Single mother Abbey Fuller puts her dreams of being an interior designer on hold to bring up her son Max, now the chance has finally come to follow her dream. Nick Sinclair needs his mansion decorated in time for his family’s festive visit, not that he enjoys the festive season! and decides to employ Abbey to do the designing . As soon as she realises the size of the house and meets the gorgeous Nicholas Sinclair she realises not only might she not be up to the job, but things may also become complicated when she realises she is attracted to her new employer. With Christmas approaching can Abbey make her dreams of becoming a designer come true, and also help Nick finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
This is the first book I have read by Jenny Hale and although I enjoyed it I was disappointed that it was very predictable. If you love a Christmas book then you may really enjoy it, after all it’s the perfect recipe for one, but for me it didn’t hit the mark. I think it was because the characters and dialogue irritated me, especially between Abbey and Nick, their relationship seemed very stilted, and I didn’t feel any real empathy for the characters. So I’m afraid I found myself constantly picking this book up, rather than wanting to read it in large chunks.
There are so many “Christmas” books on the market this year, and I should know as I have already reviewed quite a few, so for me the story has to be outstanding or the characters unforgettable, unfortunately Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe kisses lacked either in my opinion. I’m sure many readers will love this book, but I was left feeling disappointed. I feel like a pantomime dame, as I’m sure Jenny Hales legion of fans will be hissing and booing at my review! I’m sure other readers may fall in love with Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses, but I was left feeling very disappointed with the book as a whole
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
3 ☕️☕️☕️ out of 5 from me