Title: Married for Christmas
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christian
Date Published: December 18, 2013
Format: Kindle edition
Read: November 22, 2015
After years of dreaming, Jessica is finally getting married, but the marriage isn't exactly what she thought.
Daniel is her best friend, and she's known him all her life, but he's never gotten over losing his wife two years ago. His dream is to become the pastor of the church in their hometown, but the small-town congregation keeps balking over calling an unmarried minister. Since Daniel needs a wife and Jessica wants a husband and family, she proposes an arrangement that benefits both of them.
They can get married. They can build a life together. They can celebrate Christmas as a couple. It's fine that he doesn't love her. And it's fine that she's not exactly suited to be a small-town pastor's wife. And it's fine that she's more attracted to her sexy, brooding husband every day.
Jessica can be practical about this marriage. She knows what she's getting into, after all...
This book includes fully-developed sex scenes between a husband and wife.
What's new to me about this story is that most Christian reads I've read before never included intimate scenes. They tend to always be clean, so this was different. Not bad, in my opinion, for those who like to read those kinds of scenes.
Anyway, I found Daniel to be a bit infuriating because he has such a hot and cold attitude. He can be kind and caring one moment, and the next moment he can just clam up. I certainly understand why Jessica is getting all sorts of mixed signals from him. And as for Jessica, you can see she has feelings that grow throughout the story, but she feels are unrequited.
I felt the resolution was very dramatic (in a good way) because they finally talk everything out. Overall, it was a quick read and I give it 3 Platypires.