and Isobel realises only too late that she didn’t manage to catch his name… When she runs into him again the next morning, she decides it’s fate.
It’s a second chance for Isobel and Tom – but there’s only one week until she’s leaving London for good. Seven days of enjoying all the festive delights the city has to offer: ice-skating at Somerset House, mulled wine on the Southbank, Christmas shopping at Liberty.
There’s magic in the air and mistletoe in the trees – but what will happen when the week is over?
Synopsis from Goodreads
Thank you to HQ Digital and NetGalley for sending me a copy of this book. One Week 'Til Christmas was published at the beginning of November.
Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I posted a review. I feel awful that I've been so absent, but November basically saw me with enough energy to get through a work day before coming home to sleep the rest of the night. Whatever I caught did not want to let go! BUT, I'm feeling better now and excited to jump back into reviews!
One Week 'Til Christmas came out last month but is such a sweet story to get into the holiday spirit. It's slightly longer than a novella, but is basically the right length to give you the chance to enjoy the love story that unfolds!
Cute Christmas Story
Isobel is the classic character stuck in a job she likes, but doesn't love, and a boss that is constantly promising her something more but never actually fulfills the promise. Basically, she's the average person. But when she meets Tom, she finally has the chance to stretch her creative wings and it's really sweet seeing how they challenge each other. Although they only know each other a few days, I love a good insta-connection. It's a classic of every holiday movie and I'm here for it!
Annoyingly Fake Sexual Innuendo
Biggest drawback for me was the horrible way the characters "flirted" with each other. They are just so bad at sexual innuendo that it ended up being more cringe-worthy than swoon-worthy. Maybe a quick scroll through some dirty instagram accounts, or even watching Michael Scott's lines from The Office would improve the way these characters attempt to flirt!
Overall, this is a cute Christmas story that will remind you of all the holiday films I'm sure you're currently binge-watching! It's a short book, so this is a short review, and I'll just end off by saying that this is not an epic romance so don't go in with your hopes up. This is a Christmas romance that takes place over a week and has that happy ending waiting...which I'm completely down for during the holidays!
FINAL RATING: 3.5/5
Hi, I'm Alexandra! I love reading (largely YA fiction, but sometimes I'll read "adult" books), playing board games, Nutella, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with my husband.
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