Book 2 of Imperfect Hearts Series Book 1 No One But You I read this series out of order. I read this novella first then book 1. Normally, when reading the second book, I'm left a bit confused or it takes me a chapter or two to understand the characters. I understood the characters …
Mauve was living the dream--great job, terrific fiance, soon to be husband, terrific condo. All of it came crashing down. First she lost her job. Then she was stood up at the alter. Why stay at a place with the man who didn't bother to show up at his own wedding!? What's a girl to do? Go home to your momma. Mommas always make everything better. That's what Mauve did. She decided she would spend a bit of time with her family before deciding her next step in putting her life back together. Mauve and her friend Corrie along with Mandy, Mauve's childhood best friend decided the first thing to do is go shopping. Buy clothes that are not safe. Not plain. Not boring. Her outfit turns heads. Why wouldn't a leather mini skirt, leather peep toe booties with a Pink Floyd shirt gain the attention of every man in the bar even Mauve's high school sweetheart, Blake Taylor. Blake broke her heart when she was 18 by sleeping with another girl. Blake has changed. He's not longer scrawny. He's built with a sexy as sin beard.
Austin Burin has been in love with Miranda since they were ten. He would do anything for her. She was the love of his life. Then she left him after her sister's car accident. She just left--left Sarah and Jack...and him. What Austin didn't know is how much Jack, Miranda's father blamed her for Sarah's accident. To the point that he gave Miranda an ultimatum. Jack knew that Miranda isn't cut out to be a rancher's wife. That's what Austin is--a rancher through and through. Austin would be miserable doing anything else and Miranda would be miserable staying here in Mason Belle, Texas. Jack did what he thought was best for everyone. Too bad that months later, he would regret that decision. Miranda refused to return even for her sister's wedding to Austin's older brother.
Whitney Wheeler has been dreaming about and planning her wedding since her grandmother gave her a wedding scrapbook as a teen. Well, the thing with well laid plans...they never--I mean ever work out. With Whitney, it came in the form of walking into her McMansion that she shared with her fiance, finding his secretary servicing her soon-to-be husband. Instead of discussing the situation, Whitney goes on a road trip with Lucas DeCosta, her high school crush that she reconnected with the previous night at the local strip club...where he was working. Her friends paid him to give her special attention...on stage in front of the entire club. The real problem is the electric current that runs through her veins every time Lucas touches her. Why can't Trenton stop calling and texting me? Do I still love Trenton? Did I ever really love him?
Michael Travers left home shortly after his mother passed away when he was a teen. He asked his girlfriend to go with him. But she needed to stay and take care of her younger siblings and her single mother. That was the day that Michael's heart was broken. He sealed it off for any other woman