Set in the fictional town of Rosewood Falls, Utah, The Best Man's Honor is the first installment in this six-part series. Join in the festivities as this group of friends gather for a late spring wedding in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Could more than the mountain flowers be in bloom? Read on to find out...
Lily Foster married right out of college. After three wonderful years of marriage, her dreams are shattered by an impulsive decision. Unable to forgive, she immediately files for divorce and hasn't seen her ex-husband since. Now her friend Flora Magnus is getting married, with Lily as her maid of honor. The privilege turns into a nightmare when she finds out her ex is the best man. Can she survive a week of wedding preparations with Joe's presence as a constant reminder of what she lost?
Joe Foster accepts the duties of best man for his long-time friend Bryson Mitchell knowing it could cause the maid of honor to bolt. Joe hopes he can get Lily to at least talk to him during the week they'll be together. For three years he's longed for a chance to just talk to her. When he finally discovers the full reason why she left, will he be able to convince her to give their relationship another shot? Or has his honor been tarnished beyond repair?
Set in the fictional town of Rosewood Falls, Utah, Finding 'Perfect' Love is the second installment in this six-part novella series. Join in the festivities as this group of friends gather for a late spring wedding in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Could more than the mountain flowers be in bloom? Read on to find out...
Iris Sharpe is a Charleston born Southern belle filled with poise and grace now living in Denver. Her mother wants her to move home and marry into an established southern family. Iris only has eyes for Thorne, the man who causes her poise and grace to disappear whenever he comes within ten feet of her. The man who would fulfill all her dreams if she could just stop spilling her drinks on him and literally falling into his lap. Flora’s wedding might be her last chance to show him she really can be the woman of his dreams.
Thorne Hamilton can’t wait to spend the week with his friends and enjoy their company and celebrate Bryson’s wedding. He’s also secretly anxious to see what Iris will do next. The guys constantly rib him about his cleaning bills, but truthfully he likes the attention Iris gives him even if is at the expense of his wardrobe. Immersed in wedding preparation, not only does Iris practically ignore him throughout the week, she doesn’t spill or drop anything on him. Thorne realizes he not only misses her attention, he wants more from her. He wants the whole package.
Set in the fictional town of Rosewood Falls, Utah, The One Who Said No is the third installment in this six-part novella series. Join in the festivities as this group of friends gather for a late spring wedding in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Could more than the mountain flowers be in bloom? Read on to find out...
Finding a man has never been a problem for Heather Baker. Model thin, gorgeous with a brain to match, her friends tell her she should have been a lawyer instead of a Hollywood set designer. Determined to have fun at the wedding, she’s set her sights on Colum Murray. They’ve flirted for years, but one or the other never seemed available for a weekend fling. But what Heather expects and what she gets are two totally different things. She just might be in danger of falling for Colum.
Arriving for his friend Bryson’s wedding, Colum Murray knows he’ll be fending off the advances of Heather. Which is something any sane, single man would tell him was a stupid idea. Colum doesn’t want to be just another notch in Heather’s belt, he wants to be more. He thinks she deserves more from a relationship. When he decides to ramp up the heat between them without removing a stitch of clothing, Colum realizes she definitely worth the wait.
Raising her daughter Sienna is Daisy Sappington's first priority. On her trips to Rosewood Falls to visit her friend Flora, Daisy has slowly gotten to know Sam Magnus. With Sienna acting as flower girl in Flora's wedding, she'll be forced to spend time with Sam. It wouldn't be a problem if he didn't tempt her to forget the promise she made to herself.
For the first time since his divorce, Sam is contemplating dating again. Unfortunately the object of his affection has no intention of allowing his advances. He and his son Nick are traveling to Rosewood Falls for his cousin's wedding. He's determined to try one last time to convince Daisy its possible to raise a child and follow your heart.
Aster Lewis doesn't give her heart away easily. Her matchmaking friend Flora set up on a blind date with Evan. While not exclusive, the relationship held promise until she was swept away by Derrick. After being manipulated and utterly humiliated by him in front of her friends and family, Aster is done with relationships.
Evan has kept his distance, letting the woman who holds his heart marry another man. When the opportunity arises, Evan does his best to convince Aster not all men are like her ex. Goading her into attending their friends' wedding, he hopes she'll realize never is a really long time to be without love.
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Whatever May Come-
Melanie has been writing in some form or another as long as she can remember. From songs to plays (a bad one) to poetry (not her forte) to romance, the urge to write has always been there. She read her first romance book at the age of 13 and hasn’t looked back. A voracious reader, Melanie has been making an effort to expand her reading horizons, thanks to forced college papers. Other genres have captured her imagination, but Romance will always hold her heart.
A native Californian desert rat, Melanie has lived over half of her life in Texas. Braving mosquitoes, humidity, and the occasional voluntary hurricane evacuation, she and her husband and their two 4-legged children – who have their own page on the blog – spend time with family, friends, and planning their next travel adventure. She writes in most of her spare time and always makes sure to take a pen and paper with her just about everywhere she goes.
I am going to do my rating for the series as a whole versus book by book.
When I went into this series, I expected your typical romance novel. I read the synopsis on each and pretty much knew what I was going to be reading. I was not disappointed.
The stories were very predictable. I liked that though. Sometimes you just want to read a romance novel that doesn't have a whole bunch of drama going on. All that drama takes away from the story most of the time.
The characters were very normal. They didn't have a whole lot of baggage and problems to bring to the table. This made it very nice to read simply because they could have been the people behind you at the grocery store. I enjoyed that.
These novellas are fast, quick reads. You won't spend your entire week trying to get through book one. You have no idea how great that is! There is not a whole lot of time I can spend to read so to be able to get through a novella a night was pretty fantastic!
I thought they were very well written. The author did a good job making the characters real-life. The stories flowed seamlessly through each book. I never felt like I was lost or left behind. Yes, they are your typical romance but without all the frills. This makes them very enjoyable to read. Very good job Melanie! Keep up the good work!!