Sunday, February 14, 2016

Novel Review: Kissing Under the Mistletoe (The Sullivans, #10) by Bella Andre

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: HarlequinMira
Release Date: 2013
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

For Mary Sullivan Christmas is, and always has been, about family. And this year is no different. As she awaits the arrival of her eight children and their partners at the cottage in Lake Tahoe, she hangs the ornaments that they made for her over the years. Each decoration brings with it a tide of memories, all of which she holds dear to her heart. But when she comes across the oldest ornament, the one her beloved husband, Jack, gave her on their very first Christmas together, Mary is immediately swept back to the first days of their whirlwind romance, to the love that would be the foundation on which they built the family she is so proud to call her own.

Join the Sullivans this Christmas for a story that explores the wonder of the holidays, the meaning of family and a love that transcends time.

The Cover:

I think this cover is pretty. It's in the same realm as the rest in this series, pretty to look at and gives a good idea of what you're getting. Not overly eye-catching, though.


This is the story of the Sullivan sibling’s parents, how they met and fell in love and started a family together.
It’s clear where the siblings come from, as they are very much like their parents, in the best way. Mary and Jack have a fast connection, and Jack is insistent on not giving her up. It leads to a very solid base to their relationship, which only grows as the book goes on. I liked that even when they fought they didn’t overreact, and listened to each other and talked things out. It was more of a sweet romance than anything, slow but steady, too much for either of them to deny.
I will admit that I’d wanted more of their relationship later on. I thought we’d get to see more of them together as the kids grew up, and even when Jack died. Sadly, it ends when Mary first gets pregnant. Still, it was a sweet story.
It was a solid Sullivan story, and I want to read the rest of the series badly.

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