Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses [review]

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale[Synopsis]

Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?
Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.
When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…
With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?

[My Review]
Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale is a fun and light-hearted read. The story is entertaining and moves along at a good pace, with characters that are all likeable and fun to read about (though some were a little unbelievable at times).
Jenny Hale has certainly created the ‘perfect’ male love interest for many people in Nick, who seems almost too good to be true, and Abbey is a sweet and quite likeable main character – as is cute little Max!
One small crticism is that the novel is certainly quite predictable and cheesy at times. Some scenes made me cringe a little and seemed like they were following the ‘chick-lit-rom-com’ formula a little too closely (I won’t give any of the plot away though), but I guess with this genre you have to expect some cliches!
Nevertheless I did really enjoy reading this novel. It’s written well and really conjures up the images of decorations, ice skating and parties that are so lovely to think about at this time of year. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses has a nice mix of romance and light humour, and is ideal to get you in the Christmas spirit now that it’s (only?!) 2 months away!
[My Rating: 3.5/5]
Many thanks to the publisher who provided a copy of this novel in return for an honest review.

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