Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Mistletoe Effect by Melissa Cutler

The Mistletoe Effect 
by Melissa Cutler

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781466865624
Genre: Adult Contemporary Holiday Romance
Print Length: 200 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

It'll be a Christmas to remember when hotel heiress Carina Briscoe is roped into a pretend marriage with cowboy James Decker, the bad boy stable manager of her family's Texas resort. The marriage might be a sham but the sparks between them are anything but. Still, with a little help from the heroine's interfering family, they might end up with the greatest Christmas gift of all: true love.

The Mistletoe EffectMy Review
The Mistletoe Effect by Melissa Cutler

Carina remains aloof to most of the employees at her family’s destination hotel, which has the magical reputation of being THE place to hold a December/Holiday Season wedding for true bliss. But could this year be the one that breaks the spell? When her sister, of all people runs out on her own wedding, it’s up to Carina to save the day, the hotel’s reputation and the Mistletoe Effect. Number one problem? No groom. Enter the stable manager, hot and handsome Decker, Carina’s secret crush. Can they pull off this sham of a marriage? Is there any truth to the legend of the Mistletoe Effect?

Melissa Cutler and The Mistletoe Effect is going to be one of the best feel-good novels of the season! Ms. Cutler gives us a colorful cast, a beautiful time of year, and romance, true romance, filled with ups and downs and ups, again. Fast, fun, enlightening and sweet as sugarplums, I was stuck in smile mode throughout the entire book. I only cried, once and it was an “Ahhhh, isn’t that sweet and romantic and OMG, I’m going to cry,” kind of cry.

Pure light, fun romance where the journey to the end is like a sleigh ride over a slightly bumpy road! Love romance? Love the Holidays? Love the magic of love during the holidays? It’s all here! Go ahead, admit it, you like Mistletoe Love Stories!

I received an ARC edition from St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I have been wanting to read this one. I saw this on NG, but I really think I would like to try it out, especially after reading your review!! I do love those light and fun romances.

  2. I really want to read this book, I love Christmas love stories very much. There is nothing like a Christmas HEA!!!!