A superb, joyful and sexy Christmas romance!
I was kindly gifted a copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review.
A Very London Christmas by Sara Madderson
Saoirse has a very London Christmas ahead. She’s scored the best nannying role ever, to four-year-old Bea, and they plan to take festive London by storm. Cue hot chocolate! Ice skating! Father Christmas at Harrods! It’s like a fairytale, except for the part where Saoirse starts to fall for her boss, Bea’s dad. Divorced. Unreasonably gorgeous. Loaded. And either completely heartbroken, or the love child of Scrooge and The Grinch. She can’t decide which.
Miles is determined to give Bea a proper Christmas this year. Last Christmas–the year her mother left them and the world shut down–was a disaster. So he’s hired a sweet, bubbly, Christmas-obsessed nanny to be her companion. Which seems smart, because he couldn’t be less festive. But he feels a lot less smart when Saoirse’s warm heart, endless enthusiasm and angelic looks play havoc with his heart (and his trousers). His heart is not open for business. It is firmly, irreversibly shut. Besides, he could never be serious about a woman who buys a Mrs Claus seat cover for the toilet in his penthouse.
‘Tis the season to curl up under a blanket, fairy lights twinkling in the background and get lost in a Christmas romance….and I think I’ve just read the most perfect one!
You know those films on Netflix, the romantic Christmas ones such as Last Christmas and Holidate…well A Very London Christmas could well be one of them, in fact I’d love to see it as a film.
As always with Sara Madderson’s books she gets the balance just right, with the best tropes (nanny / grumpy single dad this time), incredible descriptions of various high end London venues, of course just the right amount of steaminess and this time a sprinkling of Christmas magic too!
It’s a standalone book so don’t worry if you haven’t read any of her previous titles, however I must say I am very happy that the author chose to include a brief moment with Emmy & Jack…my favourite two characters from The Winter’s Fail. Each of her stories / characters are always linked in some way and I really do love it as it feels a little like a tv series at times.
I loved both Miles and Saoirse, they felt very authentic and I really enjoyed the chemistry between them – who knew you could make a chapter involving puke, sexy!
Overall this was such a romantic festive read that I couldn’t get enough of – if you’re feeling anything like the Grinch at the moment then this will definitely lift your spirits!