Marry Me at Christmas

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Marry Me at Christmas

Fool's Gold, #21

Another charming Fool's Gold tale is told in Susan Mallery's Marry Me at Christmas!

Mallery sweeps us into the Fool's Gold holiday festivities and as the snow starts to fall, love begins to bloom between Johnny and Madeline. The familiar faces of the Fool's Gold residents appear, making this book feel all the more familiar and homey, and a nice touch for that holiday feeling. One of the great things about these novels is seeing how the other residents progress from book to book and feeling as if you are right there alongside them. Some of the Fool’s Gold characters are quite entertaining! The plots, anecdotes, and traditions mentioned in previous books are interwoven seamlessly into this newest story.

Mallery's scenes are vivid and well-described so that you feel as if you have stepped into the streets yourself. I particularly liked her descriptions of Johnny's home, I could picture it so clearly! The dialogue flows well and is fun. Some moments had me laughing out loud! Johnny has a traumatic past that he must work through, and Mallery does a wonderful job of keeping this celebrity realistic and down-to-earth, yet quite charming at the same time. Madeline is a sweet and pleasant character who is in the odd situation of working with her celebrity crush. She overcomes any awkwardness by being honest and straightforward, which is makes her relatable. As usual, Mallery keeps the plot moving at a good pace. The story is filled with amusing dialogue, entertaining characters, and sweet moments.

Marry Me at Christmas is a charming, cozy read and the perfect way to begin the holiday season!

Johnny Blaze hopes that by moving to the small town of Fool’s Gold he can find a reprieve from the limelight of his celebrity status. What he finds is a town dedicated to helping its residents and a place where he is just one of the crowd. Able to blend in relatively normally, Johnny is able to focus his attention on his sister’s wedding. And on the delightfully refreshing wedding planner/wedding dress consultant Madeline Krug. Madeline is sweet, honest, and a temptation Johnny’s not sure he can resist. Johnny knows that he’s not made for the white-picket fence lifestyle that a sweet girl like Madeline deserves.

Madeline Krug isn’t a wedding planner. But as a reliable member of Fool’s Gold, she knows that she can’t refuse Mayor Marsha’s request for her assistance in helping Johnny Blaze plan his sister’s wedding. Even if she has a major celebrity crush on Johnny, a man who would make any woman weak in the knees. But as she gets to know the man behind the celebrity, she finds something much more intriguing. A real man and very real chemistry. Could he be just the Christmas gift Madeline has been hoping for?

Book Blurb for Marry Me at Christmas

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?

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2015 4.50