’We Met In December’ is the latest book by Rosie Curtis.
This December, unlucky-in-love Jess is following her dream and moving to Notting Hill. On the first night in her new house-share she meets Alex, the guy in the room next door. They don’t kiss under the mistletoe, but there’s still a spark that leaves Jess imagining how they might spend the year together – never mind the house rule against dating. But when Jess returns from her Christmas holiday, she finds Alex has started seeing Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into the man of her dreams – and, apparently, the woman of his. Jess is determined to move on and spend the year falling in love with London, not Alex – but what if her heart has other ideas?
If you’re a lover of fun, romantic stories, then this book is the perfect book to curl up with.
The story is seen through the eyes of newcomers to London, Jess and Alex. Both are at a new starting point in their lives, a new career path and a new home. They’re both new lodgers in the of Jess’s best friend fancy house in Notting Hill. One rule of Becky’s house is that there is to be no relationships between the housemates, but this is difficult when Jess and Alex are attracted to each other and have a connection.
The story progresses as the pair settle into their lives, Alex leaving behind his career being a lawyer and training to be a house whilst Jess joins a small publishing house and both deal with new unexpected feelings. As well as story being seen through their eyes, there is also the inclusion of smaller stories. Jess’s best friends Sophie and Gen are a fun injection into the story, as the 3 women progress in lives and the dynamics between the 3 of them makes for fun reading. Also Jess’s grandmother is a lovely character, a kind hearted woman who was there when Jess’s mother was away travelling. I loved Alex, a man who’s at a turning point in his life and is finding himself in a place where he’s at his happiest.
Reminiscent of a Richard Curtis film with a touch of Bridget Jones, ‘We Met In December’ is the perfect book to curl up during the dark nights. With glorious characters, setting and a festive feel, this book is ideal for fans of Giovanna Fletcher.
You can pre-order ‘We Met In December’ In December Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 3rd October 2019.