Winter Romance Wednesday: Kelly & Kimberly review The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery

christmas wedding ringTITLE: The Christmas Wedding Ring
CHARACTERS: Dylan Black & Molly Anderson
AUTHOR: Susan Mallery
PUBLICATION DATE: Reissue date October 7, 2014

Re-issue of Wedding Ring Promise – Originally published 1998.

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns with a classic story of destiny, desire and a little holiday magic!

In her youth, Molly Anderson couldn’t help crushing on gorgeous bad-boy Dylan Black?even though he only had eyes for her older sister. When things didn’t work out between them, he said goodbye to Molly as well, vowing they’d have a great adventure when she grew up. Years later, dumped by her fianc? just before Christmas, she’s finally ready to take Dylan up on his promise.

A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes back into his life?grown-up and gorgeous?he’s stunned. So why not whisk her away for some no-strings-attached fun?

Laughter-filled days and late-night kisses are changing Molly’s life, for good. The only gift she truly wants now is Dylan’s love, but when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping, she may lose him again?this time forever

4 Hearts As a warning: this is a rei-issue of Ms. Mallery’s The Wedding Ring Promise. It even states that in the blurb so when I see that people are complaining about it being a re-issue it upsets me. But any ways. I loved this story. It was a quick and sweet read.

You know what they say about bad things coming in three’s will Molly Anderson’s week from hell fits that bill perfectly. First, she gets downsized. Second, she finds out her now ex-fiance ran off to Mexico with his secretary. And lastly, could be a matter of life or death. So what is one to do when faced with the week from hell? You find an old gift from a friend with a promise of “Whenever, Wherever, I will be there for you and talk you on an adventure”.

The last person Dylan Black ever expected to darken his door step was little Molly Anderson, who is not so little any more. When Molly comes to collect on a promise made 14 years ago he is ready. Ready to take a step away from his life and the decisions he needs to make.

I really loved Dylan and Molly’s story. While this story line might have been told many many times (Bad boy and the girl who had a major crush on him) Ms. Mallery made it feel like the first time I read that story line. I loved the drama of Molly’s week and how well Dylan deals with her ups and downs. I really enjoyed watching these two fall in love.

If you are a Susan Mallery fan and have not read this story yet I would suggest picking up a copy of The Christmas Wedding Ring and find out for yourself.

4.5 Hearts I thought I had pretty much read every Susan Mallery book out there but somehow I missed them one but I am glad I finally got a chance to read it because I really enjoyed it. I will say it is certainly different than the way Mallery writes now but at the same time it still has the same feel to it. Molly is strong even though she is going through a lot and I mean a lot. Dylan is gorgeous and has a heart of gold. That is what the basis is for any of Mallery’s books and this does not disappoint.

This story is a lesson of life in a sweet holiday story. This is Mallery’s story that reminds us to live in the moment, do not take anything for granted and to enjoy what you have because you never know when it will be taken away. Molly is going through so much. Within three days her life falls apart and yet she holds her head high, she has a smile on her face and she has a sense of humor. Yes she is scared but she is also living. Dylan is supportive and a great gy but honestly while he is a big part of the story and we learn a bit of a lesson for him this is truly Molly’s story.

Susan Mallery’s stories are not to be missed. Even this re-release.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Edelweiss & Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

4 Hearts

4 Hearts

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