Written by Lucy Coleman
Christmas and romance are in the air…
It’s December 23rd and while everyone else is rushing home for the holidays, workaholic Leesa Oliver is dreading switching on her out-of-office for the festive season. And it seems her equally driven boss, Cary Anderson, isn’t relishing spending Christmas at his family’s country estate either.
So together, they draft an unexpected Christmas contract: They’ll spend half of the holidays with each other’s families, pretending to be a couple. Leesa knows the insufferably good-looking Cary will make her Christmas more bearable, but what happens after the last of the mince pies have been eaten…?
Leesa signed off on a sensible business agreement, but somewhere, amongst the fairy lights and carols something seems to have changed… It seems there might just be some magic under the mistletoe this Christmas!
Christmas Sparkle in the Air!
My first Christmas novel of the year, and it’s packed with this author’s trademark warmth, understanding and compassion – totally fabulous!
Leesa runs her own business and, as such, goes where the work is; this is why she finds herself travelling home from ‘down under’ the day before Christmas Eve on the same flight as the very hard-to-please and demanding client in charge of her latest job. Landing in blizzard conditions, they are thrown together for some extra time where they discover that each of them are dreading facing family Christmases. So they come up with a pact to support each other – two colleagues, a whole year, their careers, families and painful pasts . . .
I had no doubts I would enjoy this one when I saw who the author was; Lucy always writes such wonderful stories – realistic but magical, and this one is no different. A marvellous array of characters from across all walks of life all add up to a superb read and the Christmas sparkle is in the air! With an author in this novel, the words written about that character’s books are perfect to quote how I feel about this story: ‘It makes you feel that the characters are friends, not simply a figment of her imagination’. I couldn’t have put it better myself – thank you Lucy! A full five stars from me, no doubt about it – and yes, I’m now definitely in the mood for the festive season – bring it on!
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley and to Vicky Joss for my spot in this blog tour. All stated opinions are my own and completely honest.
Tags: Christmas, rom-com
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 334 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication: 5 September 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
Lucy lives in the Forest of Dean in the UK with her lovely husband and Bengal cat, Ziggy. Her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards. Lucy won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award.