Monday, November 7, 2016

Review: Single by Christmas @RosaT_Author

TITLE: Single by Christmas
AUTHOR: Rosa Temple
RELEASE DATE: October 3rd, 2016
SOURCE: complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review


You’ve heard the saying, ‘opposites attract’ haven’t you? Well meet 27 year old Alex Marshall, a party girl with a penchant for free flowing Prosecco, and her devilishly handsome scientist boyfriend, Charlie, who loves jazz and dinner for two.Alex and Charlie are together for 11 blissful months until Alex goes out of town and does something she will later regret. Was she drunk? You bet. Does she want Charlie to know? Well what do you think?With the couple about to spend their first Christmas together will Charlie be the forgiving kind or will Alex be Single by Christmas?
This is a feel good, Christmas novel with very few mince pies, not much snow and absolutely no mistletoe – just a couple of best friends, a sociopathic nemesis and a lot of drinking.

Rosa Temple began writing romantic comedies and chick lit because of her passion for what she calls the 'early chick lit films', like: Sabrina, Barefoot In the Park and Breakfast at Tiffany's. She honed her skills as a ghost writer, gaining experience writing romantic novellas, both sweet and on the slightly steamy side. In her notebooks, she constantly jotted down story ideas of her own and she eventually completed her first novella Sleeping With Your Best Friend and now, the full length novel, Natalie's Getting Married.
Rosa Temple is a Londoner and is married with two sons. She is a reluctant keep fit fanatic and doer of housework and insists that writing keeps her away from such strenuous tasks. She spends her days creating characters and story lines while drinking herbal tea and eating chocolate biscuits. 


'Single by Christmas' starts with Alex waiting for her boyfriend on Christmas Eve and we start wondering why is she freezing and alone. So, we jump back a month in the past to discover that a serious of events left her waiting on a cold night.

Alex is an amazing character, I never felt so close and related to a character as I did with her. She likes to drink and enjoy parties, of course sometimes she loses control and the results are not good at all. She is so immersed in her own world that she doesn't realize the things that go around her, she not bad she is just a bit clueless and has a hard time acting as an adult. Her boyfriend is so perfect and deserves an award for putting up with her. Charlie is smart, sexy, handsome and sweet. He is just what she needs because he is patient and caring.

The book is fast to read and the writing style is really good. The dialogues are funny and the characters are all adorable. Each event unchains a series of misunderstandings, fights, secrets and it's all a big mess at the end. However, as any other chick-lit the book finds its route to a better path.

I really enjoyed the book, if you like chick-lit and romance you should definitely read this one.


  1. The title got me curious. This sounds like a good one for my holiday reading list:)

  2. This one sounds so cute, I think I might added it to my holiday reading list :) Nice review Ruty :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages r


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