All I want for Christmas is you … or you?
Eve Halligan is back in her hometown for Christmas after a whirlwind few years touring with her band, the Molotovs. A lot has changed since she left, but two things have stayed the same. One: Eve is head-over-heels in love with Lucien Malikov, the Molotovs’ bad boy lead singer. Two: Lucien is completely indifferent to her.
Still, Eve dreams that this could be the Christmas where she convinces Lucien that they’re made for each other. But when childhood friend and local caterer Theo Wright comes back into her life bringing with him festive cupcake and sausage roll conundrums, Eve begins to question whether her Christmas dreams have been wasted on the wrong man …
I love the title. It was a clever idea, because by adding a comma, you give it another meaning. 🙂
It’s true the story takes place during the festive season, but in my opinion that is not the most important thing going on. The focus is, to me, more on discovering people’s true colours and finally putting yourself on the highest podium instead of being the slave for someone who does not appreciate it at all and only looks out for number one.
You do realise you should change, but your heart gets in the way and it’s at that point that you need a little help from some friends to see things for what they really are.
I just love this book. It’s not sugary sweet with some humour and of course the much longed for happy ending. 5 stars.
Thank you, Jackie Ladbury and Ruby Fiction.
About the author
Jackie writes heart-warming contemporary and historical women’s fiction that is nearly always guaranteed a happy ever after. From spending many years as an air-stewardess and seeing first-hand that it really is love that makes the world go around, she determined to put the same sparkle and emotion into her stories. Her life is no longer as exotic (or chaotic) as it was in those heady days of flying, and she now lives a quiet life in Hertfordshire with her family and two cats, spending most of her time making up stories and thinking up reasons not to go to the gym. The Potter’s Daughter is Jackie’s debut with Ruby Fiction.