by Pam Binder
Published November 4th 2020
If Holly Lane can't finish her romance novel by Christmas, she must return the advance she spent to pay off her parents' mortgage. Reluctantly she agrees to collaborate with English mystery author Noel Atterberry to finish the book.
Working together in Noel's English manor, they feel the same heat of attraction as their fictional hero and heroine. But for Noel romance means heartbreak. With Holly, and in the novel they are co-writing together, he rejects a happy ending and demands their characters die in a fiery car crash. Will Holly and Noel manage to write a happily-ever-after for their fictional couple—and themselves—by their Christmas deadline?
This book is perfect for writers. The two main characters are both writers forced together by their publishers to write a book together. They have very similar life situations where they are dealing with aging parents and the book is a bit of a great thing for them. The only problem is… they are stuck on the ending. Holly is forced to go to England to meet with Noel in person and hope that by seeing each other in the flesh the muse will start to flow.
There is a lot of writing analogies in this and it is easy to see how they apply to the current storyline between the two writers. I thought the characters were great and the whole situation really resonated with me since I find myself in similar situations currently. I did think end was a bit cut off and I think I would have liked a bit more in the epilogue. But overall, it was a great read. Definitely one I would recommend.
Loved so much about it. If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.