The Kiss Before Midnight by Sophie Pembroke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Heading home to Liverpool for Christmas, Molly Mackenzie isn’t just looking forward to the mulled wine and mince pies – she’s got high hopes for who she’ll find under the mistletoe this year!
Unable to forget the delicious near miss with her brother’s best friend, Jake, last New Year’s Eve, Molly’s got a new resolution at the top of her list: seduce Jake and get this crazy chemistry out the way before it has serious repercussions on the rest of the Mackenzie family.
Only Molly has underestimated the magic of the holiday season… The more stolen moments in the snow that she shares with Jake, the more determined she is to make it a whole lot more than just a kiss before midnight.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without the festive warmth of a heart-meltingly romantic novella from Sophie Pembroke!
I am a sucker for a beautiful cover and when I saw this on Netgalley for review, I knew I had to request it.
Lately I have been in a reading slump. I think my busy life has got to me and I have found it hard to keep my focus when it comes to reading, this is not great when you read lots of books! I have read many stories set at Christmas time this year, but I think this is one of my favourites. What I loved about it is that it is classed as a novella, it is relatively short at just over 120 pages, but I found that helped me keep focus and actually I shouldn't have been worried. I was completely hooked from the beginning.
This story is about Molly, she recently has moved to London, to prove she can stand on her own two feet! It has been going well so far, a flat, job and a friend. However there is one thing she cannot seem to move on from, that kiss with her brothers best friend (and adopted member of the family) Jake, last New Years Eve.
Molly is heading home to Liverpool for the holidays and goaded by her friend and that one New Year's resolution she never managed to tick off is determined to put Jake to bed literally so she can move on with her life back in London.
This is all I want to say about The Kiss Before Midnight as I don't want to spoil it for you. I know the holidays are now over, but that is not a reason to miss this little beauty of a story out. I think no matter what time of year you read it, it will bring you a roller coaster of emotions. Yes, at one point I actually started to dislike Molly!
This is a sweet romance that will have you racing through it. It is told through both Molly's and Jake's perspective, which is something else I feel made this story so perfect, it allowed the reader really get to know both of them. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who loves a sweet romance.
I would like to thank the publisher for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.