Amber Raey is a lowly fashion assistant with huge ambition. When opportunity knocks, she suddenly finds herself on a fast track to success, creating her own designs at last. The glamour and fame quickly go to her head, and when she attracts the interest of a bad boy singer, her friends and family are soon left out in the cold. Can she readjust her work/life balance in time to enjoy a happy Christmas with her loved ones? I have watched Vicky Pattison on several of her reality shows, but this was my first time reading one of her novels and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! Set in the fast-paced and often catty world of fashion, Amber has fierce ambitions to become successful, but was such a likeable, down-to-earth girl that I fell in love with her instantly. Vicky's quick and sharp wit was evident throughout. The plot was fast paced and full of twists and turns that caught me by surprise. An excellent festive read. (LO)
It's the perfect season to fall in love in A Christmas Kiss, the second novel by former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison. The summary says: "Amber Raey is working all the hours God sends as assistant to one of the country's top fashion designers, and her boss is a complete nightmare. Amber's dream is to launch her own fashion line one day so, for the time being, she just has to grin and bear it. And then opportunity comes knocking and Amber's suddenly on the fast track to the top. The parties, the glamour, a whirlwind romance - Amber loves every second of her new life. But there's more to this world than its glossy exterior suggests, and when a face from Amber's past reappears, she finds herself in real trouble. With Christmas fast approaching, Amber is drifting further and further away from her family and friends. Can she get her life back on track before it's too late for a merry Christmas?" A Christmas Kiss is out in October 2015.