Tuesday, December 13, 2022

A Christmas Date by Camilla Isley


About the book 

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. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Sally Thorne, and Jo Watson.

First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone.

And others are saying . . . 

Expect laughs, romance and a sprinkling of Christmas spirit. Hannah - Echoes In An Empty Room

If you love to read heartwarming Christmas stories about friendship, family and love, then you should definitely read A Christmas Date. Anniek - With Love for Books

I absolutely loved this book and found myself whizzing through it... Rachel - Rachel Random Reads

I adored this book, and for so many reasons. It’s fun, it’s clever, it’s Christmassy... Stephanie - Books Are Cool

Absolutely recommend, this is one of the best Christmas romances I have read this season! Berit - Audio Killed the Bookmark

This is a great light- hearted Christmas read... Full of family and friendship, this book is never going to be anything other than a feel-good, festive read. Marianne - Books, Life and Everything

Winter is slowly creeping up on us as well, so if you want to shut the world out for a few hours, I suggest you snuggle under a blanket, get yourself a hot drink and enjoy this heartwarming and fluently written story. Els - B for Bookreview

There were so many heartwarming, laugh out loud and wonderful moments in this book and scenes that I adored. Lucy - The Blossom Twins

Such an enjoyable, warm, funny and low dramatic read that put me right into a Christmassy mood. Fede - ItaPixie's Book Corner

Romantic and funny, while filled with holiday cheer and sibling drama. Stormi - Boundless Book Reviews

What an absolute must-read this holiday season! Maryline - M's Bookshelf

Diego is a dreamboat of a book boyfriend and Camilla Isley’s festive story will have you purring over the pages. Gorgeous, addictive, fun and festive. Adele - Krafti Reader

Perfect for fans of Christmas Shopaholic 

And I thought . . .  

This is my first chance to read a book from Camilla Isley and we'll I am hooked.   If the many others she has under her belt are half as good well . .    

Camilla gives the reader characters and a plot that keep you interested and turning the pages. 

I enjoy the fake boyfriend trope.  But alot of times the plots seem to be just the 'Same ole'  'Same ole'. 

Not here though.  There's so more to the story.  Niki the  main character not only is challenged with the family thinking she needs to get married.  But she has a spoiled and  manipulative sister that isn't above going after Niki's sort of boyfriend. 

Honestly I never began to like Julie.   She was a piece of work. 

And her boyfriend Niki's almost ex.  They never really dated but Niki 'see's' herself  'In Love' with Paul. And actually looses it when Julie announces thier engagement!  

Niki never intends to fall in love with be Diego her preten/fake boyfriend but this is a love story so they kind of have to fall for each other.  Right? 

I was a little (only a little) disappointed in the ending.  Only because it was abrupt.  But it was a happy ever after. 

A Christmas Date was a great RomCom.  There was one bedroom scenes but other than the fact they weren't married Ma Ma really  wouldn't blush.  

I received an audio copy from Net Galley and enjoyed the female narrator.  

On my tbr pile are the other titles in this series.  

I received a complimentary copy. 

My review will appear on Amazon, Net Galley and Good Reads. 


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