As with every book blogger and book lover in the world, I have a favourite genre that I normally tend to stick to: young adult fantasy. However, every once in a while, I love a good romance novel to break up all the action. This past week was one where I wanted to escape from cold, dank Scotland to even colder, Christmas-time New York, so I picked up One Wish in Manhattan.
One Wish in Manhattan follows Hayley as she and daughter, Angel, take a Christmas holiday to New York to stay with Hayley’s brother. What Hayley doesn’t tell her brother or her daughter is that their holiday is about more than catching up; it’s about finding Angel’s dad. However, along the way, Hayley manages to bump into billionaire businessman (and brother’s boss) Oliver Drummond, and although Hayley may not be looking for love, love may have just found her!
I love Mandy Baggot’s writing, you’re instantly transported to a place you’ve not necessarily been before, but you can see every detail as you read her words. Her characters are so well developed, they become best friends, or in the case of Oliver in One Wish in Manhattan, they become your imaginary boyfriend for a little while. The relationship between Angel and Hayley is incredible and witty, you’ll spend some time giggling away at all their quirks and quick remarks to each other. You’ll fall in love with Oliver and you will experience laughter and tears in same sentence.
Mandy Baggot is quickly becoming one of my favourite romance writers, and although her stories will never win a Pulitzer prize, they’re certainly perfect in their own right. I’ve never understood the stigma surrounding chick lit, and after reading another excellent book by Mandy Baggot, I’m even more baffled by the stigma. You’ll be sucked into the book from the very first page!
Reading One Wish in Manhattan has made me exceptionally excited for Christmas this year, because let’s be honest here, it’s the best time of the year! I’ve already got Mandy Baggot’s 2016 Christmas release One Christmas in Paris primed on my kindle for reading closer to the holidays!
*I was given this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*