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Meet Me in London - Georgia Toffolo | Spoiler Free Book Review

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It may be August but I am already thinking about Christmas, sorry not sorry! I used to watch Made in Chelsea all the time so I was so excited to find out that Toff has penned a Christmas romance! I mainly read romance and being so obsessed with Christmas, it's the best combination for me! Meet Me in London - Georgia Toffolo | Spoiler Free Book ReviewBlurb

"What do you do when your fake engagement starts to feel too real…


Aspiring clothes designer Victoria Scott spends her days working in a bar in Chelsea, and her evenings designing vintage clothes, dreaming of one day opening her own boutique. But these aspirations are under threat from the new department store opening at the end of her road. She needs a Christmas miracle, but one is not forthcoming.

Oliver Russell’s Christmas is not looking very festive right now. His family’s new London department store opening is behind schedule, and on top of that his interfering, if well meaning, mother is pressing him to introduce his girlfriend to her. A girlfriend who does not exist. He needs a diversion. Something to keep his mother from interfering while he focuses on the business.

When Oliver meets Victoria, he offers a proposition: pretend to be his girlfriend at the opening of his store and he will provide an opportunity for Victoria to showcase her designs. But what starts as a business arrangement soon becomes something more tempting, as the fake relationship starts to feel very real. But when secrets in Victoria’s past are exposed will Oliver walk away, or will they both follow their hearts and find what neither knew they were looking for…"

My Review

This book has all the makings to be a perfect Hallmark-style Christmas movie! I don't actually often read books set in London (I'm not sure why) but I loved the way everything was described in this. You can tell the author is pulling from her world into this book and everything was vividly described so I could easily picture everything. 

I loved that Victoria was a fashion designer and teaching teenagers about fashion as I haven't read many books with this included and you could quite quickly tell how passionate she was about it. Oliver is working in his family business, think a department store like Selfridges, and from the beginning, you can tell he isn't as passionate about it like Victoria is about her life. But from their first meeting, I could feel through the page their connection which I don't find to happen in every romance book I read. 

They start to fake date to help out Oliver mainly as his father is really sick and his parents really want him to settle down. I loved that it was the guy with this pressure as usually, it's women who experience it. And of course, once they start to fake date, real feelings get involved! They both are struggling with things that get revealed as you read. 

This was a solid debut and if you are a fan of Toff, I would recommend checking this out on release day in October! I love all of the festive, cute vibes. Victoria and Oliver as such likeable characters and I will definitely read whatever Toff writes next! 

You can preorder your own copy - HERE

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