Title: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
Author: Jenny Hale
Release Date: October 16th 2015
Genre: Romance, Chick Lit, Christmas
An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.
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?
Abbey works as a nurse, but her dream is to work as an interior designer. She is very loving and caring about the people around her, she wants the best for her son and her father, who is sick. Abbey gets a chance to get closer to her dream, when she is going to decorate Nick Sinclair’s mansion. That chance can be a good kick to her career as she can add the photos of her work to a portfolio, and the money is also very well needed. Nick is a workaholic and doesn’t seem to see further from the work. While Abbey is doing her work, they slowly get to know each other and she shows him that there’s so much more than work in the life. It takes time for Nick to realize the importance of Abbey and her son in his busy life, but eventually things start to change.
I really enjoyed the book, all the characters were very likeable, even the cat Señor Freckles, who sometimes wanted to steal the show with his demeanour. It had a nice Christmassy/wintry feeling to it, but what I enjoyed even more were the warm relations between the characters and how they all cared for each other, no matter the circumstances.