Nicole Harrison is planning the proposal of the century. Too bad its not her own…
Nicole, a born organiser and true romantic, has created her dream job when she sets up the Hopes & Dreams proposal agency – staging YouTube worthy proposals…until she’s hired to plan a proposal by gorgeous photographer Alex Black’s girlfriend.
Alex is the New Year’s kiss that Nicole hasn’t been able to forget – and now she’s planning his wedding to someone else! But if she lets herself fall for Alex’s charms, her reputation and business will be ruined before it’s even got off the ground! Suddenly the girl whose always prepared is at a loss…and falling head over heels
Thank you to Harlequin UK for approving me for a review copy via NetGalley.
This was a really lovely bit of chick lit, with the perfect cosy feel you want from a good book as we head into the cold winter months.
For starters, I love the whole concept of a Proposal Planning business, and I love the personalised packages Nicole offers and how hard she works to achieve her goals.
Nicole’s character is wonderfully built. She’s hard-working, earnest and moral, so you really get a sense of her struggle between her heart and the business she has worked so hard to build, and can’t help but feel sorry for her predicament.
I also really liked how Saffron, Alex’s girlfriend, is portrayed. I think it would have been easy to make her a really spoilt brat, and I’m pleased that Harper didn’t do this. She is a drama queen, an It Girl, and yes, pretty spoilt, but she also had a good heart.
Alex himself is indeed pretty dreamy, and this book had me both laughing and cringing the whole way through, while desperately hoping every thing was going to turn out all right!
Release date: 3rd October 2014
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