Happy Christmas Eve
Today I’m so happy to join the blog tour for Happy Christmas Eve by Jackie Ladbury.
Here is the blog tour poster so that you can join other fantastic book bloggers and read their thoughts on this great new publication.
A heart-warming Christmas story to put you in the mood for the festive season.
All I want for Christmas is you … or you?
Eve Halligan is back in her hometown for Christmas after a whirlwind few years touring with her band, the Molotovs. A lot has changed since she left, but two things have stayed the same. One: Eve is head-over-heels in love with Lucien Malikov, the Molotovs’ bad boy lead singer. Two: Lucien is completely indifferent to her.
Still, Eve dreams that this could be the Christmas where she convinces Lucien that they’re made for each other. But when childhood friend and local caterer Theo Wright comes back into her life bringing with him festive cupcake and sausage roll conundrums, Eve begins to question whether her Christmas dreams have been wasted on the wrong man …
Having read and loved a Jackie Ladbury book just last month, I was really looking forward to reading another Christmas novel from this talented author.
We are introduced to main character Eve, (a songwriter and musician) when she travels back to her hometown to perform with her band The Molotovs. The problem is she isn’t performing but sweeping the stage and running around after lead singer Lucien!
The next problem is she just happens to be in love with the Russian hunk despite the fact that he treats her like his personal slave.
When Theo re-enters her life, she begins to see that things could be very different and she wonders if she made the right choice when she joined the band. Theo is everything that Lucien isn’t… caring, kind and clearly in love with Eve!
My feelings for Eve bounced between frustration and sympathy. I just wanted her to wake up and smell the sausage rolls!
Talking of sausage rolls, the food in this book is totally mouthwatering (so be prepared if you have just started your pre-Christmas diet!)
Jackie Ladbury has done it again….engaging characters, wonderful location and a truly heartwarming story.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Ruby Fiction for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
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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