Home for Christmas - Cally Taylor (2011)

Beth Prince thought she had it all. She's got a job she adores at a decades-old cinema, a wonderful but posh boyfriend and a great roommate. So, when she loses her boyfriend and then is threatened with losing her job, Beth attempts to find a way to keep going. However, Matt Jones, from the soulless chain of Apollo theatres, doesn't care who loses their jobs when his company takes over the derelict Picturebox. All he cares about is getting his psycho ex-girlfriend off his back and paying his grandfather's rent. But, things get complicated when Beth and Matt begin to fall for each other and put their mistrust in the opposite sex to the side. Will they be able to trust each other fully or will their past experiences make them lose the best thing that has ever happened? For Beth, the decision has to be made on Christmas Eve or she will be leaving England for good and moving to Australia with her mother. Will she make the right choice? This is a fabulous, laugh-out-loud book with two characters that are so relatable you'll wish they were real. You can almost feel the emotions of Beth and Matt reverberating off the pages and some of the scenes will surely have you thinking "haven't I been there myself?" (AS)

Cally Taylor is another author taking the festive route for her 2011 release, Home for Christmas. The summary says: "Beth Prince has always loved fairytales and now, aged 24, she feels like she's finally on the verge of her own happily ever after. She lives by the seaside, works in the Picturebox - a charming but rundown independent cinema - and has a boyfriend who's so debonair and charming she can't believe her luck! There's just one problem - none of her boyfriends have ever told her they love her and it doesn't look like Aiden's going to say it any time soon. Desperate to hear 'I love you' for the first time Beth takes matters into her own hands - and instantly wishes she hadn't. Just when it seems like her luck can't get any worse, bad news arrives in the devilishly handsome shape of Matt Jones. Matt is the regional director of a multiplex cinema and he's determined to get his hands on the Picturebox by Christmas. Can Beth keep her job, her man and her home or is her romantic-comedy life about to turn into a disaster movie?" Home for Christmas is out in November. Check out its trailer below:

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