Series: Bridesmaids Creek (Book 4)
HER HOMETOWN SEAL
When Daisy Donovan roars into town on the back of John "Squint" Mathison's motorcycle, the people of Bridesmaids Creek start buzzing like bees in mating season The former bad girl is finally home where she belongs, ready to win over her Texas town--"and "the hunky former SEAL who is the father of her soon-to-be baby boys.
Although he just had the most passionate time of his life with the woman he adores, John's after a prize he thought couldn't be his. He never had a real home, growing up in a family who traveled from rodeo to rodeo. But now he's determined to show Daisy that he's ready to settle down and be the new favorite son of Bridesmaids Creek--by getting Daisy to the altar before their triplets are born,
Good conclusion to the series. In previous books, Daisy has been known as the "Diva of Destruction". She's the daughter of the town's richest man and has always been a bit of a wild child. At the end of the last book she had left town to visit a friend in Montana, trying to come to terms with the trouble she had caused and what she could do to fix it.
She was followed up there by John, who has been in love with her for several years. He's finally convinced her to come back home. He's given up trying to convince her that he loves her, in spite of the fact that they had made love in a weak moment. He plans to give up on that dream and hit the rodeo circuit, or get a job teaching ROTC somewhere. Whatever will take him away from Bridesmaids Creek and his heartbreak.
Daisy had been trying to use the town's matchmaking magic to win herself a husband, but she'd had her eye on the wrong man, ignoring the one that was in love with her. By the time she realized that he was the one she loved, he was gone and she needs to find a way to get him back. She wants to show him that she's come to her senses at last. But the whole reunion thing didn't go quite as she expected, and between his new reluctance to restart their relationship and a wild trip to Vegas with their friend Sam, Daisy is left really confused. She takes off to try to figure things out.
Things start to get pretty wild. John realizes that he really is still in love with Daisy. Her pregnancy is just extra motivation to get her to marry him. He's never really believed in the whole magic thing that the town claims, but those that do try to convince him. When Daisy comes back, John immediately proposes to her, but now she is the one who is holding back. First, she doesn't want John to feel that he's been trapped into marrying her. Second, he's always been a rolling stone, and she has trouble believing that he would be happy settling down.
There is also Daisy's belief that her actions have ruined the matchmaking magic for the town. She won't marry John until she finds a way to fix it. She deeply believes in that magic and wants it for herself and her marriage to John, worried that without it their marriage won't last. When she ends up on bed rest waiting for the triplets to be born, she finds the perfect solution, one that was a bit of a surprise but turned out to be just right for her.
All John really wants is to get Daisy married to him any way he can manage it. He knows that the Bridesmaids Creek legends are important to her, so he takes some steps to do something about it. He is determined on this course, even though she tries to convince him that it isn't needed. It was pretty funny to see him ignore everything people tried to tell him, certain that he was doing the right thing. Of course, it all works out in the end. There was also a neat twist for the guy who pooh-poohed the whole Bridesmaids Creek legend and ends up being a part of it himself.