Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Sarah's Review of The Kiss before Midnight by Sophie Pembroke

What They Say:

Heading home to Liverpool for Christmas, Molly Mackenzie isn’t just looking forward to the mulled wine and mince pies – she’s got high hopes for who she’ll find under the mistletoe this year!

Unable to forget the delicious near miss with her brother’s best friend, Jake, last New Year’s Eve, Molly’s got a new resolution at the top of her list: seduce Jake and get this crazy chemistry out the way before it has serious repercussions on the rest of the Mackenzie family.

Only Molly has underestimated the magic of the holiday season… The more stolen moments in the snow that she shares with Jake, the more determined she is to make it a whole lot more than just a kiss before midnight.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the festive warmth of a heart-meltingly romantic novella from Sophie Pembroke!

What Sarah Say's

It might be a bit early and I apologies, but this was read as part of the Netgalley Challenge.  This was a brilliant festive read.  I thoroughly enjoyed it from the moment I started it and despite it not been remotely like Christmas outside I forgot it wasn’t the festive season.  It was beautifully written and had me gripped from the moment I started it.  I read the first couple of chapters on my lunch break and could not stop thinking about it until I was able to read it again when I got home. 

The characters were so likeable and easy to connect with.  I could just imagine exactly the relationship Molly and Jake had; it was like I was actually there experiencing the tension and secret knowing looks with them.  I loved the family theme and how true to life it was.  I wasn’t sure how it would work out whether the family links would really come between them and they would achieve the goals they set themselves well Molly at least…..don’t worry I won’t spoil it you will have to read it and find out for yourself.  If you don’t read it you will definitely be missing out on a wonderful festive read, well perhaps when it gets closer to the big season if you aren’t into reading them early.

As well as the romantic thread it was really heart warming to read about a family Christmas celebrations and traditions that are a bit like my own.  It was lovely to think about my own festivities and has got me excited about these years’ festivities already.

I don’t want to just go on repeating myself about the same things over and over but it was a heart-warming festive read that I couldn’t put down and I highly recommend it to anyone that loves a Christmassy read.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is the first of this author I have read but I will definitely be reading more.

5 out of 5 stars


About The Author

I’ve been dreaming, reading and writing romance for years, ever since I stayed up all night devouring Harlequin Mills and Boon novels as part of my English degree, and promptly gave up any pretext of enjoying tragic stories. After all, what’s the point of a book without a happy ending?

Sophie Pembroke has been writing romance for years, ever since she stayed up all night reading Mills and Boon novels as part of her English degree at Lancaster University. She loves to set her contemporary romance stories in the places she has lived - from the wilds of the Welsh mountains, to the gentile humour of the English country village, or the heat and tension of a London summer. She also has a tendency to make her characters kiss in castles. 

Currently, she makes her home in Hertfordshire, with her husband and daughter. She writes love stories in her little spare room office, while drinking too much tea and eating homemade cakes. Or, when things are looking very bad for her heroes and heroines, white wine and dark chocolate.

Sophie keeps a blog at www.SophiePembroke.com, which should be about romance and writing, but is usually about cake and castles instead. 

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