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Monday, November 19, 2018

A Review by Diane
A Christmas Proposal
by
Jessica Lemmon
Four Christmas, Magical Stars!!
****
We've all read the standard marriage of convenience story lines where both parties need something and by marrying each other they gain what they need.  But this time we have a different twist.  We first meet Stefanie Ferguson in book one of the Dallas Billionaires Club series by Jessica Lemmon.  She has obviously caused some commotion but we are unsure what it is.  Now we finally get to the youngest Ferguson child, and younger sister to Chase Ferguson, Mayor of Dallas, and his brother Zach Ferguson, to understand where all the fiasco began that was eluded to in book one,  Lone Star Lovers.

Emmett Keaton is in charge of security for the Ferguson family and good friend of Chase since college days.  However,  he and Stefanie seem to clash at every turn and have since Emmett came to work for Chase.  Now he’s been assigned to follow her to San Antonio (well really it’s Harlington, but that’s part of the story) where she is supposedly going to party with some friends.  He’s irritated that he has to babysit the flighty little sister to Chase, but he takes his job seriously and off he goes with Stefanie. 

But on this trip he sees a different side of Stefanie.  A more mature, carrying individual, who will go to great lengths, just as he would, to protect her family.  And in doing so, she now needs Emmett’s help or involvement so to speak.  It’s Christmas, a holiday that Stefanie loves, and right now she needs a Christmas wedding to get herself out of trouble and protect her brother Chase in his re-election bid.  So, Emmett being the loyal employee agrees to help Stefanie out and marry her. 

What these two didn’t count on was their mutual attraction.  They say there is a fine love between love and hate.  Little did these two know that they fall more on the love side of that line than they do the hate side. 

I have been reading Jessica Lemmon since she first started writing and have loved every single thing she has written.  She is clever at storytelling and incorporates unique twists and turns in her books.  Her skill at writing dialogue between characters in unparalleled.  It has made me cry, laugh, weep, cheer, and whoop for joy.  A Christmas Proposition has all those elements.  Now this series does not have the depth some of her other series or books have had, and I kind of miss that, but it’s still a clever book with a happy ending and our main characters learning what love is really about.  Something this time of year we can all appreciate.  This book is an easy read, and something to cozy up by the fire this holiday season to read when the snow starts to fly. 

A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

Jessica is a social media junkie who loves to hear from readers.

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