Holiday Book Review: We Met In December

We Met In December

By: Rosie Curtis


Genre: Fiction

Rating: 🎄🎄🎄

Bookish tip: Pairs well with hot chocolate and a soft blanket because this book is straight up cozy.

Special thanks to my library! Use the library, friends. It is such a great resource and can allow you to read books for FREE.


Synopsis

Two people. One house. A year that changes everything. 

Twenty-nine-year-old Jess is following her dream and moving to London. It’s December, and she’s taking a room in a crumbling, but grand, Notting Hill house-share with four virtual strangers. On her first night, Jess meets Alex, the guy sharing her floor, at a Christmas dinner hosted by her landlord. They don’t kiss, but as far as Jess is concerned the connection is clear. She starts planning how they will knock down the wall between them to spend more time together.

But when Jess returns from a two-week Christmas holiday, she finds Alex has started dating someone else—beautiful Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into (hell, sharing a bathroom with) the man of her dreams…and the woman of his.


Review

We Met In December by Rosie Curtis is a super cute romantic comedy (not a full out romance) that takes place over the course of a year. It reminds me of a Hallmark movie: sweet, romantic, slow burning, zero steam and a happily-ever-after.

Jess and Alex meet in the month of December (plot twist!) as they have both move into a house – the Notting Hill House – with three other roommates. The two make a connection immediately. It is instant love.

But then…things just do not go as plan. Although Alex and Jess have feelings for each other and although they slowly fall in love, it takes an entire year for them to finally admit their feelings.

Alex spends most of the book in denial. Before moving into the house, he made a dramatic career change that left him with a broken heart and an ex-fiance. Then he spends the first couple of months in the Notting Hill house hooking up with another roommate. They sort of have a Friends-With-Benefits arrangement going. When he finally realizes his feelings for Jess, it is a little too late.

Jess is a little more in-tuned with her feelings. When she catches onto the friends-with-benefits situation, she is thrown a little. She second guesses the connection she thought they had and eventually moves on.

Alex and Jess despite all their angst and hidden feelings do spend a lot of time together with their walks through London that lead to a few stolen moments as well.

As a whole, the book is sweet. It isn’t the type of book that I can RAVE about. It just doesn’t WOW me.


Recommendation

If you are in the mood for a holiday read that is very light and a quick read, this one is for you.


If You Like We Met In December, Try…

  • One Day in December by Josie Silver
  • Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan

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