Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Finding Mr. Wright by BA Tortuga

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including weddings. And misunderstandings.

Colorado wedding planner Mason O’Reilly lands a major contract: a two-hundred-guest wedding at the Leanin’ N Ranch, where his friends Ford and Stoney are working to provide a safe space for GLBT events. The Wright/Preston ceremony is a destination wedding, and as the grooms are from Texas, everything is done over the phone and email. There’s no way that could lead to trouble, right?


Oil tycoon Noah Wright isn’t happy about the impending disaster, but he admires Mason’s quick thinking and grace under pressure. And that’s not all he likes about the out-and-proud wedding planner. Even though Mason’s interested in Noah, his Mr. Right can’t possibly be a rancher from Dallas.

Can he?

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

In the second book in this series, we’re back at the Leanin’ N ranch for a fun, glamorous, and drama-soaked society wedding.

Event planner Mason’s brief is for a “rustic, fun, high-class, redneck wedding” and I thoroughly enjoyed the efforts of everyone at the Leanin’ N as they worked relentlessly to throw Sammy Wright an unforgettable wedding. Geoff’s food steals the show once again but Stoney, Ford, and their team are at their best when catering for demanding redneck Texan billionaires.

I didn’t engage quite as much with the romance in this second novel. Noah and Mason are both likeable characters but they aren’t quite as fully developed as Stoney and Ford were and their relationship is a simpler one.

As with all of the Dreamspun Desires books, this is a pretty low heat read. I was a little bit dismayed by the slightly predictable ‘billionaire’ romance tropes but the humour and sense of community at the Leanin’ N keep this fresh and prevents it from becoming too formulaic.

I felt that the first half of the book – set at the ranch – was stronger than the second half of the story after the wedding. Without the wedding planning providing structure and a reason for Noah and Mason to be together, the rest of the book wanders a bit. But ultimately, this is a feel-good, sweetly romantic guilty pleasure and I really love everyone at the Leanin’ N.

This is the second book in the series, and although you would understand more of the background of the ranch, it is not essential to enjoy this story.

There is a great undercurrent of humour in this book. Mostly of the play on words and cheeky variety, and it works really well. In some of the potentially most difficult situations, a bit of levity, without mocking is very effective. There is also a welcome absence of trauma. Sure, there are some mistakes made and perceived by both Noah and Mason, but they know how they feel about each other, just not how it can play out. The fact that Noah holds the answers, as he is the one who has the finances to achieve it, is not used in a power sense, but rather in a sense of giving of himself to the person who means everything to him.

I love the times when we are at the ranch and seeing how this group of people with different loves and dreams work so well together – I am looking forward to seeing who falls next under the spell of the Leaning N.

Also Available in the Leaning N Series

Book 1
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Dreamspinner Press

For reviews & more info, check out our Commitment Ranch post.

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her wife, Julia, her best friend, Sean, and coffee. Lots of good coffee.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Finding Mr. Wright (Leaning N #2) by BA Tortuga to read and review.


  1. There is a botanical garden on The Big Island of Hawaii that I think would be the perfect location for a wedding. There is the beautiful garden plus fantastic ocean views.

  2. There are amazing places to get married maybe somewhere like Fiji it is so beautiful there with it's white beaches and beautiful ocean views.

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  3. If I have enough money, I'll go to Maldives :)

  4. I think a small stone chapel on a tropical island would be a great location.

  5. A botanical garden somewhere with mild temperatures.


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