It’s an uncomfortable realization. I don’t like to share personal matter with anybody – it’s not how I was raised. But I don’t want to be that way. I would like some of Izzy’s courage, her openness. I would like to believe that I can let a person see me, and once they have, they might think more of me, not less.Page 257
In a nutshell
It’s Christmas time which means it’s the busiest time at Forest Manor Hotel – a charming hotel in the English countryside that’s quite literally falling apart. Only a miracle will keep the hotel afloat, and cutbacks mean that Izzy and Lucas, sworn enemies must work the same shift at the hotel front desk. When Izzy returns a lost wedding ring, the reward convinces the owners it may be the answer that fixes everything. With four rings still sitting in lost-property the race is on for Izzy and Lucas to find the owners and try save their beloved hotel – and jobs. As Lucas and Izzy spend more and more time together, their bitter rivalry turns into something much more.
Book Club Notes
A classic Christmas-themed romcom, this is the perfect read for this time of the year. It’s a delightful book filled with loveable characters, laugh out loud mishaps and a budding romance you can’t help but root for. It’s the first book in a while that I devoured in a day and provided a much-needed escape from reality. As I read it, I could imagine it being turned into a movie. It would make the perfect beach read, leaving you feeling warm and cuddly as you turn each page. But make no mistake, while it’s a romcom, it’s got the substance that makes it not just a silly read, but one that is smart, touching and heartwarming.
You love a Christmastime romcom, are a hopeless romantic and a sucker for a feel-good novel.
Writing – 9/10
Character Development – 8/10
Plot Twist – 4/10
Shareability – 10/10
A note on our book ratings
Storyline: How good is the storyline? Is it believable and complex or does it make you shake your head in its ridiculousness?
Writing: How well written is the book? Do you find yourself wowed by the writing or unimpressed?
Character Development: Do the characters evolve and grow through the book and are they multi-dimensional?
Plot Twist: Where you able to predict the end, or did the author give you some surprises along the way to keep you on your toes?
Shareability: How likely are you to share the book?