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Royal Holiday New York Times Bestselling Author Jasmine Guillory Makes Her Hardcover Debut With A Heartwarming Christmas Romance Vivian Forest Has Been Out Of The Country A Grand Total Of One Time, So When She Gets The Chance To Tag Along On Her Daughter Maddie S Work Trip To England To Style A Royal Family Member, She Can T Refuse She S Excited To Spend The Holidays Taking In The Magnificent British Sights, But What She Doesn T Expect Is To Become Instantly Attracted To A Certain Private Secretary And His Charming Accent And Unyielding Formality.Malcolm Hudson Has Been The Queen S Private Secretary For Years And Has Never Given A Personal, Private Touruntil Now He Is Intrigued By Vivian The Moment He Meets Her And Finds Himself Making Excuses Just To Spend Time With Her When Flirtatious Banter Turns Into A Kiss Under The Mistletoe, Things Snowball Into A Full On Fling.Despite A Ticking Timer On Their Holiday Romance, They Are Completely Fine With Ending Their Short, Steamy Fling Come New Year S Dayor Are They

10 thoughts on “Royal Holiday

  1. says:

    4.5 stars.Okay, now how long do I have to wait for Jasmine Guillory s next book It s crazy to think at this time last year while I had heard of Guillory I hadn t read any of her books, and now here I am having read all four.Maddie a main character in Guillory s last book, The Wedding Party is a stylist who gets an incredible opportunity to dress a royal duchess in England for the holidays She takes her mother, Vivian, along, as she rarely does anything for herself and has never been out of the country.Vivian quickly becomes enad of Sandringham, the royal estate where they are staying, not to mention the scones baked by the cottage s chef She becomes even charmed when she meets Malcolm, the Queen s private secretary They form a quick friendship that surprises both of them, as does the intensity of their attraction to one another Both are willing to step outside their comfort zones for perhaps the first time in a long time, to positive results.And although Vivian is falling for Malcolm she is always practical and knows that a relationship like this at their age and given the fact that she lives in California will never be than a fling Malcolm knows the same, but it s rare that he s opened himself up to someone, particularly so quickly They also realize that they are two very different yet similar people in many ways, and that s both a positive and a negative.When you re a practical person, do you throw caution to the wind and let your heart do what it wants, even if you know it probably won t work Can you teach yourself to be as impulsive as your heart instead Guillory brings her signature charm to this book, once again creating characters you root for I love the fact that all four of her books are interconnected in that they share characters, yet you don t have to read them in order And while this book seems a little fairytale like read unrealistic than the others, I like that she dealt with mature characters who had lifetimes of baggage to deal with.If you re a fan of rom coms, you should check out Guillory s books They re fun, charming, and heartwarming.Now I go through withdrawal until her next book See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at

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    The fourth book in Jasmine Guillory s series focuses on Maddie s mum Vivian Forest and her meeting a smart and handsome British man.I like the way throughout the series the author created diverse characters that do not often get enough representation in romance books This time she concentrates on slightly older protagonists Vivian is 54 and has been divorced for than three decades She has also been working hard as a social worker in a busy hospital, raising her daughter as a single mother and taking care of her sister Jo who has had serious health probems All this meant that she hasn t had much time for travelling or holidays.When Maddie Forest unexpectedly is invited to step in and substitute her mentor on a work trip to the UK which is scheduled around Christmastime, Maddie knows she can spend New Year with her boyfriend Theo, but ChristmasChristmas is for family, Christmas is for her mum Luckily, Vivian is all in The job is high profile as it involves the royal family and Ms Forest and Ms Forest get to spend a part of their holiday at a royal residence in the north of England We do not see much of Maddie in this book as she is way too busy with clothes alterations and fittings, so Vivian has a lot of free time to explore the house and marvel at neverending cultural differences Vivian s meet cute, Malcolm Hudson has an important job he is a private secretary of Her Majesty He has been divorced for six years, and his private life very much centres around his sister and his 19 year old nephew Miles Malcolm is charmed by Vivian s smile and positive attitude She had such a strong and playful sense of selfShe was neither demanding nor bashful just friendly and inquisitive and smiling Christmas holidays and New Year are a special time when unusual things can happen and even the most careful and realistic people decide to give in to romance Malcolm takes time to get to know Vivian and what is important to her, as much as it is possible in the short time they have together I love the way Vivian vents her feelings on the subject of surprises and how they are often about what the other person wants, not the person they are surprising, and Malcolm takes it aboard to make sure she feels comfortable with the things he suggests.The fairy tale setting and royal guest appearances in the book might make you think that this romance is too far away from real life and difficult to relate to, but it isn t the case Vivian and Malcolm live thousands of kilometers away, but, ultimately, they will understand that the connection they have is special and worth the risk You don t have to be based in different countries to experience this feeling No, we are too differentNo, there is no way it will work He She is too set in his her ways His job college family is too important for himThe logistics would be a nightmare And another potentially beautiful relationship bites the dust before you ve even given it a chance Yes, our life experiences teach us that we have to be realistic and pragmatic, and avoid risks, and this is how we may end with a job that brings money, but less joy and happiness, or refuse to apologise to a relative or a friend who might just have a different point of view, but be as right as we are Vivian and Malcolm knew from the very beginning the risks, but, still, they decided to give it a try, and they certainly deserve their own happy ever after This was not a laugh out loud book for me, but Jasmine Guillory s trademark sense of humour is still there, coupled with her impeccable writing style If you loved her previous books, and the diversity of her characters and settings, you will definitely appreciate this slightly mature romance And if you love tea, scones, cucumber sandwiches and all things British, you will have even reasons to enjoy this last instalment of Jasmine Guillory s hugely successful Wedding series.Thank you to Edelweiss and Berkley for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.Thank you to Edelweiss and Berkley for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.

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    Cute romance This story had a bit of a unique twist on it in that it is the story of a mother and daughter taking a trip and finding romance.At first thought we would probably be thinking the romance was about the younger woman However, the author focused on a middle aged mom in this sweet story.Whisked away for a royal treat, the main characters spend the Christmas holidays time in England with the Duke and Duchess.The author gave us a lighthearted and delightful read that makes you smile the whole way through Along with the added excitement of meeting a wonderful man unexpectedly, this story truly ignites the heart Sparks fly from the beginning and we get to enjoy their new found attraction.Written with grace and a tiny bit of spice, we also experience emotional uncertainty as they try and figure out how to date and enjoy themselves after so many years of being single.There are scenes that are awkward, as awkward as one would feel in similar circumstances There are scenes that are heartwarming and just so sweet The author has a beautiful talent that describes the rich countryside, the lush accommodations, and the timid and tantalizing new feelings.With just the right amount of heat added to the mix, we have a wonderful story that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy A wonderful romance for those that love to read stories with mature adults Nice change of pace copy received for review considerationfull review

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    Many thanks to Berkley and Edelweiss for providing a digital ARC in exchange for an honest reviewbest early Christmas present ever

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    Unfortunately, was really disappointed by this I enjoyed The Wedding Party so much and that was what convinced me to request this one from NetGalley, but everything about this fell flat To be fair, the characters are a bit older than me, so that had something to do with it, but I really didn t feel their connection and their conversations just felt bland and not funny at all even though we re told over and over that they keep laughing I did enjoy the escapism of Vivian dating the personal advisor to the Queen who even makes an appearance , and the descriptions of the locations of London were spot on, but otherwise this just wasn t for me.

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    I loved this book It was a sweet, slow burn romance full of passion and no over the top drama It was entertainment based purely on the real life circumstances and situations between Vivian Forest and Malcolm Hudson, okay, as real life as one can get being Vivan is in England because her daughter is working as a stylist for the Royal family, and Malcolm is the Queen s private secretary their romance was believably sincere and lovely.You may remember Vivian s daughter Maddie from the Wedding Party In Royal Holiday , Maddie has the opportunity to go to England over Christmas to help prepare the princess for the royal Christmas festivities Because Maddie has never been away from her mother at Christmas, she invites her along With Maddie working all day and into the night, Vivian is left to entertain herself When the very handsome and intriguing Malcolm suggests he show her around, Vivian can t resist his charm, and goes all in on her royal holiday Rarely do we get romance stories with older characters and when we do, they are relegated to secondary ones I was so excited to read about new love and second chances experienced by older characters I wish we had of them I was provided a review copy by Berkley this did not influence my opinion of the book nor my review.

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    Vivian is invited to spend Christmas with her daughter in England Her daughter was hired as the temporary stylist for a royal Staying in a cottage on the royal s estate, Vivian has a chance encounter, over scones, with Malcolm, the Queens secretary They have an instant connection that leads to a sweet romance Royal Holiday is a light romance that spans two continents Based on mature characters, it is a refreshing change.I received this ARC copy of Royal Holiday from Berkley Publishing Group This is my honest and voluntary review Royal Holiday is set for publication Oct 1, 2019.My Rating 4 starsWritten by Jasmine GuilloryHardcover 304 pagesPublisher Berkley October 1, 2019 ISBN 10 1984802216ISBN 13 978 1984802217Genre Contemporary Romance Noble Want check us out on Tome Tender Book Blog or on Facebook

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    I adored this story Vivian and Malcolm were wonderful together and I loved that they were a mature couple of color that found love They were fun they were funny they were absolutely adorable.Vivian was wonderful She was a self assured mature woman who knew her likes and dislikes She wasn t afraid to voice her opinion and wasn t afraid to accept the consequences She had a wonderful sense of humor that shone throughout the story She had a wonderful daughter and a family that depended on her She also had a job that she adored But, she never put herself first until her holiday to England.Malcolm was interesting You would think, being the Queen s secretary, that he would be snobby, formal and utterly English But, he wasn t He was respected by all who came in contact with him, loved by his family and had a healthy taste for scones He was taken with Vivian the moment he saw her and became a very uncharacteristic Malcolm to the delight of everyone around him He was attentive, a gentleman and showed Vivian the utmost respect and support.From the kiss under the mistletoe to the fireworks on New Year s, I loved every moment of this story It was fun and interesting It brought out a mature sense of humor and romance And, when they made love, it was just that It was done with feelings not a sense of complete urgency and I loved, even at their age, they used protection I thought that was the cutest thing This was my first time reading Jasmine Guillory and can t wait to read from her Her characters were well defined I was thrilled with the way the story flowed I loved the notes and the postcards They just made this story so much enjoyable Then there was wonderful ending I loved how she brought them back together and showed us that even a mature couple could have a healthy, loving relationship when they least expected it.Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

  9. says:

    ARC received Thank you to the publisher via Edelweiss for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.

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    I had loved the previous books in this series and loved the idea of a holiday book in London I liked Vivian and Malcolm well enough They re both sweet and unassuming and much too polite to have any actual chemistry I was a little wary at reading a book with older people and perhaps that s the reason I didn t connect to either of them.Plot wise, it was so very bland I quickly found myself skimming chapters just for the dialogue As much as I love London which is at an insanely high level of obsession , I didn t want to bother reading the descriptions of the city One of the things I did really love was the letter writing, but sadly, that s about it Overall, I was really into this idea, but the execution just didn t work for me Huge thanks to Berkley for providing the arc free of charge

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