Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Laura Briggs’ Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses.
I am so excited to talk about Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses today! A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs is one of my favourite chick-lit series.
The story so far: Maisie Clark works as a waitress at the Penmarrow Hotel. Her journey started with a search for a renowned author named Alistair Davies. Alistair is known to stay at Penmarrow and that is what brought Maisie here. There were some misunderstandings that finally led to Maisie working as a waitress during the day and a wannabe author at nights.
She meets Sidney Daniels, a handsome hunk who is the Jack of all trades in the village. She’s pretty sure that he’s Alistair until he tells her otherwise. But Maisie feels drawn towards Sidney and the duo become friends quickly. But there are moments when Maisie feels her heart flutter when Sidney’s around.
In Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses, it’s Christmas time and the Penmarrow Hotel is all decked up for the celebrations. An ice-sculpting contest is being held. One of the guests is from America so Maisie feels that she shares a connection with him. The feeling is mutual and Gavin Crandell (the guest) asks Maisie to be his partner for the ice sculpting contest. But as the story proceeds, Maisie realises that Gavin wants to be more than just friends with her.
I absolutely adore this series. Laura is a wonderful and brilliant author. She knows how to make aromantics like me believe in love and second chances. When I read the first book in this series, I was very curious to know more about Alistair Davies. I even tried to… ahem… bribe (???) Laura promising endless supply of chocolate cakes but… um, Moving on… 😉
Before the story starts, Laura has some special news for her fans. Alistair Davies is finally making his presence felt! Yay! Yay! Things are going to change for Maisie. Cannot wait to read the next book in this series!!! 😀 😀
The ice sculpting practice takes precedence here. The story is charming, making it a perfect Christmas read. But, I felt that something was missing. Maybe I felt so because there were a lot of things going on, unlike in the first two books in this series. But this niggle did not stop me from enjoying the story.
By the way, guess who’s caught the jealousy bug? *wink wink* Sidney Daniels!! Gavin and George played quite a role in the story. Riley and Gomez were a hoot! Not giving out any spoilers here but I really need to look out for Riley and his antics in the next book. There were some changes as the story ended and I am sure things will pick up in the next book.
If you love to read books of the genre romance or chick-lit, I highly recommend you to read A Little Hotel in Cornwall series. This book can be read as a standalone but it would be better if you start from book #1.
You can read my reviews of the first two books in this series here:
Writing Style: 4.5/5
Character Development: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4.25/5
Title: Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses (A Little Hotel in Cornwall #3)
Author: Laura Briggs
Published on: 14th October 2019
Genre: Romance, Chick-lit
Purchase Link (affiliate): Amazon.com
Many thanks to Rachel for introducing me to this series and for the blog tour invite.