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Review | The Twelve Dates of Christmas

Title | The Twelve Dates of Christmas 

Author | Lisa Dickenson 

Publisher | Little Brown UK

Purchase | Amazon UK 

A Page of Love Rating | 5/5 

At thirty, Claudia's life is stale and the romance with long-term boyfriend, Seth, has disappeared. Determined to inject some festive spark back into their love life, Claudia and Seth go on their first date in a very long time. But when the night ends in disaster, Claudia suddenly finds herself facing life - and Christmas - alone.
Life alone is exciting, scary and full of soon-forgotten exercise regimes and ill-advised attempts at crafting sexy underwear. It's also filling up with dates, surprisingly. With best friends Penny and Nick at her side, a surplus of festive markets, mulled wine and Christmas tunes, Claudia attempts to face all this change with gusto. One thing's for certain: this year, Christmas is going to be very different . . .
This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, it's a story about losing love, finding love, and discovering what's been there all along. Expect Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in The Twelve Dates of Christmas.

I adored this book and even now in January it is still the side of my bed because it makes me smile! The story is funny, and I lost count of the amount of times that I ended up smiling or having a little giggle. The characters are so lovely, I warmed to them instantly. 

Claudia is hilarious, and she is so bloody lovely, you can't help but root for her. You can kind of see where it might be going and it's so enjoyable watching a love story play out. It's not overly christmassy, it's just set around that time of year. The opening "date" is so heart wrenchingly funny that you really don't know whether to laugh, cry or join in with her reaction to Seth!

I loved the scene where she threw up on the Big Wheel and ended up being attended to by the St John Ambulance people in the pop up tents. They call her next of kin and Seth & Nick (her best friend) appear... which one does she depend on in her moment of need? 

I remember reading the book and each day my beau would text me and say "So what's the date all about today" and it was at a time where we were thinking up date ideas for ourselves. I'm not going to divulge what we got up to, but Claudia gave us some hilarious moments. 

I'd read this book again and I know I will be. It's too good not to! 

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