Title: One Week ‘Til Christmas
Author: Belinda Missen
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: November 1, 2019
Page Count: 179
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
About the book:
Isobel Bennett is waiting for the number 11 bus when a man quite literally falls into her lap. Snow is falling, Christmas lights are twinkling, and a gorgeous man with dark brown hair has just slipped on ice and is now pressed against Isobel.
Isobel knows she’s not imagining the chemistry between them. But then his ride arrives and, embarrassed, he beats a hasty retreat, murmuring apologies – and Isobel realises only too late that she didn’t manage to catch his name…
When she runs into him again the next morning, she decides it’s fate.
It’s a second chance for Isobel and Tom – but there’s only one week until she’s leaving London for good. Seven days of enjoying all the festive delights the city has to offer: ice-skating at Somerset House, mulled wine on the Southbank, Christmas shopping at Liberty.
There’s magic in the air and mistletoe in the trees – but what will happen when the week is over?
For fans of Josie Silver, Lucy Diamond and Marian Keyes, this is one Christmas romance you don’t want to miss!
One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen is a quickie holiday contemporary romance that takes place in the days leading up to Christmas. With the short amount of time frame for this novella length book readers are of course going to find a case of insta-love involved in case that bothers anyone.
Isobel Bennett is a travel journalist who is used to being on the go and never quite sure where she will end up. Based out of Australia where Christmas falls during the hot months of summer Isobel jumps on the opportunity to head to London and enjoy a good old fashioned snowy holiday when a story opportunity opens up.
When arriving overseas Isobel finds herself on a slippery street waiting for a bus when a man slides into her. Before she knows it though the handsome stranger is gone without finding out who he is but when their paths cross again both can’t deny their attraction.
One Week ‘Til Christmas is the type of read that is just perfect to pick up if you want a quick dose of festive spirit. The characters are sort of opposite attracting and the relationship is of course at a quick pace with the looming deadline of Isobel returning home. There wasn’t too much angst in the story but what was there was predictable but overall I’d rate this one at 3 1/2 stars for a nice holiday read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.
Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.