About the book
Christmas and romance are in the air…
It’s December 23rd and while everyone else is rushing home for the holidays, workaholic Leesa Oliver is dreading switching on her out-of-office for the festive season. And it seems her equally driven boss, Cary Anderson, isn’t relishing spending Christmas at his family’s country estate either.
So together, they draft an unexpected Christmas contract: They’ll spend half of the holidays with each other’s families, pretending to be a couple. Leesa knows the insufferably good-looking Cary will make her Christmas more bearable, but what happens after the last of the mince pies have been eaten…?
Leesa signed off on a sensible business agreement, but somewhere, amongst the fairy lights and carols something seems to have changed… It seems there might just be some magic under the mistletoe this Christmas!
Christmas love. There’s nothing better! Actually, hang on, there is – there’s Christmas love that runs on longer than just Christmas and that’s what Lucy Coleman has gifted us here in Magic Under the Mistletoe.
I read this book towards the end of summer but as the book isn’t over-the-top Christmassy so it didn’t feel strange to be reading it at that time of year. It felt just right. Magic Under the Mistletoe is such a fab book with wonderful characters from all walks of life, which I loved.
I was especially excited to receive the initial email about this book as I know how much I enjoy Lucy Coleman’s writing. It’s beautifully magical but not so much so that the story or characters become unbelievable. She knows just how far to push it.
The contract between the two main characters probably would have knocked me for six had I not read other books with a similar set-up over the last few years but this one felt very different. They were doing it for different reasons to some other storylines I’ve read and I really enjoyed this side of it.
The cover has a bit of a Hallmark Christmas movie vibe to it, and there’s nothing wrong with that – I’ve been known to watch two or three of those in a row – but the book behind the cover delivers something much more fun!
It’s a cute story that you’ll get lost in and wonder where your afternoon went! I find Lucy’s novels very easy to disappear into for a few hours a time. We all need that in our lives as often as possible.
Thanks so much Aria Fiction and Netgalley for my copy of this book in return for an honest review, which I’ve given.
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