One Week 'Til Christmas
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?For fans of Josie Silver, Lucy Diamond and Marian Keyes, this is one Christmas romance you don’t want to miss!

One Week 'Til Christmas Details

TitleOne Week 'Til Christmas
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 1st, 2019
PublisherHQ Digital
Rating
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

One Week 'Til Christmas Review

  • Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
    January 1, 1970
    Adorable, funny and a perfect Christmas read!You meet the man of your dreams.....sparkling blue eyes, dark hair and a smile that lights up the frigid winter air......the problem is ..he hates journalists...and you are one!What's a girl to do?? When a gorgeous stranger knocks Isobel off her feet ( literally) and she ends up in the gutter covered in snow and almost plowed over by a bus-she finds herself gazing into his big blue eyes and wondering if she should yell at him, hit him or hug him. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Adorable, funny and a perfect Christmas read!You meet the man of your dreams.....sparkling blue eyes, dark hair and a smile that lights up the frigid winter air......the problem is ..he hates journalists...and you are one!What's a girl to do?? When a gorgeous stranger knocks Isobel off her feet ( literally) and she ends up in the gutter covered in snow and almost plowed over by a bus-she finds herself gazing into his big blue eyes and wondering if she should yell at him, hit him or hug him. Rendered speechless she does none of that and fails to get his name.Fast forward less than 24 hours later and Isobel runs into her mystery man again. Is this kismet or just a coincidence? What Isobel doesn't realize is that everyone except her seems to know this mystery man and she is not the only one swooning over his movie star looks. Tom Bracken is the star of his own television show, in fact he even has his own action figure!I loved, loved, loved this book! What made it even better is that the entire story takes place a week before Christmas, hence the title. All the characters in this book are so likable that I really started rooting for them to hit it off. Isobel loves all things Christmas and Tom shared that love for the holiday also. Except their busy lives have them going in all different directions. Is there a chance for romance for these two or are they just too different? Will their careers tear them apart before they even get started?This truly was a Christmas rom-com if I ever read one. Very atmospheric with ice skating, mulled wine, dancing to Christmas carols and even a visit to Santa! Reading this book was like taking that first sip of hot chocolate on a cold day, or smelling freshly baked Christmas cookies! It was completely yummy and satisfying.Throw in the com with that rom and it had me rolling...Tom and Isobel heard "a Sheldon-esque knocking at the door" OMG I literally laughed out loud! Isobel...Isobel...Isobel........Belinda Missen has done it again...always turning out a fantastic, entertaining read! Now excuse me while I dig out my Christmas decorations as I now feel very festive!
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  • NAT.orious reads ☽
    January 1, 1970
    4.25 festive This book is for you if… you need something small and cute to hit off the festive/wintery season. Short and enchanting, this book, although predictive for some, offers many moments to laugh out loud and snuggle deeper into the blankets. Overall.Me throughout the entire book:In all seriousnesses, this book was just what I needed to get into the mood to eat the first Lebkuchen of the season. I suddenly had this urge to hop on the next train to rural Europe to roam the alleys of 4.25 festive ★★★★✩ This book is for you if… you need something small and cute to hit off the festive/wintery season. Short and enchanting, this book, although predictive for some, offers many moments to laugh out loud and snuggle deeper into the blankets. ⤐ Overall.Me throughout the entire book:In all seriousnesses, this book was just what I needed to get into the mood to eat the first Lebkuchen of the season. I suddenly had this urge to hop on the next train to rural Europe to roam the alleys of hidden and rustic winter markets while sipping on a glass of Glühwein and munching on some yummy treats. I have nothing bad to say about this piece of happiness. For some, the plot of One Week 'Til Christmas might be predictable. I, too, guessed the course of the plot early on, however it didn't manage to make this a less enjoyable experience. I'm even bold enough to say it's exactly this predictability that makes for the cosiest reads. Although this short standalone lives up to many stereotypes, it is refreshingly different in its details. I think what I most loved about this book is the male MC. In his softness and shy yet kind demeanour, he offers a welcomed change to the stereotypical male love interest. (Not that I don't love me some cocky boys, but you get the idea.) Tom is fun to be around and very respectful, but still has some mischief in him to make it a joy to watch the two of them have a wonderful time.⤐ What’s happening. ‘Amateur. There is always room for dessert.’ If this isn't a statement that sucks you in, nothing is. Isobel and Tom did not expect to fall on top of each other in front of a bus, much less did they expect fate to bring them together a second time, presenting them with the meet cute of a lifetime and everything that goes with it. Con:⇢ disgusting boss doesn't give up⇢ guilty feelings because families are missing them⇢ time together limitedPro:⇢ finally opportunity to stand up to horrible boss⇢ experience romance like never before⇢ time together is overwhelmingly beautiful _____________________ Writing quality + easy of reading = 4* pace = 5* plot/story in general = 4* plot development = 4* characters = 4* enjoyability = 5* insightfulness = 3*_____________________Many thanks to the folks at HQ Digital, who provided me with an eArc in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas. Fa la la la la fabulously festive, 179 pages of holiday bliss! This delightful story completely transported me to London the week before Christmas. Ice-skating, mulled wine, Santa Claus, Christmas caroling, and romance. Isabell and Tom have their meet cute when he literally falls into her lap. They have instant chemistry, but don’t exchange names. The next day Isabell finds herself in Tom’s office to interview him. This must be fate, the Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas. Fa la la la la fabulously festive, 179 pages of holiday bliss! This delightful story completely transported me to London the week before Christmas. Ice-skating, mulled wine, Santa Claus, Christmas caroling, and romance. Isabell and Tom have their meet cute when he literally falls into her lap. They have instant chemistry, but don’t exchange names. The next day Isabell finds herself in Tom’s office to interview him. This must be fate, the problem though is Isabell will be returning to Australia in less than a week. Not to mention Tom is a rising actor with a hate for journalists, and Isabell is? You guessed it... a journalist. So will Isabell and Tom be able to look past these obstacles and find their holiday HEA? This book was just so sweet and so much fun to read. Both Isabell and Tom as well as all the secondary characters were just so darn likable, I love spending time with them. London was the perfect backdrop to this Christmas romance, I just loved the setting. I just finished another Christmas book set in London a few days ago and now I truly feel as though I’ve been there for Christmas (much cheaper than a plane ticket). This really is the perfect book to get you in that Christmas spirit, short and sweet with a lovely ending.This book in emojis: ❄️ 🎄 📸 🎭 ⛸ 🎅🏻 *** Big thanks to HQ Digital for my copy of this book ***
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen is a quickie holiday contemporary romance that takes place in the days leading up to Christmas. With the short amount of time frame for this novella length book readers are of course going to find a case of insta-love involved in case that bothers anyone.Isobel Bennett is a travel journalist who is used to being on the go and never quite sure where she will end up. Based out of Australia where Christmas falls during the hot months of summer Isobel jumps One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen is a quickie holiday contemporary romance that takes place in the days leading up to Christmas. With the short amount of time frame for this novella length book readers are of course going to find a case of insta-love involved in case that bothers anyone.Isobel Bennett is a travel journalist who is used to being on the go and never quite sure where she will end up. Based out of Australia where Christmas falls during the hot months of summer Isobel jumps on the opportunity to head to London and enjoy a good old fashioned snowy holiday when a story opportunity opens up.When arriving overseas Isobel finds herself on a slippery street waiting for a bus when a man slides into her. Before she knows it though the handsome stranger is gone without finding out who he is but when their paths cross again both can’t deny their attraction.One Week ‘Til Christmas is the type of read that is just perfect to pick up if you want a quick dose of festive spirit. The characters are sort of opposite attracting and the relationship is of course at a quick pace with the looming deadline of Isobel returning home. There wasn’t too much angst in the story but what was there was predictable but overall I’d rate this one at 3 1/2 stars for a nice holiday read.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    January 1, 1970
    I came across this book kind of accidentally when I was on NetGalley's site and cover / blurb caught my attention. And thanks to Netgalley and Harper Collins, they were so generous to given this ebook to me. This book was short but it was so sweet. I liked how Tom & Isobel's relationship grow. Story went on kind of slow pace but I really enjoyed it just the way it is because it didn't felt like everything happened too fast and this left me quite satisfied. I just have a little bit issue I came across this book kind of accidentally when I was on NetGalley's site and cover / blurb caught my attention. And thanks to Netgalley and Harper Collins, they were so generous to given this ebook to me. This book was short but it was so sweet. I liked how Tom & Isobel's relationship grow. Story went on kind of slow pace but I really enjoyed it just the way it is because it didn't felt like everything happened too fast and this left me quite satisfied. I just have a little bit issue about the ending but still I generally liked this story. *ARC provided by NetGalley (and Harper Collins).
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  • Dash fan
    January 1, 1970
    5 A Witty, Christmas Romance that will leave you Feeling Warm and Cosy inside!One Week ‘Til Christmas is a charming, witty, heart warming, fun, Christmas romance.Isobel is visiting her friend in London for a few days for Christmas. But when she collides with a handsome stranger, he literally knocks her off her feet!Isobel never imagined their paths would cross again, especially not quiet so soon, when she turns up to interview her mystery man the very next day!The chemistry ignites between them 5☆ A Witty, Christmas Romance that will leave you Feeling Warm and Cosy inside!One Week ‘Til Christmas is a charming, witty, heart warming, fun, Christmas romance.Isobel is visiting her friend in London for a few days for Christmas. But when she collides with a handsome stranger, he literally knocks her off her feet!Isobel never imagined their paths would cross again, especially not quiet so soon, when she turns up to interview her mystery man the very next day!The chemistry ignites between them and Tom her mystery man can't resist asking to see her later for dinner.As the Christmas magic works it's charm things soon start heating up between them.But as things start to develop, Isobel is well aware that she leaves in just 7 days!Is it worth risking something special or can long distance really work?One Week ‘Til Christmas is a heart warming, Enchanting and Entertaining Read, that literally left me smiling and warm inside.The Characters are strong, Endearing and relatable.The setting is beautifully Festive and Belinda really made London come alive.So if you are looking for a witty, swoon worthy Christmas romance, that will Touch your heart, give you the feels and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy then One Week ‘Til Christmas is definitely the book for you!Thank you to HQ DIGITAL and Rachel Random Resources for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily.My Review is also on my Blog Website :-https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/2019/1...
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  • Finitha Jose
    January 1, 1970
    Being a hardcore fan who gobbles up all her beautiful rom coms, I surely deserve a Christmas present from Belinda Missen. And . . . voila . . . here it is . . . a magical Christmas romance set in the wintry London. It's beautiful, funny, romantic and so, what can I say, Christmaseque! Beginning with an accident, fate has thrust Isobel into the arms of a popular actor and they have seven days to check whether the chemistry between them is for the long run or not. As you can expect this is a bumpy Being a hardcore fan who gobbles up all her beautiful rom coms, I surely deserve a Christmas present from Belinda Missen. And . . . voila . . . here it is . . . a magical Christmas romance set in the wintry London. It's beautiful, funny, romantic and so, what can I say, Christmaseque! Beginning with an accident, fate has thrust Isobel into the arms of a popular actor and they have seven days to check whether the chemistry between them is for the long run or not. As you can expect this is a bumpy ride, considering the fact that they are from two sides of the world -- Australia and England. How can it work? Surely we need a Santa with his magic powder. While reading I was more invested in the way Missen constructs a Christmas side of London than the romance bit. Every page seems to provide a visual travelogue and for someone who has never been to London, this was a total treat. Ice-skating, mulled wine, Christmas market . . . well, festivities are in the air. This is a story that will wrap and encase you completely in a real but magical world and just like the sweet dreams in the mornings, you will never want it to end. Highly recommended!
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    This is a relatively short read but definitely a good one to read as we head into the coldest months of the year.The story is set as it states in the title, in the one week in the run up to Christmas. In a way it was lovely for Isobel to literally bump into someone she is very much attracted to. As she isn’t going to be in the UK for long though, I did fear whether there could be any real happy ending for her and Tom.Isobel and Tom are lovely characters whose blossoming relationship grabs the This is a relatively short read but definitely a good one to read as we head into the coldest months of the year.The story is set as it states in the title, in the one week in the run up to Christmas. In a way it was lovely for Isobel to literally bump into someone she is very much attracted to. As she isn’t going to be in the UK for long though, I did fear whether there could be any real happy ending for her and Tom.Isobel and Tom are lovely characters whose blossoming relationship grabs the readers attention. You can’t help but get caught up in the festive spirit and the romance. I read the book in two sittings as I was desperate to know how things were going to end. If you want to know whether Tom and Isobel get their happy ever after, well you will have to read it for yourself.One Week ‘Til Christmas is guaranteed to get you in the festive mood. What I really enjoyed is that the romance isn’t over the top. It’s believable and has you feeling that warm glow that only a book in this genre can do. A fab, fun and festive read with an added bit of sparkle.My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources, NetGalley and HQ Digital for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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  • DJ Sakata
    January 1, 1970
    My Rating:4.5Favorite Quotes:I’m just like Halley’s Comet… Only I show up more often and I’m not as bright.Most of my articles are written in pyjamas while I snack on a bag of jelly snakes and bemoan the fact I’m out of wine and too lazy to walk the block and a half necessary to procure another bottle,’ I added. ‘I’m surprised I don’t own seven cats and have bird’s-nest hair.‘… my mother dressed my older sister and me in identical outfits. I remember once, my hair was braided so tightly I My Rating:4.5Favorite Quotes:I’m just like Halley’s Comet… Only I show up more often and I’m not as bright.Most of my articles are written in pyjamas while I snack on a bag of jelly snakes and bemoan the fact I’m out of wine and too lazy to walk the block and a half necessary to procure another bottle,’ I added. ‘I’m surprised I don’t own seven cats and have bird’s-nest hair.‘… my mother dressed my older sister and me in identical outfits. I remember once, my hair was braided so tightly I suspect it was also my first foray into cosmetic surgery.’ It was also the same year my sister ripped the head off my new Barbie doll, about three minutes after I’d unwrapped the box. She liked it more than the one she’d received. She wanted it. I didn’t give it up without a fight. Hence, Decapitation Barbie became a thing. We superglued her head back on, but she was a little stiff after that.I felt my throat close and my words wobble around like a drunk on a trampoline.Considering how bloody sardonic and deadpan you are most of the time, it becomes really noticeable when all he has to do is orbit somewhere in your direction and you light up like a Griswold Christmas.My Review:A handsome man had Isobel in a puddle on first sight, no not like that, an actual puddle with water. Tom had accidentally knocked her into the gutter but he was gloriously handsome, and she was so stunned she couldn’t even complain about being wet or within inches of being run over by a bus. Wow, talk about making a brain searing first impression. This was a slow burn and sweet four-star romance with top-shelf five-star humor as well as an off the beaten path London travelogue. I am itching to dust off my passport for the butter grog alone, I Googled it. The pleasantly entertaining storylines were light, easy to follow, and featured a sweet romance peppered with clever levity, interesting characters, witty banter, career angst, and a taste of family drama. I adore Belinda Missen and covet her quick wit and comedic wordplay.
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  • Juliana
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for this digital ARC.Isobel is a travel writer on vacation in London when a handsome man literally runs into her and knocks her over. They part ways without getting each other's names. She does a favor for her boss to interview a rising star Tom Bracken, only to discover he's the man from the day before who mowed her over! They quickly hit it off but she only has a week left until she flies home. They decide to make the most of it and enjoy her first Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for this digital ARC.Isobel is a travel writer on vacation in London when a handsome man literally runs into her and knocks her over. They part ways without getting each other's names. She does a favor for her boss to interview a rising star Tom Bracken, only to discover he's the man from the day before who mowed her over! They quickly hit it off but she only has a week left until she flies home. They decide to make the most of it and enjoy her first Christmas in London.Well if this wasn't the cutest romcom I've read in a while. The whole thing reads like a movie you watch on a rainy day in December with the fire going while enjoying a cup of hot tea (or cocoa). It was sweet and cute and funny with characters that you enjoy reading about. Isobel and Tom's meet cute was perfect and their chemistry is off the charts adorable. I loved these two together and separately. Their banter is so simple and yet, it works so well. They hit it off instantly and the reader is whisked off on this delightful adventure where the two of them get to know each other and grow closer. It's probably the most PG (maybe PG-13) romcom I've read in a while but it worked with the tone of this story. The Christmas-y places they go throughout London are so well described that it makes you want to go as well. The author definitely had a clear vision of what she wanted and knows her genre. It's a shorter read so it will leave you wanting more (view spoiler)[Especially since the epilogue literally is set at Christmas and they're such a new couple. I'd love to check in on these two a year down the road when they've got things more figured out. (hide spoiler)] It's low on the angsty front, which is perfect for those looking for something light. This book is delightful from beginning to end.
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  • Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    You can read all my review on Blog - Books Teacup and ReviewsOne Week ‘Til Christmas was cozy, lighthearted and heartwarming romantic comedy with Christmassy feel. The book was about passion, dream, workplace relationship, love friendship, trust, and Christmas luck.This was my second Belinda Missen book. Writing was charming. It was first person narrative in Isobel’s charming voice. Characters were interesting, setting was magical, filled with festivity and romance was sweet.It started with You can read all my review on Blog - Books Teacup and ReviewsOne Week ‘Til Christmas was cozy, lighthearted and heartwarming romantic comedy with Christmassy feel. The book was about passion, dream, workplace relationship, love friendship, trust, and Christmas luck.This was my second Belinda Missen book. Writing was charming. It was first person narrative in Isobel’s charming voice. Characters were interesting, setting was magical, filled with festivity and romance was sweet.It started with Isobel, a travel writer, landing in London for her one week holiday, excited for her favorite festival in favorite country where her best friend lived. But on very first day she fell with her ass in gutter. Moreover, her boss insisted her to take interview of a famous person. A work during holidays! Now you will think that’s not so good and all excitement might have went down in gutter… Nope! The person she was asked to interview was the one because of whom she was in gutter, a handsome tally star, who fell into her lap on that (un)lucky day, who left her daydreaming. There was a spark and instant attraction. This forced work meeting turned to many lovely romantic meetings. I had a feeling her one week till Christmas in London was going to be fun but what after that? Is there just attraction or more? Will she let herself fall for person whom she was going to leave after a week?Isobel was fun, smart and friendly person. She loved her job and her passion for travelling and her love for Christmas was contagious. She was wonderful throughout the book. Her thoughts and feelings were realistic. I could understand her situation with her family and I adored her for loving them even after their unfair treatment.Tom was a TV star. As much eye pleasing he was outside, he was equally beautiful inside. Even though he was popular, he didn’t have a speck of ego. He was even cool with Isobel who never watched his show, in fact she didn’t even know who he was until her boss sent her details. What more do you need to know! He was true gentleman and I loved him for that.What I loved most the setting and romance. It was magical. Their sightseeing and meetings were so beautiful, Christmas market, shopping Centre, food and cafes left me wanting to pack my suitcase and leave to spend Christmas in London.I loved Isobel and Tom’s relationship. They were similar in many things and they feel connected ever since their second meeting. There was a spark in first meeting but that spark grew into friendship, adoration and love, a love so deep they will follow each other anywhere. It all happened in less than 200 pages and still didn’t feel rushed. At first it did have insta-love feel but author did give characters enough time to know each other better. I enjoyed conversation between these two. Their views towards their life and dream, their family issue because of their work and why they choose the particular profession, it was all so realistic and inspiring.The theme of following dream, take steps to make those dreams real no matter how tough it can be to balance work and family was brilliant. The workplace relationship issue was presented nicely through that horrible boss.As soon as I got to know little about characters I kind of knew where this will head and how it will end. But that turn at climax was good, not exactly what I expected. And then that proposal, it was so beautiful and heart melting. End and epilogue was lovely, beautiful and I feel so good after reading this book.Overall, it was packed with magical setting, developed characters, and lovely Christmas feel. If you love one of the character falling for celebrity arc, just go for this.*** Note: I received e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Rachel and publisher. ***
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  • Rachel McMillan
    January 1, 1970
    I am not a huge fan of the trope where someone falls for a celebrity; but the winsome voice, surprising sense of humour and well crafted setting trumped that. Last year before setting off to London Christmas markets I picked up a Christmas set book that I hoped would get me in the mood for my trip. What I found instead was a read that had all the immersive charm of a copy and pasted wikipedia entry. I mention this because the starring character of the book is London— so magically so. It is very I am not a huge fan of the trope where someone falls for a celebrity; but the winsome voice, surprising sense of humour and well crafted setting trumped that. Last year before setting off to London Christmas markets I picked up a Christmas set book that I hoped would get me in the mood for my trip. What I found instead was a read that had all the immersive charm of a copy and pasted wikipedia entry. I mention this because the starring character of the book is London— so magically so. It is very obvious Missen is enchanted by her setting and it blazes through brilliantly on every page. So while the romance runs a little quick ( but tis the season for the eighty Hallmark films I watch so I cannot complain) and while I was a little underwhelmed by the major conflict that threatens to separate Isobel and Tom, this book’s immersive and resplendent sense of place makes it a thoroughly enjoyable Christmas confection. Also, when you get to it, Isobel’s sister Miriam is basically the worst human ever. “ If you don’t come home for Christmas you are dead to me”. That makes for a fun holiday. with thanks to Netgalley.
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  • Caitlyn Lynch
    January 1, 1970
    If, like me, you enjoy fanfiction as well as original fiction, you're going to recognise a lot of things about this story, because it's basically a Famous Actor/Mary-Sue OC (original character) Meet-Cute. Tom is a Famous Englishman who could be Tom Hiddleston (definitely my first pick for the role) or maybe Benedict Cumberbatch or Kit Harington or Richard Madden, and Isobel, the story's first person narrator, is very much a blank slate for the reader to project themselves onto. There's almost no If, like me, you enjoy fanfiction as well as original fiction, you're going to recognise a lot of things about this story, because it's basically a Famous Actor/Mary-Sue OC (original character) Meet-Cute. Tom is a Famous Englishman who could be Tom Hiddleston (definitely my first pick for the role) or maybe Benedict Cumberbatch or Kit Harington or Richard Madden, and Isobel, the story's first person narrator, is very much a blank slate for the reader to project themselves onto. There's almost no physical description of her at all - I think 'tawny hair' is mentioned once and that's it. So honestly if you've ever wished someone to write a story featuring yourself and your favourite hot British actor, this is as close as you're going to get. It's fluffy, delightful, and stuffed more full of Christmas spirit than a brandy plum pudding.And yet. Buried in amongst the wish fulfillment of being romanced by a star and the twee charm of a London Christmas, there's some powerful messages we could all take to heart. Yes, Isobel is living what for many of us would be a dream job as a travel writer, but she's honest about the less than glamorous aspects of her job. She has friends in every corner of the globe but dreams of greater purpose, of being able to pick her own assignments, and in the course of the story makes a decision to take a chance and chase her dream. Her romance with Tom is something of a fairy tale… but there are powerful messages there too, about compromises and family, about how sometimes you have to put yourself first or live forever with might-have-beens.Does this read absolutely like a script for a British-set Hallmark Christmas movie? Absolutely. Did I love every fluffy, fan-fiction-y wish-fulfilling page? Darn right I did, and so will you. Five stars.Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book via NetGalley.
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  • Devika Fernando
    January 1, 1970
    Do you know that feeling when you reach ‘the end’ but desperately want the book to go on? That’s exactly the feeling I experienced with “One Week Til Christmas”. It’s such a feel-good read, I’m sure it’ll leave me with a blissful smile for days.For me, this novel has got it all: totally swoon-worthy hero (one of those with real emotions and a soft heart AND the perfect looks); a heroine who’s intelligent, charismatic, authentic and not afraid to take matters into her own hands; a funny Do you know that feeling when you reach ‘the end’ but desperately want the book to go on? That’s exactly the feeling I experienced with “One Week Til Christmas”. It’s such a feel-good read, I’m sure it’ll leave me with a blissful smile for days.For me, this novel has got it all: totally swoon-worthy hero (one of those with real emotions and a soft heart AND the perfect looks); a heroine who’s intelligent, charismatic, authentic and not afraid to take matters into her own hands; a funny meet-cute; witty banter; a gorgeous wintry setting (London); Christmas vibes galore… If you’re looking for a modern rom-com that could totally be a movie, that has you immersed in the emotional undercurrent and cheering for the main characters, then this is it.OWTC is the first book by the author that I’ve read and I’ll certainly be checking out more of her work.
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  • Deekay
    January 1, 1970
    Is it too early for a Christmas read? Well, I don’t think so!This incredible book put me in an advanced Christmas spirit and I’m not complaining. I really enjoyed the special holiday vibe this book gave me.The story was incredibly sweet and very enjoyable. I truly loved the whole point of meeting someone by accident, slowly falling in love with them, and then having to make difficult choices about career, future, and basically about life in general. These are the topics that I really like seeing Is it too early for a Christmas read? Well, I don’t think so!This incredible book put me in an advanced Christmas spirit and I’m not complaining. I really enjoyed the special holiday vibe this book gave me.The story was incredibly sweet and very enjoyable. I truly loved the whole point of meeting someone by accident, slowly falling in love with them, and then having to make difficult choices about career, future, and basically about life in general. These are the topics that I really like seeing more in a chick-lit book, other than focusing on the romance. I wouldn’t mind the romance, but I really like it more if it focus on other important subjects that many people can relate to.In this story, I can say that I truly understood Isobel. I can relate to her problem having to make a difficult choice, especially when it comes to her career. I can see how unsure she was when it comes to quitting her job, and then starting her own blog. When I first started my own blog, I was worried and anxious about so many things. I had to think more about my career as a blogger, and sometimes I was still afraid I won’t make it. And to see that in Isobel feels like her character’s struggle is my own, and that’s why I can relate to her more. But Isobel is so brave and there are other people in her life that support her decision, and I truly admired that.I loved how Isobel just go with the flow and doesn’t overthink things. Even though sometimes she was worried, she brushed it off and just enjoy her day. She just follow where life takes her to, and I liked that she wasn’t afraid to take any chances at all. Isobel is a very patient and calm woman. I also liked how she stay true to her words and always put her family first despite her desire to stay with a man who she finally fall in love with. Isobel is just an overall nice character.On the other hand, Tom Bracken is a nice gentleman with great manners. It’s hard to find a character like him in other books. So I’m glad to meet him here. He has a way with words, he was so sweet and charming, but most importantly the way he speaks and the way he acts are what makes him more attractive, and very interesting.Tom is a very nice man, and I loved just everything about him, except for the part near the end where he was stubborn and doesn’t want to listen to an explanation from Isobel. Seeing that side of him was quite scary, but he doesn’t usually act like that. He was amazing, and very entertaining. I loved how he explains everything about his occupation, about theatrical plays, and basically about London and his life to Isobel with great and addictive words, and very-detailed descriptions. If Tom Bracken is real, I could to listen to him talking all day, I know I wouldn’t get bored because he makes talking and explaining more enjoyable. Plus, he talks a lot about important things in life. I truly appreciate what he was saying, and I really admired his talents. I also loved to make a joke and had a great sense of humor, so that makes his character very likable. He is an overall a fun character.Tom and Isobel’s romance was cute and sweet. Their accidental meeting was truly surprising but also funny in a way. I can already imagine the chaotic scene and I find it to be so hilarious. I seriously feel bad for laughing. But, seeing these two spending most of their times in London together and try getting to know one another was pretty sweet. Their connection was very instant, but the slow-burn romance makes it more better. At least, the author didn’t make these two jump straight into a relationship, but instead slowly build up their romance and make a proper development to their characters before putting Tom and Isobel together romantically. I really dig the slow-burn because the result will always be epic.The romance was beautiful and so dreamy, perfect for this type of Christmassy book. The romance also helps me know Tom’s character more aside from knowing him as a well-known actor. He surely have a life outside his career as a theatrical and telly actor. Seeing his carefree side whenever he was around Isobel brought a smile to my face. At least he doesn’t have to stress himself due to his works. As for Isobel, whenever she was with Tom, she became a carefree person too. And seeing her smile a lot and be happy makes me happy too. These two helps each other’s out when it comes to making choices, and they also shared some important life advice. I loved these two, they are both very thoughtful when answering questions, both of them lived a busy life and they can understand one another’s problem.I know all the good times they shared are too good to be true, but it was still shocking to see that a couple more chapters before the story ends, there was a little heated moment between Tom and Isobel. But of course Christmas miracle always work its way and mend the hurt. The main problem has always been about what will happen once Isobel left? But to see another problem in the picture really caught me off guard. It just create an intense tension between Tom and Isobel. The thing about leaving was another thing, and it saddens me to see Isobel so heartbroken by the fact that she couldn’t stay. I loved how the Christmas miracle is working and helped Tom and Isobel found a way to be together. It’s very predictable of course, because this type of book doesn’t end with sadness, but happiness.Aside from Tom and Isobel’s romance, I also liked seeing the friendly-like-sisterly bond between Isobel and her friend, Estelle. These two are like sisters even though they’re friends. I really liked how they always asked each other how their days went and how their works are progressing. It shows these two really cared for one another, and it was very visible that their friendship is strong. I really liked seeing Isobel having a friend who she can talk about everything to, and how Estelle is a good listener and always be there for Isobel. These two amazing women are truly supportive of each other.The story ended with an incredibly beautiful ending. I was satisfied by the ending, just like how I imagined it to be. I was glad that I chose to read this book, and am happy that I ended up enjoying the story. It was a story full of happiness and unforgettable moments that will remain as the best thing to ever happen in life. Having strong leads like Tom and Isobel makes the story more brilliant than it already is.If you want to get into an early Christmas spirits, then I suggest you to pick this book up. There are lots of fun adventures you can enjoy through Tom and Isobel.
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  • bookreviewer_98
    January 1, 1970
    "What an wonderful book. A total delight from the very begining to the end...."Thank you netgalley and HQ digital for approving this book. This one is my first Belinda Missen book and I have to say that I completely loved it! The cover attracted me first and after reading the unique blurb I simply couldn't wait to read this one.Tom and Isobel's story is unique and a breathe of fresh air. Everything from their unorthodox first encounter to their week long love affair was like fairytale encounter. "What an wonderful book. A total delight from the very begining to the end...."Thank you netgalley and HQ digital for approving this book. This one is my first Belinda Missen book and I have to say that I completely loved it! The cover attracted me first and after reading the unique blurb I simply couldn't wait to read this one.Tom and Isobel's story is unique and a breathe of fresh air. Everything from their unorthodox first encounter to their week long love affair was like fairytale encounter. It was like it was meant to be. I loved spending time with these two reading their story and watching them fall in love slowly during their week long hiatus. I was holding my breath wondering if they would get their HEA. Well I don't wanna spoil the fun. But I can say that the fans of Sophie Kinsella,Lucy Diamond and Lindsay Kelk are gonna love this sweet christmas love story. I loved it and highly recommend it! Happy reading!
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  • Fernanda Granzotto
    January 1, 1970
    *Thks Netgalley and HQ Digital for providing me with an arc of this in book in exchange for an honest review*THIS BOOK IS OUT NOW This was a 4 star book until the last 100 pages where an unnecessary plot happens that made me angry and made me like the book less. *Thks Netgalley and HQ Digital for providing me with an arc of this in book in exchange for an honest review*THIS BOOK IS OUT NOW This was a 4 star book until the last 100 pages where an unnecessary plot happens that made me angry and made me like the book less. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Karen Foster
    January 1, 1970
    Free today on Kindle Free today on Kindle 😊🎄
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a couple of Belinda’s books now. I have thoroughly enjoyed those that I have read. I read each new book that she releases whilst at the same time trying to catch up with her previous books. I read the synopsis for ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ and I just knew that I had to get hold of a copy as soon as possible. ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ isn’t officially released until 1st November 2019 but I was fortunate enough to have a sneaky peek at a review copy I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a couple of Belinda’s books now. I have thoroughly enjoyed those that I have read. I read each new book that she releases whilst at the same time trying to catch up with her previous books. I read the synopsis for ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ and I just knew that I had to get hold of a copy as soon as possible. ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ isn’t officially released until 1st November 2019 but I was fortunate enough to have a sneaky peek at a review copy and oh boy, it is one hell of a read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ but more about that in a bit.I couldn’t help but take to Isobel Bennett from the first moment I met her. She is a travel writer and is frequently sent on overseas assignments. She has come back to the UK to have a much needed break before she goes home to Melbourne for Christmas. Isobel sounds like a lovely young lady. She is very popular and has many friends dotted all around the world. She is naturally a people person. She quite literally bumps into a man called Tom, who she first hears shouting down his mobile about some scandal or other that the tabloids have got hold of regarding his good self. She literally ends up bumping into him and ends up on the deck in a puddle. Even though she has only just met him there’s no denying that there is definite chemistry there and sparks fly between the two. Isobel is handed a work assignment which is to interview Tom!! It’s no wonder that Isobel wonders if she is destined to be with Tom. She has mixed feelings about their potential relationship because she definitely more than likes him but she is only in the UK for a week and she would hate to fall deeply in love with him but then have to split because their long distance relationship doesn’t work. So does Isobel get together with Tom and get the happy ever after ending that she so deserves? Well for the answer to that question and more you are just going to have to read the book for yourselves to find out as I am not going to tell you.It didn’t take me long at all to get into this book. As soon as I started reading ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ I just knew that I would have to read the book in one session. I had taken to the characters so well and so quickly that I just couldn’t put the book to one side. The book wasn’t exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me. I didn’t want to miss a single second of the story. I found that this book made me chuckle on and off all the way through the story. The first time I chuckled was as I read and imagined about Isobel bumping into Tom- quite literally- and she ended up like a turtle on its back kicking her legs in the air. This book was just the tonic I needed on a cold and wet day in the North East of England. It was a fun, light hearted, romantic and amusing read, which didn’t take long to get through. I soon got to the end of the book. I just wish that the book had been longer because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to either Isobel or Tom.‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ is superbly written but then I wouldn’t expect anything else from Belinda Missen. Belinda has a writing style that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with. Reading ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ felt more like I was chatting with ta friend rather than reading a book. I hope that makes sense. Belinda certainly knows how to grab your attention from the start and she draws you into the story. She has created likeable and realistic characters and you can’t do anything else but hope for the best for them. Isobel and Tom were so well described that they seemed just as real as you or I. Belinda writes so realistically and uses such vivid descriptions that I really did feel as though I was part of the story myself.In short, Belinda has done it again and she has written one stonkingly brilliant, fun and festive book, which will melt even the coldest of hearts. I would definitely recommend Belinda’s books to other readers. I can’t wait to read more of Belinda’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.
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  • Karen Whittard
    January 1, 1970
    Swoon worthy romance, laugh out loud comedy, more drama then you can shake a stick at and a beautiful Christmas magically feel that is sure to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Let me set the scene. The snow is falling all around you, Christmas lights sparkle their magic twinkling in the star light. Isobel is sitting at the bus stop waiting for her bus home when gorgeous Tom literally slips on some ice and landed literally in her lap. The chemistry is instantaneous. But feeling embarrassed Swoon worthy romance, laugh out loud comedy, more drama then you can shake a stick at and a beautiful Christmas magically feel that is sure to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Let me set the scene. The snow is falling all around you, Christmas lights sparkle their magic twinkling in the star light. Isobel is sitting at the bus stop waiting for her bus home when gorgeous Tom literally slips on some ice and landed literally in her lap. The chemistry is instantaneous. But feeling embarrassed Tom jumps into his ride hurriedly making a hasty retreat with a sputtering of apologisesNot knowing who this handsome stranger is, if he even loves in London it if she will ever she him again. Then fate decides to interfere. As Isobel is set to leave London for good. She runs into Tom once again. Not wanting to let him go this time. They decide to give their chemistry a go. To see it was really something or just the magical Christmas spirit in the air. And so sets about the festive delights that London has to offer over a romantic week in London. Their is love, romance and magic in the air. But what will happen when the week is over?A truly beautiful and lovely romantic book that will put you in the Christmas spirit.
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  • Angela Groom
    January 1, 1970
    One week till christmas is a contemporary novel that takes place the week before christmas. The book flows lovely and you find yourself turning the pages without noticing. Isobel Bennett is a writer and travel journalist who is always off galavanting somewhere to write a report. She is from Australia but finds herself in London during the festive season and slip sliding literally into a handsome stranger who she then bumps into again the following day.This is the read thats a perfect pick up, One week till christmas is a contemporary novel that takes place the week before christmas. The book flows lovely and you find yourself turning the pages without noticing. Isobel Bennett is a writer and travel journalist who is always off galavanting somewhere to write a report. She is from Australia but finds herself in London during the festive season and slip sliding literally into a handsome stranger who she then bumps into again the following day.This is the read thats a perfect pick up, blanket on the legs, hot chocolate by your side and get drawn into Christmas preparation in London, ice-skating, mulled wine, dancing, christmas carols. Lots of comedy and romance.Isabel is a lovely likeable character who meets Tom and the friendship blossoms. The characters are witty and strong and you feel like you know them all.If your looking for a Christmas romance that will warm you and touch your heart then One week till christmas is for you. Thank you for the ARC Netgalley.
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  • booksofallkinds
    January 1, 1970
    *I voluntarily reviewed this book via Netgalley.ONE WEEK 'TIL CHRISTMAS by Belinda Missen is engaging, entertaining, and sure to make your heart swoon as you get caught up in this wonderful love story.Isobel works as a travel writer for a newspaper back in Australia that tends to take advantage of her kind nature. Yes, she gets to meet lots of wonderful people and enjoy so many beautiful places but she also misses out on so many family events and special moments, and Isobel is starting to get *I voluntarily reviewed this book via Netgalley.ONE WEEK 'TIL CHRISTMAS by Belinda Missen is engaging, entertaining, and sure to make your heart swoon as you get caught up in this wonderful love story.Isobel works as a travel writer for a newspaper back in Australia that tends to take advantage of her kind nature. Yes, she gets to meet lots of wonderful people and enjoy so many beautiful places but she also misses out on so many family events and special moments, and Isobel is starting to get sick of it all. So when she has some time off while in London before Christmas, she plans to take advantage and experience everything this city has to offer but what she doesn't expect is to find herself lying underneath a very handsome stranger called Tom after he accidentally knocks her to the ground. And when a last-minute job brings her face to face with Tom again, Isobel is starting to believe in magic. As they start to get to know each other, a real connection and attraction is soon to follow but can a relationship ever work when Isobel is leaving in seven days? And when a misunderstanding happens, will it all end in tears before love has a chance to blossom?​I loved the characters in this story and I found Isobel easy to connect with and very witty at times. The setting of London at Christmas came alive before my eyes and I felt like I was there at the markets, ice-skating alongside them, or wandering around Liberty's.​ ONE WEEK 'TIL CHRISTMAS by Belinda Missen kept me hooked from start to finish and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen when Isobel and Tom's time was up. This is a great read and a must-read this festive season.
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  • Andrea (Hammock and Read)
    January 1, 1970
    This super cute Christmas season book was perfect for the winter season. It will make you believe in Christmas love magic. Set it London you just wish you were walking the winter markets with them during it all. Isobel is a travel writer that is on holiday in London but her boss asks her to do a last minute interview which leads her on a crazy week full of love, memories, ice skating, mulled wine, and shopping trips all with a dreamy man. Tom is a TV star, theater geek, romantic, and mostly a This super cute Christmas season book was perfect for the winter season. It will make you believe in Christmas love magic. Set it London you just wish you were walking the winter markets with them during it all. Isobel is a travel writer that is on holiday in London but her boss asks her to do a last minute interview which leads her on a crazy week full of love, memories, ice skating, mulled wine, and shopping trips all with a dreamy man. Tom is a TV star, theater geek, romantic, and mostly a normal likable guy. Even though he is a star he feels like the boy next door with his “surprise mail packages”, takeout, coffee run, and riding the bus. This was a wonderful little read to set you into the holiday spirit! Overall, I give it 4 stars as the writing was great, keep you engaged, LOL moments, and some twists and turns to the story. Thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for the ARC of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here.#OneWeekTilChristmas #NetGalley
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  • Eva (ReadWhileItRains)
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. One Week 'Til Christmas by Belinda Missen is a fun, festive read that will get you in the Christmas spirit! It's a well-paced book that has likeable characters and a captivating setting. It follows travel writer and photographer Isobel who has arrived in London before she goes to Melbourne for Christmas. She doesn't expect to literally bump into famous actor Tom Bracken and have her life Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. One Week 'Til Christmas by Belinda Missen is a fun, festive read that will get you in the Christmas spirit! It's a well-paced book that has likeable characters and a captivating setting. It follows travel writer and photographer Isobel who has arrived in London before she goes to Melbourne for Christmas. She doesn't expect to literally bump into famous actor Tom Bracken and have her life changed forever.Set right in the Christmas season, this book takes you through Christmastime in London, describing beautiful Christmas markets, carol singers in the street and Christmas shopping, which really got me feeling festive. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a light, Christmassy read that will get you feeling ready for Christmas.
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  • Readinginscrubs
    January 1, 1970
    Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas.Talk about the perfect novella to get you into the Christmas spirit in London nonetheless. The connection between Isobel and Tom was both charming and witty making it feel like you were right alongside their journey. I love the idea of love at first sight and felt like this novella gave me exactly that. The setting was magical and festive whereas the romance was steam and definitely no steam. Great book about accidental meetings and falling Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas.Talk about the perfect novella to get you into the Christmas spirit in London nonetheless. The connection between Isobel and Tom was both charming and witty making it feel like you were right alongside their journey. I love the idea of love at first sight and felt like this novella gave me exactly that. The setting was magical and festive whereas the romance was steam and definitely no steam. Great book about accidental meetings and falling in love. Thank you Netgalley for the eARC.
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  • Kat Betts
    January 1, 1970
    I just love everything by Belinda. Her publications are funny, heart-warming and set in a reality where not everything is hunky-dory. I expect I'll read everything she puts out to the world, but, alas, I must wait for her to write something else!Belinda, thank you for the entertainment. In the sea of books I read, for work and for pleasure, yours are out of my usual wheelhouse, which makes them all the more special to me. You write wonderfully, and I cannot wait to read more.
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  • Hannah Heartss
    January 1, 1970
    *** ARC PROVIDED VIA NETGALLEY *** I adore Christmas and this one of my favourite festive reads so far this year. From their meeting, I was hooked. This book was anything I was hoping for and more. I found myself grinning throughout the read. I don’t typically like books set in the U.K. but there was something magical about this one. It really made me wish this was my life. Isobel was one of my favourite characters while both of the main characters were so likeable and I loved Estelle too. This *** ARC PROVIDED VIA NETGALLEY *** I adore Christmas and this one of my favourite festive reads so far this year. From their meeting, I was hooked. This book was anything I was hoping for and more. I found myself grinning throughout the read. I don’t typically like books set in the U.K. but there was something magical about this one. It really made me wish this was my life. Isobel was one of my favourite characters while both of the main characters were so likeable and I loved Estelle too. This book was a super cute romance and a quick read. I highly recommend it.
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  • JP
    January 1, 1970
    Very Christmassy. Clean romance if you’re wondering. Cute story with very little chemistry. But I did love the Christmas in this one. I felt like I was in the streets of London trying to ice skate and could take in all the smells. It’s also free today on amazon kindle! Merry Christmas Very Christmassy. Clean romance if you’re wondering. Cute story with very little chemistry. But I did love the Christmas in this one. I felt like I was in the streets of London trying to ice skate and could take in all the smells. It’s also free today on amazon kindle! Merry Christmas 🎄
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  • Misfits farm
    January 1, 1970
    Isobel is a travel journalist and is in London for a few days visiting a friend. She literally bumps into Tom one day and finds that he is to be the subject of one of her interviews a few days later. When she bumped into him she had no idea that he is a famous face. when he asks her on a date to make up for the accident she leaps at the chance but then decides that as she is only here for the week then there is little point taking it any further. This one crept up on me. To start with, I wasn’t Isobel is a travel journalist and is in London for a few days visiting a friend. She literally bumps into Tom one day and finds that he is to be the subject of one of her interviews a few days later. When she bumped into him she had no idea that he is a famous face. when he asks her on a date to make up for the accident she leaps at the chance but then decides that as she is only here for the week then there is little point taking it any further. This one crept up on me. To start with, I wasn’t sure where it was going apart other than the obvious then suddenly found myself smiling and very much enjoying it whilst taking to the characters. Yes a romance but one more like real life where that real life can very much get into the way and present what at the time seems like insurmountable obstacles. Although set at Christmas this could be read at any time of the year as the majority is about people and life with Christmas being the obstacle and all it entails as we all well know with families. A wonderful uplifting read with a smileFor more reviews please see my blog http://nickibookblog.blogspot.co.uk/or follow me on [email protected]
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  • Gaele
    January 1, 1970
    Isobel is a traveler, writing a column about travel and whatever takes her boss’ fancy as she jets from place to place. She’s got friends all over the world, and while the holiday is fast approaching and her family is convinced she won’t be back in Melbourne to spend Christmas and the New Year with them, she’s determined to get a bit of Christmas Cheer in during a week in London, staying at her friend’s place. But things haven’t started off particularly well – the weather is dreadful, puddles Isobel is a traveler, writing a column about travel and whatever takes her boss’ fancy as she jets from place to place. She’s got friends all over the world, and while the holiday is fast approaching and her family is convinced she won’t be back in Melbourne to spend Christmas and the New Year with them, she’s determined to get a bit of Christmas Cheer in during a week in London, staying at her friend’s place. But things haven’t started off particularly well – the weather is dreadful, puddles and slush are everywhere, and a chance encounter with a dashing stranger resulted in the two of them upended into said slush, on the ground, in front of a very shocked bus driver. Now wet, a bit concerned about the state of her electronics and still a bit to go – she arrives at Estelle’s a bit bedraggled, but ready to take on the ‘season’ with a list of places to see and markets to visit. Despite her being on vacation, her boss calls with a request that she step in and do a ‘last minute’ interview – playing on her repeated requests to get more ‘toothsome’ pieces – and she’s off to meet her subject, unknown with few notes. Surprise of all surprises, her subject is the man who landed in her lap at the bus stop the night before, and no, she didn’t imagine the chemistry between them, or the fact that he is drop-dead handsome. Despite being unprepared to ask questions that indicate she is aware of just who he is, Isobel is honest, and Tom is wonderfully accommodating as the interview flies by and ends with him asking her out for a coffee and a meal later that night. Throughout the story, Isobel is faced with her short time in London all while enjoying time she’s spending with Tom as they do ‘tourist’ things like skate and visit various Christmas markets. If Tom and Isobel don’t get you in the spirit of Christmas and what’s possible, as they are well-matched, talk about everything, and both seem to want that connection between them that sparks off the page and grows with each moment they spend together. From Tom’s quiet reassurance that setting out on her own is not only something she should do, but that she COULD do it successfully, the two talk about how their travel has affected family expectations for holidays and important events, as well as providing Isobel with a few ‘tricks’ about shopping and presents for her nieces. Not a long story by any means, the relationship, a threat to it and the growth and changes come quickly – all fitting in with the overwhelming positivity of the possibilities of the season and a huge festive hit as we travel all over for festive markets, ice rinks with decorated trees and lovely hot cocoa, mulled wines and plenty of cheer. A lovely story that will make your heart smile with the big surprise, and leave Isobel and Tom as a couple to emulate - particularly at Christmastime. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
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