I'm a fan of Molly O'Keefe, especially the Crooked Creek Ranch series. To say I was looking forward to this book is an understatement. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what I was really supposed to get out of this book.
All I Want for Christmas is You is the story of Maddy Baumgarten (Madelyne Cornish) and Billy Wilkins, the lead characters in Crazy Thing Called Love, the third book in the Crooked Creek Ranch series. In fact, it's the prequel to their main story. If you read the second book, Can't Hurry Love, then you know Maddy and Billy accidentally run into each other, which resulted in Maddy running away and Billy confusing that she is his ex-wife.
While it pains me to say this, I feel as though this was just a throw away book for Molly. Wait. Let me clarify that statement. Had I gone into reading this book not knowing there was another book for these two coming and that it wasn't linked to anything else, I wouldn't feel this way. I would feel that I met two young people who were in love and got their happy ever after. End of story. But being a part of a series, I don't really see where it fits in. Again, what we learned in this book could be important to what happens in Crazy Thing Called Love, and I have a feeling that it does. But at the moment, I just don't see it.
Rating: 3 Stars (Because I'm just not sure where it really fits in the overall storyline of Maddy and Billy.)
Release Date: Available Now
Book Length: 210 pages
Source: Personal Purchase
Reading Format: Available only in eBook
Author’s Website: Molly O’Keefe
Purchase through: Amazon
Books in the Crooked Creek Ranch Series
3. Crazy Thing Called Love (coming January 29, 2013)