Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Review: The Christmas Wedding Ring (Triple Trouble) by Susan Mallery

Title: The Christmas Wedding Ring (Triple Trouble)
Author: Susan Mallery
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas
Length: Novel
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 3

Re-issue of Wedding Ring Promise - Originally published 1998.

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns with a classic story of 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 only had eyes 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 fianc? 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?

Laughter-filled days and late-night kisses are changing Molly's life, for good. The only gift she truly wants now is Dylan's love, but when he discovers the secret she's been keeping, she may lose him again?this time forever.
The Christmas Wedding Ring really didn't have quite a lot to do with Christmas - other than it happens to be that time of year, and there are some deadlines for the couple that are coming up at the end of the year.  That doesn't mean it doesn't take advantage of the season and throws some Christmas cheer and holiday magic.

There are a lot of things that are not apparent at the beginning of the story.  Molly has a lot of bad things going on - but she doesn't spill all of them right away.  I really liked that.  I liked how we found out about her problems as Dylan did - it allowed me to react with him instead of trying to anticipate what he was going to do.  He does a great job of reacting, too.  He is an interesting mixture of tough guy and sweetheart.

They are both looking to get away, and take advantage of the opportunity for no-strings-attached vacation.  They are each trying to cope with their own problems and end up helping each other in ways that surprise everyone.  I loved how they fell in love with each other - it was a very accepting love.  A love that didn't expect anything in return - so when they both have it, it's a little magical.

I would have liked to see a little more outside influence - there is a nasty ex, but we really don't see a lot of him.  I think seeing more about the people in their lives would have really made the whole things a bit more rounded.  While a great romance, I like to have a little bit more running through the background as well.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

3 comments:

  1. lovely review!! I really should try this author out. Although I am picky about holiday romances. I like to have a strong Christmas theme to them.

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  2. I like really strong Christmas themes you should check out Starry Night by Debbie Macomber http://www.bittenbyromance.com/2014/11/review-starry-night-by-debbie-macomber.html

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  3. If you like a strong Christmas theme you should check out Starry Night by Debbie Macomber - there's a few other reviews coming up that are very Christmasy as well. http://www.bittenbyromance.com/2014/11/review-starry-night-by-debbie-macomber.html

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