Thank you to Jackie Ladbury and Ruby Fiction for an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. Also thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this blog tour.
A heart-warming Christmas story to put you in the mood for the festive season.
All I want for Christmas is you … or you?
Eve Halligan is back in her hometown for Christmas after a whirlwind few years touring with her band, the Molotovs. A lot has changed since she left, but two things have stayed the same. One: Eve is head-over-heels in love with Lucien Malikov, the Molotovs’ bad boy lead singer. Two: Lucien is completely indifferent to her.
Still, Eve dreams that this could be the Christmas where she convinces Lucien that they’re made for each other. But when childhood friend and local caterer Theo Wright comes back into her life bringing with him festive cupcake and sausage roll conundrums, Eve begins to question whether her Christmas dreams have been wasted on the wrong man …
Just take a moment to stare at this beautiful cover. I just love it.
Happy Christmas eve is such a sugar infused, blissfully heartwarming romance novel that cannot fail to put the reader into the festive mood.
Eve has been in love with Lucien forever but is constantly taunted and teased by his constant preferences for his adoring fans. Despite this she continues to live in hope that this year may the right time for a romantic rendezvous, that is until childhood friend Theo appears and makes Eve question everything she thought she felt.
As well as the romance aspect of the novel, Eve’s journey of self discovery and figuring out what she really wants was so delightful. To being with she is very unaware of her own skills and talents and has limited knowledge of just how much she deserves. Even though I I felt she was a bit slow on the uptake, it was charming and sweet watching her come to some realisations about herself and about Lucien.
This is a novella that just has all the Christmas feels. Perfect for cosy nights the duvet.
Author Bio – Jackie Ladbury
Jackie Ladbury writes heart-warming contemporary and historical women’s fiction that is always guaranteed a happy ever after. From spending many years as an air-stewardess and seeing that it really is love that makes the world go around, she determined to put the same sparkle and emotion into her stories. Her life is no longer as exotic (or chaotic) as it was in those heady days of flying as she now lives a quiet life in Hertfordshire with her family and two cats, spending her days making up stories and finding excuses not to go to the gym.
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