Amy Lyndon is tired of being the Poor Little Rich Girl of Shenandoah Falls. In her prominent family, she's the ordinary one - no Ivy League education and no powerful career. But when her father tries to marry her off, she knows it's finally time to stand up for herself, despite the consequences. Now that she's cut off from the family fortune, her first challenge is to fight her attraction to her handsome new boss.
When Amy shows up looking for work with his landscaping crew, Dusty McNeil thinks there's no way such a pampered princess will ever get her hands dirty. But as Amy proves him wrong and gets down to the nitty gritty, Dusty's admiration turns to like, then lust - and then love. But can a high-society woman like Amy ever fall for a man like him?
Poor little rich girl loses it all and then comes into her own to find out there is more to life than money with an irascible, commit-o-phobe angler-loving landscaper. Light and easy for a comfy coze.
A Small Town Bride is the second installment in the Chapel of Love series working well in order or as a standalone highlighting the small town antics of the wealthy Lyndons, the quirky wedding situations at the Inn, and a few unlikely romances.
Amy Lyndon really was a spoilt and sheltered rich girl, but she was also to be pitied because she was dirt poor when it came to her kinfolks, particularly her dad and brothers, treating her like she was a ditzy simpleton only good for blowing through the money. And she was, but then getting kicked out and forced to shift for herself and really think for herself was the making of her.
I’m always a fan when an author portrays characters who grow and comes into their own. In this case, Amy wasn’t the only one. Rusty, the hero had to do his own amount of soul-searching, too, which included his dawning respect and interest in Amy and need to live down his family’s bad reputation in town.
This isn’t a deep story and the Lyndon family antics could be over the top. There was also a side story with Amy’s cousin Daniel that really had me bemused. But, it was fun and light. Not really challenging, but just such a story to offer an engaging distraction.
All in all, this was cute one and I’m looking forward to the next installment to see who finds love and just how the zany and snobby antics of the Lyndons will crop up next. This book is for those who want something light and easy, yet slightly spicy in their contemporary romances.
I rec’d this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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