Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Book Review - A Winter's Wish Come True by Lynsey James

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Title:  A Winter's Wish Come True
Author: Lynsey James
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 22nd November 2017
Rating: 5 Stars

Tis the season to be . . . pregnant? Catch up with Cleo and Scott in this fabulously feel-good festive read
Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.

Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!

Somehow until just before I started this book I didn't twig that it was a sequel to A Season of Hopes and Dreams that was released a few months ago. However I am delighted that it was as it made getting into this story that bit easier, as I was already familiar with the characters's histories. 

Easily one of my favourite things from this book besides the story, the writing, the characters and the duelling grandmothers to be,  is the sheer amount of references to Friends, one of my favourite sitcoms of all times.  From Dr. Drake Ramoray, to the portrait of Gladys plus other references each one really made me smile, and wonder just how large a fan Lynsey James must be! 

Back to the main story,  well this is great, I loved seeing how Cleo and Scott who are now broken up deal with Cleo's pregnancy. Even better is seeing how Cleo's old arch nemesis Amanda fits into the story this time, as well as seeing how the two prospective sets of grand parents will react. 

This is a book that takes place over the best part of a year, and I enjoyed seeing how the story developed. Whether this can actually be read as a standalone, I'm not sure, I think you would benefit from reading the equally fabulous first book, before starting this, which would be no hardship. 

Once again in a Lynsey James review I can only state how much I admire this author, and continually look forward to future releases from her, and this is no exception.  A Winter's Wish Comes True is a nicely written, easy and quick to read book, that isn't heavy on festive cheer but ultimately there may just be a Christmas present to remember! 

Thank you so much to HQ Digital and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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