Author: Erika Marks
Series: A Magnolia Bay Novel (but stands alone)
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group
Released: November 3, 2014
Cookbook author Marley Chambers can’t think of a more festive way to spend Christmas than at a friend’s holiday wedding in her hometown of Magnolia Bay. If only her soon-to-be ex-husband, all-star pitcher, Beckett “Beck” Chambers wasn’t bringing his new girlfriend—and if only he wasn’t still the sexiest man to ever walk out onto the mound…
Beck never wanted the chaotic life of a sport star—especially not at the cost of his marriage to the only woman he’s ever truly loved. But his career is a runaway train—and he’s afraid it’s too late to hit the brakes.
But when a mix-up leaves Beck and Marley stranded together for Christmas Eve on the barrier island where Beck proposed years before, old memories burn bright—and sparks fly hotter than a bonfire on the beach.
Could the magic of the season bring the gift of a second chance, just in time for Christmas?
I picked this one up based on the cover and title. So often marriage is not a part of romance novels so the fact that this was a married Christmas appealed to me. I didn’t even read the summary so I wasn’t sure what I was in for.
Honestly I almost quit after the first few pages. I was not impressed with Beck… AT ALL. He and Marley have been separated for a year are about to sign their divorce paper. Beck brings a date to a friends wedding and all he’s interested in is getting his dates clothes off. Why would I even want Marley to get back together with him? But its a short book so I kept reading and did end up thinking this was an ok book and could relate on some level to what went wrong with Marley and Becks marriage. By the time it was over I had taken away something positive from it.
Rating: 3 Stars (would have been higher if Beck hadn’t been so into the girlfriend)
Content: innuendo, little language and one short sex scene between a married couple
Source: Netgalley.com review copy