on October 19, 2005
From the back cover:
A family Christmas! Charli McKenna runs a business that specializes in organizing all those annoying domestic details of life, from dinner parties to laundry. Christmas is her specialty!
Max Taylor wants a full-time wife. A wife will also get him a seat on the board. The last thing he wants is messy emotional ties. He'd even prefer a make-believe wife--and Charli is the ideal candidate.
Charli can't exactly say why she has agreed to pretend to be Max's wife--his smile perhaps? But since she has agreed, she's going to make a go of it. She's determined to have a real tree, a real turkey and...a real husband!
And my review:
"She can't say why she agreed?" Because he rail-roaded her into it, the stinking, manipulative liar! He announces their "marriage" first, then asks forgiveness later. Nice guy!
That incident started me off on the wrong foot with Max, and that feeling stayed with me throughout the book. I didn't like him.
The book had a fair amount of "Christmassy" stuff in it, which I liked, but it was not a book I'd bother to re-read. Not at all one that stays in your heart.