Riley Madigan moves to the quiet town of Miracle Creek were she meets the mysterious Mark Rivers. Mark was in a horrible accident while we was a firefighter and was burned pretty bad. The town seems to shy away from him and his self esteem isn’t very good but when he meets Riley he realizes she makes him feel like he can be himself.
I really liked this book BUT Riley spend most of her time trying to control her feeling and was more worried about what other people would think about her relationship with Mark. I felt really bad for Mark, like he deserved so much better than what the town and Riley was doing. While I thought the banter between the two of them was rather funny, I felt a lot of the background characters were kind of flat. For example, I loved Mark’s Father and I thought at times he was hilarious but I felt like he was really a background character and he didn’t really advance the story much. I also felt like the story was miss the entire Christmas theme. Like it was rushed over, no tree trimming, no big Christmas party, no presents, no Santa, no Christmas village or shopping. They did Thanksgiving and had a lot of snow but I missed the Christmas part of the story.
Overall it was a cute book, I did like the characters just felt like it was missing something. Maybe as a Hallmark Xmas Movie this would layout better but I am not sure it was one of my favorites. I love a good clean, wholesome story and this was cute but not was I was expecting.
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