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Covent Garden in the Snow – Jules Wake – 4 * Review


Tilly Hunter has fabulous friends, her dream job as a make-up artist with a prestigious opera company and Felix, her kind and caring husband to be. It looks set to be the most perfect Christmas yet!

But when a monumental blunder forces her to work closely with new IT director Marcus Walker, it’s not only the roast chestnut stalls on the cobbles of her beloved Covent Garden that cause sparks to fly…

Super serious and brooding, Marcus hasn’t got a creative bone in his sharp-suited body. For technophobe Tilly, it’s a match made in hell.

And yet, when Tilly discovers her fiancé isn’t at all what he seems, it’s Marcus who’s there for her with a hot chocolate and a surprisingly strong shoulder to cry on … He might just be the best Christmas present she’s ever had.

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My Thoughts…

A lovely, festive romantic comedy.

Tilly is a make-up artist whose creativity is often at odds with life’s practicalities. The story starts with email disaster that is full of humour and necessitates a cute meet with Marcus the new super, efficient director of IT. The theatre setting is unusual and adds additional interest to a smooth plot. The outcome is not surprising but in this genre, working out what is going to happen before it does is part of the enjoyment.

Tilly is a likeable, quirky romantic heroine, very ‘Bridget Jones’ and Marcus rivals ‘ Mark Darcy’ for his stuffy attitude, which masks his loyalty and love of Tilly. Tilly matures in this story and realises her parents and her sister really do want her to be happy.

There’s sizzling romance, misunderstanding, deceit and a lovely, warm festive ending.
It’s definitely a Christmasy story worth reading.

I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.