Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery Review

Christmas on 4th Street (Fools Gold #12.5)

From Goodreads:

There's nowhere better to spend the holidays than with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery in the town of Fool's Gold, where love is always waiting to be unwrapped... Noelle Perkins just got a second chance at life, and she intends to make the most of every minute. That's why she ditched a frustrating legal career to open her own store in Fool's Gold, California. The Christmas Attic celebrates everything that's magical about her favorite season. Business is booming, and as a bonus, gorgeous army doctor Gabriel Boylan has offered to help out during the holiday rush.

Gabriel's memories of Christmas past contain more sour grapes than sugar plums, thanks to a drill sergeant father who ran his home like a boot camp. Spending the holidays with his family while he recuperates from injury sounds as appetizing as last year's eggnog. Still, there are some enjoyable distractions in town, including sunny, sexy Noelle...and the red-hot mistletoe kisses they can't stop sharing.

Gabriel didn't think he was made for happily-ever-afters. But when fate hands you a love as sweet and surprising as this, only a fool could refuse....

My Review:

I have seen some wonderful reviews for this book so I was excited to read it but unfortunately I did not end up enjoying it.  It just seems too much like the previous books that I have read in the Fool's Gold series.   The characters were likable enough and I enjoyed getting to read a little more about other couples from the previous books, but there was nothing new or exciting here.  It is pretty much the same exact plot as the past few books, just some different characters.

The only thing I found to be different in this story was Noelle's difficult past that we finally get to learn about.  Noelle was one tough lady and I admired her courage throughout the book.  She was the reason I kept turning the pages in this one,  she is an interesting character that I did enjoy reading about.  I wish the rest of the story could have been as enjoyable for me. 

My rating:  3 stars out of 5

I received this book from NetGalley for a review.


  1. That's too bad. Sounds like the series has gone on too long, or needs some revamping!

    Hope you're doing well, Anne! Happy Holidays. =)