Almost a Bride (Wyoming Wildflowers, Book 2): A feel-good fake marriage western romance

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Craig Place Books, Mar 9, 2014 - Fiction - 256 pages
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She’s come home to save her ranch. He’s stayed put with hopes for a second chance. Can a sham wedding lead to the real thing?

Matty Brennan would do anything to save her family’s Wyoming ranch. Even if it means marrying the handsome cowboy who broke her heart six years ago. But when she asks for his hand in temporary matrimony, she never expected her old feelings to rush back in.

Dave Currick has loved Matty as long as he can remember. To him that means protecting her, especially from herself. Certain she’ll get cold feet before the I-dos, he accepts her off-the-wall marriage proposal, because then she’ll have to spend time with him. That doesn’t mean he won’t negotiate a few items in this crazy engagement.

But as their wedding day approaches, Dave is shocked when Matty doesn't back down. And keeping up the charade in front of their unsuspecting family and friends can't help but rekindle their chemistry. When Dave and Matty's secret slips out, can their fake marriage bloom into real love?

Almost a Bride is a standalone novel in the Wyoming Wildflowers contemporary romance series. If you like sizzling chemistry, clever conspiracies and rugged cowboys, then you’ll love Patricia McLinn’s story of finding your way home.

Buy Almost a Bride to saddle up for a second-chance love story today!

Praise for Almost a Bride:

"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride." - 5-Star review

"Smart, stubborn and irresistible" - 5-star review

"A 'don't miss' treat." - Rendezvous

"Sweep(s) you away." ... "Clever and humorous" - 5-star reviews

Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers series

Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning) (Snowberry)

Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)

Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)

My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)

A New World

Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)

Rodeo Nights

Where Love Lives (Threadleaf Phacelia)

A Cowboy Wedding (Mixed bouquet)

Making Christmas (Pasque Flower)

Clear your calendar to start binge-reading Patricia's Wyoming Wildflowers: The Complete Collection today! Available at

"Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment."

If you especially enjoy western romances, also try these other books by Patricia:

A Place Called Home series

Lost and Found Groom

At the Heart's Command

Hidden in a Heartbeat

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

Romantic Suspense

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Wyoming Wildflowers characters)

The Wyoming Marriage Association – Helping love find a way

Characters from the A Place Called Home, Bardville and Wyoming Wildflowers series, and the romantic suspense Ride the River, join forces to bring together people they hope will find love and happiness as they have.

Book 1 - First Date: Divorce

Book 2 – Second Start: Family

And if you like small-town romance east of the Mississippi, consider:

Marry Me series

Wedding of the Century

The Unexpected Wedding Guest

A Most Unlikely Wedding

Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

Seasons in a Small Town series

What Are Friends For? (Spring)

The Right Brother (Summer)

Falling for Her (Autumn)

Warm Front (Winter)

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About the author (2014)

Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.

McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.

Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.