Saturday, December 2, 2023

'Tis Wedding Season by Millie Shepherd: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

He’s scared of turning into his cheating dad. She had her heart shattered and hasn’t glued all the pieces back together yet. They agree to be just friends, but how long will that last as the sparks flame higher?


I needed a job and a way out of town, so when Ryder told me about the opening at the Bryford Barn, I jumped on it. He mentioned the boss’s daughter but excluded one not-so-minor detail–she’s a stunner. Not only do her tan legs go for miles and her snarky yet sweet personality makes my heart do things I don’t want it to, we’re working together. Like… day in, day out. I’m not interested in any relationship, let alone one with her, yet when Ryder and his girlfriend sucker me into a blind date, I’m terrified my new friendship with Shaley might be destroyed. But what I can’t understand is why staying “just” friends with Shay is turning out to be so hard…


Wedding season… it runs my life. Well, technically that’s Bryford Barn, my family’s wedding venue. Unfortunately we need to hire a new hand since I can’t handle my duties by myself anymore thanks to our chock-full wedding schedule. I knew the new person was a man, but the last thing I expected was a handsome guy who’s my age. My heart is still sore from getting rejected by a jerk and I don’t want to risk hurting it again, but when Trace and I get closer, I don’t know what to think. I mean, how can a girl handle a dimple-flashing, hat-wearing gentleman with a heart of gold who understands her sense of sarcasm without slowly falling big time?

Millie Shepherd is a twenty-one-year-old author and second generation homeschool graduate. She has been a storyteller her whole life, but it wasn’t until after her eighteenth birthday that she began to pen down the stories that filled her mind. Creating new characters and getting to tell their stories is something that makes her the happiest. When she’s not writing or plotting out a new story, she’s likely watching old westerns or anything starring Michael Landon, sewing, reading, or dabbling into photography and digital design. Millie lives in the mountains of West Virginia with her family. You can find her on Instagram at and on Facebook at Millie Shepherd.

This was such a cute read! Right away, I was drawn into these characters- Shaley with her sarcasm and sense of humor and Trace was just an absolute sweetheart. While the attraction was immediate, both had reasons for not wanting to enter into a relationship... but a any romance reader knows, that's generally when it comes around. I loved how they were with each other and really enjoyed seeing their relationship grow throughout the story. I also loved seeing them learn from and move on from their past hurts and how they helped each other in that too. Having grown up on country music, I absolutely adored all the country references made throughout the story too... and let me tell you--- there were a LOT. This is definitely something I very much enjoyed personally, as I'm sure fellow country fans will as well. It was a fun read that has me looking forward to reading more from the author in the future. 

'Tis Wedding Season is a closed-door romance with kisses only and no language. 


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