Title: Merry and Bright
Author: Debbie Macomber
Date Read: 16/12/17
For obvious reasons, it’s fitting that this review will be going live on Christmas Day. I wanted something nice and fluffy and Christmas-y to read, and this fitted the bill. I ended up reading it all in one sitting.
Merry Knight’s life is crazy and she has barely any time for herself, or for romance, so her brother and mother sign her up for a dating website. There she meets Jay, and there is an instant connection. But when they decide to meet, she discovers that Jay is someone she would never have wanted a relationship with…
I did find that at the start of the book, there was more telling than showing as Macomber introduced all the characters and their motivations.
However, as the story went on and the conflicts became apparent, it became an addictive read. It’s not a mystery to the reader who Jay is, as he has his own point-of-view chapters alternating with Merry’s, and I did find seeing the two sides of him fun. It got maybe a little convoluted in the last third with some mistaken-identity-type shenanigans (except not… I don’t want to say too much because of spoilers).
The story takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the Happy Ending takes place on Christmas Day. There was nothing especially unique in this story, but it was definitely still enjoyable and a sweet Christmas read.