I'm delighted to be joining the blog blitz for Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin and today you can catch my review. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
Christmas has arrived at Hope Island, promising snowflakes, surprises and plenty of seasonal joy. So snuggle up and fall in love at Mistletoe Cove …
Growing up on Hope Island, Eden Lancaster always believed that if you wished hard enough for something, dreams really could come true. But Eden’s greatest wish is also her biggest secret: she has been completely in love with her childhood friend, the charming and attractive Dougie Harrison, for as long as she can remember. And he has no idea.
When Dougie leaves his successful life in New York to return home to Hope Island for good, Eden can’t escape her feelings. Her heart is full of hope that her romantic dreams are finally, at long last, going to come true…
This Christmas could change everything. But can a lifelong friendship really turn into the perfect romance? And will Eden get the happily ever after she’s always wished for?
Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is like a warm hug on a cold winter’s day. The perfect treat this Christmas for fans of Debbie Johnson, Cathy Bramley and Miranda Dickinson.
I have absolutely adored this series along with it's wonderful set of characters so I couldn't wait to read this last instalment. However I also felt a little sad that it was coming to an end and I have to admit to longing to read Eden and Dougie's story as soon as they were mentioned. Christmas at Mistletoe Cove can be easily classed as a standalone as you get some background information within this story. However you really are missing out on such a wonderfully romantic series so I definitely urge you to start at the beginning.
There is such a playful friendship between Eden and Dougie that just drew me into their story. I loved their interactions and I was smiling away to myself throughout. Dougie is flirty and cheeky which was a perfect combination I think I may have got a little crush on him myself. It makes a lovely change to have a male lead with red hair then couple it with green eyes I think I was swooning a little. They already have a close and tactile friendship but there is also that lovely bit of realism whenever they were together that made things so perfect. Eden is a strong character except when it comes to Dougie after years of loving him but never telling him there is this vulnerability to her that was so endearing.
As ever it was so lovely to catch up with the characters in the previous books who all try to help Eden and Dougie figure everything out. I have to give a special mention to Finn he was hysterical as usual and it always became even funnier when Lucy joined in the conversation. I was half cringing and half giggling, I love them!
There are some lovely themes of friendship, love and family that combines to make a really gorgeous story that pulled me right in. It really is the perfect heartwarming story and guaranteed to bring you a lovely feeling of Christmas cheer! I know for a fact whenever I pick up a book by Holly Martin I will be reading a story with engaging characters that will have you rooting for their happy ever afters. It's a wonderful will they won't they story but the question is will their dreams come true this Christmas?
Holly Martin has a special way of creating stories that seem truly magical and if you are in need of a little bit of Christmas sparkle then look no further!
A beautifully romantic story that is guaranteed to melt your heart!
With thanks to Kim at Bookouture for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. She is the bestselling author of 18 books