Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Book Review - One New York Christmas by Mandy Baggot

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Title: One New York Christmas
Author: Mandy Baggot
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publication Date: 15th November 2018
Rating: 5 Stars

Will this Christmas romance be just for the holidays?

A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Josie Silver's One Day in December, you'll love Mandy Baggot's heart-warming festive romance.

Lara Weeks is heading to New York with best friend Susie for the Christmas trip of a lifetime.

A festive break in the snowy Big Apple visiting the tourist hotspots, not to mention the shopping, seems like the perfect way for Lara to get over her ex-boyfriend. Or maybe make him so jealous he begs for a second chance.

Enlisting the help of gorgeous actor, Seth Hunt, doesn't quite go to plan, but there's something about him that has Lara wishing for a different kind of happy ever after...

It just wouldn't be the run up to Christmas without a Mandy Baggot Christmas book, and this one is as good as it gets.  Who doesn't love reading about New York at Christmas, and add in some fabulous animal escapades, a red carpet, and some utterly fabulous characters, and you have a fabulous story. 

That's not forgetting the slightly deeper story line surrounding Seth, who has his own journey of discovery to go on, which coincides with him auditioning for a part that he really wants.  Oh and then there is Seth and his mum Kozzy and the shelter storyline, and a couple of really interesting homeless people that use the shelter. 

Not to mention Lara who is in New York for the first time ever, well first time she has been abroad at all, all in an effort to get over her broken heart. She is a kick ass female lead, she drive a truck, thinks nothing of climbing tress, rescuing animals or standing up for what she believe in.  It was fabulous to see New York through her eyes, and I especially related to her hatred of tights, and dressing up, and her reactions to all the shopping he best friend wants to do are fabulous. 

Given the two different worlds that Lara and Seth inhabit,  they wouldn't' normally have met each other had it not been for for their best friends.  What does become apparent is their instant connection, they are clearly made for each other, but whether they will work it out is something you will need to read to find out. 

This is just perfect festive reading, its warm and cosy, its funny, it has a bit of Christmas magic, realistic and likeable characters, snow, a round the world trip in food, some hilarious moments, great setting and just an all around wonderful book.  Whether you are a fan of Mandy Baggot, or new to the author, you can't go wrong with this book.  

Thank you to Netgalley and Ebury Press for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds lovely. If I get near the end of my Nov/Dec TBRs I'm checking this one out xx


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