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The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter
Shay Brandenberger is a survivor. She’s lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, and single parenthood-with her confidence intact. But not for long. Because when Shay participates in her town’s Founder’s Day wedding re-enactment, she finds herself face-to-face with the one man who takes her breath away and leaves her weak in the knees: Travis McCoy.
Travis is back in town after years way on the rodeo circuit. His one regret in life is breaking Shay’s heart when they were high-school sweethearts. He’s determined to get it right this time. So when their Founder’s Day “marriage” is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage be dissolved before it can begin?
This is the second installment from Denise Hunter in her Big Sky Series. I must say that I enjoyed this much better than A Cowboy’s Touch. For me this book felt more well rounded in almost every way. I love how Denise conveyed so well the history between Travis and Shay. I knew from their interactions to their unspoken words that they had known each other for years. In a couple of cases all these two needed to do was make eye contact and a full conversation would happen.
Getting to know Travis and Shay was a real treat. Their chemistry just bounces off the page. She’s stubborn with a fiery temper and he’s confident enough to not let Shay push him around. They make for an engaging and amusing couple. Denise’s trademark romance is all over this book. No one writes good old fashioned romance the way she does. A lingering gaze to a kiss that shouldn’t have to end, Denise is my go to author for romance and she does not disappoint!

Something that I have longed for more of in more of Denise Hunter’s books finally happened! I was so happy to discover that this book contained more descriptions of the surrounding environment. What was missing in A Cowboy’s Touch – the sprawling Montana mountains and the “big sky” – came life in this book. I really felt this time that I was in Montana looking at the mountains and seeing that big sky go on for what seems like forever. 

A great read and I’m looking forward to the next installment of the Big Sky Series.