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Tuesday, January 02, 2007,10:42 PM
Must Love Mistletoe
Just Finished:

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Why I Read It: I like stories about reunited lovers. Plus, it’s Christmas……..and mistletoe.

From the Back Cover: Bailey Sullivan can't stand Christmas, even though her family's business is a store specializing in the perfect holiday. But now her hometown's chief supplier of rooftop Rudolphs and treetop angels is in danger of going under—it's up to Bailey to save the shop.

She has it all planned: She'll arrive on December 1 and be gone by Christmas. Plus there's always spiked eggnog to ease the pain. But "Humbug" Bailey's not the only one home for the holidays. Finn Jacobson—legendary local bad boy-turned-Secret Service agent and Bailey's long-lost high-school sweetheart—is once again the boy next door. Only this time he's all grown up, and the sparks are flying faster and hotter than ever!

Bailey believes in true love about as much as she believes in Santa Claus. But as the holiday draws closer, she's starting to think about one thing she'd like to find under her tree . . .


My Thoughts: I always like the idea of reunited high school sweethearts. I’m a sucker for a story like that. But, this one fell a little flat for me. The book started out good, but started to fizzle a little bit after the middle. I think that the conflict was resolved way to quickly and one minute Bailey and Finn hate each other (but are still attracted) and then you turn the page and wham, they don’t hate each other anymore. It was just a little too neat and tidy for me.

This story was Okay, but not something I’d read again. I’m hoping it’s sequel Not Another New Year’s is better.

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6 Comments:


  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger Dylan aka Rowena

    Ooh I love those kinds of stories too the ones where high school sweathearts reunite or when the geeky nerd finally gets the girl or guy after all these years...those are my favorites!

    But this one was flat? Ugh.

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger Holly

    I usually like these types of stories, too, and I ALMOST bought this one last night. Now I'm glad I didn't.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, BABE!

     
  • At 3:42 PM, Blogger Devonna

    Dylan ~ These are usually my favorite kind of story, but the conflict was resolved way too quickly and the reason for the conflict, I thought, was undeveloped. Once the conflict is resolved, so is the story ~ at least I think so except for tying up a few loose ends. The conflict was resolved toward the middle of the story and then I was left wondering why I was still reading.

    Holly ~ Happy New Year! See my notes to Dylan ~ I just didn't care for this one.

     
  • At 1:17 AM, Blogger CindyS

    I don't normally like high school sweethearts kind of stories but probably because I so don't want to meet my ex-beau from then ;)

    I have stayed away from Ridgeway so far because I haven't really heard anything amazing about her.

    CindyS

     
  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger Mailyn

    Just wanted to say Happy New Year and ask how you are doing. ^_^

     
  • At 10:46 AM, Blogger Devonna

    Cindy ~ This was my first Ridgway. I also need to read Not Another New Year's, but if that one's not any better than Mistletoe, I'm not sure I'll read any more by her.

    Mailyn ~ I'm okay. I've lost my reading mojo and so I'm kind of fumbling through the days trying to find something that interests me.