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Thursday, February 2, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- THE KIDNAPPED CHRISTMAS BRIDE by Jane Porter

The Kidnapped Christmas Bride (Taming of the Sheenans Book 3) by [Porter, Jane]


All he wants is a Christmas memory... 

Trey Sheenan has cultivated his reputation as Marietta’s resident bad boy, until one day he lets things go too far and he loses everything—his freedom, his fiance McKenna Douglas, and his infant son. 
McKenna has loved Trey since they were kids, but she’s had enough. When Trey is sent away for five years, McKenna is determined to do what’s right for her and baby TJ, which means putting her mistakes—namely Trey—behind her, and move on.
When Trey is released early, he returns to Marietta determined to beg McKenna’s forgiveness and become the father TJ needs him to be, only to discover that he’s too late. McKenna’s marrying local insurance agent Lawrence Joplin in a candlelight Christmas wedding.
Or is she?
Once again, Trey risks everything, but this time it’s for love….and the memory of one perfect Christmas together as a family.   AMAZON  3.5 STARS

Good story with a sorta hero, Trey. He was a good guy who made some bad choices.  And they cost him.  Big time. Most of the town saw Trey as trouble, most of his life and he kind of lived up to that reputation.   McKenna was the only one who saw deeper.  But she had finally got to the end of her rope and that's where we start the story with.  The struggle between Trey and McKenna was emotional and believable.  So was the little boy. T.J.  He's a lovable little firecracker, who was easy to like.  It was natural for him to crave his real father. 
And Trey loved him with everything he had in him.   If he couldn't have McKenna, he still wanted a close relationship with his son.  McKenna was confused but looking for for stable and secure.  She really was kind of lying to herself because just before the wedding she was getting cold feet.  She didn't think that was it, but time showed her that's exactly what it was.  
The only thing that I questioned was that there wasn't a confrontation of any kind over the "kidnapping" of the bride.  That seemed a bit strange.  
There is a H.E.A. coming though.  

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