His strong arms around her waist, her hands on his face, the snow slowly starts to fall…
It’s enough to make Isla Winters cringe! While her sister can’t get enough of this – increasingly common – sight on the streets of London, Isla’s too busy trying to stop Hannah’s wheelchair from slipping on the ice, and making sure she’s not too late to her dream job at Breekers International.
But everything changes with the arrival of Chase Bryan, fresh from the New York office. He’s eager to learn everything about Isla’s beloved Notting Hill, but as the nights get colder, will cosying up to him come at a price?
Mandy you have done it again! Romance, Christmas and humour, Fabulous!
Isla is dealing with her plans for the season coming apart, her sister and her budding relationship with the postman and the threat to her beloved Notting Hill. Falling in love with the new CEO of Breekers is definitely not in the plan. Chase is flawed, suffers with self doubt over his ability both at work and in dealing with his two gorgeous daughters, but Isla makes him feel like he can do anything. The development of his relationship with Isla feels real and not forced, and the setting of a snowy London is just perfect.
Unlike some books where characters can feel dropped in for the sake of it, all of this cast belong in this story – no exceptions. They are funny, quirky and real, and without them the story would not be complete.
This is of course about romance, but it is also about the sense of community, friendship and love that exists within this area of London. The author describes it so well that despite never having been there, I can almost smell the restaurants and see the market in all its glory.
I do have to say something about the eventual solution without giving anything away though – it was pure genius!
I have read all of Mandy Baggot’s books and honestly feel she has continued to improve with each book. I loved this and can highly recommend as a perfect book to curl up with on the settee on a winters evening.