With the holidays in full swing this week, Savvy Readers, we have an excellent cozy, wintery Featured Read for you – We Met in December by Rosie Curtis. It’s the perfect book for all you fans of romantic Christmas classics like Love, Actually and The Holiday who like a bit of winter atmosphere to go with their meet-cutes. Plus, it sports a trendy illustrated cover, which we’re always suckers for!
We Met in December is a story about two people who share a flat in London (a setting that is beautifully called up throughout the book) and find they have a spark between them but can’t seem to get around the obstacles that keep cropping up to stop them from being together.
Twenty-nine-year-old Jess is following her dream and moving to London – all we can say to that is, relatable, girl. It’s December, and she’s renting a flat in a kind of dilapidated but still grandiose place in Notting Hill – a house-share with four virtual strangers. On her first night in her new home, her landlord throws a quaint Christmas dinner that allows her to meet her new roommates. Specifically, she meets Alex, the guy sharing her floor, and ooh, boy. They don’t kiss, but as far as Jess is concerned, the connection is clear. She starts planning how they will knock down the wall between them to spend more time together. We respect a girl who knows what she wants and immediately begins planning to get it!
Naturally, as it’s the holidays, Jess goes away for two weeks, which turns out to be something of a mistake, because when she gets back, she finds that Alex has started dating someone else (rude). To makes matters worse, his new girlfriend is none other than beautiful Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into (hell, sharing a bathroom with) the man of her dreams and his girlfriend on a daily basis. Oh, the awkward. Oh, the cringe!
The book then tracks Jess and Alex in a dual-narrative over the course of that year as they get to know one another better and find they can’t put out that spark between them that kindled the first night they met. As for how things turn out with this love triangle, Savvy Readers, you’ll have to find out for yourselves! We can promise you that it’s all very swoonworthy and terribly romantic, with a dash of that iconic romcom wit and humour to sweeten the pot.
We Met in December is an excellent choice for this week, and we think Rosie Curtis is going to be joining the ranks of Sophie Kinsella and Cecilia Ahern in the realm of amazing British romantic comedy authors. It will keep you flipping those pages and collecting those badges for this last stretch of the 50 Book Pledge. Let us know what you think in the comments or over on our Twitter @SavvyReader!
Happy reading and happy holidays!
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