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About the Author
- Publication Date : November 28, 2015
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 257 pages
- File Size : 2531 KB
- Publisher : EK Publishing Inc. (November 28, 2015)
- ASIN : B018PQL266
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1926483545
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #299,571 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Deacon will lose the shares of his family business if he isn’t married by a certain time. Claire is a single mother struggling to make ends meet and lands in a pickle when her daughter breaks a rather expensive statue. Deacon needs a fake fiancée and Claire needs not to be in tremendous debt. This is the premise of A Christmas Wife. The premise is straightforward and never gets too deeply beyond that. Think of it like you are reading a made for tv Christmas special. It’s fun, cute, light, but not thought-provoking.
Although I did not mind this novel, it is not one of my favorite Kelly novels. I found the plot and characters a bit more on the superficial side, however, sometimes you don’t mind a bit of superficial, you just want something fun that passes a few hours. This novel does deliver that.
In this novel, the sex seems to precede the plot way more than some of Kelly’s other novels. And the romance is driven more by sex as well. Claire and Deacon are also not overly complex characters. They are pretty much the same throughout the novel. Deacon is a workaholic and Claire is a single mom with some sass. Claire’s daughter serves more as a foil to Deacon and Claire’s burgeoning sexual escapades, but she does have some cute moments. For me, the family unit is touched upon lightly, thus making Deacon’s attachment not as believable. However, I was able to suspend belief enough to just go with it. I think the main reason I had to suspend belief was because the characters are “fake engaged” for a very short period of time. I don’t recall how long, but it was like a month, or something along those lines that they needed to be “fake engaged” in order for Deacon to keep the shares of his family business. And during this extremely short period of time, I was supposed to believe Claire was all right with just hopping in bed with a man she barely knows and that Deacon falls madly in love with the idea of being a family man when he has been a workaholic all his life. I feel had this “engagement” period been the duration of a year, six months even, this aspect of the story would have been much more believable.
So, if you want a fun, quick read that isn’t too deep, this book is alright. It will definitely deliver sex with some light plot in-between. But if you want a deeper read, than pass it by.
This book is a steamy contemporary romance about an arranged marriage that turns into so much more. As an editor by trade, I always manage to find things wrong with a book, but in this case, because it revolves around an arranged marriage at Christmastime, I was willing to give it an extra star for being sweet as well as sexy and steamy. Don't mistake this book for a sweet romance, Claire and Deacon burn up the sheets, which is fine by me.
I was overall pleased with the book for various reasons - 1. there were few, if any, typos and misused words (either of those drive me nuts); 2. While there wasn't a lot of character development, there didn't need to be, the book is light on depth, but strong on attraction; and 3. It was a downright enjoyable read. While I normally like dark better than light, and sex on the page certainly doesn't bother me, this was an entertaining book, and a very easy read.
Deacon is a toymaker CEO who needs to marry by the end of the year to not have his Grandmother's controlling stocks given to his cousin. Claire is his maid and she and her seven-year-old, Hattie, have just been evicted from their apartment. So starts a contract for a fake month long marriage. Over time very real feelings get involved for all three of them living in Deacon's house as well as his kind Grandmother. Can they find a way to make their fake marriage a lifelong love?
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Definitely recommended to everyone.