The Winter We Met is a festive romance that begins on a plane, where Jess accidentally sits in the wrong seat. She is on her way back to London after visiting a Christmas trade fair. From this, she meets Nik, a charming Australian toy manufacturer. Once back in London she doesn’t want Nik to leave as she feels like they made a real connection in the very short time they spent together.
She invites him back to see the toy shop she works at. During this, she receives an upsetting phone call saying that the care home her Grandmother lives at is being closed.
Nik decides to stick around to help with this issue and he along with Jess and her flatmate Oliver work together to make this Christmas the best one yet for the care home’s residents.
This was a very heartwarming book. I really loved all of the residents of the care home and thought they all had great well-rounded personalities. I feel like you really got to know a lot of them and you are really hoping that all will end well.
All of the Christmas eve party preparations were really fun and I loved that the entire community came together to make it happen.
There is a little bit of drama in this book, but nothing too distressing. You find out that Jess has a very absent mom, who went to prison when she was younger. Since then she has had no contact with her and was instead brought up by her grandmother.
Considering this book was a romance, there is actually very little on page romance. Jess does finding herself often pining for love and she definitely has romantic feelings towards Nik. However, no romantic revelations are made until the very end.
Some moments in this definitely dragged out too much and the ending was very obvious from around the halfway mark. But I don’t really mind that these types of books as I try to not take them too seriously.
If you are looking for a heartwarming and charming read then I suggest you check out The Winter We Met.
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