Review: A Christmas Kiss
A sparkling festive romance that will warm your heart this Christmas. The week before Christmas, GP Zander Gillespie finds his festive plans in tatters. He's supposed to be flying out to his parents' chateau in Carcassonne with his high-maintenance girlfriend, Melissa. But she has other ideas. She wants to spend Christmas in London with her party friends - and he's not invited. The prospect of facing his family, with their questions and their sympathy - not to mention the 'I told you so-s' - just isn't an option. Instead, Zander decides to head to his holiday cottage in the quaint moorland village of Lytell Stangdale, where he intends to hide away with his faithful rescue Labrador Alf. Eighty miles away, Livvie's world has come crashing down. With plans to cook a romantic meal for her boyfriend, she heads home early and walks in on him in a compromising position with their neighbour. Fed-up of his lies and philandering ways, this is the final straw. With her Christmas plans up in smoke, the thought of spending it with her parents and her smug, married sister with her pompous husband in tow, is enough to bring Livvie out in hives. So, when she fires up her laptop and finds the perfect little holiday cottage in Lytell Stangdale available to rent over the festive period, it seems the perfect solution. Or is it...? Zander didn't believe in love at first sight until he set eyes on Livvie. Livvie had sworn off men until she met Zander. The pair may be reluctant to give in to temptation, but fate seems to have other ideas... Join Livvie and Zander - and all the usual characters - for a magical Christmas in Lytell Stangdale.
‘Tis the season to fall in love!
In Eliza Scott’s A Christmas Kiss, Lizzie and Zander find each other by accident after both have ended unfortunate relationships. They bond over cruel turns of fate, Zander’s dog, and (of course) mad-cap sexual attraction. But the course of Christmas romance rarely runs through unobstructed territory. Drama ensues and readers are left to wonder if these two can ever settle into their love story.
The story was cute and fitting for a Christmas romp. I struggled with Zander’s immature behavior. He’s only 6 years younger than I am but seemed more teenager than man. I had a hard time cheering for him despite his hard, rippling muscles lurking just beneath every scene. Lizzie’s fears that he’s not ready for a relationship seem completely legit.
But hey - it’s Christmas. A time of forgiveness and not thinking too deeply. This is a breezy read meant for a snowy night and warm drink. For that purpose, it’s lovely and pleasant. So turn on some carols and snuggle in for a few hours.
The perfect cosy read to snuggle up with this Christmas.
Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake. Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happy endings.
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