Ellie Martin, a country girl in Atlanta, often de-stresses from city life by tending the flower beds of a church near her apartment. She has dreamed of a traditional wedding all her life, a wedding like the one her younger sister is planning back in their hometown. Their single mom will pay for Alexa’s wedding, but Ellie started her own wedding fund years ago. She only needs to find a groom.
She bumps into a man who’s a guest at a wedding on the church grounds. She’s noticed him around the neighborhood, but today he introduces himself as Gray Whitby. They embark on a whirlwind romance, but her mother doesn’t trust freewheeling men like him. Standing up to Mom leads Ellie to stick up for Alexa too. When Ellie risks her own plans for her sister’s sake, Gray feels betrayed. Will he always play second fiddle?
Will Ellie and Gray reconcile their differences so her dream wedding can come true, or will the romance they’ve begun come crashing down?
Slowly but surely I'm making my way through the Year of Weddings Novellas series. This series features a new novella by a different author every month for a year. What I love about this series is that first, they are all clean. Second, I love that they are light, fluffy and I can read them in one sitting. They are the perfect escape books.
In "A May Bride" we meet Ellie and Gray. I like Gray. He's a man who sees something he wants and goes for it. All in, straight up. He stands up for what he believes in and he doesn't mess around. He enjoys life and he loves Ellie.
Ellie has a few more glitches- namely her family. Her mother is crazed and honestly, not very kind. She rules the roost and Ellie lets her. But it's hard to break from something you've always known and dealt with. Ellie has a kind heart and while she also knows what she wants, she has a harder time getting there.
I enjoyed this book. It was fun and romantic. A sweet escape for sure.
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