I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery
Also by this author: The Christmas Wedding Ring
Published by Harlequin on 2014-10-01
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
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This fan favorite by New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery shines with destiny, desire and a little holiday magic!
In her youth, Molly Anderson couldn't help crushing on gorgeous bad boy Dylan Black—even though he had eyes only for her older sister. When things didn't work out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing they'd have a great adventure when she grew up. Years later, dumped by her fiancé just before Christmas, she's finally ready to take Dylan up on his promise.
A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes back into his life—grown-up and gorgeous—he's stunned. So why not whisk her away for some no-strings-attached fun?
Apparently The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery is a reissue of a book from 1989 but updated to reflect a Christmas theme and modern times, sort of. The premise is that main character Molly has had her heart broken by a guy, and so, she remembers back to a promise that her sister’s ex-boyfriend Dylan made her for spontaneous adventure. Molly has always harbored a crush on Dylan because he was nice to her during her awkward years. Anyways, Molly looks Dylan up and the two run away for like two weeks and vacation away from the world becoming lovers of a sort.
For the most part The Christmas Wedding Ring is a great read. It’s quick. There’s a happy ending. There’s some kissing scenes. However, I will say that Molly’s constant why would anyone ever love me got old pretty fast. Also? The part where she was always borrowing Dylan’s cellphone to check her voice messages didn’t entirely ring true to me. Doesn’t the woman have her own cellphone at this point?
Alas, this was a nice way to get into the Christmas spirit though. I loved the vacation bits, the adult times, and of course, the romance within was quite sweet. It was super seeing Molly finally gain some confidence too. It’s like her Christmas gift aside from a wedding ring is believing in herself and that is awesome AF.
On A Scale Of One To Clark Griswold, How Much Christmas Spirit Does This Book Have?
I think I would put this scale firmly on the family drama side of the scale. While Molly’s sister actually ends up being a great person there is still drama with her parents and she’s not exactly treated the best. We all know that Christmas is not only a time for gifts and cheer and spirit, but also a time for all that old family drama to be brought back up again.
Other Reviews of The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery:
Harlequin Junkie – “a romance that readers will embrace and take to heart”
The Book Pushers – “a great combination of sweet and sexy”
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