Friday, October 2, 2015

Book Review: Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery

Book Description

Wish upon a Christmas star with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's sparkling Fool's Gold romance!

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?

AVAILABLE: September 29, 2015

Action star Jonny Blaze recently moved to Fool's Gold to escape the Hollywood life.  He quickly falls in loves with this small town.  He can just be himself and no one wants "Jonny Blaze, Movie Star", just Jonny Blaze.  He is charmed with the spirit of the town and it's people, especially with a certain bridal shop owner/first-time-wedding planner.

As partner in the local bridal shop, Paper Moon, Madeline King helps woman find that perfect dress, not planning the entire wedding.  But it is an experience that she wants to learn.  When Mayor Marsha asks Madeline to help plan Jonny Blaze's little sisters wedding (happening the day after Christmas), she is nervous.  This is her movie star crush.  How is she supposed to act around him?!

I think the thing that was a little disappointing to me was that I didn't always feel like Madeline was the same sassy girl that she has been in previous Fool's Gold books.  And I wish Ms. Mallery played with the "movie star crush thing" more.  

This was a sweet book, yes, but it lacked something for me.  Sexual tension under the surface of Madeline and Jonny's friendship... something.  Everything progressed at a steady pace, but their was no heat or undeniable passion between these two for me.      

Rating: 3.5 out of 5