Issued to the Bride: One Airman

Issued to the Bride: One Airman

By Cora Seton

The Brides of Chance Creek, book #2

Category: Contemporary Romance 

Overall Rating: 3.7

  • Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 3.5
  • Romance: 3.5
  • Enjoyment: 4
  • Literacy: 3.5

Book Description:  Airman Connor O’Riley doesn’t believe in love. But when he crosses into a warzone to rescue a downed pilot, and finds an elderly Syrian couple has kept the man safe, he’s moved by the pair’s long-term devotion to each other to rescue them, too—and promptly lands himself in hot water. Shunted aside to a make-work, multi-branch detail under Army general Augustus Reed, Connor will do whatever it takes to clear his name—even if that means heading to Montana to marry the general’s daughter.

Sadie Reed is done with love. Her poor choices nearly got her sisters killed when she fell for a man entrenched in the drug trade. She’s ready to leave Chance Creek—just as soon as her sister Cass returns from her honeymoon. So when the handsome airman shows up at Two Willows, with orders from her father to help Sadie build a legacy project, she gives Connor one month to get it done.

Connor never thought he’d fall for Sadie, but when he learns she means to leave, he knows far more than his mission is at stake. Can he convince her to stay?

Or will love remain out of his reach for good?

Captivation:  Not quite as gripping as the first book in the series, but still just enough to keep me interested.  I did spend a bit of eye-rolling time in this book.

Sizzle:  Not as much physical intimacy as really anticipated or expected for a true romance, but just enough to extend from chic lit to romance.  No spine tingles for me in this one, though.

Romance:  I wasn’t as caught up in the story of the main characters of this book as I had been in the prior.  Sadie’s personality and character bothers me in this book, just enough that I found myself quite annoyed with her.  Connor had several moments of eye rolling as well.

Enjoyment: Unfortunately, I just struggled to get over my annoyance over the personalities of the main characters.  Sadie annoyed me.  Connor annoyed me.  The plot was just this side of good, just a bare thread better than boring.

Literacy:  Noted several errors, a few of which were distracting enough that I had to pause reading and make a note.

Overall, This is not the best romance I’ve read, and certainly not on par with the first of this series.

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