Title: A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas
Author: Darcie Boleyn
Release Date: November 7th 201
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Christmas
Lucie Quigley hates Christmas. It’s the time of year when everything goes wrong in her life. So this year, when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid at her friend Petra’s Manhattan wedding, she jumps at the invitation to escape the festivities.
Dale Treharne has been best friends with Lucie for as long as he can remember. He’s used to looking out for his oldest friend and when she asks him to be her plus one, he can’t seem to find a reason to refuse. Instead, he sees it as a way to help Lucie get through what is, for her, the most miserable time of the year.
In New York, as the snow starts to fall, Lucie and Dale start to realise that their feelings run deeper than just friendship. But can they overcome their pasts, and make it a very merry Manhattan Christmas?
Lucie is not really liking Christmas, but she has her own reasons, which aren’t revealed until you read the whole story. She is glad, when her friend invites her to a wedding that takes place in New York during Christmas. Lucie asks her best friend Dale to be her date to the wedding and as a real friend he agrees, even though he know that his parents are not really happy about him leaving at holidays. When they announce their plans, not all goes according to the plan and one little misunderstanding turn into a lot of white lies. It all escalates into a lie that Lucie and Dale are a couple and of course everyone is happy for them, if only it was true. When they finally go to the magical New York, not everything goes the way it was planned, someone’s heart gets broken and someone finds their true happiness, what has fate in store for Lucie and Dale?
It was a sweet story with great Christmassy scenes in New York. I enjoyed reading about Lucie and Dale’s story and glad that the story line was kept interesting until the end. It definitely makes you want to visit New York yourself!