Review: Christmas is Cancelled

Posted 7th December 2014 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

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.

Review: Christmas is CancelledChristmas is Cancelled by Aurelia B Rowl
Series: Christmas is Cancelled #1
Published by Carina on 1st December 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Love & Romance
Pages: 158
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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It’s impossible to forget…

Matilda ‘Tilly’ Carter has had the week from hell – and now, with all trains cancelled, it looks like Christmas will be too! With a mascara-streaked face, a broken heel and nowhere to go, there’s never been a worse time to run into the man who once broke her heart. Especially when he looks better than ever.

The one that got away…

For Dean, Christmas has always been hard. The Tilly standing before him is no longer the firecracker of his memories—even if the way she makes his heart race hasn’t changed at all. He is determined to uphold the promise that kept them apart nine years ago. But spending a cosy Christmas with Tilly would break a better man and each accidental touch, heated look and stolen kiss is taking its toll on Dean.

After all this time, can the magic of Christmas bring Tilly and Dean together at last?

Firstly thank you to Carina for providing me with this book via Netgalley. I love Christmas and as soon as I read the summary I knew I wanted to read this book. I was thrilled when it got approved.

We start off on Christmas Eve, with Tilly at the train station her suitcase in hand, panda eyes and a broken shoe, she thinks things can’t get any worse when she finds out her train is cancelled and there are no more until after Christmas. With no job, no home and no way to get to her brother’s for Christmas Day Tilly finds herself slumped on a bench. Tilly wasn’t expecting to run in to the love of her life. The one she always compared every man to. Her brother’s best friend Dean. After 10 years of course this was the time she would bump into him. I really liked Tilly, she is feisty, independent and strong. After what she went through I don’t think I would have made it out of bed for weeks.

Unbeknown to Tilly, Dean has always liked her. Even when he broke her heart on her 18th birthday. He didn’t do it because he didn’t love her. He did it because he is a man of integrity. He made a promise to Tilly’s brother and he will do his damnedest to keep to it. Even if after 10 years she still gets his heart racing. Dean is a good man. He’s been through a lot. He has his secrets and I thought he was very brave for what he did and for telling Tilly and Phil. I had little tears in my eyes when he was telling them.

This is a sexy short christmassy read that will have you laughing, screaming and crying. This book is very moving and Aurelia has a way of dragging you right in to the story. I have 2 more books by Aurelia on my TBR pile and I cannot wait to get stuck into them.

About Aurelia B Rowl

Aurelia B. Rowl lives on the edge of the Peak District in the UK with her very understanding husband, their two fantastic children, and their mad rescue mutt who doesn’t mind being used as a sounding post and source of inspiration. She regularly wows them all with her curious, hastily thrown together meals when she gets too caught up with her latest writing project… or five!… and she has developed the fine art of ignoring the housework.

Aurelia B. Rowl writes young adult, new adult and contemporary romance. To find out more about Aurelia, or check out her latest news, you can visit her website:


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