A vacation on Crete takes secretary Thea Martindale's mind off her broken heart—especially after she meets geologist Rhys Kingsford. A busybody friend of his ex-wife's is staying nearby, which prompts Rhys to propose a fake engagement, so they'll be left alone. Soon Rhys and Thea are really in love, but they don't stay together because Rhys believes holiday romances can't last. But that's before he realizes how important Thea is to him and asks her to plan a Christmas Eve Marriage (4). Jessica Hart makes this classic plot work like a charm, and all the characters are wonderful—even the smarmy ex-wife.
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer