Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Review! Kiss Me On This Cold December Night by Charlotte Phillips

The bit on the back…

Christmas in London – a time for late night shopping on Regent’s Street or ice skating at Somerset House under a blanket of twinkling fairy lights, the warming, welcoming aroma of mulled wine in the air…

Or, alternatively, a time for bumping into the ghosts of one night stands past in Ella Scott’s case!
Checking into her boutique hotel for a weekend of Christmas shopping, the last person Ella expects to bump into at reception is Tom bloody Henley – ambitious doctor, highly eligible bachelor and with whom she had the most unbelievable, mind-blowing brief encounter five Christmases ago.

But Ella slipped out quietly the morning after all those years ago for a reason and although Tom’s got a look on his face that suggests Christmas has come early, there’s no way she’s going to be repeating past mistakes… right?

This is the third novella in Charlotte Phillips’ Do Not Disturb series. You can check out my reviews of Your Room or Mine? and Did SomeoneOrder Room Service? by clicking the links.

The novellas in the series all have a similar setting as the name of the series might suggest – in a hotel! I love this similarity throughout the series and also love the sense of escape that this setting creates where it feels like anything is possible!

This novella is all about main characters Ella and Tom. Ella and Tom are acquaintances of old and when they bump into each other at the reception desk old flames are ignited.

The one night stand that was never finished has stayed with both characters and when they see each other again the intensity of that spark between them really stands out. I loved how adamant Ella was that their past should stay in the past but I equally loved how honest Tom was with himself about his feelings! When Ella finally allows her feelings to play out the relationship between Ella and Tom is hot and sensual and I loved the almost fierce need they both had for each other.

This novella takes place in December in the lead up to Christmas and as such has some Christmassy London experiences thrown in which I just loved. This is a perfect read for the run up to Christmas!

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