Sunday 6 September 2020

Blog Tour: Review of A Perfect Paris Christmas by Mandy Baggot

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Perfect Paris Christmas by Mandy Baggot. I have a review to share with you today and if you like the sound of that you can click here to order a copy of the book now. Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour for more exclusive content and reviews. 

Here's what it's all about...

United in grief. Pushed apart by tragedy.

Keeley Andrews knows more than anyone that you only live once. So when she receives an invitation to spend two weeks in Paris, all expenses paid, she jumps at the chance.

Ethan Bouchard has had the worst eighteen months of his life. He's ready to give up on everything, including his hotel chain. So when he meets Keeley, it simply isn't the right time.

As Keeley and Ethan continue to bump into each other on the romantic Parisian streets, they can't help but wonder whether this is fate telling them to let go of the past and leap into the future...

Head to Paris this Christmas and fall in love under the lights of the Eiffel Tower with best-selling author, Mandy Baggot.

Review: Well this was my first festive book of the season and I really enjoyed my little trip to Paris. It wasn't all Christmas all the time and so this is definitely safe to read as we make that transition from summer to winter. There is definitely sense of sadness which hangs over this book because the whole adventure is based around loss.

I really enjoyed the romance in this novel. It was very much a kind of enemies to lovers trope but with a twist on that which I won't spoil for you. The romance was slow burn and really quite unexpected in some ways and of course it taking place in Paris just ups that romance level a notch or two. 

I really liked Ethan as a character and liked that we got to hear things from his perspective as well as Keeley's. He was an interesting person and I loved watching his story develop over the course of the novel. Keeley was also an interesting character to read about because of her life thus far and the tragedy that has surrounded it but I really wanted to tell her to get a grip and get on with things at times. Her confidence definitely grew and changed as the novel progressed but I lost my patience with her at times. 

Not only do we have the Paris setting but we also have a hotel, in Paris, at Christmas setting and so the description of the scenes, particularly the interior design aspect of it was really enjoyable. I loved hearing about the decisions that were made when it came to the decorations and also how the design affected the future of the hotels. I enjoyed this book and it made for a good introduction into the festive season. 

About the author

Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer. The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK's Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy's books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian. Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1's Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor. Mandy is a member of the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

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