Review: Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery (Fool’s Gold #19)

Review: Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery (Fool’s Gold #19)Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery
Series: Fool's Gold #19
Published by HQN Books in September 2015
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars

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?

Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared are my own.

So I swear I reviewed this book when it came out, but for whatever reason, I could never find my old review. Maybe it got lost when I accidentally deleted all of my blog content a couple of years back. Whoops… Anyway, with it being the holiday season, I decided to reread Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery and figured why not review my reread.

I absolutely LOVE Fool’s Gold at Christmas. Susan Mallery is definitely one of my go-to authors for Christmas season-themed romances. Marry Me at Christmas follows Madeline Krug, a regular Fool’s Gold resident, as she helps the famous actor and new resident of Fool’s Gold Jonny Blaze plan his sister’s Christmas wedding.

The romance was a very sweet slow burn. Madeline and Johnny slowly got to know each other as they planned his sister’s wedding and partook in the holiday festivities of Fool’s Gold. I personally loved the pacing of their romance and loved both of the characters. The major conflict in the story was predictable but was also resolved in a fairly realistic manner, which I definitely appreciated.

The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the ending. I thought it felt a tad rushed and could have been fleshed out a bit more. I also think there were a few unresolved issues. Overall though, the entire story was a sweet romance, perfect for the holiday season.

Do you enjoy stories themed for the holiday season? Or are you an avid watcher of Hallmark movies during the holidays? Let me know! I’d love to chat. 🙂

four-stars

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