It’s release day for Cocktails in Chelsea. Book 4 in the #LoveLondon series from Nikki Moore.
This series of contemporary romance short stories highlights the romantic possibilities of some of London’s iconic places.
Cocktails in Chelsea
Released 19th March 2015
#LoveLondon Series; eBook 4 (Short Story)
by Nikki Moore
Read this exciting romance series set in London, which has attracted four and five star reviews and been in the Top 100 Short Story and Holiday charts on Amazon and Kobo.
Made in Chelsea?
Nathan Black is on a mission to prove himself. His family may be upper class and his cousin Matt might be a famous music producer, but he’s going to make it on his own. So as soon as he has enough money set aside, he’s quitting his bar-tending job on the King’s Road and opening up his own cocktail bar. He hasn’t got time for love, and definitely not with the spoilt Chelsea Princesses who flirt with him shamelessly every night. But is there something a bit different about the pretty blonde who’s just walked in?
Bournemouth girl Sofia Gold is reluctantly visiting old childhood friends in London for Easter weekend. Keenly aware she’s not part of their glamorous world, she’s more comfortable riding a surfboard than wearing designer dresses and towering heels… although she’s always had a soft spot for cocktails.
It’s never really bothered Sofia that she’s ‘one of the boys,’ and that her romantic experiences have been amazingly unspectacular, so when she meets gorgeous Nathan, why does she find herself faking an accent and pretending to be a London socialite? It can’t be anything to do with impressing him, can it? After all, she’s only in the capital for a few days…
But one impulsive kiss later, they both find themselves wishing for things they didn’t know they wanted.
Spring in Chelsea – will love blossom?
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The first few lines of this story capture most people’s perception of the young set in Chelsea; the wealth, designer lifestyle and the ‘plum in the mouth’, speech affectation. Whether this is really true of Chelsea’s residents is incidental. It’s the popular belief about life in this privileged borough of London. ‘Cocktails in Chelsea’ puts the reader at the heart of it.
Sofia’s character is easy to recognise and empathise with. She is the ‘girl next door’ and appears ordinary at first glance. She has hidden depths, which make her worthwhile getting to know. Sofia’s self-effacing sense of humour and outlook on life is refreshing.
The chemistry between Sofia and Nathan is well written and their story realistic, given their close proximity and the fact they are both so different from the Chelsea set.
This story is a compendium of emotions; jealousy, snobbery, misunderstanding, passion and hope.
‘Cocktails in Chelsea’ makes a delightful read; something to brighten up the daily commute or let you escape to somewhere glamorous and romantic for your lunch break.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Praise for the #LoveLondon series…
Valentine’s on Primrose Hill
‘Uplifting and at the same time thought provoking too. I guarantee you’ll be hitting that button on Amazon to order the fourth book in the #LoveLondon series as soon as you’ve finished this one.’ Dawn, Crooks on Books
New Year at The Ritz
‘A sweet and flirty short story, I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see what Nikki comes up with for the next book in the series.’ Simona Elena, Sky’s Book Corner.
Skating at Somerset House
‘A warm hearted winter tale that had me engaged from the very beginning. I genuinely cannot wait to read the rest’ . LJ Bentley, Amazon
‘Sexy, fun and everything you need in one neat, gorgeous package. This is a winner for me.’ Chicks That Read.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars