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Second Bride Down

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Picking up this series in the middle is always a hard thing to do, but what can I say? This writing is sparkling. The characters are fresh and lovable in their own ways.

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Eine Wette zwischen drei Schwestern, wer nicht den Mann fürs Leben findet muss den quasi Erzfeind heiraten.
Keine will und alle machen sich auf die Suche.

War ganz amüsant zu lesen, dass alle ausser Misty wussten wie sehr Lucas auf sie steht. Eine Woche um ihre Liebe zu entdecken.

Viel Spaß beim Selberlesen!

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Like how we are following the three sisters on their journey, or should I say, race, to fall in love and get married. in each book we follow one sister more closely.

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Quick Summary: A love that's right in front of your eyes romance

My Review: Second Bride Down by Ginny Baird is book two in the Majestic Maine series.

About the Book: What happens when your face suddenly gets plastered on a billboard with a message about accepting marriage proposals? As you can come out of the woodwork. Yikes!

About the Characters:

Presently, Misty Delaney finds herself living life and working with her family in their local business. All the while, she secretly harbors a precious dream that she hasn't shared with any of her loved ones. As she seriously contemplates sacrificing her own happiness to go abroad and fulfill a merciless obligation, she is, quite frankly, gobsmacked by the unexpected machinations of a close relative. Little does she know that someone has been patiently waiting in the wings to profess his interest and to claim her heart. What happens when the what meets the who in this crazy, mixed up mess?

Lucas Reyes is totally gone over his co-worker. Truth be told, he has had a thing for her since they were in school. Alas, he never got the opportunity to shoot his shot. Unfortunately, he might miss his chance if he doesn't make a move soon. The billboard that went up about her didn't help matters any...or did it?

My Final Say: This sweet installment features the darling relationship between Misty and Lucas of Majestic, Maine.

I loved so many things about this book. Two elements that really sparked my attention in this book were the family-rich connections and the multicultural aspect. I also adored the community and the supporting cast. I particularly liked Mr. Mulroney and Mei-Lin.

Other: Without question, I still have GREAT interest in Aidan. I just know he's going to be a charmer. He has to be. I would be so disappointed if he ended up being contemptible. I cannot wait to meet him more formally in book three!

Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes
Audience: A
Status: Clean
Level: 🍬
Series: Yes

Sincere appreciation is extended to the author, to Entangled Publishing, and to NetGalley. Thank you for providing access to this title via a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. The words I have shared are my own.

* Goodreads and Amazon reviews have been posted.

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Second Bride Down is the second in the series and I recommend not reading this as a standalone because you will be super confused as to the bet and why the intense focus on insta-love. If you are looking for as super clean and fast love story, then this book and series is for you. Heavy focus on immediately falling in love and getting engaged since thats part of the bet, but it seems to work out. I really think Lucas is probably too good to be true, I was waiting for there to be something wrong with him but there never was. Misty was sweet and nice as well. And you get a fun 10 years later epilogue.

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this was such an amazing book! i'm so thankful to netgalley for letting me read this one early! it was so much fun and intriguing!! what a fun, fun, fun read!!!!

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I am new to the author, Ginny Baird, and the series but I will be picking up the first and third to read when I can. I really like fake relationship books and this one did not disappoint.

Second Bride Down was such a cute read. I really enjoy the family dynamic of the Delaney sisters. They are all willing to do so much for their sisters/parents including marrying a man they don't know. Lucas was a sweetheart who loved Misty forever. He was the kind of book boyfriend anyone would love.

Thanks to NetGalley, Entangled, and Ginny Baird for the e-ARC. This review is my own opinion.

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I enjoyed reading the Second Bride Down by Ginny Baird. The characters in this story will warm your heart. Happy Reading!
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**

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This was a brilliant story that I was hooked on from the very start. I just couldn't put it down it's a real page turning novel. It was such a fun storyline with a great pace to it. There was never a dull moment. I became emotionally invested in the stories development. I really enjoyed reading it. The characters were great and very easy to connect with, realistic and lovable. This book is the second in the series but works really well as a standalone book. I definitely recommend reading it, as it is well written and certainly kept me entertained. It was lovely and heartwarming. If anyone is looking for a new fun romance series, then look no further.

So much praise goes out to the author and publishers for creating such a wonderful story. I will definitely be looking out for the next book in this fantastic series.

The above review has already been placed on goodreads, waterstones, Google books, Barnes&noble, kobo, amazon UK where found and my blog today under ladyreading365

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Missy was caught in a fire when her sister booked a billboard with her photo and telling the world she is looking for suitor. When mans started to line up outside their cafe, Lucas who work in the cafe declares that he and Missy are already dating. Lucas has been in love with Misty for years but Misty has no idea. Given the situation that man began to stalk her, Misty and Lucas agree to live with each other to show their commitment.

This book is book 2 of Majestic Maine series. I enjoyed the first book and I have high expectation for this book too and it has meet my expectation. Same as the previous book, this book is about strong family bond and friend to lover story. The fact that Misty is not aware or Lucas’s feeling for her was fun to read. This is a fun lighthearted story that make me smile and laugh. Love how these sisters’ bond and their willingness to sacrifice.

*review post scheduled to be posted on 1/2/23*

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I loved reading this one. I just love this kind of books.
4 stars read for me. I love this author snd her writing style.
Thanks to netgally for this arc.

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A slow build, sweet romance book.... Also a fake relationship book... A happy ending book..... Makes you want to read the next book in the series to see what happens to the next sister

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This was fun. Cute and entertaining. I liked it. Just maybe not as much as the first book in the series, First Bride to Fall.

I've already met the Delaney sisters and their peculiar circumstances in the book 1. In this second book we follow the second sister, Misty. And I did really enjoy it. It just didn't have that magical spark that completely consumed me in the first book.

That may have something to do with the fact that I’ve listened First Bride to Fall as an audiobook. The narrator did a great job and convinced me that's the best way to get through this series. Maybe I’d enjoy the second book even more if I’ve also listened to it. But this way too I liked it a lot.

I definitely want to read the third book ASAP, so this series has certainly done something well.

A huge thank you to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Second Bride Down by Ginny Baird in exchange for an honest review.

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Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book for an honest review.

A sweet, clean romance about long time friends Lucas and Misty. Lucas works in Misty's family's cafè. Misty has no idea how Lucas feels about her until a fake relationship opens her eyes. Can't wait for Misty's sister, Charlotte's story.

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This is a new to me author and I have to say I am looking forward to reading more by this author! I loved this book

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Second Bride Down is a great addition to the Majestic Maine series.

Misty and Lucas start out fake dating but it is easy to see their friendship is going to develop into something more. I thought they were well matched and it was sweet watching them fall for one another.

These books reminded me of something you'd see in a Hallmark movie and I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next one!

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This book felt a little like a trope soup. Friends-to-lovers, fake dating, unrequited love, marriage bet, (possible) arranged marriage. It felt like it was trying so hard to be so many things that it failed to do any one thing exceptionally well.

Misty's family is on the verge of losing their coffee shop business as a balloon payment comes due following the betrayal of their old business partner. A reconnection with said partner leads the meddling mothers to decree that loans will be forgiven if Misty or one of her siblings marries their son. Unfortunately, based on their childhood memories, the son is nothing to be desired and none of the three girls wants anything to do with
him. The sisters set a deadline that the last one to find love by the time the debt comes due, that sister will be the one to get married and save their business and family home. Second Bride Down is book two in the series.

The first sister has already miraculously found love and is out of the running, leaving just Misty and Charlotte to somehow fall in love in the next three or face marriage and a move to London where the ex-partner's family now lives. After Misty announces she's going to forfeit the contest and marry Aiden (the unfortunate son), Charlotte puts up a billboard on the highway into town announcing Misty's husband hunt. As men start lining up outside the coffee shop, Misty takes desperate measures.

Enter Lucas, the life-long best friend who's been in love with Misty for as long as he's known her. His unnamed, unrequited pining was pretty well-known to everyone around them but Misty was completely unable
to see it until the moment he offers to stand in as her boyfriend to help discourage and turn away the hoard of unwanted suitors. The pair are sent on a scavenger hunt of "True Love" challenges created by her sisters,
something meant to speed up the natural relationship progression. While Misty and Lucas have a picnic on the beach and take a bike ride to the lighthouse, Charlotte is racing against them with one of the rejected billboard boys. The first to complete the list wins and the loser flies off to England.

The whole thing from the premise of arranged marriage to the rapid switch from Lucas being her buddy to someone she sees sexually didn't work for me. If the old business partners wanted to make amends, forcing
their children into an unwanted union is a really crappy way of going about it. The fact that they haven't seen or spoken to each other since children really adds to the ridiculousness. A part of me feels like the whole book is meant as a transition from when the bet begins in book one and the payoff of Charlotte meeting and falling for the apparently odious son in book three. While the writing was good and the pacing moved well enough to keep me going, this book really just did not do it for me. Though a part of me really wants to read Charlotte's book, just to see if I'm right. In that regard, the author did a great job because I'm reluctantly invested in the marriage nonsense.

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3.5 Right In Front Of You Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free-A Quick Review
This is the second entry to this series but you really can read it on its own. We have three sisters who need to marry as dictated by the legal papers from an inheritance. What is the worry is the time element and the question of who they marry. Each sister has her own story and this has to do with the diner and holding on to it for the family.

We have the sisters posting a billboard to help Misty to find the right guy but the best friend of Misty will have none of it, he wants her for himself. The main question is whether Misty realizes the answer to her problem is right in front of her and not pretending to love her, he does.

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Light, lovely read, Second Bride Down is part two of a series. The three sisters have to get married or they have to marry according to the legal documents. What's crazy is that Luke is right there, pretending to already be engaged to Misty...and her sisters are on her case to find true love.

I liked Second Bride Down as much as the first book in the series, and it can be read as a standalone. Witty, fun and full of gushy moments... our heroine Misty is also sassy! Definitely an enjoyable romance!

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The sisters are at it again.
Misty has decided that because Nell is now engaged she'll that her place and marry the guy from the rival family.
But imagine her surprise when she sees herself on a billboard that says, "Will you marry me? Misty."
When she confronts her sisters she learns the billboard is courtesy of Charlotte, who wants her to have options before going off to marry the enemy. What she doesn't expect is the crowd of men waiting for the cafe to open. Dreading having to deal with all this she tries to make up any excuse to get out of this. Thankfully, Lucas comes to her rescue to tell them that they're dating.
He's secretly been in love with her and now is his chance to get her to see him in a different light.
Thankfully they both have the week off to spend time together and a list her sisters have compiled of things for them to complete.

This is the second book in a series and can be read as a standalone. Perfect if you're looking for something lighthearted, silly, and clean. If you have sisters you'll definitely enjoy and relate to the girls' meddlesome ways.

Thank you so much to the author, Entangled and NetGalley for this ARC to review.

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