Review: Valentine’s on Primrose Hill by Nikki Moore

Title: Valentine’s on Primrose Hill

Author: Nikki Moore

Pages: 40 pages

The Blurb

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

For Georgiana Dunn, life changed forever in the devastating moment that the lorry hit her car.

Scarred and scared, she’s not left the house in months.Then her mum buys her a puppy, forcing her to face the world again, walking on London’s beautiful Primrose Hill. But that doesn’t mean she’s looking forward to Valentine’s Day.

Leo devotes himself to working with children with special educational needs. In fact, he does very little else, and his friends are always telling him to get a (love) life. So when they challenge him to find a date for Valentine’s Day, and he meets a lovely but lost girl who looks like she could use a friend, he thinks he’s found the perfect solution.

But life has a way of being less than perfect … Will he be left standing on his own on the most romantic day of the year?

The Review

Already I have fallen in love at Somerset House, I fell even deeper in love on the roof of the Ritz and now I have fell into that truly heartbreaking kind of love on Primrose Hill. God bless the #LoveLondon series and God bless Nikki Moore for writing them.

I think the reason that I love the #LoveLondon series is because I am an utterly hopeless romantic. I love the love and can often be seen getting teary at adverts. However, Valentine’s on Primrose Hill resonated with me for a different reason. Yes, I loved the love story between George and Leo but mostly it was because I had been through something similar to George.

When George is left scarred after an accident she tries to hide her scars – nay, her war wounds – away so that no one can see them. She does this to the extent that she hides herself away and becomes a recluse. She fails to see how her scars are her badge of honour. They say to the people that the world tried to kick her ass but she fought back, that the world couldn’t take her down.

What Nikki Moore so succinctly manages to describe is the feelings of self hatred and of insecurity whilst also completely understanding that people in that situation tend to lash out at the people that they love – especially when all that they are doing is trying to help. All of this I have been through and never have I seen it written down in a book. For me, it was like someone opening my eyes and showing me that others have felt like that. So, for that reason alone I have to give my highest praise to Nikki Moore. Firstly, for showing her understanding towards those of us with visible and emotional scars but also for writing an amazing series of books that seem to be getting better and better.

Thank you, Nikki Moore. Just…thank you.

Valentine’s on Primrose Hill by Nikki Moore is available now.

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