Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…
Piper Tierney is busy wrapping up the school year and planning the music for Marietta’s Wedding Of The Century. She does not need one of her parents’ backpacking hippies under foot. Except the guy they let stay in their house is so much more than the California couch-surfer he resembles. Before she knows it, she’s making time to make time, even though he’s only in town for a couple of weeks.
Taking a break from working on his doctorate in political science,Sebastian Bloom wants to reassure himself his sister isn’t making another mistake with her upcoming wedding to a Marietta rancher. He’s definitely not looking for a bride for himself. Marriage and family are a trap. But Piper is cute, funny, and wants to move on from her ex.
They agree to a no strings affair, but will they wind up tying the knot?
Ms. Collin's "His Blushing Bride" is a sweet romance that grabs the reader from the get-go! Piper, a high school music teacher, at times came off a bit stand-offish at the beginning, but as the reader gets to know her, we realize it's due to shyness and innocence and lack of self-esteem. Bastian, a houseguest at her parents' house, is confident, a bit cocky but overall, a loving guy. I enjoyed the interactions with other characters and seeing Bastian as the protective uncle. For me, this was a traditional romance - two strangers try to have a no-strings attached affair but the hearts involved have other ideas. I loved it! It was a bit predictable, as a traditional romance can be, but Ms. Collins keeps it fresh and fun. This is a light and airy read perfect for the beach or your lunch break! (received copy from NetGalley for honest review)