Review: "The Fairy Tale Bride" by Scarlet Wilson (Montana Born Brides #1)

Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lisa Renee owns a bridal salon in Marietta, Montana and tries to make sure that each bride that steps through her doors is a satisfied customer by the end of their appointment. She wants them and their bridal entourage to be dressed in the gowns of their dreams, even as her own wedding gown has yet to see the light of day ever since her own wedding was canceled after the discovery of her then-fiancé sleeping with her younger sister and then going off to get married soon after.

While on one of her volunteer visits at the local hospital, Lisa meets Dr. Adam Brady, and the interest they have in each other appears to be more than merely in passing. But Lisa isn't ready to share certain things with Adam just yet and Adam has his own big secret that he's keeping from Lisa and everyone else in the town he moved to several months ago. If there's any chance for them to have any sort of fairy tale ending, both Adam and Lisa will need to set themselves and the truth free.

The Fairy Tale Bride is the first story in the multi-authored Montana Born Brides series from Tule Publishing and features two lead characters who fall for one another but are held back by their respective secrets. Lisa Renee and Adam Brody know that living in a small town like Marietta means having their business passed on from person to person, but Lisa's secrets are limited to her family and best friend while Adam's secret is necessary since anonymity is his main goal.

Trust, or the lack thereof, is one of the biggest issues that the lead characters in the story have to face, what with Lisa's discovery of her ex-fiancé's affair with her younger sister and then Adam's own experience with a woman wanting to be with him simply because of his windfall. I understood where he was coming from when he wondered about Lisa's reaction to having celebrities around her shop and I didn't like Lisa in the book's first half but she did grow on me as the story went on.

This was a sweet contemporary romance that stresses the importance of forgiveness and letting go of past hurts that are simply weighing you down, especially when the people who have caused that hurt have gone on with their lives, as well as learning to trust those who have earned it. Both Lisa and Adam were somewhat stuck, and they were allowing events in the past to prevent them from moving forward. The Fairy Tale Bride was a pretty good start to the series. Four stars. ♥

Release Date: 04 May 2015

Date Read: 04 May 2015

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