Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Books Read: Kate Forster - The Perfect Christmas

Hollywood movie star Maggie and friend and manager Zoe need an escape from their complicated star-studded lives in LA. With its history and Christmas charm, London feels like the perfect getaway.

But can they truly leave their realities behind?

In their luxurious quarters, the girls meet Holly who is ideal at showing Maggie and Zoe the sumptuous sights and sounds of London in their most glittering light. But behind her bright fa├žade, Holly is hiding a secret: suffering from unrequited love, she’s looking for a Christmas miracle. Desperate to see an unattainable love story for Holly come together, will our LA starlets succeed in providing a Hollywood ending before the dawn of Christmas Day?

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I struggled with reading and reviews during December due to ill-health and other commitments so I'm slowly playing catch up this month starting with this Christmas novella from Kate Forster.

Everyone thinks that Hollywood actress Maggie Hall has it all but little do they know what life is like for her behind closed doors, that is except her for friend and manager Zoe.  So when she needs to get away from it all, who better to ask to join her than Zoe and soon they are on their way to spend a magical Christmas in London, that is if Maggie can get Zoe to forget about work for a while...  

I've always loved the idea of spending Christmas in a hotel, any hotel let alone a luxury hotel such as The Dorchester, so loved the setting.  And through Kate's descriptive writing we get to see how Maggie and Zoe experience first class luxury during their stay in London.  I loved the whole Christmassy atmosphere, shopping at Harrods, midnight carols at St. Paul's Cathedral and as for Maggie's attempts at playing cupid for their personal concierge Holly... well I'll leave you to read for yourself to find out who with and how it plays out!

Now I will admit openly that I'm still not really a fan of novellas, as I like to read a longer length story that I can get my teeth into, that being said they are perfect to read for when you don't have much time to spare or when you're sat waiting for an appointment.  However, the good news is that we will get to meet Maggie and Zoe again in Kate's next novel Picture Perfect which is due to be published this April so really this novella was the perfect appetiser for what is to come...

I'd like to thank Kate and her publishers Mira UK for this review copy of The Perfect Christmas which I received via NetGalley.

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