Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Dusty Pages Review: Married for Christmas

After years of dreaming, Jessica is finally getting married, but the marriage isn't exactly what she thought.

Daniel is her best friend, and she's known him all her life, but he's never gotten over losing his wife two years ago. His dream is to become the pastor of the church in their hometown, but the small-town congregation keeps balking over calling an unmarried minister. Since Daniel needs a wife and Jessica wants a husband and family, she proposes an arrangement that benefits both of them.

They can get married. They can be build a life together. They can celebrate Christmas as a couple. It's fine that he doesn't love her. And it's fine that she's not exactly suited to be a small-town pastor's wife. And it's fine that she's more attracted to her sexy, brooding husband every day.

Jessica can be practical about this marriage. She knows what she's getting into, after all

I loved this book. The premise was a wonderful draw and the story didn't let it down. The romance building and the feelings were so raw at points that I got teary eyed.

Daniel and Jessica are a great couple. However because the book is primarily a romance, you only learn things about their relationship and I felt there was some detail lacking for them as individuals. The few bits you get however made them extremely likeable and had me routing for them to work out. I believed them both to be genuinely good people who deserved to have a HEA. I'd like to know more about them and what their future holds but the next book seems to focus on Daniel's brother Micha - which is a very popular thing in the romance genre. I will probably read it and who knows, I might get a little insight if they are still bobbing around in the background.

I give this

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