Book review: One Week ’Til Christmas by Belinda Missen

Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas.

Isobel Bennett is waiting for the number 11 bus when a man quite literally falls into her lap. Snow is falling, Christmas lights are twinkling, and a gorgeous man with dark brown hair has just slipped on ice and is now pressed against Isobel.

Isobel knows she’s not imagining the chemistry between them. But then his ride arrives and, embarrassed, he beats a hasty retreat, murmuring apologies – and Isobel realises only too late that she didn’t manage to catch his name…

When she runs into him again the next morning, she decides it’s fate.

It’s a second chance for Isobel and Tom – but there’s only one week until she’s leaving London for good. Seven days of enjoying all the festive delights the city has to offer: ice-skating at Somerset House, mulled wine on the Southbank, Christmas shopping at Liberty.

There’s magic in the air and mistletoe in the trees – but what will happen when the week is over?

Oh, I do love a Christmas book, and I especially love books by Belinda Missen, so this was such a treat for me.

I finished this book wanting to spend Christmas in London. It painted such a beautiful picture – one which will be very familiar for anyone who has spent time in London over the festive period – and the love story was just so sweet.

I couldn’t put this book down and I can’t wait to read what Belinda writes next. I know it will be great.