One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot
With her daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for adventure. But there's more to New York than twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has her own Christmas wish - to find her real dad.
While Hayley tries to fulfill her daughter's wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there's something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked.
Can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might come true - could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever?
Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they realise life isn't just about filling the minutes...it's about making every moment count.
Review by Brittany:
I received a free copy of this book through Net Galley at my request for review purposes. I requested this book because the cover is gorgeous and immediately appealed to me.
This is a lighthearted Christmas book, one that you know is going to have a happy ending and wrap up nicely at the end, which it did. This book had a nice cast of characters, all of whom are likable. I really enjoyed reading about Dean and Vernon, Hayley's brother and his partner. Although their relationship isn't explored in depth, I loved reading about them and the way they interacted with one another. Hayley and Oliver are also given good dialogue together, which helps develop the relationship.
Angel is my favorite character though. She is smart and quirky, and she's the character who is given the most personality in the book. She loves to rattle off random facts about America since she is from the UK. She was written to be a very neat kid, and I loved reading about her.
Overall, this book is just a fun, lighthearted read. If you're looking for something to curl up with during the Christmas season, this one is a good choice.