Let the magic of London dressed in its Christmas best put you in the mood for the season and love when you read this contemporary romance!
I was so excited to get the invitation to read this book. I've loved all of Anita's books that I have read. So, I was looking forward to this one, too. And I wasn't disappointed, either. Ms. Hughes' writing was her usual sterling quality with lots of local-color which in this case is London done up for Christmas. My head was full of Christmas carols, flickering candles, red bows on green wreaths, starry skies, and such.
And both relationships went back and forth quite a bit. Louisa and Noah were so cute. She was so focused on baking, that she almost missed the fact that Noah was interested in her as a woman. That's what almost got her in trouble with Digby. She didn't think that he was after her as a woman until it was almost too late. Good thing Digby turned out to be a sloppy drunk and she could pour him into a bottle and leave him in a corner upstairs until the calvary showed up.
With Kate and Trevor, it was quite different because of their shared background. At first, Kate simply didn't want to spend any time with him, but couldn't seem to help herself. Then she relaxed and started to enjoy herself a little bit. Drumroll, please. Then, of course, they run into too much shared history and he spoils things. Trevor takes off without allowing Kate to say anything by way of explanation or defense. Not that she'd done anything wrong. What happened had been done to her without her permission. Trevor held her accountable unfairly. She gives him one last chance, which is more than I would have done. Each time, he had blamed her without allowing her to defend herself in any way and run without letting her say a word.
Well, everyone ended up HEA and that's what we want to see. So, mission accomplished.