Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Review 'A Christmas Kiss' by Vicky Pattinson

Amber Raey is working all the hours God sends as assistant to one of the country's top fashion designers, and her boss is a complete nightmare. Amber's dream is to launch her own fashion line one day so, for the time being, she just has to grin and bear it. And then opportunity comes knocking and Amber's suddenly on the fast track to the top.

The parties, the glamour, a whirlwind romance - Amber loves every second of her new life. But there's more to this world than its glossy exterior suggests, and when a face from Amber's past reappears, she finds herself in real trouble. With Christmas fast approaching, Amber is drifting further and further away from her family and friends. Can she get her life back on track before it's too late for a merry Christmas?

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 20th, 2016
Fiction, Christmas
eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:

When I was looking for Christmas reads a view weeks back my eye immediately caught the cover of ‘A Christmas Kiss’. I just love the purple and gold cover. And when I read the book description of this book I knew I wanted to read this book. ‘A Christmas Kiss’ is my first Vicky Pattinson novel.

In ‘A Christmas Kiss’ we meet Amber Raey. Amber is living in London and working hard to become a fashion designer. Fashion and designing is her big passion and she doesn’t remember a time where she didn’t want to become a designer. But to get to her dream she has to work hard and do some terrible jobs. But slowly working hard pays off. Amber gets herself a job interview at one of London most prestigious fashion houses and before she knows it, her life will never be the same.

From the moment I started reading this book I enjoyed it. Fashion isn’t really my thing, but reading about Amber’s life in London and her friends and adventures really made up for that. I loved getting a look inside Amber’s life. It was fun to read how she got to her ‘dream’ job and I especially loved getting to know Amber’s friends and family. Reading about those characters and the relationships they had with Amber were really the best part of the book if you ask me.

For the most part I really loved Amber’s character. I loved how hard she worked and how she spend her free time. It was so fun to read how passionate she was about her work. After Amber met rich and famous Brandon, things got bad really fast. Not only for Amber’s work and life, but I also really began to dislike her character. For someone who was so passionate and caring one moment, she really got pretty self-absorbed and selfish fast. But that was the path the character took, and Vicky Pattinson definitely wrote this story in a way I really felt all those emotions. And I made me thankful we got Amber back in the end.

To me this book had a real ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ feeling. It was a good read and different than my normal reads. The romance wasn’t really what I hoped it would be, but in the end it was really good and perfect for Amber’s character. I did think this book was a bit too long when I was half way through. I think this book would have been just as good if a view parts were left out.

But in the end this was a good read. I wouldn’t really describe this book as a Christmas read. Something I thought it would be myself. The whole Christmas part doesn’t really happen until the last view pages. But that’s okay.. The Christmas Kiss is definitely an enjoyable read.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Vicky Pattison is an English television personality, fashion designer, reality television participant, columnist, writer, media personality and model. She is best known for appearing on the MTV show Geordie Shore from 2011 to 2014, Ex on the Beach from 2014 and her own show Judge Geordie since 2015.

For more information about Vicky Pattison please visit her on Twitter.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.

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