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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggott

Christmas: it’s the most wonderful time of the year…to fall in love

The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish…to start over.

With her daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for adventure. But there’s more to New York than twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has her own Christmas wish – to find her real dad.

While Hayley tries to fulfil her daughter’s wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there’s something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked.

Can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might come true – could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever?

Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they realise life isn’t just about filling the minutes…it’s about making every moment count.

A big warm-hearted story, full of Christmas sparkle that will delight fans of Jane Costello, Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond.

Author: Mandy Baggott
Title: One Wish in Manhattan
Publishers: Bookouture
Publication Date: 30th Sept 2015
Link: Uk: Amazon   US: Amazon

My Review

This is the sort of book that leaves you with a lovely warm glow in your heart and a tear in your eye. This is the second of Mandy's books that I have read and she certainly doesn't disappoint in the book boyfriend area! 
The story follows Hayley Walker and her nine year old daughter Angel. Hayley books a trip to New York to stay with her brother Dean over Christmas or at least that's what she tells him but she actually has an ulterior motive for going there which is to find the father of her daughter, the trouble is she only has a name to go on.

Once in New York she bumps into the Billionaire Business man, Oliver Drummond who is a womaniser. He is a confirmed bachelor that doesn't want to settle down so he meets women when he's out and after granting them one wish, will sleep with them and forget about them.
A chance meeting, near a fire exit, between Oliver and Hayley starts a chain of circumstances in which their lives become entwined and when he asks her what she would wish for he is taken aback as it isn't what he is used to.

I loved the relationship between Hayley and Angel as they were so close but then Angel was so lovable and funny and managed to form amazing relationships with most of the other characters.

It was hard to watch Oliver being distant and horrible to Hayley especially after she started to have feelings for him. There was never a dull moment in the book as there was always something going on, it was lovely to see Angel and Hayley inject some much needed love into the lives of the Drummonds as they had been through so much heartache.

When I got to 85% of the book I found myself going all trembly with sentimentality and then there was an incident when a parcel arrived and I thought to myself 'oh I know what's in there' and then I really went trembly and a lovely fuzzy warmth came over me till the end of the book.

A cracking christmassy read that you will not want to miss.

Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for the review copy.

To read my review of Truly, Madly Greekly by Mandy Baggott please click here.

Book Angels x

About the Author

Mandy Baggot
Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads. She is represented by Kate Nash of The Kate Nash Literary Agency.

In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK's Festival of Romance and has since scooped Top Ten Reads/Book of the Year places from a number of UK book bloggers.

Traditionally published by US publisher Sapphire Star, Harper Collins' digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse, and most recently, digital fiction specialists, Bookouture, a great story is never far from her fingertips!

A contributor to writing blogs and short story anthologies, Mandy is also a regular speaker at literary festivals, events and women's networking groups.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World's Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1's Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

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