Almost a Bride

· Wyoming Wildflowers Book 2 · Craig Place Books · Narrated by Julia Motyka
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8 hr 18 min
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From a Sham Wedding to the Real Thing?

She's come home to save her ranch. He's stayed put with hopes for a second chance.


Matty Brennan would do anything to save her family's Wyoming ranch. Even if it means marrying the handsome cowboy who once was her childhood sweetheart, but broke her heart six years ago.


But when she asks for his hand in temporary matrimony, she never expected 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 she'll have to spend time with him . . . at least until she backs off. That doesn't mean he won't negotiate a few items in this crazy second-chance engagement.


But as their wedding day approaches, Dave is shocked when Matty doesn't back down.


Will keeping up the charade of a married couple amid the forced proximity of sharing a home (and more) and pretending in front of their unsuspecting family and friends rekindle their chemistry? Can this legal but fake marriage bloom into real love?


If you like sizzling chemistry, smart humor, and rugged cowboys, then you'll love USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's story of finding your way home.


Almost a Bride is the second book in the Wyoming Wildflowers contemporary romance series. It can be read as a standalone, but why? Read the whole series!


What readers say about Almost a Bride

"If you love to laugh, love to cry, or love to laugh and'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride."-5*


"A truly sweet, reunion of love lost with a healthy dose of hot and sexy!" -5*


"Will have you falling in love all over again." -5*


"Heart-string puller for sure!" -5*


"Second chance love . . . I actually cried during parts." -5*


"An exceptionally good romantic story . . . I would happily recommend Almost a Bride to anyone who wants to settle in and enjoy a great love story." -5*


"Feisty and funny." -5*


"This book was so great I want to read it again right now. " -5*


"Loved the book . . . couldn't put it down until I finished it." -5*


"If you're looking for a great read, this is the book you're looking for. Great sentiment, character development, and a plot line that keeps you guessing. . . . Highly recommended Almost A Bride." -5*


"I loved this book! The story is heartwarming, funny & I was pulling for the main characters from the start." -5*


"A real treat and a lovely surprise, so glad I tried it." -5*


“Fun, wacky love story. This is a fun and entertaining read. You have to love Dave. . . . He would be hard to resist! It is a good love story as these two stumble along the way as they find their happy ever after.”-5*


“The whole town knew these two should be together and tried to help them along the way. . . I was instantly hooked on their story and couldn't wait to see If they stayed together or ended the marriage after their deal expired. . . . I can't wait to continue this wonderful series.”-5*


“This book was so great I want to read it again right now. . . Patricia McLinn has made a fan out of me. I encourage everyone who enjoys romance novels to READ THIS BOOK!”-5*


“This book was one of my most favorites ever. . . . I can't wait to read the other books in the Wyoming Wildflowers series. Then I'll start on her other series.”-5*


“What a story! Each character was believable to the point that I had a strong dislike for one and loved all the others. I could see myself as different characters in the story and experience the feelings they portrayed. I didn't want to put this book down . . . This one is a must read so I know the others are too.”-5*


“Ok, I am going to be a mushy gushy girl about this romantic story. . . This is a slow building steamy sexy story I just LOVED! I would really give it 10 stars.”-5*


“This book kept me totally enthralled, I didn't want to put it down. . .        The sparks shooting off those two had my hands sizzling.”-5*


“There's love and loving and conniving and hurting and healing, everything you could ask for . . . I just loved that they are both very strong characters who relearn how to love and trust each other”-5*


“I loved every minute of this book l could not put it down at all. This book kept me going wanting to find out what happens next. If it did it to me it sure might do the same to you. Enjoy.”-5*


“A joy to read! Can hardly wait to read the others in this series!”-5*


Wildflowers must be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged western beauty of Wyoming — and so do the women.



Get all of 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)



What readers say about the Wyoming Wildflowers series

“I have read two so far, and cannot wait for more and more, they keep me up all night reading.”-5*


“Fantastic! Quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! On my way to purchase book #3.”-5*


"I also like how Ms. McLinn makes each story of this series stand alone . . . Yet, after reading one, I want another!" -5*


"They are all great. I actually felt as if I knew these people personally. Great read!!" -5*


"Another fantastic Wyoming story . . . The more I read this series, the more I really want to see it with my own eyes!" -5*


"This series just keeps getting better . . . Bring on the next book!" -*5

Almost a Bride can be enjoyed as a standalone, or add the prequel, Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning. Both will appeal to readers of Catherina Maura, L. Steele, Melanie Harlow, and Janice Whiteaker as heartwarming western romance with humor and open-door love scenes. 

Ratings and reviews

7 reviews
Vicky Lloyd
September 4, 2023
Great story, narrated well
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Beverly Stevenson
September 12, 2023
loved the fire in Matty
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