A WINTER IN NEW YORK
One Day in December was a favourite holiday read of mine a couple of years ago, So when I saw this one I had to give it a go and am I ever glad I did. This one is about London transplant Iris who runs away to New York after ending a disastrous relationship. Through an old photo, Iris recognizes a gelato shop and there she meets Gio.
I loved these two as a couple. They were romantic, swoon worthy and had just a touch of spice. The sexy time wasn’t over the top but it was hot. Iris never had a family, it was always just her and her mom so when she meets and gets swept off her feet by Gio and his clan it’s everything she’s ever dreamed of and wanted. So what could go wrong? Well, Iris is hiding a secret (or two or three) but it isn’t only her secret to tell. The secret could hurt Gio and his family, especially his Pap (who is really his uncle). I didn’t like that Iris kept this secret for so long but I understood why she did.
The side characters in this story were some of my favourites, especially Iris’s best friend and boss, Bobby. He protected her, told her what she needed to hear (even if she didn’t want to) and was always there for her as a shoulder to cry or lean on, he and his partner were the family she never had. Will Iris get her happily ever after and everything she always wished for? I just loved this book so much and now I am contemplating adding The Two Lives of Lydia Bird to my humungous to be read pile.