Friday, 26 December 2014

Skating at Somerset House – by Nikki Moore

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My own opinion

The blurb:

The first short story in the fun & flirty #LoveLondon series from exciting new chick lit author Nikki Moore!

There’s nothing Holly Winterlake loves more than Christmas and skating, so working as an Ice Marshall at London's Somerset House is a dream come true.

Noel Summerford hates the festive season and is a disaster on the ice, so taking his godson to Somerset House is his idea of the nightmare before Christmas!

Things are bound to get interesting when these two collide…

With a forty foot Christmas tree, an assortment of well meaning friends and relatives, and a mad chocolate Labrador, will this festive season be one to remember … or forget?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Skating at Somerset House is the first short story in the new #LoveLondon series by author Nikki Moore. I have been really excited about this series, because I love Nikki’s writing style, the blurb sounded great and all the covers of this series are just so gorgeous.

The two main characters couldn’t be more different. Holly Winterlake loves Christmas and skating. As a former figure skating pro she works at Somerset House and she just adores everything connected to this wonderful and festive time of the year. She’d prefer to have Christmas every month, instead of this dreadful heat in summer.

Noel Summerford ist he total opposite. He hates Christmas and skating, oh well let’s just say he doesn’t make a good figure on skates. He prefers summer tot he cold.

I love how Nikki played around with their names and gave them a special meaning. Holly and Noel are such a jo to read about. Holly with her passion for Christmas and the way she talkst o little Jasper, Noel’s godson is so sweet. Noel comes across grumpy and moody, but that changes throught this story and he turns out tob e this wonderful man. I have to say I fell in love with him a little bit. I could literally see the sparks flying between them, they had something from the beginning. They way they made each other feel, there was always a warmth and spark between them. I enjoyed reading about how their relationship developed. Especially towards the end, where Holly is reminded of her past and they both end up at her place. The last scenes were perfectly romantic, touching and very emotional, I loved that.

We learn a lot about their past, why they are they way they are and that made me understand both characters really well. Nikki has them perfectly lined out and describes everything with such detail. I fell in love with her writing all over again. There ist he right amount of flirtyness and fun in it and I was totally absorbed with the story and the characters, this really shows: Reading is dreaming with open eyes.

Jasper added an extra something to this story, I love him. This short story ist he perfect festive and feel-good read, it gets you into the christmassy atmosphere right away. It has put a huge smile on my face and I can’t wait for the story to continue, this is going to be a fabulous series, I can feel it!


My possible cast:

Holly: Elsa Hosk

Noel: Ryan Guzman

Nikki on Twitter: @NikkiMoore_Auth

Out on 22nd December
EBook 2, #LoveLondon Series; New Year at The Ritz by Nikki Moore

New Year, New Love… or Old Love, New Start?
Everyone keeps telling Frankie Taylor that a new year is a time for new beginnings. She's not so sure. Single for just over twelve months, she's been more than happy on her own, thanks very much!
At least, that's what she thinks until she receives a note on New Year’s Eve inviting her to follow the clues, and her heart, across Knightsbridge.
But who's behind the romantic adventure? Old flame Christian who she loved for years and was always there for her, or new admirer and work colleague Zack, who has the habit of turning up in all sorts of unexpected places?
There's only one way she's going to find out…

Available to buy as an ebook at for just 99p!

More books in the #LoveLondon series coming soon!

Released from December 14 to May 15 by HarperImpulse;

Bk 1, Skating At Somerset House (Short Story) Released 4 December 2014
Bk 2, New Year at The Ritz (Short Story) Released 22 December 2014
Bk 3, Valentine's on Primrose Hill (Short Story) Coming January 2015
Bk 4, Cocktails in Chelsea (Short Story) Coming March 2015
Bk 5, Strawberries at Wimbledon (Short Story) Coming April 2015
Bk 6, Picnics in Hyde Park, (Novel) Ebook Coming May 2015, Paperback July 2015

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