One New York Christmas by Mandy Baggot

40731112Synopsis: Will this Christmas romance be just for the holidays?

A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Josie Silver’s One Day in December, you’ll love Mandy Baggot’s heart-warming festive romance.

Lara Weeks is heading to New York with best friend Susie for the Christmas trip of a lifetime.

festive break in the snowy Big Apple visiting the tourist hotspots, not to mention the shopping, seems like the perfect way for Lara to get over her ex-boyfriend. Or maybe make him so jealous he begs for a second chance.

Enlisting the help of gorgeous actor, Seth Hunt, doesn’t quite go to plan, but there’s something about him that has Lara wishing for a different kind of happy ever after

My Rating: 5/5

My Review: Oh my, why oh why? Every year I try and ‘save’ Mandy Baggot books because I normally love them and read them WAY too quickly. So this year I waited, and then I waited and then I couldn’t wait any more so started it, and lo and behold now I feel bereft. What can I possibly read now? Yes there are people that probably think I am barking mad, but there are many people out there (I see you!) that have this same battle in their head. Mandy Baggot books are like a comfort blanket to me, and she along with a handful of other female authors are what I reach for when I am feeling rubbish.

This particular book I just adored. Lara is our main character and she is a Lorry driving tomboy who lives in a village with her Dad and her (sort of) brother. She ends up making the trip to New York with her friend Susie (who I also adored). What started out as a madcap scheme has quickly turned into a reality and before long, it’s one that Lara cannot quite believe she is a part of. I don’t want to say too much more regarding the story line because it’s an endearing and funny read.

What I will say is that we meet Seth Hunt who is an Actor in New York and his friend/flat mate/manager Trent. All of the characters in this book were so likeable and all very individual and brought their own flair to this book. There were moments that had me laughing to myself, and moments I was holding my breath to see what would happen next. Most of all it made me practically breathe in New York fumes from the pages. A beautifully descriptive narrative of New York at Christmas, so much so it made me want to go back. I was truly disappointed to finish and as always will wait with excitement for her next book!

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