It's December, Alan "Aigee" Garmond's favorite time of the year, when the window display of the small bookshop where he works fills up with crimson Christmas books and sprays of holly. Everything could be perfect — if it weren't for handsome Christopher Foreman, the brilliant writer for the fashionable magazine About Town, who has taken an inexplicable and public dislike to Aigee's book reviews.
But why would a man such as Foreman choose to target reviews published in a small bookshop's magazine? Aigee is determined to find out. And not, he tells himself, just because he finds Foreman so intriguing.
Aigee’s quest leads him from smoke-filled ale-houses into the dark, dingy alleys of one of London's most notorious rookeries. And then, finally, to Foreman. Will Aigee be able to wrangle a Yuletide truce from his nemesis?
WARNING: Contains a very grumpy writer, snarky Victorian book reviews, a scandalous song, & two men snogging.
Books, Reviews & Lust!
A short, charming Christmasy fairytale about bookseller Alan “Aigee” & arrogant writer/reporter Christopher “Kit”. It’s more of a lust story than love. I enjoyed the quick read. However, I would have wanted Kit’s character more fully developed. Also, I didn’t buy his traipsing to the rookery alone. He was a man about town, he should be aware of the seedy area.