Published by Kobo Originals on November 16th 2020
William Reid is nothing special, except for his billion-dollar acting career and his, you know, face. (Apparently, it’s a good one.) Winning ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ was nice, but this Christmas, he has more important goals in mind... like finally winning over his best friend’s little sister, the super-smart and kinda-scary Abbie Farrell.
When a blizzard leaves Will and Abbie alone at Grandma Farrell’s house (if bunking with 27 pets counts as ‘alone’), it’s the perfect opportunity to pull off a Christmas miracle. Convincing clever, frosty Abbie to give Will a chance will take more than mistletoe, but hiding his lifelong crush on her is no longer an option.
There’s something about Scotland during Christmas. Maybe because the first Katie Fforde I read also featured the Scotland Highlands during Christmas. Or maybe just because I really want to see Scotland, a magical country which looks even more magical during winter. Talia Hibbert takes us there during a blizzard.
Wrapped Up In You is written especially for Kobo, and I read it during my Kobo Plus reading spree. It’s a cute and short romance story featuring a biracial couple, something we need more of. Abigail and Will are super cute, on their own but also together. Gran also steals the show with her cats.
Hibbert’s writing is to the point and honest. There is no unnecessary exposition and just enough details to flavour the story like an 85% dark hot chocolate with exactly three marshmallows. It really focuses on the story.
The only downside is the length of the book. There are so many lovely support characters that I’d love to know more about. We only get to experience a few days with these people, but I’m sure Abigail’s brothers are all interesting people with their own story. Especially Jason. Can I find out more about them, please?
I give Wrapped Up In You five stars. It does everything it’s supposed to do, with incredible writing, awesome characters, and even a couple of kittens. It’s the perfect Christmas read I’ve only recently discovered Talia Hibbert, but I already know I’m going to read more of her. Get A Life, Chloe Brown is lying next to me and will read it soon. If you read on Kobo and want something fluffy and warm, check it out.