#BlogTour #Review ~ Christmas Under a Starlit Sky by Holly Martin

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Step inside a beautiful winter wonderland where love, laughter and cosy nights by the fire will make this Christmas one to remember.

Neve Whitaker loves managing the Stardust Lake hotel. She gets to work alongside her wonderful family and she’s spending Christmas on the most enchanting, snow-covered island in Scotland. So why is her heart so heavy this festive season?

It might have something to do with the gorgeous actor Oakley Rey, the man she finished with before he left for California and the man she loves more than anything. With Oakley’s career in Hollywood soaring, Neve is convinced she’d only hold him back. She had to end it with him – at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.

But now she has a secret she’s struggling to keep, and when Oakley arrives on Juniper Island determined to win her back, Neve is thrown off balance. Will Neve’s fear of having her heart broken again push Oakley away for good, or is it time for her to take a leap of faith?

Get swept away by this deliciously sweet and heartwarming tale, and spend an unforgettable Christmas on Juniper Island.

  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Bookouture (19 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01KW4Z3F0

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About the Author

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Holly has been writing for 7 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014.

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My Review

After reading Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky just a few weeks ago I was very excited to get my hands on part two of the story .. we return to Juniper Island. After concentrating on Gabe and Pip in the last book this time it’s the turn of Gabe’s sister Neve who takes the spotlight .. her relationship with Hollywood heart throb Oakley is in tatters. He has gone back to LA after their break up not realising she was in fact pregnant.

Also featuring heavily in this story is Adam, the assistant manager of Stardust Lake hotel who works alongside Neve. 

It was an absolute delight to be back in the snow filled idyllic village, Gabe, Pip and young Wren are deliriously happy, the hotel is thriving. 

Neve and Adam work long hours and throw all their energy into the business .. until Oakley returns. There is so much love oozing between Neve and Oakley but romance still doesn’t run smoothly. She lies to him about a sensitive matter and all trust is broken.

Adam, meets Ivy in unusual circumstances, but they have a mutual longing for each other and the relationship moves rapidly. Are they getting too close too soon .. what is the secret that is breaking Ivy’s heart and threatening their future?

Holly has once again sucked the reader into this desirable location, sprinkled just the right amount of cute animals, hunky men and ‘romance’, to the point where you just have to keep reading, knowing instinctively that it will all turn out ok surely but almost not daring to believe it won’t! 

I like the extended family aspect of this, the siblings are all very close. Neve did make me bite my tongue a few times, I really wanted to give her some friendly advice! Oakley is a dreamboat .. he could whisk me up into his helicopter any day. 

While this follows straight on from the first book and it does help to have the background of some of the characters it could also be read as a standalone .. but why would you want to when both are fabulous.

Thanks to Holly, Bookouture and Netgalley .. all my views are my own. stars-5-0._V192197110_

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