I received this book for free From Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cocktails in Chelsea by Nikki Moore
Also by this author: Crazy Undercover Love, Skating at Somerset House, New Year At the Ritz, Valentine's on Primrose Hill, Strawberries at Wimbledon
Series: #LoveLondon #4
Also in this series: Skating at Somerset House, Valentine's on Primrose Hill, Strawberries at Wimbledon, Picnics in Hyde Park
Published by Harper Impulse on March 19th 2015
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: From Netgalley
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Fun & flirty short story from the exciting new chick lit author Nikki Moore!
Made in Chelsea?
Nathan Black is on a mission to prove himself. His family may be upper class and his cousin Matt might be a famous music producer, but he’s going to make it on his own. So as soon as he has enough money set aside, he’s quitting his bar-tending job on the King’s Road and opening up his own cocktail bar. He hasn’t got time for love, and definitely not with the spoilt Chelsea Princesses who flirt with him shamelessly every night. But is there something a bit different about the pretty blonde who’s just walked in?
Bournemouth girl Sofia Gold is reluctantly visiting old childhood friends in London for Easter weekend. Keenly aware she’s not part of their glamorous world, she’s more comfortable riding a surfboard than wearing designer dresses and towering heels… although she’s always had a soft spot for cocktails.
It’s never really bothered Sofia that she’s ‘one of the boys,’ and that her romantic experiences have been amazingly unspectacular, so when she meets gorgeous Nathan, why does she find herself faking an accent and pretending to be a London socialite? It can’t be anything to do with impressing him, can it? After all, she’s only in the capital for a few days…
But one impulsive kiss later, they both find themselves wishing for things they didn’t know they wanted.
Spring in Chelsea – will love blossom?
Those of you that follow me on twitter know that this week I’ve been joining in with the #HIReadathon. I decided to start with the #LoveLondon series because I’ve had them for a while and I just love Nikki’s writing.
Cocktails in Chelsea follows Sofia who is a sweet but slightly insecure girl. She thinks of herself as a bit of a tomboy. She doesn’t think they guys look at her as girlfriend material just as a friend. She has every other part of her life figured out; she has a great job and great friends if only she could figure out how to act around a guy she fancies.
Sofia meets Nathan when she’s visiting her ‘friends’ Tori and Christie in London. They visit Tori and Christie’s favourite bar where he works. Nathan is a great guy who’s sick of seeing entitled rich kids treating him like he’s just the help. Like he has no ambitions of his own. He’s also smoking hot. Which of course means Sofia has no idea how to act around him.
I found Christie to be rather annoying but I really liked Tori once she her let herself go.
I really enjoyed this fun and flirty story. It’s a perfect summer’s evening read.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Goodreads Challenge (2015)
- Netgalley Challenge (2015)