An August Bride by Debra Clopton


 Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.
After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin’s beach wedding. Not only will she be forced to watch yet another wedding, but her great-aunt and her two best friends—aptly nicknamed ‘the matchmaking posse of Mule Hollow’—are coming to the wedding, and Kelsey is sure to be on their radar.
Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn’t looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend. When he sees a commotion on the beach and what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he doesn’t hesitate to dive to the rescue. His attention is instantly captured by the woman he’s saved and it turns out they’re part of the same wedding party. But the instant Kelsey spots his soaking wet boots she wants no part of him.
Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from the matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys. Sparks fly at this August wedding as Kelsey and Brent dance a rocky Texas two-step toward a beach wedding of their own.
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This book stands out to me out of the whole series so far because it has to do with never judging a book by its cover.  That is most definitely the case with Kelsey in this book; after being burned by one cowboy she has treated all of them with disgust without giving them the time of day.
I did really like that Brent wasn’t willing to give up though; he showed that he was worth her taking the
risk.  He has some great determination for sure.  I do think that he was a good fit for Kelsey because as much as she pushed, he pushed back just as much.
I thought the storyline was one that was very interesting and kept my attention quite well.  I do have to say though that my favorite characters were the posse, and I really hope to read more about them in the future!
I would really recommend this series to anyone who loves the old fashion romance’s that are not as big and popular right now in the reading world.