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(Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas #2)

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Hope springs eternal in this enchanting Texas town.

Meet Gillian Thacker. Her business: Bliss Bridal Salon. Her passion: Weddings. Her own wedding: Its complicated. Life isnt turning out like shed 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 whats a
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by St. Martin's Press
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Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, arc
Tucker by Emily March was a sweet romance based in Ms. March's The McBrides of Texas series. I haven't read the previous books in the series but this one does stand alone without any problems.

Tucker McBride was absolutely one of the best male leads that I've read in a long time. He was patient, kind, loving, honest and strong in his beliefs about himself and life. Gillian was a mess from the beginning. I confess that she got on my nerves several times throughout the story. With a strong plot
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you St. Martins Press for an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Eternity Springs:
The McBrides Of Texas #2
By: Emily March

*REVIEW* ☆☆☆☆
Having read the previous book, Jackson, and loved it, I was so excited when I received a copy of Tucker. Emily March did not disappoint in her latest installment of The McBrides Of Texas. Tucker is newly discharged and rambling the Texas back roads on his motorcycle when he meets Gillian. She is a
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in The McBrides of Texas series but can be read as a stand alone. I haven't read book one. Gillian Thacker runs a bridal shop in Redemption Texas, a charming little town. Tucker McBride is a U.S. Army Ranger looking to start phase two of his life after the Army. When Tucker opens a wilderness skills training school right next to Gillian's bridal shop, they can't stop the chemistry between them. A heart felt romance. I'm looking forward to more in this series. Seriously ...more
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Tucker by Emily March
Eternity Springs: The MacBrides of Texas, book 2.
Can be read as a stand-alone contemporary romance.

Touching, sweet, and adorable. I fell in love with the hero. Hes kind. Hes emotionally strong. And hes 100% committed to making her his own.
A wonderfully delightful love story.

Jeremy was nowhere to be found.
So, Tucker closed his eyes, pulled her a little closer, and indulged himself. Sexy, soft, and sweet, she was heaven in his arms. She was glorious.
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Tucker is the second book in the Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas series and it can be read as a standalone but I will tell you that Tuckers story starts in book one, Jackson. This book is the full story of what took place between Gillian and Tucker that was only hinted at previously. The start of this story begins with a chance encounter (read hilarious) between Gillian and Tucker and, though there was an attraction, it was not meant to be. Fast forward and through some very painful and ...more
Chris Conley
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my. I have been a fan of the worlds created by Emily March since her first book. Tucker may be one of my all-time favorites. This is a romance about people who are real a d completely believable. Tucker and Gillian are adults who figure out a way to chart their course as best they can. As always, the supporting cast of characters is terrific.

I was lucky enough to receive an advance reader copy of this book. Happily, that had no impact on how I feel about the book.

If anyone has not started
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Read! Emily got her groove going with this gem, I absolutely loved Tucker and Gillian and their story. Great to revisit the town of Redemption and its cast of characters, which are a story unto themselves.
Tucker is a recently discharged Vet who is trying to make his way and figure out what he's doing and where he's going. Which is how he ends up in Redemption stopping to visit his cousin Jackson. He decides to stay a while. Gillian owns the Bridal shop in town with her mother. She's
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eternity Springs: McBrides of Texas: Tucker by Emily March has Tucker McBride leaving the army. He is heading to Redemption, Texas for a time of healing and decide what he wants to do with his future. Along the way, he encounters Gillian Thacker walking along a back road. Gillian had a fight with her fiancé, Jeremy and took off without thinking. The pair share an intense moment before Gillian returns to Jeremy. Three months later, Tucker is opening wilderness skills training school in the ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Tucker is the second book in the Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas series and it can be read as a standalone but I will be going back and reading, Jackson, the first book in this series. There are also characters from the Eternity Springs series, but again, you don't need to read that series to enjoy this book. I fell in love with Tucker. He has had quite the life. The McBride's are quite wealthy, but he chose to join the army and one time was going to make that a career, but plans change. ...more
Vikki Vaught
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4or 5 stars. When I write my review it could go either way.
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: small-town, netgalley
I was invited to view this ARC through NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it
2.5 stars.
Tucker, by Emily March (St. Martins Paperbacks), is a story set in a small town, about a former Army Ranger trying to find his compass and forge a new identity after leaving the army and an engaged woman who has doubts about her fiancé and herself.
I liked both characters and watching Tucker gradually adapting to his new life in Redemption, Texas, building his business and wooing Gillian. Her doubts and musings
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley.

For anyone who is looking for a good old-fashioned romance that will leave you swooning, then look no further than ETERNITY SPRINGS: THE MCBRIDES OF TEXAS and TUCKER in particular.

Gillian Thacker is a successful businesswoman with a great relationship with her family, and a wonderful fiancé, Jeremy, who is soon to become her husband. But when cracks begin to show in her relationship and the wedding gets called off, Gillian has to face up to the
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the things that I like about Ms. March's romances is that unlike most contemporary romances that seem to happen in warp speed, these are more realistic, allowing time for the couple to slowly meet and get to know each other before they realize that they are meant to be.

This is the second book in the Enchanted Canyon series, a spin off (or southern branch) of Eternity Springs. Tucker McBride, one of the three cousins who inherited Enchanted Canyon, has left the military. From when he was a
Rosemary K
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tucker McBride rescues a beautiful damsel in distress. After all he's a good guy. He finds it hard to forget Gillian Thacker. She knows his cousins and owns Bliss Bridal Salon in Redemption Texas. Unfortunately she's engaged to be married. Tucker decides to stay in Redemption and start a survival school. By coincidence it's next door to Gillian's business. When her wedding is canceled, Tucker decides to mount his campaign to win Gillian's love. It's a wild ride. Tucker is ex-military and ...more
I struggled connecting with the main heroine, Gillian; however, I did like Tuckers character. What drew me to the book was Tuckers military service (Im all about the military romances).

Funny and a very Texas romance.

Full review at
Pelusa Rivera
Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This was another new author for me, and the book was easy nothing ground breaking. We meet ex Army Ranger Tucker McBride, now ladies I would grab him. So he is trying to get his feet wet back into society, and is in an unfulfilling desk job. We also meet Gillian who owns a bridal salon with her mom and she is going to be a bride, but her fiance is undeserving of her Jeremy, Tucker knows this but he will not do anything while she is engaged to another man regardless if she not happy. However, ...more
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Tucker McBride on page one, and he didnt disappoint!
Gillian Thacker is all about being a bride , even if its to the wrong Groom. She even runs a highly successful Bridal salon along with her mom and has plans to make a wedding mall.
Plans that go awry when her fiancé sells her building to Tucker,
Tucker wants Gillian,
Gillians fiancé doesnt deserve her , can Tucker be the man , she doesnt realize she needs !
Another great Emily March read !
Thank you to Netgalley , the publisher
Terrific book. This is the story of the second McBride cousin, Tucker. Though he originally planned to make the military his career, his most recent posting convinced him otherwise. Pushing papers was a pain, but what got to him most was the backstabbing, political vipers he had to deal with. So he pulled the plug but is now feeling a bit lost and unsure of what comes next. So he heads for Redemption and the land that he and his cousins own, looking for peace and inspiration. He did not expect ...more
Cathy Geha
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eternity Springs-The McBrides-Tucker by Emily March
Book 2

Walking down the road in red with sky-high-high-heels without a clue to location or how to get home, Gillian Thacker keeps moving forward. Tucker McBride, recently free from military commitment is on that road, sees the woman in red, realizes she needs help and stops

And thinking that was the hook, and it was, I had to WAIT because the two were not destined to move on from rescued maiden to happily ever after immediately. Nope,
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Intending to be a career army man, Tucker discovered that life as a paper-manager, while allowing him the opportunity to save lives and make some necessary changes, was too filled with politics, vipers and backstabbing for his soul, and he left. Without a plan. Feeling like he failed. Heading back for some outdoor centering and a visit with his McBride cousins in the little town called Redemption, hes totally unprepared for someone like Gillian. Walking down a deserted road. In a dress and ...more
Virginia Campbell
"Tucker"--Book 2 in author Emily March's "The McBrides of Texas Series"--returns readers to the quaint little town of Redemption, Texas.Tucker McBride and Gillian Thacker first meet when he offers her assistance as she straggles along a road after a car accident preceded by a big fight with her fiance, Jeremy. It turns out that they have mutual acquaintances, are basically headed in the same direction, and have an immediate awareness-attraction between them. Tucker helps here to get to where ...more
Susan Gorman
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gillian Thacker has hit a major speed bump. Things havent been quite right between Gillian and her fiancé, Jeremy. Imagine her surprise when she discovers he has outmaneuvered her on a business deal and is having a baby with her sorority sister?
Former U.S. Army Ranger Tucker McBride is newly retired from the military. Hes travelling to Redemption, Texas to set up a wilderness survival school with his cousins Jackson and Boone McBride. Sparks fly when Tucker and Gillian meet - he doesnt act on
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Tucker has been unclear about where he will land next after leaving the Army Rangers. Ah who's he kidding, of course he's going to end up with family. And it's on his way to that family that he sees a beautiful woman on the side of the road wearing a dress and heels. Unfortunately, she's engaged, even if she's just had a huge fight with said fiancé. But she might not always be an engaged woman and Tucker is more than happy to wait for her..., especially when he sets up his new survival company
Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Tucker McBride is an Army Ranger no more, and he was feeling a bit lost. He makes his way to Redemption, Texas, where he is part owner of Enchanted Canyon. On the way there he encounters Gillian, who was walking away from a fight with her fiancée, in the middle of nowhere in a red dress and heels.

Gillian is happily helping prospective brides find that perfect dress, while planning her own wedding, with a lot less enthusiasm than one would expect. Gillian found herself attracted to Tucker a lot,
Jennifer Ritter
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eternity Springs: The McBrides of TexasTucker is the 18th novel in Emily Marchs Eternity Springs books. The story begins when Tucker McBride, cousin to Jackson and Boone, had recently separated from his Army Ranger service at the Pentagon. At lost ends, he returns to the family in Redemption, Texas. To get his bearings, Tucker retreats to Enchanted Canyon and the wilderness that calms his soul. Finding himself in the great outdoors, his cousins quickly convince him to open a wilderness school.

Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
I like this author she has a way of sucking you into a story and always has fun a quirky characters. I am so glad the Blessing cousins are back in this story you never know what will come out of their mouths and what they are going to be up to next. I really liked Tucker he was a Cowboy through and through, He was a perfect hero for this story nothing anyone could say or do could change who he is as a person. Gillian was a broken soul who needed the perfect person to come and help her heal but ...more
Tanja Kezmic
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omgreads, feb-2020
So here's the thing - while I liked this book I wasn't blown away. Overall it was enjoyable read but Gillian kept pushing my buttons. I could understand why she had her walls up high but seeing Tucker how he was determined to show her how good they could be, she (in my opinion) could have been more open to the possibility of a new love.

I really liked Tucker and his personality. I loved his planing skills and the way he used them to show his interest and love for Gillian. When she finally came
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
It has been a long while since Ive read a laid back romance novel like this and let me tell you.
It feels good.
Gillian Thacker runs a bridal store and loves weddings so you would think her own wedding would go off smoothly and without a hitch.
Life just doesnt seem to fall into place that easily though, does it?
Tucker McBride is an ex army ranger and had decided that even though his service days are over he still wants to put his skills to use. This is when he opens up a wilderness skills training
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love stories about strong men who are mature enough to know they want to find a good woman and build a life together. Tucker is one of those men. Gillian, on the other hand, is great at her business, but circumstances make her doubt her ability to discern true feelings from a fantasy she created about love and life. Watching the attraction grow and then push apart and then grow again, is an emotional roller coaster ride. Fortunately, there are many great characters in Redemption, Texas, and ...more
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Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a "master of delightful banter," and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and

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