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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Title: New Year at the Ritz

Author: Nikki Moore

Pages: 40 pages

The Blurb

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

New Year, New Love… or Old Love, New Start?

Everyone keeps telling Frankie Taylor that a new year is a time for new beginnings. She’s not so sure. Single for a year, she’s been more than happy on her own, thanks very much!

At least, that’s what she thinks until she receives a note on New Year’s Eve inviting her to follow the clues, and her heart, across Knightsbridge.

But who’s behind the romantic adventure? Old flame Christian who she loved for years and was always there for her, or new admirer and work colleague Zack, who has the habit of turning up in all sorts of unexpected places?

There’s only one way she’s going to find out…

The Review

I loved the first story in the #LoveLondon series – Skating at Somerset House – yet for some silly reason it has taken me a long time to read the second instalment – New Year at the Ritz. Now I have read it I feel pretty darn foolish that I didn’t pick it up earlier. Silly Bentley.

The story follows Frankie Taylor, a single girl who is still grieving over the death of her mother and is just trying to survive her busy (and expensive) London life. Working in a department store and coming home to a dingy flat occupy her days. However, on New Year’s Eve she follows a series of romantic clues which lead her to London’s fanciest hotel – The Ritz.

I don’t know how Nikki Moore does it but she manages to inject glamour, mystery, romance, heartache and a plethora of other emotional things into her short stories which make them a delight to read. Whilst I loved Skating at Somerset House, I have to say I bloody loved New Year’s at the Ritz. It was such a page turner!

Well done Nikki Moore. I cannot wait to read the next instalment of the #LoveLondon series – Valentines on Primrose Hill.

New Year at the Ritz by Nikki Moore is available now.

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