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One Week 'Til Christmas

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  786 ratings  ·  250 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 between them. But then his rid
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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 him, hit him or hug
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 must be fate, the p
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 train to rural Europe to roam the a
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 Isobel jumps
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 about th
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“The perfect holiday romance this Christmas!”

It looks like this has been changed to “an unforgettable winter romance” but still. Why even do that? You know the old saying about opinions, right? Reading is 100% opinions and reviewers like me are nothing but assholes, so using words like “perfect” right in the dang title are just sure to spurn disappointment. (I’d argue that this one was pretty forgettable too.)

I don’t particula
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!

The chemistry ignites between them
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 bumpy
Arpita (world of a book enthusiast)
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is a beautiful holiday novel. It is apt for light reading during the festive season. I loved the sweet and cute story of Isobel and Tom.
It all starts when Isobel is on the way to her friend's home and 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 literally on Isobel. This story is a must-read for people who are in complete awe with Ch
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 relationship grabs the re
DJ Sakata
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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 outfits. I remember once, my hair was braided so tightly I suspec
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
For readers looking for a warm, cozy Christmas romance oozing with charm, this book may be the perfect choice. When Tom and Is literally collide on the street, little did they know that there would be sparks flying. The only trouble is that there’s only a week left before Christmas and Is’ departure from London.

I think there’s a strong demand for books like this, but sadly it wasn’t for me. Way too cerebral and vanilla for my taste. I need more emotional depth and a strong antagonist, both of w
Fernanda Granzotto
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
*Thks Netgalley and HQ Digital for providing me with an arc of this 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. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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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.

It started with Iso
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for this digital ARC.
Isobel is a travel writer on vacation in London when a handsome man literally runs into her and knocks her over. They part ways without getting each other's names. She does a favor for her boss to interview a rising star Tom Bracken, only to discover he's the man from the day before who mowed her over! They quickly hit it off but she only has a week left until she flies home. They decide to make the most of it and enjoy her first Chr
Rachel Gilbey
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a simply charming and festive romance, from the first meeting between Isobel and Tom, which is rather memorable, to them meeting again and learning each others names, to just how they have spent a week in London.

If you are wanting a guided tour through some of London's best love festive occasions and events then this is certainly worth a read. As a Londoner I loved seeing the touristy side to my city, and was delighted to even note that the tube journeys and time to cross London undergroun
This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed her writing and the rhythm of the narrative.

Having found my HEA in a long-distance relationship, it bothered me a little that the heroine was always focusing on the difficulties and never ready to give love a real chance.

Apart from that, it was a sweet read and I particularly enjoyed the places they visited and how the author managed to take me there with them.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
In this book we follow Isobel. a travel writer who is in London for a week on her holiday. While waiting for a bus she accidentally gets knocked over by one of the most gorgeous men she has ever seen however she leaves before getting the chance to take his name and number. The next day she is asked by her boss to conduct an interview of a famous actor - it's him! They have one week before Isobel has to leave, are they meant to be?

Ok so this book started off great, little bit coincidental how its
Daniela (Only If For A Page)
Quick, we only have one week and it's Christmas.

Isobel, an Australian travel journalist, is about to spend the week leading up to Christmas in London, and while she's waiting for a bus, a man slips on the ice and falls in her lap. The next day, she gets a last-minute assignment to interview an actor called Tom Bracken, who she knows nothing about, and you guessed it - it's the slippery man (haha). One thing leads to another and they find themselves enjoying pre-Christmas London activities to
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
Caitlyn Lynch
If, like me, you enjoy fanfiction as well as original fiction, you're going to recognise a lot of things about this story, because it's basically a Famous Actor/Mary-Sue OC (original character) Meet-Cute. Tom is a Famous Englishman who could be Tom Hiddleston (definitely my first pick for the role) or maybe Benedict Cumberbatch or Kit Harington or Richard Madden, and Isobel, the story's first person narrator, is very much a blank slate for the reader to project themselves onto. There's almost no ...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
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 funny meet-cute
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 that I really like seeing
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars, rounded up ... because it's the Christmas season, and I'm feeling sentimental. :)

If someone were to take all of the things I love most about contemporary romances ... meet cutes, celebrity romances, destination travelogs where two people just enjoy finding the heart of locations ... throw in some Aussie and/or Brit locations/characters, and then wrap it all up in a Christmas bow, this story would be what came out in the end. This is a cute little Christmas novella that doesn't try to
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 fairytale encounter.
Jodie (That Happy Reader)
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn’t love a Holiday romance - and one set in the magical backdrop of London at Christmas? (sigh)

The story starts 7 days out from Christmas when Isobel, fresh from Heathrow, is on her way to spend the week with a friend. While running for a bus she is literally knocked over by Tom. Before a conversation can get started, Isobel needs to run to catch her bus. However, the following day Isobel receives a work assignment to interview an actor, who is none other than Tom. This interview leads
Fiction Addition Angela
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 pick up, bl
Read While It Rains
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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 🎄
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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.

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