Tucker (The McBrides of Texas #2; Eternity Springs #17) by Emily March
Hope springs eternal in this enchanting Texas town.
Meet Gillian Thacker. Her business: Bliss Bridal Salon. Her passion: Weddings. Her own wedding: It’s complicated. Life isn’t turning out like she’d planned. The last thing she wants is for a real-life hero to ride to her rescue but when an unexpected event puts her entire future in Redemption, Texas, at risk. So what’s a broken-hearted bridal expert to do? Maybe a new set of survival skills is exactly what she needs…
Tucker McBride has been proud to call himself a U.S. Army Ranger. But now that his days of service are over, he’s decided to put his expertise to use by founding a wilderness skills training school. He sets up shop in Redemption, next to Bliss Bridal, and so begins life: Part Two. Marriage has been pretty low on his agenda, but as soon as he meets Gillian, Tucker can’t help but contemplate the ultimate challenge: Convincing the reluctant bride to take his hand and leap into the adventure of a lifetime. . .until death do they part.
Series: Eternity Springs #17
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I enjoyed reading Tucker and Gillian’s story in Tucker by Emily March; book 17 in her Eternity Springs series.
After his days as a US Army Ranger are over, Tucker McBride decides to put his expertise to use by starting a wilderness skills training school. He sets up shop next door to Bliss Bridal.
As part owner of Bliss Bridal Salon, Gillian Thacker finds her life isn’t turning out the way she planned. The last thing she expects is for a real-life hero to come to her rescue when her entire future, living in Redemption, Texas, is at risk. This broken-hearted bridal expert is badly in need of a new set of survival skills.
Tucker is totally attracted to Gillian and would love to have her in his life. When life implodes for Gillian, Tucker convinces her to take his hand and jump, feet first, into the adventure of a lifetime. After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas; or does it? Maybe Redemption needs some of the hope and healing one finds in Eternity Springs.
I adored Tucker!! He worked hard to overcome the difficulties of starting over when his dreams became nightmares. He believed in family first and was there for you when he was needed.
However, I struggled with Gillian; I’m not sure if I ever connected with or understood her. She was the epitome of a girly girl. She had a list, for her plans, and had to follow it to the tee; no matter how wrong things were. Tucker saved the day for her more than once, yet she wanted to keep him a secret and deny her feelings for him; she treated her cheating ex- better than Tucker.
Ms. March wrote a sweet and emotional story that should not be missed. It was a story filled with sexual attraction, and endearing characters. Encounters with Celeste Blessing and her cousin, Angelica, are reminders of the healing power of Eternity Springs. You do not need to read the previous books to enjoy this one. I highly recommend Tucker to other readers and look forward to Emily March’s next book.
Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.