Thursday 30 January 2020

Review: It Won't Be Christmas Without You by Beth Reekles

From the author of the smash hit Netflix romcom The Kissing Booth!
Eloise, a self-confessed Christmas obsessive, can’t wait for the big day. Devoted to her Michael Bublé playlist, she’s organising the school nativity play and even her gorgeous Grinch of a neighbour, James, can’t get her down.
Her workaholic twin sister, Cara, on the other hand, plans to work over the holiday – and figure out what secrets her seemingly-perfect boyfriend George might be keeping from her.
The sisters used to be close but since Cara moved to London, everything’s been different. Only, Eloise isn’t giving up just yet, and with a white Christmas on the cards, Cara can’t fail to be moved by the magic of the season … can she?

Review: This book is short and sweet and super festive but I know you would love reading it at any time of year. This was exactly what I was looking for when I picked it up right before Christmas and I am so glad that I did. I kept turning the pages and humming the Christmas tunes and getting stressed over Christmas dinner just like these sisters!

I definitely identified with Elosie in this novel. She is super into Christmas and wants everything to be just perfect for the Christmas day. She is run off her feet at school and she feels it is really important to be together over Christmas. I also sympathised with Cara. We've all been the new one in a job and trying our level best to get noticed and make a good impression, but how much work is too much work?

I really loved the various plot points in this book. It had moments that felt like A Christmas Carol, moments of Trains Planes and Automobiles and then also a few moments that reminded me of aspects of The Family Stone. Speaking of movies, there are also some fabulous pop culture references in this book to Christmas songs and movies and I was here for them all the way. 

The romance in this book is super sweet. These women are not long out of college and moving onto not first loves but the one who comes after a first love and that was just fabulous to read about. Even if you are a little older than these characters (like me) you can recall back to that time and how wonderful it is to be discovering a new love at Christmas time. 

I just really enjoyed this book. I was appreciative of the speed of reading and the high level of festiveness throughout. Definitely put this one on your TBR for Christmas in July!

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