Thank you to Berkley Books for providing me an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can’t refuse. She’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn’t expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary, his charming accent, and unyielding formality.
Malcolm Hudson has worked for the Queen for years and has never given a personal, private tour—until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling.
Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy affair come New Year’s Day. . .or are they?
So this book just was not for me. I wish I had a different book to start out this series with, but sadly I don’t. I love a rom-com, but this was not all that rom or com for me. I do think the fact that the characters are basically the ages of my own parents, probably did not help things. I honestly just didn’t care that much about either Malcolm or Vivian. I didn’t feel like there was a lot of chemistry between them, and in the end, I didn’t care if they ended up together or not.
I did enjoy the writing though, it was a quick easy read which we all need, and as this was the first of Jasmine Guillory’s books I’ve read, I certainly plan on giving her another try just based on that fact. I really wish I had liked it, but I think I need to steer clear of books about the romantic lives of people my parents’ age.