A Christmas Kiss
A sparkling festive romance that will warm your heart this Christmas.
The week before Christmas, GP Zander Gillespie finds his festive plans in tatters. He’s supposed to be flying out to his parents’ chateau in Carcassonne with his high-maintenance girlfriend, Melissa. But she has other ideas. She wants to spend Christmas in London with her party friends – and he’s not invited. The prospect of facing his family, with their questions and their sympathy – not to mention the ‘I told you so-s’ – just isn’t an option. Instead, Zander decides to head to his holiday cottage in the quaint moorland village of Lytell Stangdale, where he intends to hide away with his faithful rescue Labrador Alf.
Eighty miles away, Livvie’s world has come crashing down. With plans to cook a romantic meal for her boyfriend, she heads home early and walks in on him in a compromising position with their neighbour. Fed-up of his lies and philandering ways, this is the final straw. With her Christmas plans up in smoke, the thought of spending it with her parents and her smug, married sister with her pompous husband in tow, is enough to bring Livvie out in hives. So, when she fires up her laptop and finds the perfect little holiday cottage in Lytell Stangdale available to rent over the festive period, it seems the perfect solution. Or is it…?
Zander didn’t believe in love at first sight until he set eyes on Livvie. Livvie had sworn off men until she met Zander. The pair may be reluctant to give in to temptation, but fate seems to have other ideas…
Join Livvie and Zander – and all the usual characters – for a magical Christmas in Lytell Stangdale.
The perfect cosy read to snuggle up with this Christmas
Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.
Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happy endings.
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Just like it says, this book is perfect to snuggle up under the blanket and read it. It has the perfect Christmas and winter atmosphere that it made me wish that Christmas was around the corner and that I was spending it in the cozy cottage with someone. But those two things will just be wishes for now. But you know what?!
The book is based on two characters running away from their past and while it is almost always the case that past bites us in the ass, it wasn’t what happened here. Actually, their past relationships have brought them both together and helped them in a way. What often happens in the romance books is that you can predict the next step or what will happen next but I didn’t have it this time. In the moment when I thought I knew what will happen next, Eliza decided to surprise me and show me that she had hidden aces in the sleeve.
What I really loved and I clap Eliza for it, is one of our main characters Livvie. You might ask yourself but if you know me and if you’ve read my other reviews, you will know that I’m a fan of our main female characters being a bit rounder especially in the romance books. I am not sure if that’s the case, but usually, in the romance books, the female is on the thinner side. Please, don’t throw sticks and bones at me for this, I don’t have thinner females. I am just glad that there is a representation for us, rounder girls out there. It makes it a lot easier for me to get into the character and it makes me enjoy the book even more.
Good romance books set around Christmas always brighten up my mood. This one wasn’t anything less for sure. The romance build-up was great and the way Eliza told us the story of Livvie and Zandie was keeping me occupied the whole time I was reading. It just kept me turning the pages, wanting to know what will happen next. If you still don’t have a perfect Christmas read for this year or need one more to add on your pile, I recommend you this one wholeheartedly.
Rating: 4,5* out of 5