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.The Mistletoe Pact by Jo Lovett
Also by this author: The First Time We Met, The House Swap, Just Friends
Published by Bookouture on 1st October 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Two single thirty-year-olds. One marriage pact. And a night in Vegas that’s about to change everything…
On Christmas Eve eight years ago Evie and Dan made a pact: if they weren’t married by thirty, they were going to marry each other. Of course, neither of them took it seriously, even if Dan has always been mesmerised by Evie’s beautiful smile, and Evie has always fancied Dan, her best-friend’s brother.
But then “it” happens. They wake up on Christmas Eve, the night before Evie’s thirtieth birthday in Vegas… married. In a honeymoon suite filled with hundreds of heart-shaped pillows, they realise too late what they’ve done – just like Ross and Rachel.
Surely if they just get a quickie divorce, they can go back to the way things used to be, right? If it wasn’t for the alcohol and Susan-with-the-huge-beehive-hairdo who just wouldn’t take no for an answer, none of this would have happened. They can just go back to being friends.
Except moving on is easier said than done when you've secretly loved each other forever… but if one of them doesn’t admit that, what happens to their friendship? If they don’t get together this time, what happens to the pact? Are they really ready to let it go for good?
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I really enjoyed Jo’s previous books so I knew I was in for treat with this one.
Evie is such a sweetie. I really liked her. Apart from Dan she has terrible taste on men. Evie goes for safe and quite frankly boring men because she thinks they won’t hurt her like every man has hurt her mum.
Dan, Dr Dan. I can see why Evie fell for Dan. He might be a man full of issues but underneath that is a heart of gold. Dan is just scared of getting hurt and hurting others.
I loved all the supporting characters on this. Sasha, Evie’s mum and little Autumn were my favourites.
I loved the way the book flicked between now and the past. I really liked seeing how things came to be.
This book is full of humorous moments, romantic moments and down right cringe moments. This is the perfect weekend escape!
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