Author – Camilla Isley. Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad. She is a cat lover, coffee addict and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading -duh-cooking, watching bad TV and going to the movies-popcorn please. She is a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveller, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog prices out there, but she could really live without them.
Camilla has written several series of books and some stand alones. A Christmas Date is part of the First Comes Love Series.
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Publisher – Pink Bloom Press
Pages – 231
The Blurb –
No one wants to be single at the holidays.
Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year.
December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion.
And when her baby sister announces she’s engaged—to Paul, the man Nikki is secretly in love with—and that he’s spending the holidays with them, Christmas starts looking bluer than ever.
Nikki can’t possibly survive an entire week trapped home as the family’s spinster. But she has no time to meet men or to try the newest dating app, she’s too busy working as a video producer for an advertising agency.
So what’s a girl to do?
Nikki has the perfect solution: to hire a fake boyfriend.
Luckily, her job gives her access to an endless catalogue of gorgeous actors to choose from.
But Nikki will soon discover that keeping business and pleasure from mixing isn’t so easy, and that she might not be immune to a little mistletoe magic. Especially not when she picked out the perfect man as her Christmas date…
A fun, festive romantic comedy with lots of bad behaviour and Christmas spirit. Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously hilarious novel down. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Sally Thorne, and Jo Watson.
First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone.
Today is my stop on the A Christmas Date blog tour. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources.
My thoughts – I really enjoyed this book. It is the first I have read by Camilla Isley, but I really enjoyed her style of writing. The story flowed flawlessly and I was interested to see how Nikki managed to cope with her overpowering parents and attention seeking sister, at the most stressful time of the year.
The story starts as Nikki is dreading Christmas and spending time with her family and her gloating sister, who is thrilled that Nikki’s one true love has proposed to her. Her only friend Blair is also loved up with the man of her dreams, and being the only single person at Christmas is a truly terrifying thought for her.
So she puts her job to good use and comes up with a plan, that will not only silence her parents but will make her sister green with envy. This is how she meets Diego, straight off the cover off a magazine.
Will she be able to pull off a great Christmas coup? Or will her parents and sister see through her scam?
A lovely feel good Christmas read.
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