eARC Review – Every Day in December by Kitty Wilson

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Title: Every Day in December

Author: Kitty Wilson

Publisher: One More Chapter

Publication date: August 20th, 2021

384 pages

4/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

Two people. One month to fall in love.

Belle Wilde loves December. Yes, she’s just lost her job and Christmas is not a good time to find yourself ‘financially challenged’. And yes, her parents are still going on about the fact that she really should have it all together by now. But Belle believes that in December, magic can happen.

Rory Walters hates December. Whilst it looks like his life is together, he’s still reeling from a winter’s night five years ago when his life changed forever. Now back at home, he’s certain that this will be yet another Christmas to endure rather than enjoy.

But as midnight on December 31st draws closer, Belle and Rory’s time together is coming to an end. With a little help from a Christmas miracle could Belle find the one thing she really wants underneath the mistletoe?

Review

Every Day in December is a friends to lovers, almost second chance romance set in England at Christmas time. Rory is back in town to visit his mom as she has surgery for breast cancer and runs into Belle, a friend from college. Belle is newly unemployed, treated terribly by her family, and in need of a friend. Rory helps her out with work and they begin to spend more time together. But both of them have a lot of baggage to unpack and need each other’s help to heal.

I found this one to be engaging and really gave you characters to root for. Belle and Rory both had a lot of character development through the story and worked hard to get to where they were at the end. They both had family issues to work through, and I felt it was handled really well. I think the plot itself is what was engaging, not necessarily the writing though.

I don’t read a lot of Christmas books, no matter the time of year, but I did enjoy this one as Belle was trying to sell Rory on the concept of Christmas and Christmas activities. I thought it was a cute twist to the normal plot of Christmas books. I would have loved more at the end of this book to really wrap everything up.

Thank you to One More Chapter and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

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