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One Kiss Before Christmas by Emma Jackson

A gorgeously romantic festive read from the author of A Mistletoe Miracle, guaranteed to warm your heart this Christmas!


Could it be the start of her happy ever after?

Ashleigh could use a little Christmas magic. She’s still living in Brighton with her Nan — who could give the Grinch lessons in how to be miserable — her acting career has been reduced to playing one of Santa’s elves, and not even the prospect of a friend’s winter wedding can cheer her up…

That is until Olivier, the gorgeous French chef, reappears in her life. Or more accurately, next door.

When they were teenagers, Olivier would spend every other Christmas with his mother, who just happens to be Ash’s neighbour and owner of the best chocolate shop in England.

If anyone can bring a little sparkle back to Ash’s life, it’s Olivier. All she needs is one kiss before Christmas…

Feel-good and festive, this is the perfect romance to curl up with this winter!

Pre-order Link – http://bit.ly/OneKissBeforeXmas

My Review:

This is a delightful festive story about friendships, expectations, family and, of course, Christmas!

Ashleigh’s Mum left Ashleigh with her Nan so she could follow her dreams of stardom and she’s rarely returned to Brighton ever since, much preferring her US lifestyle to looking after her daughter. Ashleigh was following her Mum’s dreams to be an actor but she’s recently abandoned that idea, knowing it isn’t really what she wants to do, although she’s still one of Santa’s elves in the run up to Christmas. Her only problem is deciding just what she does want after that!

Meanwhile Oliver has returned to spend Christmas with his Mum, who lives next door to Ash and her Nan. He’s a chef, working for his Dad but not certain what he wants to do despite his Dad’s offer of promotion….

This is a story of life, changes, plans, dreams and romance. With friends planning to get married soon, a wedding dress to be made, others hoping to get approved to adopt a child and so many other things to decide will Ash and Oliver get an opportunity to kiss before Christmas and see if their mutual but secret attraction could be a deciding factor in some of those options? You’ll just have to read this lovely story to discover for yourself.

This is packed with family dramas, choices and love, a heartwarming read with a touch of festive magic that is lovely to escape into and I have no hesitation in recommending.

Thank you to Orion Publications and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

Author Bio –

Author of the Best Selling A MISTLETOE MIRACLE and contender for the Joan Hessayon Award 2020, Emma has been a devoted bookworm and secret-story-scribbler since she was 6 years old. When she’s not running around after her two daughters and trying to complete her current work-in-progress, Emma loves to read, bake, catch up on binge-watching TV programmes with her partner and plan lots of craft projects that will inevitably end up unfinished. Her latest romantic comedy, SUMMER IN THE CITY, was released in June 2020.

Emma also writes historical and fantasy fiction as Emma S Jackson. THE DEVIL’S BRIDE was published by DarkStroke in February 2020.

You can find out news about Emma via her website, by signing up to her newsletter at http://www.esjackson.co.uk or on:
Twitter: @ESJackson1

Instagram: @emma_s_jackson

Facebook @EmmaJacksonAuthor

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One comment on “One Kiss Before Christmas by Emma Jackson

  1. Carla
    November 7, 2020

    I like the sound of this one Elaine. I like when there is more to it than just a romance. Lovely review.

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