Brigid Anderson is a second year lawyer on a fast track to making partner. With the weight of her siblings’ success on her shoulders, Brigid feels like she needs to prove something–to herself and to her parents. Her life is running smoothly and all according to plan…until she meets Grady.

Grady Coughlin understands focus and ambition, having taken over his father’s contracting business and building it into a successful historic preservation business on his own. After a blind date with Brigid that ends in explosive passion, they embark on a friends with benefits relationship. But as Grady establishes himself in the business world, he decides he wants more and wants it with Brigid.

On the eve of her best friend’s wedding, with her promotion to partner dangling within reach, Brigid believes Grady isn’t the best partner to suit her career ambition. But Grady and her heart don’t agree and she must decide if she should stick to the safety of the plan or find the courage to pursue what she really wants

Titles in the Lone Star Match series include:  Something OldSomething Borrowed – Something New –

Title:  Something Borrowed
Series:  Lone Star Match #2
Author:  Megan Ryder
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 22, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

One week where college roommates, old friends and family will reunite.  The week leading up to Caroline and Matthew’s wedding was supposed to be a celebration, a vacation, a bit of time to reconnect, rebuild the friendships and relationships that time had damaged.  It was meant to be a healing time, but as we all know sometimes in order to heal you have to clean out the wound – and that can be extremely painful.

Grady and Brigid are the main couple in this story of lives and loves changed over time.  Something Borrowed is such an emotional story.  One that I believe many of us can, on some level, relate to.  Grady and Brigid were not quite a couple and more than simply friends with benefits.  Their friendship started long ago when Brigid was in college and Grady, as Matthew’s brother, were tossed in the mix of friends, couples and roommates.  They both worked in Houston, Brigid as a lawyer quickly moving up the promotional ladder on her way to partner, Grady as a self made business man restoring historical building, owning his own construction business which was a family business but now was his since his father’s illness.  They fit together, but they didn’t.  They could exist in each other’s worlds, but not for long.  They had everything going for them – and everything against them.  It all was truly a matter of perspective.  And Brigid’s perspective was totally wrapped up in her work, while Grady’s was wrapped up in a future they could have… if only.  Grady wants more, yet he has to show Brigid that she could have that “more” if she truly wanted it.

It’s difficult to stay emotionally separate with this couple.  It’s entirely too easy to see both sides, but hope for them to work their way together where it’s obvious they belong.  I completely enjoyed my time with this couple and their friends.  You’ll will get angry, frustrated and perhaps become a bit misty eyed as Brigid and Grady work their way to each other.  It won’t be easy, but it will be so worth the journey.

I’d recommend Something Borrowed, and this series to any Romance reader who enjoys a good love story, characters who are completely believable, a life situation that can be related to as well as keeping up with the secondary characters who appear in all the stories.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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