment were just as good as the previous secondary characters, but Zane's little brother Nash stood out the most. I really enjoyed this character and hope to see him grow as the series progresses. Zane's other brother, Landry, was and odd character. I'm not sure how he's going to be hero material for the next installment.

The ending felt a lot rushed. It was like six months compressed into one chapter. That was a big let down because I would have liked to see more of Brylee and Zane's courtship after they starting dating. Not just them dancing around each other leading up to their dating.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
deborah cade
This is Book 5 in this author's "Parable, Montana" series, but it's only the first full-length book I've read by this author. After reading it, I'm interested in reading previous books but I was able to enjoy it anyway without having read them. Zane Sutton is a major movie star, but lately celebrity has not been enough. He feels like, at his age, he needs to put down roots and start acting like a grown-up. When he shows up in Montana, his first impromptu encounter with Brylee Parrish does not go so well. Brylee had some erroneous assumptions about Zane based on his movie star status. I like that, in spite of how harsh she approached him, Zane doesn't act like a jerk and rub it in too badly when she realizes she was wrong. I liked that Zane and Brylee had so much in common - their love of riding horses, both being dog people, both wanting to start a family, and both being unlucky in love. He had a gold digging ex-wife in his past, and she was left at the altar. I enjoyed watching Zane and Brylee's attraction and relationship grow. I thought the side storyline with Zane's kid brother Nash was interesting. It was sweet seeing Zane in the big brother/substitute father role. I look forward to reading more books by this author and other books in this series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
megan farmer
I'm a big fan of Linda Lael Miller books. This is the next to last book in this series. It wasn't my favorite in the series, but it was still a good, easy read.

Zane was likable from the very beginning. Really what's not to like? Handsome rodeo rider, movie star, and most importantly, cowboy. He tries to play down his stardom. He agrees to take care of his half brother and tries to befriend his estranged brother.

I have to say, I did not like Brylee in prior books, but she redeemed herself in this book. She even thanked Hutch for stopping their wedding (prior book) after meeting and falling head I've heels in love with Zane.

Although good, the book was a little lacking in the romance department. Zane and Brylee had chemistry, but it wasn't as fully developed as it could have been. Everything moved in slow motion for the first three fourths of the book and then it sped up to warp speed. Almost rushed with parts missing.

Although I will miss the series, I'm looking forward to the next book where I'm hoping big things will happen for all of the friends we've met in this series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
devin
There are certain authors whose books I grab as soon as I see them on NetGalley. Linda Lael Miller is one of those like. Like the other Big Sky books, this one is set in a small Montana town. The cast of characters includes old friends like Brylee Parrish and her brother Walker and new friends like Zane and his family. Like Miller's other books it is a pretty basic romance without a substantial subplot, though some of the secondary characters like Zane's half brother do add a little depth. Comic relief in this book is added by Cleo, Zane's somewhat colorful housekeeper.

Both Zane and Brylee are skittish about a relationship; however things get physical in a hurry. The scenes are hot but but the descriptions are more flowery than anatomic. Interestingly, Zane decides that things got too physical too fast and that they should abstain until marriage, so for six months they were at least somewhat chaste.

What can I say? This is no literary classic; yet it is exactly what I expected when I picked it up, which I was eager to do. I'll give it a B and recommend it if you like this kind of book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rosa ponte
ms. miller never disappoints. brylee parrish was left at the alter by hutch carmody and she is now running her own multi-million dollar business. she is definately gun shy of marriage and dating. not wanting to risk her heart again. she is out walking one day and comes across zane sutton. he is an A-list actor that owns half a farm with his younger brother. he sees her and decides he wants to know her better. she has feeling for him as well, but is afraid that if they get involved he will go away again. she has already had her heart broke once...no way is she going to allow it to happen again. zane wants her and wears her down with his kindness and his unwavering pursuit. there are a lot of funny moments in the book. the back and forth with them is hilarious.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
kauphy
This book is awful, don't waste your time!

LLM formula:
Rich hot cowboy with a heart of gold...check
Woman who has a great life that needs a man to complete it...check
Child who desperately needs a family...check
Stray dog who needs a permanent home...check
Sassy black house keeper who knows it all...check

This is the 5th book in the Big Sky series. Brylee has shown up in the other books as a peripheral character, and she is almost that in her own book. We get a whole lot of what is going on with Walker and Casey and their kids, because they all run to Brylee all the time, for everything. Clair, the daughter is a hopelessly self centered brat! Walker and Casey just had Preston, their third baby and we find out Casey is pregnant again. Every word Casey utters, LLM has to remind us how Casey is a singer, comes out so musically...she just can't help how perfect she is. Why am a writing so much about Casey and Walker and their family, because they take up a lot of room in the book!

Of course there is also all of the time spent feeding and caring for horses, feeding and carrying for dogs, feeding and carrying for people...oh and the plug for Wrangler jeans!

LLM tries so desperately to write her books as folksy and charming, using cute words like critters when talking endlessly about everyone's dog, or varmints when the animal has an attitude. And for some reason it is really important to include multiple passages about washing your hands before every meal. Oh and make sure her readers, who are obviously idiots, know when she is going to use a turn of phrase by preceding it with "cliched", "figuratively", or "proverbial".

By page 220 our two main characters, Zane and Brylee have barely spoken to each other. Then they kiss, and she runs away in a hissy, so he cancels their plans for the next day, but 48 hours after the kiss they are getting horizontal. But then Brylee regrets it, so Zane declares his love and demands six months for a regular dating, getting to know each other, no sex relationship. Do we get that six months? Nope!! We get a six months later epilogue and they are walking down the isle. I give nothing away here, "wedding" is in the freaking title! Fifteen chapters of nothing followed by two hurried chapters of happy ending.

Since two completely pointless characters were introduced and all sorts of half formed ideas were floated about them, I'm guessing they are the focus of Big Sky Secrets.

Awful book, waste of time, don't be fooled, LLM is not worth your time or money.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
nelson jackson
Big Sky Wedding is the 5th book in a series, but I didn't suffer from not reading the others. It stands alone well, but I believe series fans will be glad to see old friends. Based on the story, characters and writing, I would read more from this series and this author. The story, though sweet, was well paced and well written, the kind of romance that satisfies. The lead characters, while not always likeable, were always interesting and their passion for each other was well realized. The love scenes were passionate as well. Sensual and steamy, the sex served to move the story along and wasn't too much. The setting could double as a character, quirky and interesting in its own right. I recommend it as a feel good read.
*I received my copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
tisha
If you have been following this series you have probably been waiting for this story. It can be devastating to be jilted by someone who you planned your future around. So it is no surprise that a person would be extremely cautious in putting their heart on the line again. Especially an independent self made woman. Independent women require special men. Ms Miller surpassed herself in crafting such a special man who we couldn't help but route for. All of the characters are well crafted both new and existing. Ms Miller also creates secondary characters with just enough mystery that you're interested in learning more about their history as well as aspirations.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kamila forson
This is Brylee's long awaited story. We met her in the second book of this series when Hutch leaves her at the alter. It has taken her a long time to get over what happened, but finally she can admit that it wouldn't have been a good match.

This book seemed kind of slow and they didn't really get to know each other until they decided that they loved each but should get to know each other before they got married. That was not covered in the book though. I think she could have written more between the end of the book and the epilogue.

This may not of been my favorite book in this series but I look foward to reading the last book in this series Big Sky Secrets.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
nicole lavigne
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
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yasser aly
Very disappointing.... I've read all books in this series and was looking forward to Brylee's story. I've enjoyed all other "Big Sky" books only to find that this one was lacking in almost every aspect. I suggest if your a Miller fan - don't bother with this one!
Zane's character was explored in detail. Brylee we knew about from the previous stories. But there was such limited interaction between them. Other characters we added to the mix to try and infuse some interest. However, their story was left incomplete or 'nicely wrapped up' in a couple of sentences in the final chapter.
I really feel Ms Miller became thoroughly bored writing the book and so decided to end it in a few pages. I actually went back to see if I'd missed a chapter or two but no, the book just ended!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
alessandra simmons
When two people click like Zane and Brylee, there is no way to ignore the obvious, even if Brylee sure does put up a good fight. In fact conflicting emotions are so overwhelming, it is no wonder her poor dog, Snidely, thinks she may have finally gone off her rocker. Bursting into tears and going off half-cocked puts Brylee in a bad light, although Zane seems to see through all of this to the beautiful woman on the inside. This series opens all the senses with beautiful scenery to its downright sexy cowboys, and all in all you are going to enjoy every one.

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will van heerden
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…

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Author: Linda Lael Miller
Source: Harlequin via Netgalley
Grade: B
Steam: Adult, two fairly tame scenes
Series: Parable, Montana #5
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
liliana
I have been reading Linda Lael Miller books for over 20 years. One of the other reviewers said it best, "Rich - but salt of the earth cowboy - check
Small town good girl- check; Stray dog - check; Stray kid - check; Strong-willed minority housekeeper - check. Why are the only minority women in the book elderly, buxom, good hearted, sassy, want to help everyone in the town MAIDS!! For someone who has written 50+ books, this is the best you could do? Extremely disappointed in this series of books, the one dimensional characters and the same story told at least 5 times.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jenna friel
Love, love, loved this book. Brylie was gun-shy of weddings since the abrupt ending to the wedding ceremony between Hutch Carmody and herself when he stopped everything as she was coming down the aisle in the perfect dress. Now she was face-to-face with Zane Sutton, actor and new neighbor and her world was tilting on its axis. Could she or would she be willing to take another chance on love. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys western romances. Linda Lael Miller is a fantastic and skilled author. I can't wait to read the next installment about Parable/Three Trees Montana.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
liz pratt
This book started off great, nice flow with some comic relief compliments of Nash and Cleo. I was expecting a lot from LLM for this book. I rated her last book (Boone and Tara story) and was indicated how the characters didn't get a chance to know each other. Well, she has done it again. There was almost no interaction between these two characters. Halfway through the book, I started to wonder when we're going to get something good. I cannot believe that We didn't get down to action with these two until really, the last 50 pages of the book. What a let down! To add, there was really no identifiable conflict between these main characters ,and, as a result, nothing to really solve. It was boring as hell! To add insult to injury, when they found out the "loved" each other, they decided to date for six months, and guess what? the readers didn't get to read about anything that happened in the six months. We didn't read of their dates, find out what they disagreed on, family were never introduced to each other. I just kept wondering how these two could then be getting married without all this taking place. LLM pretty much "summarized" Nash's place in Zane's life and "Bam" Bry is walking down the isle. Readers need to have details. The courting in a romance novel is Key.
When did Nash's father come back? How did everyone react? Did Bry bond with Zane's tycoon brother? How about how Parish reacted to Zane? Why didn't Zane have a conversation with Hutch (anything is better than nothing).
I felt cheated as I waited for this book for quite some time.

I am a bit tired of reading about every black person in her books being a maid, unattractive and poor. There is more to them. Maybe every blacks person she knows is a maid. How sad she has not progressed. And so the stereotype continues.

I wish LLM would read these reviews (she certainly didn't read my last one). If she did, she would not have made the same mistake twice in a row. I'm probably going to stop reading her novels as I am not getting the enjoyment I use to get from her novels.

I am a little tired of reading about every black person being a "maid". Unattractive and poor. Maybe this is
I was a real fan as she has some great books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jack binns
The book was great and so were the amazing characters. Zane was a guy any woman would find desirable, and Brylee was smart enough and clever enough to allow him to set the pace. My only question was, why was the wedding so long in coming? From the title, I expected the entire story to be about the upcoming ceremony. This story was great in spite of my expectations though. I found myself turning pages rapidly, eager to see what happened next. I was sorry it wasn't a McKetrick story though. I really love those!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
dianna cronic
I would appreciate couples getting to know each other longer and better before acting on their emotions. I believe couples should be much more disciplined than the depiction in this story
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
nnj925
I think Linda Lael Miller writes very well. I enjoy a good romance novel, however, she spoils her books by having the need to describe in full detail at least one scene of "extreme" lovemaking by her main subjects. I don't need that to enjoy reading ... her books are so interesting and fun reading until it gets to that point. What Linda doesn't seem to understand is that "less is more." She needs to leave that part to our imaginations or just leave it out completely! Just my opinion. I would have given this book and her others 5 stars if the extreme sex parts were left out!!!!!!!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
mulligan
This was one of the worst in the series. She didn't even like him until practically the very end, where they hopped into bed and then decided they "loved" each other. I didn't get why they were even together, there was no reaason for her to even love him. They never showed it. I think I'm done with this series. I'm tired of conflict that's due to either character being afraid to love again. That trope has been done to death!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
melissa doyle
I love each and every one of the books in this Big Sky (Parable) series and this one was no different. I love seeing the happy ending that Brylee so deserved. This was a story of families and not just the ones in Parable. This is going to add a new dimension to the series and I can't wait.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
catrina
I don't know how the average rating for this book at the moment is 4.3 stars. It was soooo boring. I was skipping pages and near chapters. NOTHING happens. Brylee and Zane barely have any interaction through the whole book. The so-called "ending" was just...wow. This wasn't romance. I don't know what Miller is doing with this series and all these stupid old-time crap.

"Don't kids watch cartoons anymore?" Brylee, referring to her dog named Snidely, from Snidely Whiplash.

From the SEVENTIES. No, kids do NOT watch cartoon from that time period anymore.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
elizabeth brookbank
"Big Sky Wedding" is a continuation of the Montana series. True to form, Linda Lael Miller spins a tale of romance with a Big Sky backdrop. Character development is great. It's a real page-turner.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
djm meltzer
I read every book that Linda Lael Miller writes. I especially like books in a series but Big Sky Wedding was lacking a lot. The main characters serious had 4 conversations and magically were in love. Not very realistic. There is becoming a pattern in every book lately, stray dog, needy child, nosy housekeeper that is a mind reader. The pattern needs to be broken.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
victoria
I love Linda Lael Miller's books. They are what romance is made of...they just make you feel so darn warm and good. The HEA endings leave you with the feeling that all is right in the world.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brittany mounger
This is the story jilted Bride with trust issues and a movie star who wants to get back to real life. All eather one wants is a home and family but trust doesn't come easy.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
beg m
We've waited three books to see Three Trees' jilted bride to finally meet her match. Four stars only because the final chapter to the epilogue jumped to give the wedding we wanted but not much else.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
maureen winter
And often wait until I have read the last one. I love this authors writing and she never disappoints ever. Just another great series in a town called Parable and Three Trees, Montana.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
laginia
I enjoyed it. The ending is pretty predictable, but always interesting to see how they get there. It was light reading for a time of the year when things are hectic. It is nice to see what has happened to the other Big Sky people. I'd recommend it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
anthony fiorenzo
Another great book from Linda Leal Miller. Love those cowboys and cowgirls along with there animals and beautiful scenery. Cannot wait for the next in the series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jim griswold
Linda writes with strong characters in interesting situations. Needless to say the setting is gorgeous. I also enjoy catching up with old friends.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
caty
The series books by Linda Lael Miller are exceptional and great reading..She is a great author. once you start reading her bokks they are hard to put down.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
martha janners
Love the series and can't wait for the next book. The story continues the lives created by Linda. These are fun books to read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
lindsay haupt
I think I have read all of Linda Lael Miller's books on Kindle. And keep waiting for more. I enjoy her combination of life, humor, sex and a good story to boot!!!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
kristine lee
It seems that she is trying to push books out so fast she has forgotten not to write things over an over again. I skipped mist of the book waiting for the good parts and never found any. Not enough substance!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
alina neganova
thank you
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
soraia
I've read all of Ms. Miller's books. In two of her Big Sky books she has had African Americans for the first time. Both were fat, dark, jolly, loud women. Come on!!! Aren't there any in Parable who aren't maids?
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tbhatia
Miller does it again! As usual this is a very enjoyable read. I highly recommend all the books in this series.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kristy bowen
I have really enjoyed reading these series from Linda Lael Miller. She's an excellent writer!
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
linda clark
I have been enjoying this series since the first book. I am looking forward to future books. Who will be next to fall in love?
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
paula hatch
Big Sky Wedding was a page turner for me! I just wanted to keep reading. Like the other books in this series it was fun, entertaining, and a good read. Loved it!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jennifer vilaga
I love Linda's books. They keep me reading, they make me cry, laugh, reflect and go home to my husband?
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
nollie
Can't wait for the next book in the series!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jackie lund woleslagle
I like the series
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
karen lewis
While parts of the story made me smile, it was a bit boring. The book needed more interaction between the two main characters.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
marc brandeberry
Wonderful story. I had trouble putting it down.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
rolland
Excellent story by an excellent writer
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jonel
I loved the characters and the plot. It transported me to BIG SKY. I can't wait to read the next book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
aokhut
5 Stars!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
catherine
Great!
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