Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Mistletoe in Manhattan - Talli Roland


The bit on the back...

Holly may never forget this Christmas... even if she wants to!

As the daughter of Christmas-any-time party planners, Holly West has been surrounded by the holiday spirit since birth. Trouble is, she's not exactly filled with festive cheer. In fact, Holly can't wait to ditch the Santa suit for champagne and celebs, and become a party planner to the stars.

When TV star Dean Layton hires her parents' company to throw his holiday bash in Manhattan, Holly jumps at the chance to help, confident she can handle a little Christmas in exchange for access to Dean's exclusive world.

But New York and Dean's over-the-top demands are more than Holly bargained for. Can Holly deck the halls and make it a party to be proud of, or will this Christmas end her dreams for good?

 

This is the first of the Christmas books this year that I read wishing it would have been a full length book. This is exactly the type of story I like to read and the writing style I enjoy too.

We meet Holly, daughter of Christmas party planners, as she goes off to take on the job that could kick start her career instead of being stuck with her parents company waiting and waiting on that big break. She goes over to New York to start the preparations but being out her home country and her lack of local knowledge, plus a really bitchy PA, Holly seems to be facing the challenge of a lifetime.

I really liked and related to Holly straight away. I think a lot of readers will as there is something identifiable about grasping opportunities instead of floundering around waiting for life to happen for you. I really liked her determination to prove herself, especially when there are spanners thrown in the works. 

Then there is handsome Alex, bartender at Holly's hotel and font of knowledge on all things local. What better about a Christmas feel good story than to have a lovely Christmas romance thrown in too?

Definitely a lovely, light-hearted read for Christmas time and it left me wanting to read more of Talli's other books if this is only a taster of her style. 

Erin x

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