Bailey and Kenny have been circling each other for the last trilogy of books. This is their story.
After an obligatory Mayor Marsha intervention, Bailey and Kenny are conscripted into heading the toy drive for the Future Warriors of Maa-zib, FG's version of the Girl Scouts. Chloe, Bailey's daughter, is a FWM, and she is utterly precious. Anyway, Bailey and Kenny are attracted to each other, but face some obstacles. Bailey thinks she isn't in Kenny's league, as she is a "normal" mom, and his normal type is a supermodel. Kenny has some demons to face when it comes to dating someone with a child. Despite the misgivings on both sides, they spend time together.
Yes, they spend time together. They go furniture shopping. Bailey inexplicably invites Kenny along to her home inspection(this is like their first real interaction. It was weird.) Kenny organizes the masses to help Bailey move. They go on a triple date, and a Christmas party. All very Fool's Goldish. Bless their hearts, these two have about zero chemistry. The extent of the love scenes in Yours for Christmas is two kisses. That's it. Apparently the author didn't feel very inspired by these two, either.
We have the Christmas parade, the visit to every shop in town, we catch up with the couples from the last trilogy, the town rallies to prove how wonderful and nice it is, we meet new suspects for upcoming novels....It all has a feeling of been there, done that. Don't get me wrong - the story is heartwarming and sweet, I guess, but frankly, would have worked better as a Fool's Gold catch up novel, sans romance. Well, it was sans romance, but I'm not sure it was on purpose.
If you are a FG addict, you will want to read this. If you are new to the series, don't start here.
Bottom line - this was a 3.5 star read for me, rounded up. I liked the catch up part (4 stars), but the romance was just okay(3 stars). That said, a not-her-best-work Susan Mallery novel is still pretty good reading. If you are looking for a no-steam-at-all, very sweet romance/FG visit, this will work for you.