I am delighted to be sharing my review of the utterly festive; Mistletoe and Mayhem at the Little Shopping Mall by Hannah Pearl.
Count down to Christmas with mistletoe, mayhem, meddling friends and mystery men …
There’s a saying about all work and no play – but there’s never a dull moment for Caroline working at Holly Walk Mall, especially at Christmas. When she’s not dealing with orders from Ian, ‘the manager who can’t manage’ as her friend Rachel puts it, she’s overseeing the usual late-night shopping sessions, Santa’s grotto construction and, most importantly, the sampling of many delicious festive treats at the Italian café her friends Nina and Marco own.
But when a new jewellery shop moves in and brings a ‘mysterious guy with the cute bottom’ to Holly Walk, Caro isn’t yet aware of just how much mayhem she’s in for in the countdown to Christmas. With strategically placed mistletoe, revealing cowboy outfits and even a bit of sleuthing, could this festive season turn out to be the liveliest yet for both Caro and her beloved Mall?
Impossibly festive romantic fun with all the trimmings!
I love this book, in fact, I got to say I haven’t read a Hannah Pearl book that I haven’t loved and this is easily my favourite (I think I say that after each book) but I will admit that it was one particular line on the book description that tickled me and made me want to read it. Can you guess?
If you guessed the ‘cute bottom’ line, then you are correct, you know me as soon as I see the words; ‘mysterious guy with the cute bottom’ I am hooked…LOL!
I loved everything about this one; the magical and festively fun story, the characters are wonderful, and the setting of a shopping mall at Christmas is brilliant I wished I had worked there when I was toiling away as a cashier in varied shops at Christmas (my jobs were never as fun, plus no cute bottoms😆).
Hmmm, think I am becoming a little obsessed with bottoms, best move on!
I loved the setting of a shopping mall and Holly Walk Mall is one I would love to visit, it’s so charming and full of gorgeous gifts and enigmatic shop owners. Caroline is worked off her feet, due mainly to her boss the utterly useless manager of the Mall, a manager who can’t manage and no truer words have ever been uttered! Caroline’s life is all going there is never a moment to herself which means she neglects herself, I love how the wonderful owners of the Italian cafe keep feeding her, Nina and Marco are fabulous – the only problem I always felt hungry whenever they are in a scene.
With Christmas fast approaching Caroline has to organize the late-night shopping and the Santa’s Grotto, now she has to contend with the rather enticing bottom of a new mystery guy who has opened the jewellery shop in the mall. Add in Mistletoe and scandalous cowboy costumes….plus, Mr cute bottom (seriously, I am obsessed) is constantly around and….well you can imagine there is Christmas chaos.
Mistletoe and Mayhem at the Little Shopping Mall are so much more than just a cute festive fun read, there is a hint of mystery entwined within the pages and I thoroughly enjoyed watching Caroline as she turns all Miss Marple on us to solve the mystery.
I adored this book, it’s cheerful, entertaining and absolutely perfect for the season. A quick-paced, easy-to-read story which captures the attention from the start, a definite must-read!
A huge thank you to Liz at ChocLit UK/ Ruby Fiction for the complimentary copy, which I voluntarily and honestly reviewed.