My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Disclaimer: I’m British (although a Yorkshire girl rather than from the south west setting of this Somerset delight) and so everything about this festive novella spoke to me.
Recently republished after Josephine got the rights back from Samhain, it really is a joyous trip through the typical British chaos of a Christmas market (which usually start in November!) with a second chance romance of delicious fun.
Riley hasn’t gotten over his Slovakian ex Stan, who broke things off five years previous to follow his dream living and working in deepest rural Somerset, and he isn’t prepared to bump into him running one of the stalls at Bath’s premiere holiday tourist trap event.
Stan’s not much better off though and what follows is a funny and touching ride through fake bomb scares, Santa suits and a possibly vindictive seagull.
I loved it.
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review
The pre-release has a new cover but no significant changes to the original story.