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.A Gift to Remeber by Melissa Hill
Published by Simon & Schuster UK on 24th October 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Fiction, General, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon UK, Amazon US
Darcy Archer works in a small bookstore in Manhattan. A daydream believer, she refuses to settle for anything less than being swept off her feet by the perfect man… literally.
One day, when cycling to work, Darcy accidentally crashes into a sharply dressed gentleman walking his dog. He is knocked out cold, rushed to hospital and the poor pup gets left behind.
Wracked with guilt, Darcy takes the dog and makes plans to reunite him with owner, Aidan. As she discovers the mysterious stranger’s world of books, travel, adventure and all the wonderful things she’s ever dreamt about, Darcy builds a picture of this man and wonders if he could be THE ONE…
But does fantasy match reality? What happens when Prince Charming wakes up?
Will Aidan be the happy ever after she’s always imagined?
Firstly thank you to Simon & Schuster for approving me on Netgalley for this book. Unfortunately my TBR pile has been overflowing (so much so my kindle got full! but that is another matter) so it has taken me until now to read it. With it being nearly Christmas (I’m writing this in October hahah) I decided to make this my first festive read.
I have to say that this is a very festive read. It is set around a week before Christmas in New York. Those that know me know that I would absolutely LOVE to visit NY in December, one day I will but for now I am living vicariously through Christmas books set there (I’d love some more recommendations if anyone has any). It is the perfect Christmas scene. The snow, the decorations, the songs, Macy’s everything. I really love Christmas.
Darcy is a sweet, quiet, bookish girl. She has grown up with a huge love of books and spends her days working at Chaucers, a NY bookshop. This place sounds idyllic. Shelves stacked high with books upon books. Heaven. So Darcy is on her way to work one morning, she is rushing because she overslept and is late when she smacks, literally, into Aiden Harris, knocking him unconscious.
When Aiden wakes up he doesn’t remember anything, not just about the accident but about his entire life. So Darcy feeling guilty tries to help him remember. Darcy goes above and beyond to help Aiden but nothing she does seems to help. I enjoyed that some chapters were written from Aiden’s POV. It added to the suspense and mystery of his life.
I also loved Bailey the husky dog. I miss my parents dogs immensely and if I didn’t work would most definitely have at least one.
I really enjoyed this book and it will definitely not be the last book by Melissa that I read. I have all her others on my TBR pile and will be bumping them up. If you love a festive romantic read then pick this up now.
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