Monday, November 29, 2021

Meet Me In London: A Novel by Georgia Toffolo

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

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?

my thoughts:

What a delightful holiday read! I just LOVED Georgia Toffolo's latest book, Meet Me In London. It was such a cute and fun story. Perfect for a chilly day - just grab a cuppa and settle down somewhere comfy and dive right in.

Meet Me In London introduces us to Victoria and Oliver. She's an aspiring fashion designer, while he works for his family's business. The two are not having a happy Christmas season - Victoria's dreams are upended by the opening of a new store, while Oliver's department store is running behind schedule and his  mum wants him to bring his girlfriend home. What girlfriend? Oliver doesn't have one. Yikes! So, when Victoria and Oliver meet, he figures out a way to help Victoria and himself - pretend to be his girlfriend and he will find a way to help her out with her fashion design business. Say what? Talk about an unusual business arrangement. Suffice it to say, feelings start to show and secrets get revealed.  Soon, Oliver and Victoria are confused, hurt, and unsure about what to do. Can love really be the answer? Hmm...I suppose you'll have to read to find out. 

Overall, Toffolo has created an entertaining romance that will brighten your holiday season. Meet Me In London is a treat to read. Definitely check it out!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

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