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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library TOF (Text) 33500013499637 New Checked out 12/21/2021
Moorhead Public Library TOF (Text) 33500013499629 New Checked out 12/24/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781335459978
  • ISBN: 1335459979
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HQN, 2021.

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What do you do when your fake engagement starts to feel too real...? Aspiring clothes designer Victoria Scott spends her days working in a bar in Chelsea and her evenings designing vintage clothes, dreaming of one day opening her own boutique. But these aspirations are under threat from the new department store opening at the end of her road. She needs a Christmas miracle, but one is not forthcoming. Oliver Russell's Christmas is not looking very festive right now. His family's new London department store opening is behind schedule, and on top of that his interfering, if well-meaning, mother is pressing him to introduce his girlfriend to her over the holidays--a girlfriend who does not exist. He needs a diversion...something to keep his mother from meddling while he focuses on the business. When Oliver meets Victoria, he offers a proposition: pretend to be his girlfriend at the opening of his store and he will provide an opportunity for Victoria to showcase her designs. But what starts as a business arrangement soon becomes something more tempting as the fake relationship starts to feel very real. But when secrets in Victoria's past are exposed, will Oliver walk away, or will they both follow their hearts and find what neither knew they were looking for...?
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    By day, Londoner Victoria Scott works in a pub and teaches fashion design to disadvantaged youth. By night, she designs clothes and yearns to have a boutique of her own in Chelsea. Commitment-phobe Oliver Russell is the reluctant heir to a billion-pound department store empire. He is hounded by his mother to marry and take over the vast family business from his ailing father. To that end, Oliver asks Victoria to pose as his fake fiancée over the Christmas holiday. She ends up serving as his conscience in building rapport with the local shopkeepers who feel threatened by the opening of Russells' new store. In a case of a rising tide lifting all boats, Oliver longs for a way to pay it forward for kids who don't have his life of privilege. As their phony relationship turns real, Victoria worries about her inability to have children. Will he love her despite that? Though a more immersive London setting would have made this tale shine brighter, it is a promising start to an engaging series by British TV personality Georgia "Toff" Toffolo. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    By day, Londoner Victoria Scott works in a pub and teaches fashion design to disadvantaged youth. By night, she designs clothes and yearns to have a boutique of her own in Chelsea. Commitment-phobe Oliver Russell is the reluctant heir to a billion-pound department store empire. He is hounded by his mother to marry and take over the vast family business from his ailing father. To that end, Oliver asks Victoria to pose as his fake fiancée over the Christmas holiday. She ends up serving as his conscience in building rapport with the local shopkeepers who feel threatened by the opening of Russells' new store. In a case of a rising tide lifting all boats, Oliver longs for a way to pay it forward for kids who don't have his life of privilege. As their phony relationship turns real, Victoria worries about her inability to have children. Will he love her despite that? Though a more immersive London setting would have made this tale shine brighter, it is a promising start to an engaging series by British TV personality Georgia "Toff" Toffolo. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Fashion designers > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Holidays > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Novels.

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