Christmas at the Castle (Ever After #3) by Melissa McClone

Posted January 1, 2018 by Curly Carla in Goodreads Challenge, Reviews, The 12 Books of Christmas Challenge / 0 Comments

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Christmas at the Castle (Ever After #3) by Melissa McCloneTitle: Christmas at the Castle (Ever After #3)
Author: Melissa McClone
Series: Ever After #3
Published by: Tule Publishing Group
Release Date: October 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
Pages: 326
Format: Kindle Book
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My rating: four-stars

Blurb:

A royal wedding. A meddlesome mother. An unexpected union.

A European getaway during the Christmas holiday is exactly what veterinarian Katrina “Kat” Parsons needs. She can’t wait to be a bridesmaid in her childhood friend’s royal wedding, but she hopes to steer clear of the bride’s arrogant older brother.

Crown Prince Guillaume wants his younger sister’s wedding day to be perfect, but he’s suspicious of Kat. He and his mother on are on high alert, afraid Kat is not just there for the wedding, but also to find a prince of her own.

But when Kat’s kindness and generosity prove them wrong, the prince realizes there’s more to her than he ever imagined. Can he trust his heart or will he lose the one woman he can’t live without?

My Review:

I really liked this story. It was cute and xmassy.  It had a slow simmer to the romance. If I’m being honest it was pretty vanilla as far as chemistry is concerned.  Their attraction wasn’t physical so much as emotional and they became friends first.  Which is fine except the length of time it took for their friendship to blossom took far longer than I wanted.  It held my attention just enough for me to keep reading though.

I loved Guillaume. He was broody yet compassionate.  He was abrupt but held a softness for his sister that he didn’t hide.  He was very family oriented and protective, a trait which is very attractive to me. He seemed to always be surprising me with his hardness and softness, I never really knew which side was coming out to play.  I really liked that about him.  And his growth was awesome! His edges smoothed out the more he felt for Kat until he realized that she was it.

Kat was a nice character but she didn’t stand out as much as I thought she should have. Usually the female leads holds more of my attention but this time around she was kinda blah.  But Guillaume made up for her lack of character-ness.  🙂

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