Mail Order Bride, Westward Dance (Montana Mail Order Brides, Book 2)

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After Maddie O’Connor was brutally attacked, she sinks into a deep depression. Her older sister, Tessa, enlists the help of her brother-in-law, Seth Samuels, to coax Maddie into coming to Dawson to heal.
An accident leaves Seth severely injured. Maddie is intrigued by his enticing letters, and agrees to come west. They fall in love, but will their romance survive their different lifestyles?

1 review for Mail Order Bride, Westward Dance (Montana Mail Order Brides, Book 2)

  1. Rellim

    Please see my note at the bottom for trigger warnings & whether this is truly a “clean” romance as it contains spoilers.

    This is the second book in the series and, despite being disappointed in the first one, I opted to continue as the ratings went up significantly. I think this series is best enjoyed by those who don’t take historical accuracy or plausibility too seriously. Also, while the first couple was truly a “mail order bride” situation ~ the MCs here are the siblings of the MCs from the first book. So it doesn’t actually fit that description.

    Overall it was an OK listen. Again Bridey’s style of continually changing POV, even mid-paragraph, made it difficult to keep up with who is talking and damaged cohesiveness. As other reviewers mentioned there didn’t seem to be a consistency with what era the book was in. It’s better than the first one though, 2.5 stars.

    Scott Bennett has a nice voice for this genre and did a good job giving each character their own individual sound. I look forward to listening to him in the future.

    *** TW & Clean Romance issues ***
    First, this book opens with the assault and attempted rape of Maddie. The physical blows she receives are detailed and the incident is mentioned throughout the book. If you just don’t want to hear about the actual assault, you could start with chapter 2 and do just fine.
    Clean romance is kind of a inconsistently defined genre. However, I think there’s some things in this book that might be troubling to someone who sought this out specifically because it was clean. 1. There are curse words used regularly through the book. d***, a**, and jack*** appear multiple times. The nonspecific phrase “he swore” is also used repeatedly. Seth has vast sexual history outside of marriage and it’s talked about repeatedly by various characters. He does disclose this to Maddie, and she, in turn, admits to not being a virgin.
    I listen to everything from clean to erotica, so I don’t care and it didn’t impact my rating ~ but I think folks who are specifically looking for clean romance might be caught off guard.
    *** End spoilers ***

    I received a free copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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