Who’s in the mood for a light-hearted, yet emotional, holiday HEA?
First Comes Love #3
by Camilla Isley
Genre: Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy, Holiday Romance, Adult (Clean, sweet romance)
Length: 55k Words/220 pages
Publication Date: October, 25 2018
No one wants to be single at the holidays.
Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year.
December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion.
And when her baby sister announces she’s engaged—to Paul, the man Nikki is secretly in love with—and that he’s spending the holidays with them, Christmas starts looking bluer than ever.
Nikki can’t possibly survive an entire week trapped home as the family’s spinster. But she has no time to meet men or to try the newest dating app, she’s too busy working as a video producer for an advertising agency.
So what’s a girl to do?
Nikki has the perfect solution: to hire a fake boyfriend.
Luckily, her job gives her access to an endless catalog of gorgeous actors to choose from.
But Nikki will soon discover that keeping business and pleasure from mixing isn’t so easy, and that she might not be immune to a little mistletoe magic. Especially not when she picked out the perfect man as her Christmas date…
A fun, festive romantic comedy with lots of bad behavior and Christmas spirit. Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously hilarious novel down.
(Each novel in the series reads as a standalone.)
I love Diego and Nikki together. Even though they start this adventure as strangers there is a great connection between them. One where they are able to find a way to enjoy even the most absurd of moments – and Isley delivers quite a few giggle inducing bits 🙂
But it’s the relationship between Nikki and her sister that is the catalyst for a lot of the more emotional parts … as well as any trouble that comes their way. There’s definitely sibling rivalry at play that has created a distance between them that, thanks to some honest communication (finally), they are able to address.
You have to be OK with a ninsta-love kind of situation because Nikki and Diego don’t know each other very long. But there is an intensity to their situation that helps them get closer quicker that works as a king of long, drawn-out meet cute. And a start to what will definitely be a happy ending for them all.
Camilla’s an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband in an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.