One Week ’Til Christmas by Belinda Missen
ebook, 179 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by HQ Digital
About the Book:
Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas. 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?
When I saw the title of this book, I thought just another Christmas story. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas stories, and I sat down to read with great anticipation. However, this is no ordinary tale of tinsel and sleigh bells; it is an absolutely wonderful love story that keeps you captivated. As well as romance, happiness, humour is the most amazing friendship in the pages of this incredibly moving book.
I completely loved this story. It took me on an emotional roller coaster with its wonderful writing. The characters in this book are so rich you are invested in them from the start. You feel their happiness and their pain. You will laugh out loud. The story line is so much more than the typical boy meets girl.
If you enjoy short, but sweet Christmas romances this is the book for you. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Thank you NetGalley, Belinda Missen and HQ Digital for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.