A Christmas Bride: Only Us / The Sheik and the Christmas Bride
A Christmas Bride Only Us / The Sheik and the Christmas Bride Author:Susan Mallery ONLY US (Fool's Gold Holiday novella) — Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She's drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. There's just one problem -- he's her boss. Putting h... more »er heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever. But when a kiss under the mistletoe unlocks the simmering passion between them, Rina and Cameron may just find love for the holidays after all….
THE SHEIK AND THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE
When Prince As'ad of El Deharia agrees to adopt three orphaned American girls, he does so on one condition -- that their beautiful teacher, Kayleen James, become their nanny. His plan is to leave her to deal with the children as he continues his life, undisturbed. But all that changes when Kayleen and the girls invade the palace -- and As'ad's heart -- and change it for the better.« less
This is actually the 1st book I've read by this author. There are 2 holiday stories in this book. The 1st story is very short about a pet groomer & vet. The 2nd story is about a teacher & a prince. Both cute stories.
This book contains two stories by Mallery: Only Us (part of the Fool's Gold series) and The Sheik and th Christmas Bride.
"Only Us": Very rushed job and the characters were poorly developed. It was as if she had a cookie cutter template of a story and just fit elements into them. Even the dialogue was wooden. If you are a fan of the series, this takes place right after the Hendrix sisters got engaged. Not Mallery's best work.
"The Sheik and the Christmas Bride": I'm shocked how much I enjoyed this story. This is the total opposite of the first story. Great characters, lots of humor, and fun dialogue. It's cheesy but very sweet. The sheik is your equivalent of an alpha caveman who acts like an idiot and doesn't know it. Totally made me laugh.
Overall one great story and one that is just blah.