Mistletoe Mistake (Christmas in the City Book 1) by Melody Tyden

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Gemma’s a successful architect in London, but her personal life has been a mess since her engagement ended in a very public disaster. She throws herself into work until a chance meeting with an aloof and dominating billionaire at a Christmas party awakens a side of her she never knew she had, a side that wants to let someone else take control for a while.

Cole’s got his own painful past relationship which is the reason all his bedroom encounters come with strictly defined terms, not to mention the reason that he hates Christmas. He’s not looking for a change, but Gemma’s unusual mix of confidence and submission leaves him wanting more.

The two strike a deal to satisfy their mutual attraction, but will their sparks in the bedroom give new warmth to the rest of their lives as well, or is their relationship destined to bloom only for the holidays, just like the mistletoe?

My Review

This book is a holiday romance with an exciting story. The story goes from causal to genuine love while characters find happiness in each other and themselves. This story is exceptionally steamy, including so many burning scenes I thought it was erotic romance. I like how the story progresses from business arrangements to sporadic actions. The characters are appealing, both being well-off wealthy bosses and having given up on love until they found each other. Both have damaged pasts and people in their lives, causing chaos. The story does end happy and sweet. 

Gemma is the owner of her own company and is late for the annual Christmas party. She hints at a bad year but good for business. Her friend Holly is so definitely wilder than she is. 

Cole and Jackson are in the same hotel their companies partly own for a Christmas party and looking for a decent designer in London. 

Gemma has an interesting first encounter with Cole and Jackson, but I love their banter. Cole makes a slight mistake with Gemma, misunderstanding the situation and hoping it works out as their chemistry is smoking hot. Unfortunately, it doesn’t, and now he is so determined to find out who she is. This should be interesting. 

It seems work affiliations bring them back together in a business manner. I like how the authors offer us both characters’ perspectives. This book is very holiday-themed, even if the businesses aren’t. This book is also very steamy. I enjoy how the characters get to know each other in and out of the bedroom. The change of heart is very subtle but definitely a whirlwind timeline. I truly enjoyed Gemma and Cole’s romance. 

If you would like to read Mistletoe Mistake by Melody Tyden you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases.

Also check out the Author Q & A with Melody Tyden and other books she has written.

If you like this book you may also like books with these tags and categories Holiday Romance, Second Chance Romance and Contemporary Romance.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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