Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book review: Christmas on 4th Street (Fool's Gold #12.5) by Susan Mallery

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There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Timesbestselling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped... Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of every minute. That's why she ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush. 

Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugar plums, thanks to a drill sergeant father who ran his home like a boot camp. Spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from injury sounds as appetizing as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelle...and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing. 

Gabriel didn't think he was made for happily-ever-afters. But when fate hands you a love as sweet and surprising as this, only a fool could refuse...

I was so excited to read this novella. While it's not close enough to Christmas i really got into the vibe to read this. We've met Noelle in a previous book and i wondered what her story was. Susan Mallery has a great way of approaching serious things in her books and not make it all about that. She weaves it into the story with grace and makes you feel for her characters. Both Noelle and Gabriel who is Gideon's twin brother have had difficult things happen in their lives. Only difference is Noelle is trying to get past her demons and live life and Gideon is trying to hide from his. Gabriel is in town temporarily he thinks to heal a injury to his hand. He's a military surgeon whose seen to much of death and pain. One mistake and he finds himself injured and on leave staying at his brothers house. I love the Fools Gold series and this novella will get you right in the heart. After you find out about Gabriel and Noelle's past you want them so badly to find happiness. To find love with each other. Of course Susan Mallery has to guide them there slowly and let them work though it. This is a great afternoon read. If you haven't gotten into The Fools Gold series this is a great place to start! 5 out of 5 stars for Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery.

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