Wednesday 29 November 2017

Christmas Read ~ A Winter's Tale by Carrie Elks

30 November 2018

My thanks to the publishers for my review copy of this book

Book Blurb from the cover...

Struggling film student Kitty Shakespeare is determined to make the most of her new job as nanny to major producer Everett Klein's son, Jonas. It might not be exactly the career she'd hoped for when she moved from London to LA, but thanks to her habit of freezing up in interviews, this is her last chance to impress a key player in Hollywood – if she can get this right, then surely he'll take a moment to look at her work. However, what Kitty hasn't allowed for is Everett's sexy-as-hell brother, Adam – but love at first sight this is not.

Adam Klein may be sexy, but he's also gruff and rude and in no way ready to make a fool of himself over the nanny – not after the year he's had. All he wants to do hole up in his cabin and hide from the brother who destroyed his life. If only he could find it easier to ignore the way Kitty makes his heart race . . .

As Christmas approaches, Kitty and Adam come to realise that the course of true love never does run smooth – and just maybe, it's more interesting that way...

A heartwarming Shakespeare Sisters Christmas romance from the bestselling author of Fix You.

My thoughts...

When Kitty Shakespeare is employed as a nanny to the delightful, seven year old, Jonas Klein she doesn't bargain on making the acquaintance of Jonas's taciturn and decidedly, cheerless Uncle Adam, who seems hellbent on making Kitty's life as difficult as possible.

This delightful seasonal story really took me by surprise, not just from the beauty of its cover, which, it must be said is stunning, but also, in the strength of the story which really grabbed my attention from the beginning. Kitty is a feisty and determined heroine and from the very onset of the story is determined to make the most of a difficult situation. Her ongoing relationship with the adult Kleins is fun to observe, but it is in her burgeoning relation with the ruggedly sexy, Adam, where the story really starts to take flight.

I loved the snowy setting of West Virginia, a place I am never likely to visit but thanks to the author I feel as if I experienced life there through Kitty's eyes. The place is so beautifully described that I could feel the icy blast of snow and the flutter of flakes, and the wonderful romantic edge to the story is done with a strong sense of passion and more than a hint of intimacy.

I loved the references to Shakespeare at the start of each chapter which compliment perfectly what is to come. This is definitely one of those feel good seasonal reads which will really brighten up a cold, dark wintery afternoon , a perfect antidote to too much seasonal stress.

A Winter's Tale is the second book in The Shakespeare Sisters series of books by this author.

Carrie Elks lives near London, England and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. She loves to travel and meet new people, and has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK. An avid social networker, she tries to limit her Facebook and Twitter time to stolen moments between writing chapters. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.


Twitter @CarrieElks

A Winter's Tale is out tomorrow 30th November and is published by Piatkus


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