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Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Step into Romantic Daze …
Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop – because there’s nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she’s helped a customer achieve their own ‘happily ever after’ by finding the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just sell ‘soppy presents and frilly pants’ as her brother’s infuriating best friend, Eli, is so fond of suggesting.
The sad fact is that whilst Daisy is helping others with their love lives, hers is non-existent. But when unusual circumstances take Daisy and Eli on a road trip from London to rural Wales, will she finally get the happily ever after to her own Christmas love story?
This is a heartwarming second chance romance with her brother’s best friend!
Daisy and Ben Kirk are fraternal twins. She owns a gift shop, Romantic Daze, where she tries to help customers find that special gift for their partner and not just for Christmas, though that’s when she’s busiest. She lives in a flat above the shop and her father and brother live in a flat above hers. This close knit family also includes Ben’s best friend, Eli, who has always joined the family for meals, events and just about everything. When they were sixteen Eli and Daisy were a couple but things went wrong, though Daisy has always loved him. She’s surprised when she’s invited to join him and Ben attending a wedding reception, along with Erin who works with Ben. Daisy is definitely getting mixed messages from Eli. He seems to be attracted to her again but can she trust him with her heart again? When Ben disappears he’s the person who comes to her aid. Will this help break down the barriers to their potential HEA or is there no chance for love?
This is a fun story and something of a surprise to me as it is an intriguing tale with potential spies, new folk to investigate, the search for Ben and several romances all intertwined in a mystery. Get ready for dramatic chases, a country cottage, ferry journey, seasickness and laughs as this story unfolds. It is a great read that certainly left me with a smile on my face!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Author Bio –
Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.
She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.
In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning eReader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.
Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/HannahPearl_1
Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read this delightful story.