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I fall in love with the way a writer writes. And I've added Camilla Isley to my list of writers that hold my attention, engage it, and who make getting back to their book the best thing. Thanks Camilla. Love your books.
I whipped through this book with ease; it was a joy to read. For one thing, the fake boyfriend scenario is one of my favorite Rom-Com storylines. I think my favorite part is that Nikki is rough around the edges, but still completely lovable. I’ve previously read I Have Never (the second in the series). And while there are references to things that happen in that book (Blair is Nikki’s best friend, and she was the heroine in I Have Never), A Christmas Date still reads as a stand-alone book.
Camilla Isley has a knack for flushing out characters and delivering believable chemistry in a short period of time. There were multiple times when I found myself smiling or chuckling out loud. What I found most endearing was that Nikki found support not only in Diego, but also in Blair. It’s so refreshing to see women supporting women. Also love that Blair got Diego’s fingerprints before allowing him to temporarily live with Nikki because at first I was like Nikki is crazy for suggesting they live together!
My only sadness with this book is that it ended at 91% on my kindle (because there’s a preview of another of the author’s works afterward). With that, I was not mentally prepared to say goodbye! I thought maybe there was an epilogue coming or just a few more precious Nikki/Diego moments. That aside, I’m very much looking forward to the next book in the series, To the Stars and Back.
There’s nothing better for readers than discovering a new fav author to enjoy. I began w book two in this series and then got book 3. It did not disappoint!
Our heroine in this story is a somewhat workaholic in Manhattan. Using work to avoid her family (who badgers her to find someone , aka get married, ugh) and fend off her broken heart, she finds a way to avoid the appearance of spinsterhood.
Enter Diego, an Irish-Italian dreamboat who fits (typecast) just the right guy to play the boyfriend to all appearances. If you think you’ve read this plot before, think again because the characters, dialogue, and situations are unique.
I love that the author does not make her characters cliche. They are believable, funny, and flawed to perfection. A romance I just couldn’t put down and have the bags under my eyes to prove it.
Yes it's like all holiday romcoms and I loved it! There's the cold executive that hates the Christmas spirit and falls in love with an unlikely suiter and there's a conflict and yeah they kiss and make up and realize how much they love each other.
Another page turner by Camilla Isley. Having to pop home for Christmas single once more while her younger sister has stolen the man she had a crush on and got engaged so a fake boyfriend is the order of the day. Told with love and humour throughout this is a feelgood easy read
My favorite in the series (so far, at least!) Great characters, funny, heartwarming story. Far-fetched, of course, but written well with surprisingly realistic characters and situations - with the sisters
I just finished my second book by this author, and I’m hooked. The humor, the repartee,the wit — it makes me feel like I’m hanging out with my best friend. This book is the “ end-all and be-all” of rom-com.