Cookbook author Marley Chambers can’t think of a more festive way to spend Christmas than at a friend’s holiday wedding in her hometown of Magnolia Bay. If only her soon-to-be ex-husband, all-star pitcher, Beckett “Beck” Chambers wasn’t bringing his new girlfriend—and if only he wasn’t still the sexiest man to ever walk out onto the mound…
Beck never wanted the chaotic life of a sport star—especially not at the cost of his marriage to the only woman he’s ever truly loved. But his career is a runaway train—and he’s afraid it’s too late to hit the brakes.
But when a mix-up leaves Beck and Marley stranded together for Christmas Eve on the barrier island where Beck proposed years before, old memories burn bright—and sparks fly hotter than a bonfire on the beach.
Could the magic of the season bring the gift of a second chance, just in time for Christmas?
The real life meets Christmas stories.
A Very Married Christmas is a story of the pain, agony and regrets of divorce, as well as wishing for second chances, hoping for new opportunities, for 'do-over' in life.
It describes the torment of facing the ex-spouse's new lover, dating again, including getting drunk, texting while drunk, and trying for a fling.
I didn't really connect with the characters, and Beck wasn't easy to connect with Marley, after reading his lustful thoughts about his current girlfriend.
Was there enough of 'Christmas magic' to save Marley and Beck's marriage? In my mind, not really.
~ Two big spoons and a teaspoon on the side.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me