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My Christmas Number One by Leonie Mack

Cara doesn’t do sexy and she only does ‘Happy Christmas’ under duress. She is, after all, a serious musician, and her stubborn streak is born from her struggle to recover from a serious injury.

Javi lives for escapist fun – in his music, and in his life – especially since he’s always failed at life’s more serious challenges, including marriage and fatherhood.

Javi and Cara are forced to record a Christmas single together, but neither of them have plans to spend any more time with each other than they absolutely have to. With Christmas traditions that couldn’t be more different, and outlooks on life that are worlds apart, the chemistry just shouldn’t work. But the magic of Christmas can bring even opposites together…

From the snowy beauty of London at Christmas, to the candle-lit magic of Javi’s traditional family celebrations, let Leonie Mack whisk you away on a memorable festive adventure.

 

My review

First up, what a clever title. I do like those! The ‘Christmas Number One’ refers to more than just the song Cara and Javi are making.

A lovely cover too. Yes, there are rather a lot of festive novels out there with blue covers and swirly writing but at least here it’s red! It’s eye-catching, genre-friendly and raises expectations of a fun, Christmassy read.

This is a lively novel and gives an interesting insight into the world of the music industry. Just as authors have to write their seasonal stories well in advance of Christmas, similarly pop stars have to think festive in midsummer. Thus the action of the story spreads through about six months of the year so it’s not just a Christmas based story, but there’s enough of the festive spirit to qualify this as a Christmas read.

I did find the lead characters to be a little uneven. Cara was super and likeable from the start with her determination and wry humour. Javi… hmm, he took some warming to and I’m not sure I ever really liked him! But tough, it doesn’t matter what I think! Cara is happy, so that’s good enough for me.

The writing is brisk and enjoyable, the settings superb and so there is much to entertain the reader.

 

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Author

Leonie Mack is a debut romantic novelist. Having lived in London for many years her home is now in Germany with her husband and three children. Leonie loves train travel, medieval towns, hiking and happy endings!

 

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