Meet me in London by Georgia Toffolo


In an absolutely charming read, Georgia Toffolo writes a book that highlights the ability to find romance where you least expect it. 

Victoria Scott is a fledgling clothes designer who loves all things vintage. She dreams of the day she can open her own boutique. Victoria has also suffered a tragedy which impacts her dreams of finding someone to share her life with.

Oliver Russell is coordinating the opening of his family’s new London department store. As the son of a workaholic father who is suffering health issues, Oliver’s life has taken him in a direction he really didn’t intend it to. Furthermore, his mother is pushing Oliver to bring his new girlfriend to meet the family. The problem is, Oliver only said he had a girlfriend to get his mother off his back in an earlier conversation. What he needs most right now is to find a woman who can satisfy his mother’s desires and get him back to the task of preparing for the opening of the store.

When Oliver meets Victoria he suggests a deal: if Victoria pretends to be his girlfriend for his mother’s sake at the store’s opening, he will provide space for Victoria to display her designing skills. It sounds like a no-lose proposition! Victoria agrees. After all, what harm could this bring? But as we all know relationships grow and change - could their relationship be based on more than just business?

I really enjoyed this book. It was engaging and sweet and reminiscent of a modern-day fairy tale.  While some would say it’s predictable, it simply did not matter. The characters were well-developed and very likeable. I appreciated the relationships that Victoria develops with Oliver’s parents and the obvious conflict she felt in portraying herself as Oliver’s girlfriend. While the book is set at Christmas time, it could easily be read at any point in the year.

I listened to the audiobook edition of this enchanting book which was narrated by the author herself. Her voice is so sweet-sounding and youthful it felt perfect for Victoria’s character. She is expressive and articulate, such that my Canadian ear could clearly understand the narrative. I’d recommend the audiobook edition to those that appreciate this format.

Thanks to Netgalley and HarperCollins audio for the ARC of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5.

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20 comments:

  1. Love this review! Super helpful:)

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  2. I've just finished this as well (also listened to the audiobook)! I love Todd and I wanted to love this I wasn't the biggest fan but I think its down to me not being in the mood at the time rather than the book itself lol! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. Ommmg this is my kind of novel, gotta check this one out. Except, I know that almost every romance novel is predictable so it doesn't really surprise me that this one is too. But, I love a good read and your review makes me want to read this so I'll give it a try :)

    Have you read similar novels? Let me know! & I am open for suggestions too so do message me with great titles ^_^'

    Thank you for sharing such a great novel.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! You can search my blog by label- try searching romance or contemporary romance!

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  4. I haven't heard of this book before, but will definitely read it!

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    1. Wonderful! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  5. This sounds like such a sweet read, and I totally agree that her voice is lovely to listen to. I had no idea Toff had started writing books though, that's so interesting x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  6. Oh this sounds like such a delightful and charming read. Sometimes predictability is fine when it's the right kind of story! Great review - as always.

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  7. Ahh, romance book :) It's time for a one for me as well.

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  8. This sounds like such a sweet festive romance, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com

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  9. Oh, I would definitely enjoy reading this book! Sounds so sweet and romantic. I think it would make a great chick-flick, too!

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  10. Oh my, this sounds like a sweet adorable read. Definitely would like to try it in December. That cover is also so pretty and just for that I would want to have it on my shelves!

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