Sunday 14 November 2021

Baby It's Cold Outside by Emily Bell

Today is my stop on the blogtour.

For my stop I have my review, enjoy.

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Baby It's Cold OutsideBaby It's Cold Outside by Emily Bell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 3 days

Pages - 336

Publisher - Penguin Books

Source - Review copy

Blurb from Goodreads



As Norah battles alone, yet again, through the bustling December crowds outside Fortnum & Mason, she hears the first notes of a busker's song that transports her back to the most romantic week of her life.

Laughing under an Italian sky, knowing they had to part, Andrew made her a promise:

If they are both single on Christmas Eve in ten years' time, they will meet under the clock on Grafton Street, Dublin.

Norah has no idea if Andrew will remember, but she has nothing to lose.

So that's where she decides to go. To Dublin. To that clock. Hoping for a Christmas miracle with Andrew.

But it wouldn't be Christmas without a few surprises . . .

My Review

Everyone has that ex, be it a holiday romance, the one who got away, the what if. For Norah that was Andrew, a short but intense romance where they both agreed, if they were both single in ten years they would meet in Dublin at a cafe, under a clock, Christmas Eve, 6pm. Well Norah is single, blew off by her mum and her womaniser pal Joe agreed to go with her, a wee adventure.

This is definitely a cozy read, we experiences two *timelines* - we go back to when Norah and Andrew and meet, their time together and how their promise comes to be. The other, present day, the remembrance of the promise and the trip towards the agreed meeting point, will he be there, won't he?

Norah annoyed me a wee bit at times with some of her behaviour and choices but I think that makes it a bit more real cos you know what us humans are like sometimes. This is my first time reading this author, I look forward to reading more!

Romance, friendships, relationships, a wee tour about Dublin, I think this would be a fab book to read when there so you can experience the places as they do! Norah goes on a bit of a journey, physically and a good dose of personal growth heading to an agreed location/meeting but the journey there may lead to something entirely different. Apart from a few correspondences with Andrew back then and missed opportunities to meet up they haven't seen each other in ten years. So much unknown, so much what ifs but Norah is ready to check it out and we are absolutely along for the ride.

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