Don’t recall if I’ve read Linda Lael Miller before, but “The Marriage Season” was a captivating introduction for me to her Brides Of Bliss County Series.

It’s great that “The Marriage Season” can be read as a stand-alone and having read this now, I need to go back and read about Becca Stuart’s two best friends, Hadleigh and Melody and their love stories.


Gosh!!! I fell in love with Becca Stuart the minute I started reading of her. Having lost the love of her life to war, she puts all her energy and time in growing her fitness business. Mature, loving, kind and ever helpful, family means a lot to her and has her being supportive of her sister and her problems. Her friends keep her grounded even as she shoves the guilt and fear of love under behind the walls of her heart. But Tate Calder brings back that yearning, companionship and love that’s been missing in her life.

Tate Calder is trying to set roots along with his two sons. Having lost his wife and raising his sons alone, he wants to give his family stability and lay a foundation of love and support. Bex fits the bill perfectly but Tate’s got his job cut out to convince Bex that she is the one he wants to have a forever with, and that life is all about taking risks and living in the moment.

A heart-warming story of friendship, love and family, Linda Lael Miller gives us two exceptionally great characters in Bex and Tate, as they try to work through their fears and insecurities, and build on the passion and love they have for each other. With witty banter between the two, the amazing chemistry of enjoying each other’s company, and the seductive narration by Linda, “The Marriage Season” is a beautifully crafted love story.

Received an ARC from Harlequin via NetGalley for an honest review.