A Christmas Date
Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year.
December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion.
And when her baby sister a ...more
If you could see me you would see that I have a BIG smile on my face, I have found me another wonderful author! I love a book that completely engages you and captures your heart! The storyline in this book was not original, in fact it has been done many times before and the author even mentions that in the book... but these characters were so electric, they completely drew me in!
Nikki is not in the holiday mood, in fact she wouldn’t mi ...more
Nikki is a successful, single career woman who is reluctantly going home for the holidays. After finally deciding that she’s had enough with her family questioning why she’s still single, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
I loved these characters and their antics a ...more
After not being much of a holiday book reader in my reading life, this year, I’ve been on a spree of collecting holiday reads. A Christmas Date is a standout amongst the pack.
Nikki is not a fan of the holidays. Being single and independently so is hard this time of year. When she would rather be working, she is forced to take time off and observe how romantic everyone feels about Christmas.
Everything comes to a head wine Nikki’s sister ...more
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Nikki has been in love with Paul for many years since they were teenagers but when Paul started dating her younger sister Julia a couple of years ago she knew he was out of bounds forever and it broke her heart.
When her sister announces, just before Christmas, that the two are engaged Nikki puts on a brave face but is absolutely devastated. Then she learns that when she goes home to her parents for Christmas the loved-up Julia and Paul will be ...more
Oh, come on… You sleep in the candy shop every night, and you want me to believe you’ve never thought of tasting the candies?
If Diego was a real boyfriend, and not one paid to endure my family, I’d be dying of shame at their ill-concealed eagerness. Mom and Julia look like wolfhounds with the scent of a bone fresh in their nostrils.
“Your mom and your old crone of an aunt always complain you’re never going to find a man. But I told them how wrong they were, and bet Dora a pie you ...more
First of all I want to start by saying how festive the cover is I love it, it sums up A Christmas Date.
A Christmas Date is the third book in the series, but my first book. I had absolutely no problem quickly settling into the story.
I really enjoyed reading this Warm, Cosy, feel good, light hearted Romp.
It had Romance, Fun, Family Drama, sibling rivalry, Mishaps, Sass, Fake Dates, Secrets, all around the Festive Season.
Nikki hates Christmas, but most of all she hates s ...more
I’m a fan of fake relationships and this one is perfectly executed. Nikki is very successful in her career. She is not very lucky when it comes to love. In fact, her sister is dating the man of her dreams and Nikki just wants to get through the holidays unscathed. In the run-up to Christmas Nikki tries to avoid long con ...more
I guess that this is a festive trope that will never grow old for me and I love new twists on it. What I go here was a refreshingly funny – I mean really funny- tale. The stressful family Christmas situation, the embarrassment and the arguments that end up being less awful than was expected ...more
Camilla Isley is the author who’s books I noticed before and some of them are on my tbr list, but I still didn’t read them for one reason or another (you know how it goes, too many books, so little time and similar excuses).
When I saw her email in my mailbox I was surprised, to say the least. I always ...more
Well I was completely wrong - ok the hiring of a fake date for whatever reason has been done before and the book even makes a point of referencing some films where that is the case in it - so although you are going into this with a fairly good idea of how it may all end up - the journey is still incred ...more
I would like to sincerely apologize to Pink Bloom Press for posted a late review for A Christmas Date now just 2018 was not a great year for me health-wise and I am still struggling with my health this year as well. But let's go onwards and talk about my review and not talk about my health issues now, shall we ...more
Unfortunately, I just didn't feel the chemistry between Nikki and Diego. It felt like it went from very friendly to all of the sudden they were in love. The book needed to be another 50-100 pages to fit in all the tension that there needs to be to in order to execute a fake relationship properly. There was no slow burn or discussion of feelings. Then, as typical cliche romances go, they broke up b ...more
I love Sophie Kinsella books as they have the dry humor to them, great characters and writing... This new Author to me is her contender!....
This was Brilliant!!!!
Nikki Hires Diego an actor to be her holiday, boyfriend as her sister has gotten engaged to the love of her life....
sprinkled with snow and Nikki the christmas scrooge... the story was predictable but the writing style made it brilliant huge 5 star and will definitely read this Author again.
Although Nikki is not really keen on Christmas, this year she might receive more than she bargained for or will it all go up in smoke?
I truely enjoyed this book. It's funny, it's playful but it also has a more serious underlayer about rekindling certain relationships and revelations.
Winter is slowly creeping up on us as well, so if you want to shut the wo ...more
Nikki hates the holiday season, especially since a trip home is looming over her head. She keeps trying to avoid her mother and sister, but then her sister, Julia, shows up wanting to take her to lunch. Things go from bad to the worst when Julia brings Paul, Nikki’s best friend from college, whom she has been crushing on for years. Over lunch, Julia and Paul announce their engagement. The prospect of the holidays just got a whole ...more
I feel unable to explain my discomfort and dissatisfaction without spoilers, so don't read if you plan on picking this book up.
The relationship went from to complete stran ...more
The story was hilarious, and Nikki was a wonderful protagonist. I could identify with her so easily, and the best part was that she was able to admit her imperfections (especially to her best friend Blair--they really have the perfect friendship) and still go over the top a little with her crazy solut ...more
It was too long since I've read a new chick-lit written by Camilla Isley, this book just refreshed my memory and her fabulous writing style enchanted me once again.
Nikki,our heroine,is a smart and successful businesswoman but she's dreading to go home alone this Christmas because she doesn't want to be pitied by her family so she hires a beautiful guy to be her fake boyfriend for the week,easy peasy,right?But she didn't remember that Christmas is a magic time and sometimes also the unthinkable
But do you know what … why I actually overlooked all those aspects? It’s because it’s Camilla Isley. And Camilla has a delightful way of telling a story and reeling the reader in with her cute but ...more
This book delivers everything it’s supposed to and I was left very satisfied with reading it.
The Christmas Date was a sweet, feel good romance novel and I quite enjoyed it!
I loved this book, I thought the story was lovely and it was a really fun one to read!
The setting was great and I loved the characters, they worked really well together and I enjoyed getting to know them. The story has a great flow and it is a very easy one to read and took me just a few hours.
I didn’t realise at the time that this is the third book in the series, but it reads absolutely fine as a stand alone, and I haven’t read the two previous books myse ...more
What an absolute must-read this holiday season! 'A Christmas Date' is the third installment in Camilla Isley's 'First Comes Love' series, but not having read the previous two myself, I can honestly say it can easily be read as a stand alone novel. Although, like me, I'm sure you'll be wanting to read those previous two the second you finish this one.
Starting the story off with a hired fake boyfriend, this could ha ...more
She's a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading--duh!--cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies--popcorn, please. She's a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn't ...more