Sunday, 9 August 2015

HI Readathon: The Kiss Before Midnight by Sophie Pembroke

Heading home to Liverpool for Christmas, Molly Mackenzie isn’t just looking forward to the mulled wine and mince pies – she’s got high hopes for who she’ll find under the mistletoe this year!

Unable to forget the delicious near miss with her brother’s best friend, Jake, last New Year’s Eve, Molly’s got a new resolution at the top of her list: seduce Jake and get this crazy chemistry out the way before it has serious repercussions on the rest of the Mackenzie family.

Only Molly has underestimated the magic of the holiday season… The more stolen moments in the snow that she shares with Jake, the more determined she is to make it a whole lot more than just a kiss before midnight.

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The Kiss Before Midnight is another eBook that has been languishing on my Kindle since last year so this HI Readathon has given me the push needed to finally get around to reading it!

This year has been one of many changes for Molly, finally moving out of home in Liverpool and moving down to London to start a new job but if she's honest it's not really everything that she had hoped it would be and of course there's her feelings for Jake, her brother's best friend who is practically part of the family.  She's not been able to forget about that one moment with him last year that she'd hoped would see them move forward in a new relationship but she's not heard from him since.  Did it really not mean as much to him as it did for her?

From the opening pages when Molly is stranded at the station and there was no-one else available to collect her than Jake, you could tell there was chemistry between them but there's something holding Jake back.  Will Molly be able to break down his barriers and succeed in her plans to seduce Jake before the year ends?

The Mackenzie family as a whole were great characters, they love coming together to spend time as a family although this year might be the last one they get to spend together for a while.  And Jake loves spending time with them all since losing his own parents in a car crash when he was young.  I could totally understand where Jake was coming from and wanting to feel like he was part of the family, joining in with the traditions such as decorating the Christmas tree, as it's the one thing I miss the most since my own mum died is the coming together as a whole family at Christmastime.

Although this is very much a festive romance story, it's actually a story that can be enjoyed at any time of the year as it's a pure and simple 'will they, won't they' love story.  Having just finished reading this I'm now left wanting to find out how Molly's sister Dory and boyfriend Lucas' romance started so will have to add their love story The Kiss Before Christmas to my wishlist for this years Christmas reading list.

I received a copy of The Kiss Before Midnight to review from the publisher via NetGalley.

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