Friday, December 7, 2018

Review 'Meet Me Under The Mistletoe' by Carla Burgess
A fabulously festive romantic read, perfect to curl up with by the fire this Christmas!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the little flower shop…

Florist Rachel Jones might spend every day making beautiful bridal bouquets at her little flower shop, but her own love life is wilting as quickly as a bunch of dead roses.

Luckily, the arrival of handsome detective Anthony Bascombe, the new tenant upstairs is the perfect distraction! Although there’s a catch, Anthony isn’t looking for love – he’s looking for her ex-fiancé, Patrick…

But as the snow begins to fall and her little shop fills with mistletoe ready for Christmas, will Rachel manage to melt Anthony’s heart?

Fans of Debbie Johnson, Holly Martin and Christie Barlow will love this heartwarming read from the bestselling author of Marry Me Tomorrow.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
October 27th, 2017
Contemporary Romance, Christmas
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My Review:

Sometimes there are books that just get pushed down your TBR without any good reason. ‘Meet Me Under The Mistletoe’ is that kind of book for me. I planned on reading this book in last year’s HoHoHo Readathon, but didn’t get to it. I forgot about it again, but this year I decided to try again for this years Readathon.. and I finally read it.

In ‘Meet Me Under The Mistletoe’ we meet Rachel Jones. Rachel works in her own little flower shop making beautiful bouquets every day. After her fiancé ended being a fraud, she tries to stay away from man. But when the handsome detective Anthony Bascombe moves into the apartment above her shop she instantly feels an connection. But Anthony has his downsides, for one he doesn’t do relationships and secondly he doesn’t celebrate Christmas. But there is something between them that they both can’t deny.

Let’s start with saying I love this book cover. It’s just so pretty and Christmassy, I just love it. If I would have seen this book lying in a bookshop, this cover would definitely make me want to grab it.

The writing in this book isn’t what I expected. It didn’t read as nicely as I would have hoped for a Christmas read. The writing is very descriptive. They did that, they did this.. and the story didn’t flow really all that well if you ask me. There were some parts in this book that ended rather abruptly and it just confused me a little bit.

But with that being said, there was something about this book that made me want to keep on reading. The characters were definitely a plus. Main character Rachel Jones was fun to read about. I loved how unique she was and how much she cared for other people. Anthony’s character was also fun. Although he seemed this tough guy, there was this almost childlike charm to him that I enjoyed.

Add the Christmas parts, and I still found this book very enjoyable. I wouldn’t necessarily want to read more from this author.. but this was still an enjoyable Christmas read.

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About the Author:

Carla Burgess lives in Chester, UK, with her husband and three children. She loves animals, the countryside and the sea. She has a degree in English Literature and Psychology and worked as a magazine editor before writing fiction.

For more information about Carla please visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

I received this book through Netgalley, from HG Digital in exchange for my honest review.

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