Monday, October 6, 2014

A Beaumont Christmas Wedding by Sarah M. Anderson (The Beaumont Heirs #3)

A Beaumont Christmas Wedding
by Sarah M. Anderson

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: The Beaumont Heirs - Book 3
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
ISBN: 9780373733514
Genre: Adult Holiday Romance
Print Length: 192 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Naughty and Nice…
Public relations whiz Matthew Beaumont won't let scandal ruin his brother's Christmas wedding. Yet scandal is Whitney Maddox's middle name. He grudgingly allows the outrageous child star turned horse trainer to stay in the wedding party…as long as she behaves herself. But soon he's the one misbehaving with this irresistible maid of honor.
Determined to shed her troubled past, Whitney traded parties—and men—for a quiet life years ago. But one tumble into Matthew's strong arms has her thinking a hot night with the best man might be the perfect holiday gift…a gift that could last forever.

A Beaumont Christmas Wedding (The Beaumont Heirs, #3)My Review
A Beaumont Christmas Wedding by Sarah M. Anderson 

A perfect example of what the public does to a celebrity who succumbs to the pressures or fame, Whitney Maddox has tried to live down her public downfall for eleven years. When her best friend asks her to be her Maid of Honor in the wedding of the century, propriety and perfection are a must as the grooms’ brother attempts to turn this marital merger into a public relations blitz for the Beaumont family and their holdings. When Matthew Beaumont discovers who the Maid of Honor is, he gets caught between a rock and hard place, as he had a crush on the young television star years ago and felt personally betrayed at her fall from grace, but the woman in front of him elevates his blood pressure and his libido. Can she be trusted to remain in the background and not cause a scene? Will her past notoriety, gorgeous face and trademark hair come back to haunt her at the worst possible time? Is Matthew doomed to choose between the real Whitney and his own family issues? After all, aren’t they both just trying to fit in somewhere and belong?

Way to go, Sarah M. Anderson! A Beaumont Christmas Wedding is one tense moment after another, peppered with heat and passion, misunderstandings and revelations, as well as a family with an ego the size of Texas. From the start, I have to admit, Ms. Anderson MAY have made Matthew with too much starch in his shorts, and I was afraid to hope he would become human behind his fa├žade. Whitney was completely lovable, damaged and trying to avoid doing anything that would hurt her friend, the bride. Talk about continuing to pay on an old debt. Each character had their own personalities and there was humor in many of the Beaumont family interactions. A perfect Holiday read, highlighting the true importance of the season and of love. The Beaumonts? Talk about a family with issues!

I received an ARC edition from Harlequin Desire in exchange for my honest review.

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