It's December, Alan "Aigee" Garmond's favorite time of the year, when the window display of the small bookshop where he works fills up with crimson Christmas books and sprays of holly. Everything could be perfect — if it weren't for handsome Christopher Foreman, the brilliant writer for the fashionable magazine About Town, who has taken an inexplicable and public dislike to Aigee's book reviews.
But why would a man such as Foreman choose to target reviews published in a small bookshop's magazine? Aigee is determined to find out. And not, he tells himself, just because he finds Foreman so intriguing.
Aigee’s quest leads him from smoke-filled ale-houses into the dark, dingy alleys of one of London's most notorious rookeries. And then, finally, to Foreman. Will Aigee be able to wrangle a Yuletide truce from his nemesis?
WARNING: Contains a very grumpy writer, snarky Victorian book reviews, a scandalous song, & two men snogging.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 Stars!!! Aigee has slowly made a better life for himself, he has a job he loves tending to a bookshop and writing book reviews for his boss, now if only Christopher Foreman would stop targeting his reviews. I absolutely loved Aigee, he was adorable. He made no apologies for his humble origins and worked hard for what he'd accomplished and while he was interested in Foreman, he still confronted him about the note he'd published ridiculing Aigee's review when they were face to face. I have to admit that learning about how hard Aigee's life was at some point brought tears to my eyes. I just wanted to slap Christopher for making it even harder for him for the pettiest of reasons. I wasn't too sure I would like Christopher. He wasn't the most likable of men, even his friends preferred Aigee over him, which really, I couldn't blame them for. He did have a nice turnaround, though, and I liked that he actually apologized to Aigee. I think Aigee was too good for him, but they did have great chemistry and rapport. This is my second book by Sandra Schwab, and it certainly won't be the last, while this is just a novella, she did manage to convey a lot of emotion in this enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract holiday book. If you're a fan of well-written, well-researched historical books that actually transport you back in time, you'll love Yuletide Truce. Very recommendable! *** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement.