Hello again and welcome back! We’re here for day two, stop number two of four, for the Harlequin Holiday Romance Blog Tours I’m participating in. This book is definitely my favorite so far, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it. Let’s dive right in and find out about Meet Me in London by Georgia Toffolo.
Can I just say, how adorable is this cover and Georgia?! She wrote the cutest story I’ve read in a long time. Let’s find out more about it!
MEET ME IN LONDON
Author: Georgia Toffolo
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Publisher: HQN Books
Georgia Toffolo is a broadcaster and TV personality. She has been a firm favourite with the public right from the start of her TV debut, Made in Chelsea, all the way to winning over the hearts of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2018.
Georgia turned her eye to fashion and has curated two sell out collections with fashion retailer Shein. An ambassador for many British brands, both large and small, Georgia has also collaborated with Dyson, Baileys, Emma Bridgewater, Great British Racing, Foreo and Malibu amongst many more.
Most recently, Georgia has dived into the world of fiction by publishing her debut novel Meet Me in London with publishing house Mills and Boon. This is the first of an original series of four books following a group of lifelong friends and bringing personal anecdotes to life with humour and charm.
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 bring his girlfriend home for a visit. 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?
Have you ever read a book with the fake romance trope? They usually end up being a hilarious adventure, but this one was done so tenderly. Now for my review, I hope you enjoy!
My Review –
This is an adorable, heartwarming, feel good story of two strangers who bump in to each other on the street, leading to an agreement for a fake engagement. The characters are well rounded and show growth throughout the story. While we see the trope of a fake relationship, this story is so much more than that. A story of hope, of making the best of hard situations, and of fighting for what you love. It is set in the winter, with the ending around Christmas, which made it a perfect December read to cozy up with. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more books from this author, her writing style is beautiful.
Please let me know if you read Meet Me In London, or any other of the books from my tour stops. I’d love to hear your thoughts on them! Two more stops coming up, so I’ll see you again real soon. Have a wonderful weekend friends!
Positive Vibes & Happy Reading!