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ARC Review – One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill by Mandy Baggot

ARC Review – One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill by Mandy BaggotOne Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill: A feel-good, heartwarming Christmas romance by Mandy Baggot
Published by Ebury Press (Fiction) on November 16th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 448
Source: Netgalley
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Isla Winters loves Christmas – especially the parties! Prosecco-infused everything is her ideal start to the busy festive season, and she can’t wait to wow her contacts in international construction throughout the month of December. But everything changes when she’s given a new remit: right-hand girl to the head of the New York branch.

Chase Bryan’s marriage has fallen apart. Given a secret project, he moves to London for the holidays with his two young daughters, hoping to dive in and ignore the distractions of Christmas. Problem is, he’s been saddled with Little Miss Candy Cane.

Isla’s wheelchair-bound sister, Hannah, lives life to the max. Isla’s unofficial second job is to keep her sister from trying to take over the world – but what will happen when Hannah starts to pay attention to Isla’s love life? One moment in Notting Hill could change everything…

Join Isla and Chase in a sparkly, festive London, where a little winter magic is just around the corner.

Isla Winters loves that she plans her company’s Christmas party every year. Everyone is anticipating what the theme will be. She is expecting to have a busy Christmas this year not expecting she is going to have to play go to girl with an American colleague. Chase Bryan is in London to start a new project for the company. He does not expect to be blown away by Isla and all her Christmas Charm. They enjoy the holidays with Chase’s two daughters. Isla does not know that Chase is there to compromise everything she holds dear in Notting Hill.

In an Oyster Shell – A romantic story with a nice side of heat that will leave you feeling warm this holiday season.

The Pearls –  What drew me to this story was the setting of Notting Hill. Notting Hill is one of my favorite movies so reading a book set there was an ideal match for me. I was not disappointed.

The characters were vibrant and compelling. Hannah was a bright character who was often a catalyst for Isla to move and pursue the more exciting things in life. Chase was a great love interest who was intriguing with what he brought to the table.

I love the contrast the author uses of Chase the American and Isla with her British roots. It made for an exotic romance that was a little bit steamy. It was a sweet romance that had a satisfying ending.

The Sand – It was a good book.

4 Pearls!

4 Stars

About Mandy Baggot

Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads. She is represented by Kate Nash of The Kate Nash Literary Agency.

In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance and has since scooped Top Ten Reads/Book of the Year places from a number of UK book bloggers.

Traditionally published by US publisher Sapphire Star, Harper Collins’ digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse, and most recently, digital fiction specialists, Bookouture, a great story is never far from her fingertips!

A contributor to writing blogs and short story anthologies, Mandy is also a regular speaker at literary festivals, events and women’s networking groups.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World’s Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

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