For single mum Maggie, Christmas has always been a family occasion – her daughter Ellen filling the house with her bubbly warmth and mistletoe, her dad Paddy having one too many festive tipples, and the traditional family Christmas tree looking like a drunken elf vomited a rainbow all over it.
But this year, with both Ellen and Paddy away for the holidays, Maggie’s facing a truly blue Christmas – alone with nothing but a bottle of Baileys and an M&S turkey dinner.
Until walking the snowy streets of Oxford, Marco Cavelli quite literally crashes into her life – and, complete with broken leg, becomes her unexpected houseguest. All dreamy brown eyes and 6’5” of gorgeousness, the man is hotter and more delicious than a freshly baked mince pie.
Though Maggie always thought it’s a truth universally acknowledged that you never kiss a man in a Christmas jumper?
A nice little holiday romance.
Maddie got pregnant at 16, and her life was about her daughter and getting a career as a seamstress. But Ellen is 18 now and wants to celebrate xmas in Paris. And Maddie's dad is going away too, while Maddie does realise that she has no life, not really. Which is kind of sad, but understandable too.
In comes Marco, the guy with the ugly sweaters. I would not have been as nice as she was, hot guy or not. They crashed with their bikes. Leg broken. His brother is going to Scotland. Some one needs to look after him. His family makes Maddie do it. See. Hot guy or not, I would not do it. But hey it's a romance!
They get to know each other, they fall in love. Maddie is the one pushing way. Marco does the chasing ( I do like when a man does the chasing.)
And then they lives happily ever after. Sweet.
Do I enjoy reading holiday books now...not really. I read them cos they are out now, but yeah, I'd rather read them in December. So weird.
Kindle Edition, 186 pages
Expected publication: November 5th 2015 by Harper Impulse