Having read some serious books I just wanted something
light and enjoyable. I turned to classy author Christine
Rimmer, figuring any book by her with Christmas in the
title had to be fun. A BRAVO CHRISTMAS WEDDING
revisits The Bravo Royales series to bring a
the Mediterranean principality Montedoro to visit friends
Aurora Bravo-Calabretti is greeted by local man Walker
McKellan who is supposed to look after her - to the girl's
annoyance. She's only eighth in line to the throne and
capable of taking care of herself, so she has refused a
bodyguard as she travels to attend a family wedding.
is her parents' way of compromising. Aurora, or Rory,
her own mind and doesn't blame Walker but frets at her
of personal freedom. Walker lives alone since his wife
left, following her first Rocky Mountain winter. If Rory
stayed anywhere but his ranch, that would have to be in
luxury hotel surrounded by the rest of her family and
security. She'd rather be here, even if she is
conscious of being alone with a man whom she has admired
for some time.
Rory is a photographer and with her eye for light and
colour, she insists on buying seasonal decorations for
Walker's home. He's never bothered. Nor has he had much
company - Rory gets him to agree to a civilised party to
make good use of the space. Walker starts thinking that he
could get used to having this lady around. Pity there is
no question of the princess staying with him.
From the frozen waterfalls to the hungry horses, the
story paints a vivid picture of the land. Isolation has
good and bad elements, while preparations for the wedding
are frothy and filled with family chatter. Walker has had
life far removed from the sheltered Rory's experience. His
parents separated early and his disastrous personal life
was additional convincing that marriage is not for ever.
The romance that develops, over conversations and shared
experiences, means more to Rory because Walker never
expects it to last more than a week.
This adult love affair
by Christine Rimmer might just be part of the magical
Christmas season - or it might continue after A BRAVO
CHRISTMAS WEDDING has been celebrated. I had fun finding
out which. Fans of the series will delight in this
Princess Aurora Bravo-Calabretti is wishing for a mountain
man this Christmas! But her most unroyal crushâ€”rancher
Walker McKellanâ€”insists that they remain "just friends."
he's her round-the-clock bodyguard while she is the maid
honor at her cousin's holiday wedding. Rory can't resist
this Colorado cowboyâ€¦but she wishes she was walking down
aisle to meet Walker at the altar!
Both the best man to the groom and Rory's bodyguard,
can't shake his charge. As he begins to see Rory in a
different light, a surprise snowstorm strands him with his
princessâ€¦and sparks ignite into a holiday love affair!
Can their Christmas passion blossom into a very Bravo