After a string of heavy, tough books, I was ready for a great chick lit read and One Day in December by Josie Silver fit the bill perfectly! Set in London- one of my favorite places on Earth- Laurie is a twenty-something aspiring magazine journalist living with her fabulous and gorgeous best friend Sarah. One day in December (get it??), Laurie is on the top level of a double-decker bus when she sees her dream man sitting as a bus stop. They lock eyes, the world stops, and Laurie falls in love. Unfortunately the bus pulls away before they can meet.
She then spends the next year looking for this mystery love of her life, only to finally be introduced to him at Christmastime as her BEST FRIEND’S NEW BOYFRIEND! The book spans several years and follows Laurie, Sarah, and Jack’s (bus guy) points of view. I loved this book because it wasn’t just a simple love story, but was honest, real, and complicated with twists and turns galore. There also wasn’t a “bad guy” in the group, which made you feel for the characters just that much more.
If you’re looking for your newest beach read, this is it! The ending did NOT disappoint.
4 out of 5 stars for One Day in December by Josie Silver, which will be published on October 18th, 2018. E-book will be released September 1st.
Thanks to NetGalley and Crown Publishing for the opportunity to read and honestly review this wonderful book!