Thanks so so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to be part of this uber festive and lovely blog tour! (By the way don’t forget to go to the bottom of the page for an excellent Giveaway!)
Length: 267 pages (Price 99p on Amazon at the mo!)
What they say: Would you swap sea and sunshine for tinsel and turkey? Gabby Sanderson is used to being let down – even at Christmas. Which is why she’s happy to skip the festive season completely in favour of a plane ticket and sunnier climes. But this Christmas could be different, because this time she might not be spending it alone. Can Owen Cooper charm Gabby into loving Christmas in the same way he’s charmed his way into her life, or is he just another person who’ll end up disappointing her?
The Review: So I actually saw this book was coming out only a little bit after I posted about ‘Oh Crumbs’ (read review here) and I knew it had to be something special. Kathryn Freeman does romance like no other and on seeing the word ‘charm’ in the title, I had an idea that that was what I was really looking for, an extra special Christmas book, with all the trimmings.
I was especially interested when I saw the ‘sea and sunshine’ bit in the blurb as I tried to put that with the cover but anyhow I jumped straight in. I’ll admit Gabby wasn’t my favourite person, there’s prickly and there’s straight talking and Gabby is both of these things but she was nicely balanced out with a range of characters I easily warmed to.
The romance was gorgeous (as expected!) as was the expertly done Christmas story-line which brought with it some the most heart warming, beautiful loveliness and charm. I fell for so many people in this story and by the end had it ticked as a book I’m going to be recommending that people put on their Christmas day reading list, to have with their tub of ‘Celebrations.’ Gorgeous!
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
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