Gemma Pengelley is looking forward to a romantic Christmas with her boyfriend Cal, far away from the chaos caused by their well-meaning family and friends. After a whirlwind of a year some quality time in a picturesque Cornish cottage is exactly what they need.
But when ghosts of partners past, a tangled web of secrets and the demands of a reality television show strike at the very heart of Gemma’s plans, her dreams of the perfect Christmas crumble. Will she still find her Christmas escape? Or is Gemma just running away?
Get into the Christmas spirit by treating yourself to this festive novella installment in Ruth Saberton’s heart-warming Escape series.
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Couple of months ago I read Escape for Summer and I loved it. I totally enjoyed the hilarious adventures of Angel, Andi and Gemma. So I was very happy to have the sequel and wasn’t disapointed at all. This time we follow the girls into their life after the Cornwall escape. Gemma is enjoying her relationship with Cal who runs the reality show Bread and Butlers. But Christmas is coming and so is her birthday. But it seems that Cal is paying attention to anything and everyone except her. She plans a Christmas getaway just for the two of them, but Cal has to shoot the Christmas edition of the show and there is no way to accompany her. He also travels to London to see his ex, who according to his mother is a saint and the right girl for him. And spending Christmas with all South family in the house is not the most romantic idea for Gemma. It’s her thirties birthday, for God’s sake! And all she wants is him!
While in book one there were three main characters, this time the story centers around one, Gemma. Her and Cal’s story takes the most part. I love Gemma as a main character, she act just like any woman would if she were in her shoes. It is not helping that she hits big thirty, nor that Cal’s ex looks like she just came out from a magazine. But what would we do without a little help from our friends? Angel’s ideas for spicing the love life are so funny and entertaining. And they help! Well, no without consequences, but still they help 🙂 . The small happenings here and there make this festive romantic story very entertaining and easy to read. Just perfect for this time of the year.
My rating: 8/10