This was a cute book of a woman finding her confidence and inner fire and going for her passion. All Lily wanted was to be a chef and all that was stopping her was her insecurity. The way she saw herself. Till she met Josh and their interactions gave her the confidence to leap for the brass ring
Donna Ashcroft has weaved main her characters in the plot brilliantly. It was endearing to see Lily blossoming in every page in the latter half of the book. Donna has etched Lily’s character with a loving hand. Conversations and flirting with Josh was the highlight of the book.
Lily’s overprotective father and brothers, her reappearing mother Aubrey, boss Simon all add to the plot. But some parts niggled me, the prose was too descriptive and pace went slow.
But I loved the book only for the romance and relationship between Josh and Lily.
A car accident and first interaction between Josh & Lily
Her mobile started ringing again, making her turn towards the car.
‘You broke the Beast.’
‘Looks more like a Mavis than a Beast.’
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
Twenty-five-year-old Lily King is wondering when her life is going to start. She adores working at the much-loved Castle Teashop, surrounded by familiar faces and delicious cakes. But she’s stuck in a rut. When her best friend Emily Campbell needs urgent help to organise her enchanting Christmas wedding, Lily realises it’s finally her moment to shine and reach for the opportunities she’s been wishing for.
Rebellious and handsome photographer Josh Havellin-Scott finds himself roped into plans for the Big Day, the very last thing he wants to do, until he is meets creative and quirky Lily King…
Publication date : 2nd October, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture
This sounds like the perfect Christmas read!
This was a sweet read. Thank you ❤️
You’re reading holiday books! 🙂 This one sounds cute – great post Shalini.
This was a cute book. Mackey I read them in between my thrillers just for a change❤️💜
From the title alone I wanted to find out more. Lol. Glad this brought you a smile.
I should read more Christmas books now!!!
Yay. Christmas books! 🎄🎊🎄
This looks like a good book to get into the Christmas spirit! 😊 Great review, as always 💗
Awww Amber girl thank you so much… You are absolutely lovely
No worries, Shalini! You too, thank you so much for liking my posts ⭐️
What a cute cover!
Very sweet, right?
Aww that looks cute and it’s Christmassy (if that’s a word!!), win, win!
It is a word.. I should read such books more, methinks.
Thank you 😘
Wonderful review Shalini! Sometimes I don’t mind a slower pace if I fall in love with the characters.☺️
I need to read more Christmas books😉😉😘😘
You and me both!🤗
Love etched Lilly’s character with a loving hand! I might steal that, LOL
Thank you so much😘❤️❤️
Oh yeah, need some sweet between the heavy and a nice start to the season. Great review, sweety.
Aww thank you 💕💕
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What a beautiful cover!
Wonderful review. Looks like and sounds like a great Christmas story. I love that this MC comes into her own despite her family.
I like that too.. Strong characters really get to me… Need to read more Christmas books, Carla.
How’s your toe? Are you doing well with your diet?
Foot is doing great, diet is doing awful, have to get back on track. I am not only reading Christmas books, I am watching all the Hallmark Christmas Movies. Feeling very mushy right now. 💞💞❄☃
Awww…… You are right in the spirit of Christmas
And with Christmas comes all the Christmas goodies. I can’t wait to start my baking.