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All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockmann

All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas - Suzanne Brockmann

Jules Cassidy has been one of my favorite characters in this series, and although I had my reservations about him being paired off with Robin in all his self-destructive glory, those doubts are gone ever since the ending of Force of Nature and this book only confirms that.

This installment is more of a collection of vignettes detailing the little episodes in the lives of this wonderful, head-over-heels couple as they move closer and closer to the big day when they'll tie the knot. Short stories, ranging from funny, sweet, to sad and even suspenseful, with a plethora of old characters coming back for a (sometimes not very) welcome visit, but with Jules and Robin (and their big day) serving as glue and main arc.

I loved revisiting old couples—and why is everybody seemingly pregnant at the same time?—but this collection also had two big problems. The biggest was Adam butting in when he was neither needed nor wanted (and I didn't particularly care about this collection sawing the seed for his story, albeit short), the second being Dolphina and Will who weren't that "inspiring", and mostly hoarded "screen time" that would've been much better spent with Jules, Robin and even the rest of the gang.

Still, this was a great little "longer novella", sweet, cute, lovable, and romantic. A perfect coda to the Jules/Robin storyline, marking the end of one era, and the beginning of another for this wonderful couple.