Ok, it’s only the first week of November, but I have contender for my favourite Christmas read of the year. This was such a lovely and festive story!
I have to admit I have a particular soft spot for Christmas books with a UK setting, and this one was done so perfectly – the little references to places (and foods!) really made it feel like England to me.
I also really enjoyed all of the references to Christmassy pop culture – especially the Christmas movie references.
I loved that the focus was as much on the family relationships as on Eloise and Cara’s respective romances. The whole family dynamic was very sweet – although we don’t see a whole lot of them throughout the book the parents reminded me a bit of the parents in Gavin and Stacey.
Another thing I really liked about It Won’t be Christmas Without You was that it is pretty short. I know that might sound a bit weird, but when it comes to these sweet, cosy, Christmassy books I do like something that I can read in just a sitting or two.
I was interested to see the author, Beth Reekles, also wrote The Kissing Booth, which was adapted to a movie by Netflix. I really enjoyed the writing, and now I’m keen to check out her backlist.
Overall, I thought this was quite delightful, and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re after a quick, cute festive read!
It Won’t be Christmas Without You by Beth Reekles
Out now from Harper Collins
Source: Free ebook from Harper Collins via NetGalley