Will this Christmas romance be just for the holidays?
A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Josie Silver's One Day in December, you'll love Mandy Baggot's heart-warming festive romance.
Lara Weeks is heading to New York with best friend Susie for the Christmas trip of a lifetime.
A festive break in the snowy Big Apple visiting the tourist hotspots, not to mention the shopping, seems like the perfect way for Lara to get over her ex-boyfriend. Or maybe make him so jealous he begs for a second chance.
Enlisting the help of gorgeous actor, Seth Hunt, doesn't quite go to plan, but there's something about him that has Lara wishing for a different kind of happy ever after...
An enjoyable sweet story
Lara lives in a small chocolate-box Wiltshire village and has never been out of the country until her best friend Suzie drags her to New York for a holiday. There she meets actor Seth and discovers a connection that she never felt with her former boyfriend. There is a HFN ending but how a relationship would work in the long term is hard to see. Very light hearted and frothy.
The descriptions of New York at Christmas are atmospheric and all the touristy destinations are covered. The side story of Seth’s birth mother was interesting but I would have liked a bit more emotion as it felt a bit superficial. The book has lots of topical references that may quickly date it (eg. Meghan Markle’s preacher, Yanny or Laurel) and new (to me) words I had to look up eg. pleather. I also found it irritating that her adopted brother was referred to as her “almost-brother” a total of twelve times (once would have done).
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.