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.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Meet Me in London by Georgia Toffolo
Also by this author: Meet Me in Hawaii
Series: Meet Me #1
Also in this series: Meet Me in Hawaii
Published by Mills & Boon on 15th October 2020
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
What do you do when your fake engagement starts to feel too real…
Aspiring clothes designer Victoria Scott spends her days working in a bar in Chelsea, and her evenings designing vintage clothes, dreaming of one day opening her own boutique. But these aspirations are under threat from the new department store opening at the end of her road. She needs a Christmas miracle, but one is not forthcoming.
Oliver Russell’s Christmas is not looking very festive right now. His family’s new London department store opening is behind schedule, and on top of that his interfering, if well meaning, mother is pressing him to introduce his girlfriend to her. A girlfriend who does not exist. He needs a diversion. Something to keep his mother from interfering while he focuses on the business.
When Oliver meets Victoria, he offers a proposition: pretend to be his girlfriend at the opening of his store and he will provide an opportunity for Victoria to showcase her designs. But what starts as a business arrangement soon becomes something more tempting, as the fake relationship starts to feel very real. But when secrets in Victoria’s past are exposed will Oliver walk away, or will they both follow their hearts and find what neither knew they were looking for…
Thank you to Mills and Boom for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I saw Toff on I’m a Celeb a few years ago and when I saw this book on netgalley the cover and the blurb drew me in.
Meet Me in London is a cute emotional romance. Our main character is Victoria. She is a small-time designer who manages a bar to help pay the bills. She also teaches a small class on clothes designing. Victoria is haunted by her past. I really liked Victoria. She’s one of those people that really cares. She wants to help people. the way she is with the girls in her class is just so sweet.
Oliver is gorgeous. He’s also a workaholic. I feel like Victoria really opens his eyes to the person he could be. He’s quite closed off at the beginning of the book but the more time he spends with Victoria the more he opens up and becomes the man he wants to be. Also, the chemistry between those two is off the charts!
This is one of the books that is set near to Christmas but it’s not Christmas with all the bells and whistles. It sort of runs in the background. The story could have been set at any time really. It is an uplifting light-hearted romance.
I love Victoria’s ‘squad’ as she calls them. They have been through so much and only they will understand. I’m so glad they managed to stay friends after what they went through. I am very excited to see where this series goes. I can’t wait to see the other girls books.
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