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Monday, December 2, 2013

Mistletoe Magic by Stacey Joy Netzel, a Review

 Good Morning World!!   Only 23 days until Christmas-----No pressure-----Yet!

I have a keyboard that doesn't light any dummy buttons when I have my cap lock on and it is so annoying!    I am not one who looks at my screen as I key, I just look at the keyboard and then when I look up and the print is all goofy with caps everywhere and not where they should be.....well, let's just say, I am so glad I don't make my living this way.

Today I'm reviewing Stacey Joy Netzel's second in the Romancing Wisconsin series, Mistletoe Magic!   The series centers around the Riley siblings.   Eric found his true love in the first book and now it is time for his older brother, Mark to find his happily ever after.    (I wonder if Stacey knows my girlfriend in Colorado....her son's are Mark and Eric, in that order too!)  I digress, sorry about that.

In this Christmas Romance, Mark has left the military life and purchased property in Pulaska with the hopes of turning the property into a lakeside resort of sorts, bringing jobs and tourists to the community who will no doubt bring money with them and part with it there.   When he has a flat tire on the way to the Christmas parade, he hitches a ride into town with Janelle Walsh and her wagon and team of horses.    There is major attraction between the two of them but it seems Mark has a way of putting his foot into it.   Janelle is trying hard to use her head and not let her heart rule in this relationship  with Major Mark Riley.   And they find themselves on opposite sides regarding the property he has just purchased.    How can they both be so attracted to one another and yet so far apart on the property issue?

Sometimes, absence does make the heart reveal itself and Christmas magic doesn't hurt one bit!

This was another quick read and even more fun than Mischief.   The characters were well defined as both Mark and Janelle struggled to reconcile their differences without losing face.   It was an easy read; less than a day to complete it and all the reader, (Moi) had to do was enjoy and relax.   At this high pressure time of year, who can't benefit from that?

So the Riley boys have told their story and now it's time to read about their sister, Lisa, in Mistletoe Match-Up.    But that's for another day; think I'll wait a bit to review Lisa's story.

So what's up for your day?   Baking, shopping, wrapping, relaxing and reading?  Whatever your plans today, enjoy them and all around you!   Let the good times roll!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews . In this case, I purchased this book for my Kindle.  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. 

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