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One Week 'Til Christmas

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas.

Isobel Bennett is waiting for the number 11 bus when a man quite literally falls into her lap. Snow is falling, Christmas lights are twinkling, and a gorgeous man with dark brown hair has just slipped on ice and is now pressed against Isobel.

Isobel knows she’s not imagining the chemistry betwee
Published November 1st 2019 by HQ Digital
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Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tour
❤❤❤❤ Adorable, funny and a perfect Christmas read!

You meet the man of your dreams.....sparkling blue eyes, dark hair and a smile that lights up the frigid winter air......the problem is ..he hates journalists...and you are one!

What's a girl to do?? When a gorgeous stranger knocks Isobel off her feet ( literally) and she ends up in the gutter covered in snow and almost plowed over by a bus-she finds herself gazing into his big blue eyes and wondering if she should yell at
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen is a quickie holiday contemporary romance that takes place in the days leading up to Christmas. With the short amount of time frame for this novella length book readers are of course going to find a case of insta-love involved in case that bothers anyone.

Isobel Bennett is a travel journalist who is used to being on the go and never quite sure where she will end up. Based out of Australia where Christmas falls during the hot months of summer I
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it

I came across this book kind of accidentally when I was on NetGalley's site and cover / blurb caught my attention. And thanks to Netgalley and Harper Collins, they were so generous to given this ebook to me.

This book was short but it was so sweet. I liked how Tom & Isobel's relationship grow. Story went on kind of slow pace but I really enjoyed it just the way it is because it didn't felt like everything happened too fast and this left me quite satisfied. I just have a little bit issue abou
NAT.orious reads ☽
4.25 festive ★★★★✩
This book is for you if… you need something small and cute to hit off the festive/wintery season. Short and enchanting, this book, although predictive for some, offers many moments to laugh out loud and snuggle deeper into the blankets.

Me throughout the entire book:

In all seriousnesses, this book was just what I needed to get into the mood to eat the first Lebkuchen of the season. I suddenly had this urge to hop on the next trai
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2019, blog-tour

Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas.

Fa la la la la fabulously festive, 179 pages of holiday bliss! This delightful story completely transported me to London the week before Christmas. Ice-skating, mulled wine, Santa Claus, Christmas caroling, and romance. Isabell and Tom have their meet cute when he literally falls into her lap. They have instant chemistry, but don’t exchange names. The next day Isabell finds herself in Tom’s office to interview him. This m
Dash fan
5☆ A Witty, Christmas Romance that will leave you Feeling Warm and Cosy inside!

One Week ‘Til Christmas is a charming, witty, heart warming, fun, Christmas romance.

Isobel is visiting her friend in London for a few days for Christmas.
But when she collides with a handsome stranger, he literally knocks her off her feet!Isobel never imagined their paths would cross again, especially not quiet so soon, when she turns up to interview her mystery man the very next day! ...more
Finitha Jose
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Being a hardcore fan who gobbles up all her beautiful rom coms, I surely deserve a Christmas present from Belinda Missen. And . . . voila . . . here it is . . . a magical Christmas romance set in the wintry London. It's beautiful, funny, romantic and so, what can I say, Christmaseque!
Beginning with an accident, fate has thrust Isobel into the arms of a popular actor and they have seven days to check whether the chemistry between them is for the long run or not. As you can expect this is a
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This is a relatively short read but definitely a good one to read as we head into the coldest months of the year.

The story is set as it states in the title, in the one week in the run up to Christmas. In a way it was lovely for Isobel to literally bump into someone she is very much attracted to. As she isn’t going to be in the UK for long though, I did fear whether there could be any real happy ending for her and Tom.

Isobel and Tom are lovely characters whose blossoming r
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I’m just like Halley’s Comet… Only I show up more often and I’m not as bright.

Most of my articles are written in pyjamas while I snack on a bag of jelly snakes and bemoan the fact I’m out of wine and too lazy to walk the block and a half necessary to procure another bottle,’ I added. ‘I’m surprised I don’t own seven cats and have bird’s-nest hair.

‘… my mother dressed my older sister and me in identical outfi
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One Week ‘Til Christmas was cozy, lighthearted and heartwarming romantic comedy with Christmassy feel. The book was about passion, dream, workplace relationship, love friendship, trust, and Christmas luck.

This was my second Belinda Missen book. Writing was charming. It was first person narrative in Isobel’s charming voice. Characters were interesting, setting was magical, filled with festivity and romance was sweet
Rachel McMillan
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not a huge fan of the trope where someone falls for a celebrity; but the winsome voice, surprising sense of humour and well crafted setting trumped that. Last year before setting off to London Christmas markets I picked up a Christmas set book that I hoped would get me in the mood for my trip. What I found instead was a read that had all the immersive charm of a copy and pasted wikipedia entry. I mention this because the starring character of the book is London— so magically so. It is very ...more
Devika Fernando
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you know that feeling when you reach ‘the end’ but desperately want the book to go on? That’s exactly the feeling I experienced with “One Week Til Christmas”. It’s such a feel-good read, I’m sure it’ll leave me with a blissful smile for days.

For me, this novel has got it all: totally swoon-worthy hero (one of those with real emotions and a soft heart AND the perfect looks); a heroine who’s intelligent, charismatic, authentic and not afraid to take matters into her own hands; a fun
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Is it too early for a Christmas read? Well, I don’t think so!

This incredible book put me in an advanced Christmas spirit and I’m not complaining. I really enjoyed the special holiday vibe this book gave me.

The story was incredibly sweet and very enjoyable. I truly loved the whole point of meeting someone by accident, slowly falling in love with them, and then having to make difficult choices about career, future, and basically about life in general. These are the topics t
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"What an wonderful book. A total delight from the very begining to the end...."
Thank you netgalley and HQ digital for approving this book. This one is my first Belinda Missen book and I have to say that I completely loved it! The cover attracted me first and after reading the unique blurb I simply couldn't wait to read this one.
Tom and Isobel's story is unique and a breathe of fresh air. Everything from their unorthodox first encounter to their week long love affair was like fairytal
Fernanda Granzotto
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
*Thks Netgalley and HQ Digital for providing me with an arc of this in book in exchange for an honest review*


This was a 4 star book until the last 100 pages where an unnecessary plot happens that made me angry and made me like the book less. 🤷🏻♀
Karen Foster
Nov 08, 2019 marked it as to-read
Free today on Kindle 😊🎄
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a couple of Belinda’s books now. I have thoroughly enjoyed those that I have read. I read each new book that she releases whilst at the same time trying to catch up with her previous books. I read the synopsis for ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ and I just knew that I had to get hold of a copy as soon as possible. ‘One Week ‘Til Christmas’ isn’t officially released until 1st November 2019 but I was fortunate enough to have a sneaky peek at a review copy ...more
Karen Whittard
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Swoon worthy romance, laugh out loud comedy, more drama then you can shake a stick at and a beautiful Christmas magically feel that is sure to put everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Let me set the scene. The snow is falling all around you, Christmas lights sparkle their magic twinkling in the star light. Isobel is sitting at the bus stop waiting for her bus home when gorgeous Tom literally slips on some ice and landed literally in her lap. The chemistry is instantaneous. But feeling embarrassed T
Angela Groom
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
One week till christmas is a contemporary novel that takes place the week before christmas. The book flows lovely and you find yourself turning the pages without noticing.
Isobel Bennett is a writer and travel journalist who is always off galavanting somewhere to write a report. She is from Australia but finds herself in London during the festive season and slip sliding literally into a handsome stranger who she then bumps into again the following day.

This is the read thats a perfect
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed this book via Netgalley.

ONE WEEK 'TIL CHRISTMAS by Belinda Missen is engaging, entertaining, and sure to make your heart swoon as you get caught up in this wonderful love story.

Isobel works as a travel writer for a newspaper back in Australia that tends to take advantage of her kind nature. Yes, she gets to meet lots of wonderful people and enjoy so many beautiful places but she also misses out on so many family events and special moments, and Isob
Andrea (Hammock and Read)
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This super cute Christmas season book was perfect for the winter season. It will make you believe in Christmas love magic. Set it London you just wish you were walking the winter markets with them during it all.

Isobel is a travel writer that is on holiday in London but her boss asks her to do a last minute interview which leads her on a crazy week full of love, memories, ice skating, mulled wine, and shopping trips all with a dreamy man.

Tom is a TV star, theater geek, romantic, and mostly a no
Eva (ReadWhileItRains)
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas, 2019
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

One Week 'Til Christmas by Belinda Missen is a fun, festive read that will get you in the Christmas spirit!

It's a well-paced book that has likeable characters and a captivating setting. It follows travel writer and photographer Isobel who has arrived in London before she goes to Melbourne for Christmas. She doesn't expect to literally bump into famous actor Tom Bracken and have her life
Hannah Heartss
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it

I adore Christmas and this one of my favourite festive reads so far this year. From their meeting, I was hooked. This book was anything I was hoping for and more. I found myself grinning throughout the read. I don’t typically like books set in the U.K. but there was something magical about this one.

It really made me wish this was my life. Isobel was one of my favourite characters while both of the main characters were so likeable and I loved Estelle too.

Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Christmassy. Clean romance if you’re wondering. Cute story with very little chemistry. But I did love the Christmas in this one. I felt like I was in the streets of London trying to ice skate and could take in all the smells. It’s also free today on amazon kindle!
Merry Christmas 🎄
Misfits farm
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Isobel is a travel journalist and is in London for a few days visiting a friend. She literally bumps into Tom one day and finds that he is to be the subject of one of her interviews a few days later. When she bumped into him she had no idea that he is a famous face. when he asks her on a date to make up for the accident she leaps at the chance but then decides that as she is only here for the week then there is little point taking it any further. This one crept up on me. To start with, I wasn’t ...more
Joshua O.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Is it safe to say that I'm the first male reader that gives a review to this warm-hug-of-happiness book? This is relatively short as expected with the title, but a good read for those who want to feel Christmassy before December and also for those who are just looking for another rom-com read.
'I like you much more than I should,' I confessed.
'And how much should you like me, do you think?' he asked, giving my shoulder a reassuring squeeze.
'Considering I'm a
B.R. Maycock
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anyone on Twitter will know I regularly promote this author as I've had a few experiences previously with her books and have always fallen in love with the wonder and magic of her romances. Here was beyond no exception, and, actually has catapulted her into my 'authors I must read any new books of' (the title of this list is a work in progress!)

I also (Yes, I am getting to the review) think I need to start a 'best meeting of romantic leads' list (again I think I'd title it differentl
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
What happens when a gorgeous looking man bumps into travel journalist Isobel Bennett? 

Isobel wants more credibility in her job, but when her editor springs a last-minute assignment on her, she's not happy about interviewing an up and coming actor with little or no preparation. Her surprise? it's the man who collided with her the previous day. Neither can ignore the chemistry between them. Their attraction to each other getting more complicated even more so because she's on a deadline
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'One Week 'Til Christmas' is one of those books that I just could not put down, so much so, I read it in one sitting.

Set during the week leading up to Christmas, Tom and Isobel take us on a journey through London where the festive season is in full swing. Winter markets, ice-skating, mulled wine, mistletoe - all those Northern Hemisphere Christmas traditions. Being someone who celebrates Christmas every year in the Australian heat, being transported to London where it's completely th
Australian Travel journalist Isobel travels all over the world, and on her way home she gets the opportunity to spend Christmas in London. It’s cold, snowy and she quite literally bumps into Tom, the man of her dreams! She only has one week left in London, but there is no denying the chemistry between them is hot enough to melt the snow! What will Isobel do when it’s time to go home?...

A lovely festive read which is absolutely perfect for the Christmas period. It’s just the right siz
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Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.

Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.