What do you do when your fake engagement starts to feel too real…

Aspiring clothes designer Victoria Scott spends her days working in a bar in Chelsea, and herevenings designing vintage clothes, dreaming of one day opening her own boutique. But these aspirations are under threat from the new department store opening at the end of her road. She needs a Christmas miracle, but one is not forthcoming.

Oliver Russell’s Christmas is not looking very festive right now. His family’s new London department store opening is behind schedule, and on top of that his interfering, if well meaning, mother is pressing him to introduce his girlfriend to her. A girlfriend who does not exist. He needs a diversion. Something to keep his mother from interfering while he focuses on the business.

When Oliver meets Victoria, he offers a proposition: pretend to be his girlfriend at the opening of his store and he will provide an opportunity for Victoria to showcase her designs. But what starts as a business arrangement soon becomes something more tempting, as the fake relationship starts to feel very real. But when secrets in Victoria’s past are exposed will Oliver walk away, or will they both follow their hearts and find what neither knew they were looking for…

I was lucky enough to read an advanced review copy of this a while back and if it made me feel festive then, imagine what it’s going to do for you now! I mean, Christmas starts after Halloween doesn’t it! So it’s never too early to start your festive reading and you couldn’t do better than this one.

I absolutely loved this book! I loved Victoria and Oliver and were willing for them to get together from the moment they met! I especially adored that their romance was fizzing and edgy right from the very beginning. It really made the will they, won’t they exciting. I might actually have to read this again at Christmas just to feel the full festive spirit. After all, it would be rude not too!

PS Seeing my name and a quote on the Amazon page was like a dream come true and makes me giggle every time I see it!

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