My Thoughts On… Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel by Karen King
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Closer and I am here today with a review of this fantastic book!
Author: Karen King
Published: 9th November 2018
Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley
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Snowy rooftops, mulled wine, and a hot single dad. Not the Christmas Saffy wished for… but maybe the one she needs?
Twenty-nine year old Saffron Baxter knew her holiday plans didn’t stand a chance the moment her sister called to say she was stuck abroad with no hope of being home before Christmas. Saffy would just have to abandon thoughts of wild festive parties in the city and head down to remote Cornwall.
Because every year her sister hosts a huge Christmas meal for all the single parents in her village. And Saffy knows it’d break her heart to let them down.
Arriving as snow starts to fall over the thatched cottages of the little harbour town of Port Breok, she meets Logan – the tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed, devoted single dad who lives next door, with his adorable daughter Chloe. At first she thinks he might help her make Christmas Day extra-memorable, but he just seems convinced she’ll never manage – that she’s just a party girl who doesn’t care about Christmas, or anyone’s feelings.
Maybe he’s right. After all – she doesn’t want to settle down, she’s only there for a few days… But she’s still determined to do her sister proud with gorgeous decorations, the most beautiful real tree – complete with extra twinkly lights, and delicious mince pies. To make it a Christmas everyone will remember, especially little Chloe. Even if, when the mistletoe comes down, she knows she’ll probably never see Logan again…
Before I get into my full review of this, I wanted to share with you all some interesting moments I had while reading this book – so that you can see how much I absolutely loved it!
– First of all, I was so engrossed in the story that I missed my bus stop. I looked up and saw that we were suddenly pulling away from where I needed to get off so I had to wait until the next stop and then walk back!
– Secondly, I was in a burrito place in London (like a subway place) and while I ate my burrito, I read the book. I then had to leave so I got up, grabbed my phone and started to leave. I was nearly at the door when I realised I did not have my backpack – which had my laptop in!
– Lastly, but certainly not least, I was reading this and got so engrossed in it that when I finally stopped reading and went outside, I was honestly surprised to find that it was not snowing!
In case the above didn’t clarify it enough for you, I have to tell you that I truly loved reading this book. It well and truly swept me up and I found it very difficult to stop reading when I had to! I was always thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it too. It was such a wonderfully written book that I am very glad that I picked up to read. I’m a big sucker for Christmas books and this one was everything I love about them and more. Naturally, one of the things that drew me to the book so intently was the characters and the chemistry between Logan and Saffy was very intense – making the book very unputdownable!
Admittedly, I think despite the wonderfulness of Saffy and Logan, my favourite character was Chloe! You didn’t get to see a lot of her but I loved how vibrant she was, and I thought her love of polar bears was incredibly cute. She brought the best out in both Logan and Saffy and I thought that was wonderful to see – as well as a dad who stuck around! But of course, I was also swept away by the adults. Saffy grows so much throughout the book and I loved seeing the changes in her. I thought it was very heartbreaking as you find out more about why she was the way she was and how it affected her and her relationships but I love that she found Logan and Chloe and herself by the end. Logan was a heart throb! He was so kind, sweet and caring. I thought he was such a sensitive character and I loved how he also grew and changed throughout the novel, finally allowing someone else to be in his life.
So, if you’re looking for a heart-warming, heart-melting, intense read that will truly dominate your world for a short while – definitely make sure you pick up this book! I guarantee that you will love it, and if not, I’m pretty sure you’ll love all of the characters and enjoy the ride! It’s a cute romance story with an array of characters too. I am honestly incredibly glad that I read this book and I think you will be too!
About the Author
‘The Cornish Hotel by the Sea’, published by Accent Press, became an international bestseller, reaching the top hundred in the Kindle charts in both the UK and Australia, and #2 and #3 in Holiday Reads respectively. Karen has recently signed a two book contract with Bookouture, the first book ‘Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel’ will be out in November.
She is also under contract at Littwitz Press, her book “Rise of the Soul Catchers” was published in April 2018.