“each of them consumed with their own uncertainties, their own dramas, yet for the first time realizing that they didn’t need to face the future alone.”
A wonderfully warm-hearted and laugh-out-loud funny romantic comedy for fans of Just Haven’t Met You Yet and Mhairi McFarlane.
When Leila finds herself on the painful end of yet another disastrous break-up, no amount of Ben & Jerry’s and trashy rom-coms can cheer her up. And so – to the amusement of her friends and family – Leila takes a more drastic approach to dealing with heartbreak: she swears off sex for an entire year.
Luckily, she has plenty to keep her mind off men. Between starting a business with ice queen Lucy, straightening out her sister Tasha’s tangled love life, and running a blog read by thousands of single ladies, Leila is soon snowed under. But she can’t help finding a little time for irresistible architect Nick – Lucy’s funny and infuriatingly sexy brother.
After an unplanned encounter under the mistletoe, the Man Ban looks like it might be skidding to a halt. Has Leila found love when she least expected it?
Publishing Date: September 7, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
ISBN: 0008216533 (ISBN13: 9780008216535)
Goodreads Rating: 3.57
My Rating: 3.20
R E V I E W
I would describe this book in one word as “cute”
And for your knowledge, the cover of perfectly sums up the whole mood of the book, kudos to whoever made it.
I loved the whole family and staying together aspect of it but the book was just not enough to grab my attention for too long and actually be able to enjoy the overall plot. The beginning of the book was not at all that interesting to me and might have contributed to the fact that I couldn’t focus every time I came back to reading this. The writing style was sweet and all but not enough to really capture me, as I said before.
The characters are one of the strong points here though because I actually found them pretty relatable andI liked how in the last part, the author was able to portray how important staying together should be. Speaking of, the book did have a good progression and development when compared to the end because it ended up having a much clearer focus.
Nothing stood out to be too much here except for the fact that it was pretty much focused on Christmas.
It gives me a lot of those sweet and cold Christmas-y vibes and I have to say that this book would be good read during the month of December.
This was an okay read, nothing too bad or too good, but I think readers would be able to appreciate this more when they are in the mood for something to sweeten and warm them up during the cold weather.
A STANDALONE BOOK