"A tender tale of love for Christmas!"
Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted October 26, 2014
Holiday | Romance Contemporary
THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING RING by Susan Mallery is a reissue
The Wedding Ring Promise. Having never read the previous
edition, I can't say how the two compare. However, THE
CHRISTMAS WEDDING RING has Susan Mallery's trademark
emotional punch. The Christmas-time setting adds to the,
times wistful and at times magical, feel of the book.
It can only be serendipity when Molly finds a ring in her
dresser that reminds her of her old crush Dylan Black -- a
ring he once gave her with the promise that he would give
her an adventure. An adventure is exactly what Molly needs
to take her mind off some recent unpleasantness. Luckily
for Molly, Dylan is in exactly the right point in his life
where a getaway is exactly what he needs too. I like the
symmetry in THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING RING of Molly and Dylan
both being at a crossroads in their lives at exactly the
same moment. The journey they take in THE CHRISTMAS
RING is intimate, fun, erotic, and extraordinary.
I'm glad that THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING RING is told from both
points of view. I think this helps add a greater
understanding of the characters. I like the idea of two
people reconnecting after losing touch for a number of
years. It's more interesting when one had a secret crush
the other person. I like that there is no awkwardness
because of Dylan's prior relationship with Molly's sister.
Molly and Dylan are both very likable and Susan Mallery
makes them both sympathetic. For a guy who works with
motorcycles and projects a very strong persona, Dylan is
incredibly tender and caring with Molly. Susan Mallery
a wonderful job exploring Dylan's background, making him a
textured and complex character. I found Molly to be more
an enigma. While Dylan is torn between two directions in
which to take his life, Molly's plans for her life are
fluid just as her future is more uncertain. The
between the two of them make for an interesting dynamic.
THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING RING is another example of how deft
Susan Mallery is at creating classic love stories. I look
forward to reading other magical Christmas romances by
Susan Mallery as well as the next book in her
excellent Fool's Gold series. Susan Mallery always
creates characters you care about.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns
with a classic story of destiny, desire and a little
In her youth, Molly Anderson couldn't
help crushing on gorgeous bad boy Dylan Black—even though
only had eyes for her older sister. When things didn't
out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing
they'd have a great adventure when she grew up. Years
dumped by her fiancé just before Christmas, she's finally
ready to take Dylan up on his promise.
Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she
back into his life—grown-up and gorgeous—he's stunned. So
why not whisk her away for some no-strings-attached
Laughter-filled days and late-night
are changing Molly's life, for good. The only gift she
wants now is Dylan's love, but when he discovers the
she's been keeping, she may lose him again…this time
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