The Kiss Before Christmas - Sophie Pembroke

Source: Review Copy courtesy of Harper Impulse

An English Girl in New York


As the snow starts to fall on Manhattan, PA Dory Mackenzie is a long way from home, far from the comforts and cheer of her cozy family Christmases back in Liverpool.

So when her boss Tyler Alexander offers to pay her pricey ticket home for New Year, Dory just can’t say no… even if she has to pretend to be his girlfriend for the holidays!

Tyler may be hiding the real reason he needs a girlfriend-of-convenience but that’s the least of Dory’s worries when she’s up against the disapproval of his high society mother, and the suspicions of his gorgeous older brother Lucas, the black sheep of the family.


There’s no fooling Lucas, and it’s not just the truth he wants to get closer to… So before the bells have even rung out for Christmas day, Dory finds herself caught up in the Alexander family’s dramas – and sharing more than just a few kisses under the mistletoe!

I was deeply annoyed whilst reading The Kiss before Christmas. Heroine Dorothea or Dory as she likes to be called is from Liverpool. Yes darling readers my hometown. Throughout the book she constantly put down her accent saying that people did not like her because of it. That deeply offended me. OK, I know it's only a fiction novel, but still it did. I have never in my 31 years on this earth had one single person dislike me for my accent. I have met and spoke to many people from around the UK and the world and they adore the scouse accent especially Americans! 


Rant over and moving on. Despite the accent issue I actually liked The Kiss Before Christmas. It does grip you and have you giggling and feeling all lovey dovey Christmasy by the end of it. 


A book of charm, family, romance and deceit.



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