Eliza Cantrell likes to do things her way. After arriving one week early in the town where her husband-to-be resides Eliza’s face is split open by an outlaw who steals all of her money. Obviously promptness did not pay in this case. Once in town she discovers Axel, the man she is to marry, is out of town and no one seems to know where. On top of that there seems to be something rather bad about him that no one is willing to discuss. Never one to sit back and wait for something to come to her Eliza gets started on work in her fiancee’s store while butting heads with Axel’s business partner, Will. Determined to make a good life for herself and hoping dearly that her money will be found, Eliza settles in for what looks like will be a very eventful life.
Like A Bride for Keeps, A Bride in Store is jam-packed with characters to love and hate. It helped that it had been awhile since reading the former book that I had only a vague idea of what kind of person Axel was. So it was like starting with a clean slate so to speak (I still didn’t like him). There are plenty of twists in the plot and lots of things I didn’t see coming. Melissa Jagears knows how to write a unique story, I’ll say that much. In the end book one is still my favorite in the series but I still recommend the latest. Looking forward to more stories by this author!
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