After her mother went off the rails yet again, Mari was offered sanctuary with her high school boyfriend’s family, but a cruel misunderstanding had her fleeing yet again. Ten years later, single mother Mari is back in her small Montana hometown to open her own wedding and event business and refurbish the historic Lake hotel. She’s also hoping to make amends with the boy she once loved and left, but too many secrets are holding her back. 

When contractor Ethan Benson arrives at the Lake Hotel to check out the site he’s bid on, he’s shocked to learn the girl he’d once loved and imagined marrying has moved back to Cherry Lake. He tells himself too much water’s passed under that bridge, but Mari still lights him up. Ethan’s heard that you can’t go back again, but he’s determined to give it his best shot and show Mari what’s she’s missed all these years away.

Titles in The Moore Sisters of Montana include:  Christmas Glitter – Valentine Kisses – Doctor’s Orders – Wedding Surprise

Title:  Wedding Surprise
Series:  Moore Sisters of Montana #4
Author:  Ann B. Harrison
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 9, 2018
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I have loved every Moore sister’s story and enjoyed getting to know this unique group of women.  Now it’s Mari’s turn in Wedding Surprise, a beautiful second chance at love story that will melt your heart.

Mari’s return to her hometown will come at a cost.  She’s thrilled to be buying the Lake Hotel and turning it around with renovations for her wedding planning event business… and she purposefully accepted the bid of the one contractor she needed to be working on the hotel.  Ethan, the boy who broke her heart, the one who believed others over her and didn’t come after her when she left town.  Yes, she and Ethan had unfinished business, secrets that she needed to tell him about… and if she was lucky, forgiveness on both sides.  She didn’t fool herself into thinking that they’d fall back into what they once were, but this was something she had no choice but to do, even if it broke her heart all over again.

Wedding Surprise is an emotional journey, maybe a second chance at a lost love but definitely a story that will touch your heart as two people who once loved each other let people, things, issues come between then only to regret that decision soon after.  Now is their time — if they can go beyond what was and embrace what could be for them in the future.  We’ll get glimpses of other characters, the beauty of the area and that down home small town romance feel that I am addicted to.  If you love a good solid believable second chance romance, then this one is for you.

*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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