Mistletoe Mischief (Romancing Wisconsin Series #1)

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
Christmas in July at the zoo is the last place single parents Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder expect to find love. Thanks to some mistletoe mischief in the form of their two young daughters and Santa, they discover mistletoe rules were not made to be broken. More
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Words: 26,830
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301441273
About Stacey Joy Netzel

I fell in love with books at a young age, so for me it seemed only natural to graduate to writing them...when I'm not chained to my desk at the day job as a corporate travel agent. I credit my parents for encouraging my dreams of becoming a published author, as well as the very talented friends I've made in Romance Writers of America and Wisconsin Romance Writers (WisRWA) since joining in 2004.

An avid reader and lover of movies with happy endings, I still live in Wisconsin with my husband and three children, a couple horses and some barn cats. In my limited free time I enjoy gardening and canning, and visiting my parents up north at the cabin on the lake with the whole family.

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Review by: Jo-Anne Boyko on Dec. 13, 2013 :
Mistletoe Mischief is a short, fun read that is about the zoo having a "Christmas in July" day. It could really be read at any time, not just at Christmas.

Marissa was dropping her daughter, Heather, off for a day camp trip to the zoo when she found out that some of the chaperoning parents did not show up. She agreed to go on the trip even though she wasn't dressed for it, in order to not let her daughter down. One of the no-show parents arrives late and Marissa is pretty angry at him because she imagines he is like her ex who doesn't spend much time with Heather.

Eric is the late arriving parent and is also divorced. He would love to have his daughter, Reese, more often but his ex-wife will not allow it. Going on the zoo trip is just as important to him as it is to his daughter so he is bothered by being late. He is attracted to Marissa and feels she is interested in him too but she goes back and forth with being angry at him and then nice to him.

Lucky for Eric, Santa Butch is a big help in the match making department.

The author made the characters very real so we got to know them. I liked that they weren't always perfect. Marissa was pretty nasty to Eric at the beginning because of her misunderstanding of his personality. The secondary characters were well developed and helped the story along without taking away from the main characters.

This was a cute romance that left me smiling. I would have liked the misunderstandings between Marissa and Eric to have been straightened out sooner. Terrific ending to this story.
(review of free book)

Review by: hrhsophia on Jan. 07, 2013 :
Really confusing I thought this was another Welcome to Redemption series. What are the odds? Anyway sweet story.
(review of free book)

Review by: Jutzie on Dec. 27, 2012 :
Mistletoe Mischief by Stacey Joy Netzel
Romancing Wisconsin Series Book 1
Marissa Wilder loves her daughter, Heather. That love has her at the zoo instead of work today and since it was last minute because of a few no show chaperones she isn’t exactly dressed in zoo apparel. Especially not her high heeled sandals. When one of the chaperones wanders up late she can only compare him to her ex-husband. Even so, she can’t seem to keep her eyes off the handsome man.

Eric Riley would love to have his daughter Reese more often. Now that his business is going he can make more time to spend with her. Starting with this zoo day. He just didn’t expect Reese’s best friends mom in the deal. The beautiful woman draws Eric to her and yet she seems to run hot than cold. Good thing Santa has some ideas of his own to help Eric get to know her a bit better though.

Santa Butch from the zoo seems to be a busy matchmaker, making sure he has suggestions and extra mistletoe for the young couple. Even if it’s only Christmas in July. A cute story that is the first in the series. The next books are Mistletoe Magic and Mistletoe Match-up.
**Mild language
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(review of free book)

Review by: Patricia Maki on Oct. 07, 2012 :
A cute story, I look forward to the next edition.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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