Monday, November 2, 2015

Review: "Marry Me At Christmas" by Susan Mallery


To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy—until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner!

Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and "ordinary" Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful.

Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. And Madeline finds Jonny in real life even more captivating than her celebrity crush. But will the action star be brave enough to risk his heart and step into the role of a lifetime?

Genre: Contemporary Romance

My Review:

Marry Me At Christmas is the much-anticipated Christmas installment from Fools Gold, CA. After hearing much about the elusive movie star Jonny Blaze, the reader, along with his "biggest fan" Madeline, meet him as he makes his presence known in town - in order to plan his sister's wedding.

I love how the author showed us how normal Jonny Blaze really is - over and over. Despite his over-the-top displays of love for his sister, he is very down to earth and very believable as a real person. And his struggle with expressing his love was endearing.

And I appreciated how Madeline, despite her fan crush on Jonny, was able to see through the facade and fall in love with the man beneath it.

My biggest struggle with the story was that I felt the crisis was a bit manufactured. It came on abruptly - everything appears to be moving along nicely and then boom! But then it was resolved equally as quickly, which I also thought was a bit unrealistic. I would have liked a bit of time for the hero and heroine to stew on the crisis before it was resolved. It was otherwise a delightful story with cameos from some of our Fools Gold favorites and typical, delightful cameos from our favorite octogenarians!


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About the Author:
Susan Mallery is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels about the relationships that define women's lives—romance, friendship, family. With compassion and humor, Susan keenly observes how people think and feel, in stories that take readers on an emotional journey. Sometimes heartbreaking, often funny, and always uplifting, Susan's books have spent more than 200 weeks on the USA Today bestsellers list, thanks to her ever growing legions of fans.

Susan lives in Seattle with her husband, two ragdoll cats, and a tattletale toy poodle. Animals play a big role in her books, as well, as she believes they're an integral component to a happy life.


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