Thursday, 27 October 2016

Christmas Under a Starlit Sky – by Holly Martin

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Step inside a beautiful winter wonderland where love, laughter and cosy nights by the fire will make this Christmas one to remember.

Neve Whitaker loves managing the Stardust Lake hotel. She gets to work alongside her wonderful family and she’s spending Christmas on the most enchanting, snow-covered island in Scotland. So why is her heart so heavy this festive season?

It might have something to do with the gorgeous actor Oakley Rey, the man she finished with before he left for California and the man she loves more than anything. With Oakley’s career in Hollywood soaring, Neve is convinced she’d only hold him back. She had to end it with him – at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.

But now she has a secret she’s struggling to keep, and when Oakley arrives on Juniper Island determined to win her back, Neve is thrown off balance. Will Neve’s fear of having her heart broken again push Oakley away for good, or is it time for her to take a leap of faith?

Get swept away by this deliciously sweet and heartwarming tale, and spend an unforgettable Christmas on Juniper Island.

My Opinion:

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

Yay, book two set on Juniper Island is here!!! I adored book one, here is my review:

This story is centred around Gabe’s sister Neve. She is the manager of the hotel and recently broke up with her boyfriend movie star Oakley Rey. Neve is surrounded by her family and gets to work at an amazing location, but she has a secret. And then Oakley shows up, the secret is revealed and the drama starts.

It’s obvious that they love each other, but they have a lot of unresolved issues and Neve’s secret adds some misunderstandings. Then there is the fact that he is a movie star and works all over the world, how can they ever be together?!

Even though they are going through a lot and don’t seem to trust each other, they are there for each other. Neve makes everything worse with a little lie, but Oakley is still there to care for her. The go through a lot in this book, it really is an emotional roller-coaster ride. I adored there intensive and passionate moments, Holly’s writing captured it all beautifully.

The book also tells the story of other characters like Adam (another hotel manager) or Luke (Neve’s other brother). I really enjoyed these different stories and how it all became one in a very wonderful way. Of course it was also lovely to read about Gabe, Pip and Wren again. They are a big and sweet family surrounded by magic, snow and Christmas. The characters are filled with warmth, love, passion and personality. Holly’s writing is gripping and full of ups and downs. She always manages to create a unique atmosphere around the characters and a wonderful setting with everything a girl dreams of.

I really hope we get to re-visit this beautiful island in the summer, I don’t want to say goodbye to the characters and the location yet!

My possible cast:

Neve: Anna Speckhart

Oakley: Theo James

Holly on Twitter: @hollymartin00
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