Review: A Very Merry Match

A Very Merry Match (Sunshine Valley #2)


Melinda Curtis brings the spice for the holidays with this small-town romance featuring a woman who must maintain a secret identity and the man who begins falling for her.

This holiday season, kindergarten teacher Mary Margaret Sneed never imagined she’d be unwrapping…herself. But a burlesque side gig is the young widow’s only hope of paying off her late husband’s substantial debt. With her reputation and career on the line, she performs in disguise, under the stage name Foxy Roxy. But her secret identity is threatened when Roxy’s biggest fan turns out to be Mary Margaret’s biggest crush — the handsome-as-sin mayor of Preston!

Newly divorced single dad Kevin Hadley is prepping to make the jump from mayor to state assemblyman. He knows he should be settling down with someone quiet and practical, someone like Mary Margaret Sneed. The last thing Kevin needs right now is a steamy scandal. But he just can’t stop thinking about Foxy Roxy…and if Preston’s matchmaking Widows Club has their way this Christmas, Kevin won’t have to…

Includes a bonus novella by Hope Ramsay!

Rating: 5-stars


A Very Merry Match by Melinda Curtis is amazing! Instantly, I felt a tug towards the characters. Both the main protagonists and the the minor characters have captured my heart. A single father with a son who wants nothing more than to have a mom, embark on a mission. To get one woman they both love to become a part of their family. Kevin has a political career that is part of the problem in reaching his mission. Tad loves his sweet teacher and cant help but to want her as a mom. Mary is the kindest character readers will find. She has the heart of gold. Unfortunately, life isn’t easy and happy endings are not within reach as we would all like. Mary has enough on her hands without worrying about messing up Tad’s father’s political career.

There is plenty of attraction between the adults but some things need more effort. Kevin learns this fast and is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Mary she’s the one for him and his son, Tad. I loved the realistic side to this story. It was cozy from the beginning. The scenes flew by and the story hooked me. This tale was a clean read and provided all the entertainment I needed. The writing was well-done. It was an easy and quick read. A Very Merry Match is indeed a perfect read for this fall season. I highly recommend this novel to all contemporary and Hallmark fans.

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