Christmas Kisses on Honeywell Hill by Jackie Ladbury @jackieladbury @rararesources #bookreview

Happy hump day!

’tis the season to be reading! Another fabulous Christmas book for you all today!

Christmas Kisses On Hollywell Hill

Christmas is coming and actress Kirsty Castille seems doomed to play the front part of Nag, the Christmas pantomime horse, when a surprise audition lands her the lead role as Maria in the Sound of Music.

Even better she bonds with a handsome chef over a piece of squid at her local supermarket, although sadly romance is the last thing on Jake Levy’s mind.

He has a Christmas deadline, an ex-wife to mourn and lots of emotional baggage to drag around. He certainly doesn’t have time for romance and even if he did he wouldn’t fall for someone like Kirsty who craves the limelight: been there, done that.

A misunderstanding leads Jake to offer Kirsty a job in his new restaurant and she takes it purely to convince him that she’s the girl of his dreams.

Her charm offensive begins to work but while he’s cooking up a storm she’s secretly sparkling under the spotlight – until her cover is busted.

The fallout is catastrophic, but as they say in Luvvie Land, the show must go on, even if Kirsty is terrified that she’s taken her last curtain call and ruined her chance for love.

Read on and immerse yourself in this delightful winter romance as the snow starts to fall and Christmas day becomes a magical reality.

My Thoughts

A fun quirky romance with a splash of holiday cheer. The characters in this book put the quirk in quirky! And I mean this in the most positive way, I love quirky characters and this book had them in spades. Kirsty is an aspiring actress who is tired of playing the part of a prancing horse or a dancing dessert. She thinks her luck is turning after she lands the lead role in a major musical and has a Meat cute with handsome chef Jake. What follows is a story full of humor and food. A definite will they? Won’t they?

These characters while likable were terribly frustrating. I think I was yelling at my Kindle for them to make up their minds already! Kirsty was such a free spirit so whimsical! Her antics definitely made me laugh more than once. Jake was a great counterbalance to her lively character. He also was a stellar chef, the boy could cook! A fun story, not quite as Christmasy as I had anticipated. But it still made me smile!

this book in emojis. 🎭 👨🏻‍🍳 👫

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Author Bio

Jackie Ladbury writes heart-warming contemporary and historical women’s fiction that is always guaranteed a happy ever after. From spending many years as an air-stewardess and seeing that it really is love that makes the world go around, she determined to put the same sparkle and emotion into her stories. Her life is no longer as exotic (or chaotic) as it was in those heady days of flying as she now lives a quiet life in Hertfordshire with her family and two cats, spending her days making up stories and finding excuses not to go to the gym.

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