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#Review for One-of-a-Kind Bride by Charlene Sands #Contemporary #SecondChanceRomance


Title: One-of-a-Kind Bride

Author: Charlene Sands

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Published: April 23, 2020

Pages: 278

Rating: 4.5/5*



My Review:

This is a heartwarming second-chance romance set in Last Stand, Texas.

Taylor Preston used to spend summers in Last Stand, spending most of her time with her cousin, Julie and their friend Ryan “Coop” Cooper. The three were inseparable and had a pact that they never broke their promises to each other . . . . Taylor and Coop became a couple during that last summer but Taylor had promised her Mum to follow her dreams so she left him behind striving to become a bridal gown designer in New York. Now, twelve years later, her dream job has ended with her being fired so she’s returning to Last Stand to finish making a wedding dress for Julie and to decide what she wants to do with her life next. She didn’t anticipate meeting Coop again on her first day back. He’s a building contractor, a widower with a young daughter, back in Last Stand and living with his father, Grandpa Joe. Maybe she should forget those career dreams and follow those of her heart this time – but will Charlie agree?

There are brilliant characters in this lovely story, you’ve just got to love young Cassie – what a sweetheart! Coop is determined to help protect Cassie from being hurt so is determined not to get close to Taylor again when she’s only going to be leaving soon . . . but sometimes life has other plans. The story is filled with family, friendships and love in a small community. It is a lovely story to escape into and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and thoroughly enjoying doing so.


It’s a promise she intends to keep at all costs

Taylor Preston never breaks a promise, especially to her dying mother about following her dreams to become a successful New York bridal gown designer. But when Taylor unexpectedly loses her high-profile job, she returns early to Last Stand, Texas where she happily spent childhood summers, to help with her cousin’s wedding. On Taylor’s first day back, the boy she left behind twelve years ago comes to her rescue and her sleeping heart inconveniently reawakens.

All during their youth, Ryan “Coop” Cooper played Taylor’s “promise game,” and they never once broke a promise to each other, but that was years ago, and Coop, now an established contractor, isn’t the same person. Building a wedding gift she-shed brings Coop closer to Taylor. They recall their promises – silly and solemn – and realize the spark could easily once again flame.

But Taylor’s life is far away and Coop, a single father, won’t risk his heart or his daughter’s again…

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