Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for this book. Huge thanks to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on this tour. I know it’s maybe a tiny bit early to be reading Christmas books but I think you’ll forgive me when you read my review so read on and find out what I thought.
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 catalog 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 behavior 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.
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My Review: I loved this book. It definitely is the type of book I enjoy reading at Christmas when I’m not knee deep in crime fiction. For anyone who know the films The Wedding Date and My Best Friend’s Boyfriend the premise of the book won’t be entirely original but that’s not, in my opinion, a bad thing. After all, given how many books exist at this very moment, how many of them are going to be truly original.
This book is what I feel a Christmas book should be, light and funny and easy to read. It does address something which happens to many single people at family gatherings, the constant questioning of why are you still single, and while the solution Nikki takes isn’t available to everyone it is perfect for this story. The character creation and family reactions to decisions and changes is spot on and so realistic that I felt I was there the whole way watching Nikki deal with everything from her sister announcing her engagement to the Christmas holiday itself.
Christmas is meant to be a time of joy, fun and happiness and if you want to experience that in book form then I would recommend this book to get you started.
About the author: Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.
She’s 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’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.
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