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Review: Merry Christmas, Darling By Denise Devine

Rock is a rich, handsome man that no longer believes in true love and marriage after his fiancé betrayed him. Kim only wants to stay in the home she loves and keep her pet dog, Sasha. That means she has to play nice with Rock as he has the deciding vote on the new bylaws. That means acting as his wife for a week.

Straight off you don’t like Rock. I mean with a name like that and the fact he arrives on her door late, makes you want to hate him. But like Kim he sort of grows on you as he did with her. The budding relationship between the two is just heart-warming but I have to say that my favourite part is the twist. I’ve read a lot of books and I always see the twist before it happens. This one surprised me. Oh, I knew something was up but not everything. The author has cleverly given you enough rope to hang yourself when it comes to the intrigue, which I found quite pleasurable.

The only downside is that I wanted to know more of the story. There are many unanswered questions. I won’t go into details as they would just spoil it. But I wanted to know more about Kim and her family. Also you don’t get to see the two much outside of the building where they live. Mainly because they are snowed in, but I wanted to know more. It also meant that the story moved too quickly and jumped scenes that I would have loved to see.

If you like a sweet story then this is for you. It is the sit in the shade next to the fish pond and drink cool lemonade kind of story. It is not complicated but it is enjoyable.

This is not a serious story with deep philosophical themes but I really do enjoy a light-hearted romance like this one. Romance has been too long relegated to a dusty corner as it is only important to woman. Considering the statistics on domestic violence choosing a partner is probably one of the most important decisions a person can make. So though this story is a light read it isn’t a light subject.

I can see why this writer has gained such acclaim and I hope everyone else enjoys this read as much as I did.

I give this story 4 stars.


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