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Thursday, November 22, 2012

O, Come by Bridget Midway

O, Come by Bridget Midway
Publisher: Whispers Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Interracial, Holiday
Length: Full Length (257 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia

It's a few days before Christmas, and to her surprise, there's only one place Cynda Richmond, family wild child, wants to be: Village Resort in Colorado, the ski lodge her family owns. Although she initially plans to spend her holidays travelling through Greece, she decides to stay at home and keeping a close eye on Reid Weller, the lodge's general manager and a childhood friend who has never taken her seriously.

Reid Weller is content to spend his holidays and his entire life taking care of Village Resort and its guests. He's felt more at home at the resort and with the Richmond family than anywhere else, with one exception: Cynda Richmond. Since they were children, she has stirred up trouble and chaos with both him and her immediate family. He's comforted by the fact that normally she enjoys staying away from the resort and her family, especially during the holidays. So when he goes to his private chalet at the resort a week before Christmas, he's shocked to find a beautiful and naked woman in his bed. Even more surprising, the woman is none other than Cynda.

Cynda claims she wants to spend time at her family's place, but Reid knows the woman has an agenda. He'll stop at nothing to figure it out.

Cynda has always had a crush on Reid Weller. When he questions her motives, she does her best to convince him her actions are true. Beyond that, she wants him to see that her love for him is even stronger.

Can Reid take the woman seriously to see more than just an impulsive wild child? Will Cynda get the best Christmas present ever by capturing Reid's trust and love?

Reid Weller is the general manager of the Village Resort in Colorado which is owned and operated by Donald Richmond, who has know Reid since he was a boy. Reid wants to advance within the company but he has a problem in the form of Graham Iler the marketing director. Graham and Reid do not get along but tolerate one another. Graham has hope that once Donald Richmond retires he will turn the business over to him. He also wants to get his hands on Donald Richmond's daughter,  Cynda Richmond who seems a bit out of control. What Graham doesn't know is that Cynda and Reid once had a thing, and Reid's heart was broken by Cynda.

Cynda Richmond is a fly by the seat of your pants kind of girl. She was arrested for skinny dipping in the hotel pool in Las Vegas which her father saw on national TV. Cynda however has an agenda, she wants to get Reid back and will go to Colorado to try and win him back. Cynda also would like to rebuild her relationship with her dad, but is unsure if she can ever repair the damage.

O Come is a beautiful story of a man who was hurt by the woman he loved and a woman who has not stopped loving the man. Cynda also wants to open her own business but she has a secret that everyone but Reid knows about. Cynda and Reid are the type of characters a reader can invest in and root for. Cynda wanted to live each day to the fullest and Reid was a little more cautious but wanted to be with her. I loved this story, the characters and the whole premise of it. The only issue I had were some editing problems. Graham was described as a African American man but when reading whenever they referred to him they would say "she" or "her" which confused me. I had to go back to re-read the description of Graham to make sure that he was in fact a male character. This happened a few times in the story which was somewhat annoying. However, aside from that, O Come is a good read and one that I would recommend.

1 comment:

Bridget Midway said...

Thank you for the review! The pronoun shift is my fault. Initially that character did start off as a woman. My editor thought readers would be confused about who Reid's love interest is, so I changed the character to a man. I thought I had caught all of the "she" and "her", but I guess I missed some. Sorry about that. That would annoy me too as a reader.