Published by Avon Books UK on November 9, 2023
Genres: Christmas Read, Christmas Romance, Women's Friendship Fiction
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Can the spirit of Christmas reignite an old flame?
With her thriving business Cottage Angels, Freya Bolton prepares the Lake District’s holiday homes for Christmas visitors. It’s her job to think of everything, from cinnamon-scented candles to tasteful decorations and hampers of seasonal treats.
If only her love life were such a success… After being burned by past relationships, she’s now determined to steer clear of love for good.
So when she bumps into gorgeous – and single – ex-boyfriend Travis, a no-strings festive fling seems perfect.
But when her feelings for him begin to develop, is she on track for another romantic calamity? Or could this Christmas give her the gift of true love?
While the book did include references to Christmas, such as decorations, holiday traditions, and even a snowy setting, it failed to fully capture the essence of the festive season. I longed for that warm and enchanting atmosphere that makes Christmas books so special.
However, the author masterfully crafted a tale that tugged at your heartstrings, evoking a wide range of emotions as you followed Freya’s trials and triumphs. Whether it was her moments of despair and heartbreak or her moments of joy and triumph, you couldn’t help but feel every emotion alongside her. The story had an undeniable charm that drew you in and kept you hooked until the very end.
Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books for allowing me to read and review this book.