The Marcelli Bride
by Susan Mallery
The next romantic tale involving my friends, the Marcellis, began with a long stretch in the plot line. The characters were true to themselves and it was fun to watch the heroine come into her own. Another questionable plot turn came at the end when we needed our hero to save his love. I had partially predicted the story line, but even I didn't expect such a faux pas by some of the characters that led to the concluding scenes. I think that writers that don't have to stretch reality so far tend to tell better stories. I was invested in the characters from the previous three stories so I wanted resolution and, in spite of the gross exaggerations, I enjoyed the story.