This book has one of my favourite tropes executed fabulously.
A story revolving around the festive atmosphere and the spirit of giving and sharing, this book hooks one in from the first. Either it be a little flirting here and there or emotion packed scenes which makes you heart feel heavy, this book is worth the time spent reading it.
The story tells the story of people who have lost a dream each and how differently they are coping with it.
Andie, a self-employed party manager who has loved and lost wants to live each and every moment of life because she knows that any moment could be the last you have with someone or it could be your last moment. Therefore she lives while she is alive. That is definitely the right way to lead life, woman.
And then there is Dominic who has had a harsh childhood. At least from the day he was orphaned. The man was a billionaire in his early twenties. To be frank, I want to know the formula too. His defense mechanism is the hiding of his true self from the entire world and now, is viewed as a man with no heart. A Scrooge. A Miser.
With a particularly lucrative deal on the line, Dominic is advised by his people (Marketing people to be precise) to host a party where his reputation could be repaired somehow. This is where comes in our creative Andie with all her ideas for Dominic’s party.
But nothing is as easy as to be resolved by organising one party. No sir, it is not.
In panic mode, after his ex-wife tries to stir trouble yet again, Dominic announces to his soon-to-be-business-partner that Andie is his soon-to-be-wife and not just a party manager. Now the man has to get the woman on board in the hoax to work out without any wrinkles but Andies is not one to cower but get the enjoyment out of every moment.
Trying to fake emotions is not easy for either because where one is an open book, the other is, for lack of a better description, a closed book. But soon, both realise that no pretense is required because what they feel for each other is real and goes deeper than just hearts. They have a connection of souls.
The hurdle to their happily ever after is what finally breaks all the barriers between them. And it is a “Christmas Tree.”
I loved this emotion packed drama and recommend it to all those who read this genre.