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A Christmas Bride

(Fool's Gold #6.1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  2,633 ratings  ·  127 reviews
Only Us

Pet groomer Carina Fiore wants nothing more than to confess her feelings to the man she loves. She's drawn to veterinarian Cameron McKenzie's good looks, caring nature and especially his devotion to his young daughter. There's just one problem — he's her boss. Putting her heart on the line could cost Rina both her job and their friendship forever. But when a kiss un
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Harlequin HQN (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jan 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary
I'm pretty tough on this one, honestly this author is better than the material I read. It wasn't horribly written but the first story should have been removed it was an elaborate plot outline, no meat. The second story was better, but frankly the whole I'm a prince and what I say goes was boarderline insulting. Nope not my kind of tale, but I finished both but like empty calories it didn't even satisfy that long. ...more
Two-haiku review:

Warning: Two old books
Repackaged as a new one
That said, I loved them

Hadn't read either
One was Fool's Gold novella
One old Silhouette
Monique Pearson
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very short and sweet.
Love this series !!!
This book has a novella, Only Us, about pet groomer Carina Fiore and Fool’s Gold veterinarian Cameron McKenzie and a full length story, The Sheik and the Christmas Bride about Prince As’ad of El Deharia and teacher Kayleen James. Both these stories were very good and take place in the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday.
In Only Us, Carina “Rina” Fiore is in love with Dr Cameron McKenzie and his daughter. In addition to being the groomer at the veterinary clinic, Rina doubles as a care g
Lori Howe
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
1. Love going back to Fool's Gold. Can't go wrong with that little town and it's inhabitants.
2. Fun little story - a little more character development would make it a better read for me, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. We got to learn about the one son and the Aunt, Now what about the King and the other 5 sons?
Kai Hunter
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This one is two separate Christmas romances. The first is a short story, very well written and definitely Christmas centered. The second is a full book, a wonderful romance, but not as focused on the holidays. this is the second book by Susan Mallery that I've read and I am definitely adding her to my list of preferred authors. ...more
Karen Schmidt
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a very cute novella by Susan Mallery. It is part of the Fool's Gold series and was a fun read! ...more
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not the most spectacular romance, I think I'll stick to Nora Roberts or R.L. Matheson ...more
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fool-s-gold
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Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
this is book 6.1 in series. It's the story of Carina Fiore a pet groomer and Cameron McKenzie a vet. Cameron is a single father of Kaitlyn young girl. Carina ends up secretly falling in love with him. She has become very close with Kaitlyn and feels like her mom. She finally gets the courage to tell Cameron how she feels and he is surprised and scared to feel his own feelings about Carina. At first, he tries to fight the feelings and ends up pushing Carina away. Kaitlyn is so sad and Cameron fin ...more
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute stories

Rina is happy working as a veterinarian tech with Cameron Mckenzie in Fool's Gold. She loves how he is warm and caring and especially devoted to his young daughter. She's just afraid to act on her feelings because, after all, he is her boss. But a judiciously placed sprig of mistletoe helps both Rina and Cam find their way.
The second story is about a sheik who is used to getting his own way - love or any other emotion having no place in his life - until he meets 3 orphans and their
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Fool's Gold Holiday: cute short story.

The Sheik and the Christmas Bride: I borrowed this from my was a surprise that this story was included in the ebook.
I enjoyed it...but couldn't help comparing the plot to a little bit of Sahara (1983 movie w/Brooke Shields & Lambert Wilson) & Sound of Music movies.

and probably won't venture out and read the rest of the Desert Rogues series.
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two fun, romantic stories. The first one is a novella set in Fool's Gold. The second is a full-length novel from Mallery's Shiek series. Though very different settings and characters, both involved women who had to leave before their men realized what it meant to love someone. A must-read addition to any Mallery fan's collection. ...more
Carina "Rina" Fiore, pet groomer, has loved the town vet since she first laid eyes on him. She has also bonded with his daughter. This year, for Christmas, Rina decides she's going to give herself the gift of love and let Cameron know her feelings. His reaction is a little shaky at first but they eventually figure it out..
Nov 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: library, romance
2.5 stars

Only Us: 3 stars. Short, sweet, and festive.

The Sheikh and the Christmas Bride: 2 stars. It started out okay. The whole nanny and the surly father is very Sound of Music and I'm very into that. But the more I read the less I liked it. It just lacked any relationship development and I really disliked the whole mom storyline at the end
Terri Hebert
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series rocks !!!! Fools Gold sounds absolutely perfect and the characters are phenomenal. Susan Mallery does an excellent job putting this whole series together and it seems like she never leaves a character out. I love it !!!
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh. I should have realized this was part of two separate series I am unfamiliar with. I really need a light, clean, happy Christmas read, a Hallmark Christmas movie in book form. This was not it. Any suggestions?
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this short story. It was well written -however, the title is deceiving.

There was NO bride. There was an engagement- the wedding was to be in the spring. The book ended before Christmas. Thus, no "Christmas Bride".
Becky Tatar
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Good story with Rina, and vet dr. Cameron, but like all the Fool's Gold novellas, just too short. ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This made me want to read a series of hers that I have never read before. Wonderful book!
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Not a lot of character development in either of the stories. Overall, a quick read.
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was OK. It was a novella so it was very short.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I read this a while ago. It was a fine story but the couple wasn't my favorite.
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really cute :)
Rhonda Hedgpeth
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
It ended before I wanted the Rest of the story!
Judy Zimbelman
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my first romance novels by this author. 2 short stories. The first Christmas romance was a bit too predictable but I really enjoyed the sheik and the American school teacher/nanny.
Jack Vasen
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
See my reviews under individual story titles:
Only Us
The Sheik and the Christmas Bride

These are from different series and unrelated to each other.
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
I am so disappointed that the Fools Gold story was so short. The other story was , sadly, not something I was interested in.
Aliaa El-Nashar
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not going to lie, I think Susan Mallery does better with novellas than longer books. At least this was easier to swallow than the rest. It didn't feel prolonged for the sake of having a long book. ...more
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming and humorous novels about the relationships that define women's lives—family, friendship, romance. She's best known for putting nuanced characters into emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers to laughter. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Bel ...more

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