A Movie Magic Christmas by Caitlin McKenna

Posted April 26, 2023 by Marsha in Author ARC, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Holiday Romance, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Actress Catalina Jones has no intention of spreading Christmas cheer. She’s in St. Nicholas, Colorado, to save her career, not uncover the truth behind the famous “Scrooge Legend.” Besides, there isn’t enough magic in the world to fix the trust issues years in show business have given her.  

When Hollywood director turned wildlife photographer Jay Townsend hears Catalina is the lead in the production, he has no intention of lending a hand. She’d been his leading lady once…before she broke his heart.

But some things are just meant to be.

Together again in a winter wonderland filled with someone’s little helpers determined to spread Christmas cheer, Catalina and Jay find themselves on a journey of rediscovery and learn that love is the most powerful magic of all.

Titles in the Christmas in St. Nicholas series include — Colorado Christmas Magic —♥— A Movie Magic Christmas —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

NetGalley ARC

Title:  A Movie Magic Christmas
Series:  Christmas in St. Nicholas #2
Author:  Caitlin McKenna
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 25, 2022
Publisher:  Carina Press (Harlequin)
My Rating:  4.5

I confess I love a grumpy love interest… and when there are two grumps, well, I’m enjoying myself from the very first page!  And what better location for grumpy people at Christmastime is St. Nicholas, Colorado where one secret mailbox stands all alone holding the letters that others have written to “Santa” because, well, quite frankly, those letters include the names of some serious Scrooge wannabe who need a little Christmas Magic in their lives.

A Movie Magic Christmas continues the magic in the Christmas in St. Nicholas series with one actress who has developed quite the reputation and is in town only to restart her career, and the man she loved before he up and disappeared on her leaving her with a completely broken heart and trust issues.  Catalina and Jay definitely have some history when they begin working on this movie, she’s acting, and he’s providing still photography.  His disillusion with the Hollywood scene came just as their former relationship might have proven to be the best thing that happened to them.  Now, they’re having to face their past, those feelings that never really went away, and some serious Christmas magic.

I had such fun with this one.  Catalina and Jay are a delight, grumpy, and hurt at first but slowly letting those old emotions fire back up again.  I love a transforming romance, and it was an emotional journey watching these two fight the Christmas magic about the Mailbox while falling in love all over again — this time for keeps.  A well-written, funny, emotional, Christmas magic-filled romance with a unique twist and a happy ever after future… what’s not to love about that?

I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley, and I sincerely thank the author or publishing house for their trust.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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