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A Wedding for Christmas by Lori Wilde

Monday, October 17, 2016

The whole town is ready for the holidays: The Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing . . .There’s even a Christmas wedding.

When bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend’s sister Katie at an L.A. Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other . . . at his place. The next morning, Katie’s gone, and Ryder tells himself it’s for the best. It isn’t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder’s falling for the woman he’s been missing in the town he hasn’t missed at all . . .

Katie Cheek’s outgrown the romantic fantasies she had about Ryder when she was fifteen. Katie’s packed their hot night away in a box labeled “fling”—or tried to. But Twilight’s bad boy is the best man in her brother’s wedding. And up-close and personal, Ryder’s impossible to ignore. So Katie can either go into hiding—or surrender to Christmas magic.

Goodreads Summary

I love Christmas and romance books so when my one of my favorite authors combines the two I knew I would enjoy this book!  I like sweet romances that begin when the characters are young and slowly develop. In Katie's case, she has a had a crush on her brother's best friend since childhood. When the two share a romantic night, she takes off and Ryder joins the military (quite a shift in normal dating). They don't discuss their night together. When the two cross paths again, Ryder realizes that he misses Katie and can't wait to get to know her again.

Katie's character was nice enough. She followed the typical romance trope in many ways. I really liked that he was her childhood crush and that that somehow they found their way back to each other later in life. Ryder was the type of guy most girls would have a crush on: charismatic, handsome, and impressive. The two find their chemistry irresistible and they quickly pick up their romance where they left it. This is definitely a good romance to read around Christmastime or to give as a gift.

4 Stars

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