Book Review: A Christmas Date by Camilla Isley.


It's been a while since I had a review for you. I feel like I am forever saying that, but I promise I am working my way through my TBR pile and have lots of amazing books to share with you in the coming weeks. This week it's all about 'A Christmas Date.' Who else is starting to get just a little bit excited about Christmas?


Camilla Isley's 'A Christmas Date' is out now and available on Amazon. Here's the blurb for this delightful read, followed by my review.

The Blurb

No one wants to be single at the holidays.

Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year.


December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion.


And when her baby sister announces she’s engaged—to Paul, the man Nikki is secretly in love with—and that he’s spending the holidays with them, Christmas starts looking bluer than ever.


Nikki can’t possibly survive an entire week trapped home as the family’s spinster. But she has no time to meet men or to try the newest dating app, she’s too busy working as a video producer for an advertising agency. 


So what’s a girl to do? 


Nikki has the perfect solution: to hire a fake boyfriend.


Luckily, her job gives her access to an endless catalog of gorgeous actors to choose from.


But Nikki will soon discover that keeping business and pleasure from mixing isn’t so easy, and that she might not be immune to a little mistletoe magic. Especially not when she picked out the perfect man as her Christmas date...



My Review.


It had been a little while since I had delved into one of Camilla Isley's books, so I was super excited when Camilla got in to touch about A Christmas Date. I have adored all the previous books of Camilla's that I have read, 'I Have Never', 'Love Connection' 'A Sudden Crush' and 'I Wish For You' so I was very much looking forward to 'A Christmas Date.'

Within the first few pages I loved Nikki and that continued throughout the story. She made me laugh, she inspired me with her job and her go get em kind of attitude and I could relate to her in aspects of having a sister and having to figure yourself out when sometimes you can get a bit lost in what they are doing and if you're matching up. 

The events that take place that lead to her hiring a fake boyfriend will tug at your heart strings; if you've ever admired someone from afar, been confused by love or you simply might just be a tad fed up explaining your life to others. I could totally understand Nikki's need to avoid questions and her determination just to get through a nice holiday with someone there to share it with...even if it was all fake. 

Diego was dreamy and completely had me hooked and smiling from ear to ear. I loved that in Nikki's frantic-ness and stress over the holidays, he was so calm and laid back. It was incredibly sweet how he watched Nikki, observed her and went a long with her plan. There are many heart melting moments and words he says that I got all googly eyed over, for instance a scene in a coffee shop, where Nikki is trying to go over their story and their plan. Diego is very chilled about the idea of answering questions about why he loves Nikki and why they are together. He informs her that he will answer the question when someone asks. After spending time with her, he can't figure out why she doesn't have a boyfriend and he tells her so. It's those little special moments that Camilla writes so beautifully, that make the whole Nikki and Diego falling for each other very real and more unpredictable. 

As for the other wonderful cast of characters, Nikki's best friend Blair is everything you would want in a best friend. She supports Nikki and protects her something fierce. Jules, Nikki's baby sister will eventually make you love her. She is all about her at the beginning and you can see why Nikki gets frustrated with her, but when the girls talk it out and share their feelings, you can feel for their misunderstandings and hope that they can continue to communicate and build on their relationship.

There were so many heartwarming, laugh out loud and wonderful moments in this book and scenes that I adored. Watch out for the all night kissing scene that will have you nodding a long agreeing with Nikki and melting a long with her. 

This was my first festive read of the season and I highly recommend that you pick it up and give it a read too! 

Also, to learn more about the awesome Camilla Isley, check out our Author interview. 

Happy reading.
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