I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Released: November 5th 2019
“…the whole thing was just a bit dull.”
~ Under the Covers
In We Met in December we follow Jess for her a year after follows her dreams and moves from a small seaside town to London. Moving in with 4 almost strangers, she has instant chemistry with Alex, a nursing student, who like her has given up a stable live to pursue something he’s passionate about. However, when she gets back to the house after a 2 week Christmas holiday she finds the beautiful Emma, a fellow housemate, slipping out of his room. Now, she’s stuck in her dream house, with her dream man, but firmly in the friendzone.
I seem to have a habit at the moment of picking up books I think are contemporary romances, but they turn out to be women’s fiction. I believe I’ve read more women’s fiction by accident then I ever have on purpose. Which is the situation I found myself in when I picked up We Met in December. Which is perhaps why it didn’t really win me over.
The main problem was that I found the characters of Jess and Alex really flat and uninteresting. They also had absolutely no chemistry that I could detect. Pair this with the fact that this book spans a year but nothing really happens in that year, or at least nothing that would keep you gripped to the page and the whole thing was just a bit dull.
However, this book did have the vibe of a British Christmas time rom-com film, I’m thinking Notting Hill and Love, Actually. When I was reading I could literally see it reeling through my mind like a film, which I guess could be a good thing and is alternatively probably why it felt so shallow. It also explains why I didn’t connect with this book, as I adore romance books, but I don’t actually like rom-com films.
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