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 siste ...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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
There were family shenanigans, bickering, cute moments, a lovable protagonist, a dashing leading man, a great love story, the perfect best friend, and a full cast of adorable pets, all wrapped up in the Christmas sparkle...
I adored everything about this book!
Nikki is in love with her old friend Paul, who has been dating her younger sister Julia for 2 years when Julia announces th ...more
I have read every single book by Camilla Isley, can't say that for any other author, except for maybe Rowling. Camilla has the ability to weave a heart melting romantic comedy even if you know there are going to be standard tropes. So much so that every new book comes through I inhale them at feverish speed. "A Christmas Date" was no exception, this romantic comedy trope is fairly tried and tested in movies and other books but still the author breathes fresh air into it. You know how ...more
Nikki has a successful career that she works really hard at and close friends that she adores but with the Christmas holidays at home with her family looming, she is definitely not in the Christmas spirit. Nikki loves her family but it's hard having to listen about her perfect sister and her perfect fiancé - the guy who used to be her best friend a ...more
The story starts as Nikki is dreading Christmas and spending time with her family and her gloating sister, who is thrilled that Nikki’s one true love has proposed to her. Her only friend Blair is als ...more
I enjoyed it a lot. The plot was a bit predictable and, as a reader, I knew exactly where it was headed, but I liked all the characters and I really enjoyed the story. The play between the sisters was especially cute. Those of us who have sisters can relate.
Thank you to Kobo Writing Life and Pink Ink Press for the opp ...more
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