If you didn't know already, I recently reviewed Lynsey's A Summer of Hopes and Dreams for a previous blog tour with Neverland Blog Tours. When I got the e-mail that this book was a continuation of that story I couldn't get my hands on it. Literally. I devoured this story in an afternoon.
Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?
Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.
Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!
As normal I start with the cover and blurb. I love how it's exactly the same as the previous book just different colours. The tree in the background is SO CUTE and Christmassy. Then we come to the blurb. THE BLURB PEOPLE. CLEO IS PREGNANT!!!! YAAAAAS.
In the beginning of the book, I found it a little hard to focus because as we are brought up to speed on what's happened. The scenes cut and change quite a bit which was a little disorientating. I found myself relating to a lot of things in this book, for example, I am the one trying to convince my other half to move to Australia!
Even though Amanda is technically the antagonist of the previous book, I absolutely love her as a character and was so glad to see her back again. Cleo goes on a pretty emotional journey over the course of this book and I felt every single one of them with her.
The ending was absolutely perfect. Overall, another beautifully written story which is perfect sir snuggling up on the sofa with.
Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)
A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.
When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…