Saturday, 4 November 2017

Review: Merrily in Love (The Littleton Brothers #3) by Melissa West

The Littleton brothers are as much a part of Crestler’s Key as the sun and surf, living the single life without a care. But love has a way of changing even the most determined bachelor’s mind . . .

Brady Littleton has left his reckless youth behind to become a man his brothers can count on. When the family dive shop needs to expand, he’s got the answer: buy the Christmas shop next door. Except the retiring owner’s goddaughter, Kylie Waters, has come back to town. She was Brady’s first kiss—his first everything—and she doesn’t want to sell. He’s got a solution to that too. Whoever makes the most sales by Christmas Day can take over the shop, fair and square.

Kylie resolved to put the youngest, wildest Littleton brother out of her head when he abruptly ended their relationship years ago. But the steady, gorgeous man he’s become is impossible to ignore. Especially once reminiscing leads to a kiss as hot and heady as mulled wine. Their deal means that one of them is going to lose out on a dream…unless Christmas Day brings the gift of a sweet, surprising second chance…

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: November 7th 2017 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

Its soon going to be that time of year when you are looking for a Christmas read and this story should hit the spot.  If you feel it is too soon, don't worry, while this story takes place over the Christmas period, the title mainly alludes to the name of the Christmas themed shop that Kylie works at.

For the most part this story sticks to the formula you would expect so I will not go in to any detail on the plot.  Two people who have a history and unresolved issues and feeling...what do you think will happen.

What kept me entertained in this story is I found myself taking sides in the debate of who was responsible for the original break up  and simply which side of any argument I wanted to be on.  After much inner debate, I found myself on team Brady more often than not.  Although both parties were pretty equal in blame if you were to tally the points, I just identified more with how Brady handled things.

Kylie for me was just a little to slow to let go of her childhood issues and I felt that some of them are not issues you should be clinging to in adulthood.  Although in general I liked her character, this made me want to knock some sense in to her a couple of times.

At the end of the day, this was a nice story about first loves, discovering who you are, undeniable attraction and perhaps a grand gesture mixed in.  Fans of West and this series will not be disappointed.

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