I don’t normally read Christmas books until about the middle of November but when I saw that Martie Kay’s debut book Mistletoe Mishap had been released earlier than anticipated I snatched it up. After work and a busy day I wrapped in a blanket on the sofa with Christmas music playing softly in the background and lost myself in the story.
I’m a huge fan of the Hallmark Christmas movies. My youngest and I have been counting down to the Countdown to Christmas for awhile now. Mistletoe Mishap seems like it was written for the Hallmark Channel! It was such a cute story. I adored Danni and Thomas. Danni had the sort of insecurities that I think a lot of women have and it was refreshing to see that in a story and not have it be a focal point. It was lovely to see how the relationship grew from the beginning. Seeing the missteps that every couple deals with, the wrong thing being said or what you say being taken out of context. I loved the ending of the book! Grandma was a hoot! I wish she had been in it just a little more. However, Thomas has siblings perhaps there will be future stories for this family? I certainly hope so!
Danni Brooks just wants a real Christmas tree. As her first Christmas alone, Danni tries to talk herself into having a happy holiday, get what she wants, and forget about her mounting debts. When she heads to the tree farm to find her perfect tree, she instead runs into the perfect man who has a deal for her: pretend to be the love of his life for the weekend in exchange for fifty thousand dollars.
Thomas Christopher’s time is running out. His private plane is scheduled to leave for New Hampshire in less than two hours, and he still hasn’t found the perfect girl to win the bet with his brother. That’s when the plain brunette literally runs right into him. While she didn’t fulfill all the stipulations his brother gave, she would do. She doesn’t seem to care for his charms, but the money certainly gets her attention.
One weekend together shouldn’t be difficult. She will get her money, and he will win his bet. But when friendship turns to something more will Danni be able to keep her feelings in check, or will Thomas’ bet drive her away forever?
Martie Kay writes sweet, swoon-worthy, heart-pounding romance. She spends her nights watching Hallmark movies and making memories with her husband and three daughters. She also has a cat named Sam who thinks he’s helping Martie write by crawling in her lap and nibbling her fingers while she dares to try to move them on the keyboard.
Martie is blessed to have the support of her family and
wonderful friends on this amazing journey, as well as the company of the
characters who live in her imagination and fight for their stories to be told.
You can find Martie on her website: http://www.martiekay.com
You can grab copy of Mistletoe Mishap on Amazon.
This sounds like a great way to start the holiday celebrations. Thanks for sharing.
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It certainly DOES sound like a perfect Hallmark Holiday movie!
I have been resisting the temptation to delve into those that I have saved on Amazon and Netflix; I am always behind. I also got into the habit of streaming them from Hallmark.com on my computer while I wrapped presents and baked. I hope that isn’t a problem with Joe home now!
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I used to try to save the movies until after Thanksgiving dinner but now I watch the Hallmark ones as they come on and save my dvds for after Thanksgiving. That’s also when I usually start reading Christmas books but I just didn’t want to wait to read this one.
Welcome, Martie, to 4F1H. Sounds like a fun story.
Speaking of Hallmark movies, one of my author friends — and perhaps you also know her — Nancy Naigle has two books being made into films.
They’re to be broadcast on Nov. 3 and Nov. 20. They may be my very first Hallmark movies to watch from beginning to end.
I love the Hallmark movies too. Thanks for sharing about the book.