Saturday, November 1, 2014

[Kame's ARC Review]: "A Beaumont Christmas Wedding"

A Beaumont Christmas Wedding by Sarah M. Anderson
Publisher: Harlequin (November 4, 2014)
Series: The Beaumont Heirs, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Category)

Naughty and Nice… 

Public relations whiz Matthew Beaumont won't let scandal ruin his brother's Christmas wedding. Yet scandal is Whitney Maddox's middle name. He grudgingly allows the outrageous child star turned horse trainer to stay in the wedding party…as long as she behaves herself. But soon he's the one misbehaving with this irresistible maid of honor. 

Determined to shed her troubled past, Whitney traded parties—and men—for a quiet life years ago. But one tumble into Matthew's strong arms has her thinking a hot night with the best man might be the perfect holiday gift…a gift that could last forever

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Reviews of Anderson's Previous Books:

Straddling the Line (#1) -- TBQ
Bringing Home the Bachelor (#2) -- TBQ

Mystic Cowboy (#1) -- TBQ
Masked Cowboy (#2) -- Kame + TBQ
Nobody (#3) -- Kame + TBQ

What a Rancher Wants (#9) -- TBQ

Not the Boss's Baby (#1) -- Kame
Tempted by the Cowboy (#2) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Whitney has very few people in her life that is why when her best friend asks her to be her maid of honor she packs a bag and leaves her ranch; her safe haven. She desperately wants her past to stay in the past and to be able to enjoy this time. Unfortunately when you are a former child star who is famous for some not so wonderful publicity the chances of quietly being in your best friend’s wedding are slim. Matthew is the brother who always felt he had to earn his way into the Beaumont family, and he did it by keeping the family image in good standing. Whitney coming to the ranch is a dream come true and a nightmare at the same time.

I had strong protective feelings for Whitney from the moment I met her on the page. I like how she changed her life into something she was comfortable living each day. She was a very caring person, you could see that in how she talked about her animals and dealt with the horrid fans. She was written with lots of emotion because I ached for her to find love. Matthew was a character that intrigued me from the first book in the series. However in this book he rather grated on my nerves the first few chapters. He is very concerned with his place in the family and I had doubts that he and Whitney would be a good fit. You could feel their attraction leaping off the page.

The plot was easy to follow as it was the days leading up to the wedding. I will say I got kind of lost on how many days before the wedding Whitney came to the ranch, it seemed like she came weeks before instead of just days. The conflict that challenged Whitney and Matthew should have been one Matthew saw coming (my goodness Whitney did!) and prepared a plan to avoid it.

This is a holiday book, my goodness Christmas is even in the title, but Christmas takes a back seat. This is a wonderful heartwarming story, but if you want a book that flaunts Christmas and has many scenes of wonderful Christmas memories to get you in the Christmas spirit – go find a different book after you read this one.

This is not my first Sarah M. Anderson book, I have read many, and it won’t be my last. The conclusion of this book while satisfying has created questions in my mind as to what is in Whitney and Matthew’s future. I am hoping there is another Beaumont family book in my future so I can check in on them.


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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) You know I'm a fan of Sarah's books, so these are on my list.

Have you read Sarah M. Anderson before? Do you have a favorite holiday romance?


Until Next Time,


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