The Best Bride Hometown Heartbreakers #1 MOBI Ê The

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Best Bride Hometown Heartbreakers #1
  • Susan Mallery
  • English
  • 12 June 2016
  • 9780373099337

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The Best Bride Hometown Heartbreakers #1I haven't read a lot of Susan Mallery's older books but having just finished this one and enjoying it very much has encouraged me to look at of them She has the ability to bring her characters to life and make the reader cheer for them That hasn't changed over the years although I think her characters show a little depth in recent years I love how she focuses on family and friendships With his sexy Stetson and X rated grin was Sheriff Travis Haynes Glenwood's leading lady killer or Elizabeth Abbot and her daughter's knight in shining armour Finally pulling her life back together Elizabeth couldn't afford heartbreak Still Travis was awfully temptingWith every fragment of her betrayed heart Elizabeth longed to trust the legendary lawman enough to become his bride and give her child a daddy But would her shattering past forever hold her hostageeven from the love that could make her whole After reading the re issue of Completely Smitten I decided to re read the entire Hometown Heartbreaker series This is the first book in the series and isn't my favorite Elizabeth is just incredibly annoying with all her insecurities and guilt Travis is a likeable hero and the ending is clever and helps to redeem this book I think the main problem with this book is that it is sixteen years old is just too dated to be really believable Sometimes it's weird reading books that are obviously before easy access of cell phones and the internet and still considered contemporary not Little House on the Prairie But this one still works Very sweet Travis was spectacular and Mandy was ADORABLE I look forward to reading the other books within this series An older book from Susan Mallery and a fantastic read Elizabeth was trying to start over from a mistake that still held her in its grip The last thing she wanted to do was trust another charming good looking guy But Travis seemed like a really nice man who came to her rescue and was wonderful with her daughter Travis loved women but felt that he was unable to have a lasting commitment with anyone His family was notorious for failed relationships He really wanted to have a wife and family but didn't believe that it was possible for him Elizabeth nearly lost him because of her inability to trust her own judgment and Travis nearly lost her because he forgot that it was possible to choose to be happy Her harleuin books are great reads I thought the female was annoyingher extreme resistance to ever trying a relationship again because he ex tricked herstupid it was extremely obvious that the hero wasn't anything like her ex was annoying ALL MEN ARE NOT THE SAME The Best Bride is the first in the Hometown Heartbreakers series It tells a complete story and can stand alone Other books in the series build on each other but also can be read alone The piece that ties all the books in the series together is Earl Haynes He is the father either legitimate or not of all but Austinhe is an honorary brother to the four who grew up in Earl's houseSomehow the edition I read is titled Best Bride Hometown Heartbreakers 9933 It actually includes Kyle's story and Hannah's story but not under their correct titles but as Part 2 and Part 3 of this title You can find my reviews of those books under their correct titlesThis book has a premise I haven't seen before The lead lady Elizabeth is stopped for speeding by the lead man Travis but he uickly discovers she needs emergency medical treatment The resulting surgery lays up Elizabeth for 3 weeks in a brand new town where she has no place to live and no one to help her Needing to care for her child Mandy is the clincher in breaking down her opposition to accepting Travis' help and live in his house Since this is the first in the series a lot of the backstory for Travis is also the same as some of the others in the series Basically the men in his family going back generations do not have a good track record with women in their lives and until this generation they have also been jerks and cheats One other piece to the backstory is that all the Haynes believe that they are cursed to only bear male children as has been the case for several generations A slight additional twist to the curse shows up mostly in later booksElizabeth's backstory is horrible for her but also holds her back a little too much from trusting menBeyond the unusual premise and the teasingly revealed backstory you can pretty much write the outline for the rest of the story before you read it Elizabeth's horrible secret which is revealed about half way through may surprise some but other than that everything else is predictableElizabeth's fear gets annoying after a while Otherwise she could be a likable lady Mandy is adorable and her relationship with Travis is probably what saves the book at least one star if not two Mature themes there are a few explicit love scenes and at least one is fairly drawn out There's no violence Elizabeth's secret is pretty ugly but doesn't result in any explicit description After learning her husband is married to another woman and has 2 children with her Elizabeth moves to new town with her little girl She is pulled over for speeding by town Sheriff Travis Haynes one of the 4 good looking Haynes men and he realizes that she is sick He takes her to hospital and then proceeds to take care of her and her little girl while she recovers from surgery Of course they fall in love but both will not admit it because of past heartbreaks and the curse on the Haynes men Once Travis sees that there is really no cures he fights for Elizabeth The curse is brokenThis edition included part 2 and part 3 which was Kyle Haynes and Sandy's story which was just as good and The unknown half Haynes sister Hannah who is also a cop in another town All three stories was great I have not read anything by Ms Mallery that is not Trust and loveTo come from a marriage that was so controlling and being belittled can make your belief of what and who you are confused and unbelievableTo start fresh in a new place and to raise a child is even hard for a single mother with trust issuesIn this book Susan Mallery give the steps as Elizabeth grows through each day taking care of her daughter work and making friends But it's a long rode In comes Travis a handsome man with a smile that can make her heart beat a little faster but the glitch is he's the sheriff In all Susan brings together a wonderful couple that one has to learn to trust again and to trust in herself Then the other needs to know that he can love not just one but also love a childI've read Susan Mallery for a long time and as each book comes they just get better and betterđź’•