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The Hotel Room Mix-Up

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The Hotel Room Mix-Up is a fun and romantic read that really captures the reader’s heart from the first page.

It’s a slow-burn romance that you watch spark and grow as the story progresses and the characters get to know each other. You find yourself really wanting it to all work out for the two main characters so much so the ending will leave you smiling. It’s a lovely read that you will want to pass on to your friends for them to enjoy, too!

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is well written with an interesting group of characters. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic fiction.

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Sadly this one wasn't for me, I just found it really hard to get into and somethings just felt a little all over the place. I think with me Romance is a genre that I really really enjoy and if it's not hitting the way I want it to then I can't get into it at all and it's definitely a me thing! My main issue is that I just didn't get them together, separately I found them okay but there just wasn't the chemistry I was looking for.

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This is a sweet low steam romance set in Cornwall. It was a little too slow burn for me but I do love the forced proximity trope. Overall an enjoyable read!

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I received a copy of this for my honest review.

Our FMC is a former model and actress trying to check into a hotel for he friends wedding, only the hotel has gone through some changes, and in so has two weddings booked that weekend, and overbooked the rooms. Our MMC is back in town for his sister-in-laws wedding, but having a hard time as she is the sister of his late wife. Unfortunately, their room is one in the same - as well as the mother and father of the bride of one of the weddings. Since not all 4 of them can stay in the room - but its oversold because of all the people, the hotel manager ends up finding the last available room for them in a small cottage. Although not ideal, they don't have to sleep in a car. As they spend time together solving problems for both weddings, the go from angry to intrigued. There is something there, but neither will act on it. She is set to go back to London, and he is buy a camper to travel across Europe - so it will just be this weekend. Fast forward a few months and she never left, and he is back for his niece's christening. She has convinced a movie to shoot on location there and is helping organize when a few mix ups happen. They fall back in step with each other, but is one night ever really enough?

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An enemies to lovers rom com which was an easy read.
Ella and Callum , come to Cornwall separately to attend two different weddings. They were expecting luxury hotel suites but due to a booking error ended up in a cramped cottage together. This book was a light, hilarious romantic tale
Thank you to Netgalley, Harper Collins and Kathy Jay for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review

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Wonderful story, great character development, great writing! Highly recommend this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it

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Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is just a shallow rom-com. Yes, it’s light-hearted and makes for great holiday reading, but Kathy Jay has created characters with complex backstories.

Ella Swift and Callum Smith arrive in the Cornish village of Porthkara on the same weekend. They’re attending different weddings, both happening in the small town: one a family affair, the other a large, celebrity event. For various reasons, both are rather apprehensive about attending their respective events. And then, to make matters even worse, they discover that there’s been a mix-up with their room booking.

Although every single bit of accommodation in the village is booked out due to the influx of visitors for the two weddings, a solution is found … if Ella and Callum are willing to share! They very quickly realize that they don’t exactly have a choice, and so begins a journey that the reader assumes will be the usual trajectory that follows a meet-cute like this one. Well … you know what they say: “Never assume anything!”

Ella and Callum have both arrived in Porthkara with baggage – and I’m not talking about just their wedding attire! Kathy Jay has woven a tapestry of deep layers and emotions into her story, ensuring that this is far more than the run-of-the-mill love story. 

I did find that there may have been quite a few characters who seemed surplus to requirements and I seemed to get muddled up with quite a few of those. But the main characters kept me focused on where I needed to be and I loved the unexpected twists.

The descriptions of Cornwall were beautiful and Kathy Jay obviously has an enormous fondness for the area, which is evident in the way that the place itself is almost like a character on its own. It brought a sense of calm and serenity to much of the upheaval that the characters were experiencing and allowed them to centre themselves and find their own peace of mind.

This is a gorgeous read that I thoroughly enjoyed!

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The Hotel Room Mix-Up by Kathy Jay

I picked this one because I thought that it would be a fun read about a double booked hotel room in Cornwall. It turned out to be an enemies-to-lovers romcom about Ella and Callum and the setting was in an old cottage instead.

We follow Ella and Callum who have come to Cornwall for their friends' weddings. There are two weddings and the hotel is fully booked. Because of a new computer system and some mix up with their last names there has been an error and there are no rooms for them. The hotel offers them a cottage that they need to share together. The sparks fly between Ella and Callum but there is something holding Callum back.

There were parts I loved very much about this book, and there were parts I found very annoying.

Thank you to Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter for this ARC.

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Ah, 1 room, 2 people, and guess?
And the ending? Guess?
Whilst this is a well worn trope, it all depends on the presentation of the story and the author’s skill in spinning it. This author did well. There were enough amusing moments to make it worth reading.

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this book discusses grief and domestic violence. please read with care🩷‼️truly, and respectfully, this book just wasn’t for me! i did enjoy how sweet ella was and the small town vibe. ya can’t go wrong with a book with a dog… especially one named hughie. i really loved jessie, who was a side character. i didn’t enjoy the main characters together. i just felt frustrated by them. callum is grieving and he just couldn’t make a decision about ella. i don’t think they had great chemistry. overall the story line was slow, which didn’t mesh will with the abrupt and quick ending. it felt rushed.

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This wasn't really what I expected based on the title. I think this was a well executed story but not necessarily a well executed romance. I found myself more interested in the relationships/friendships outside of the main characters romance. There was a lack of true development in the romantic relationship that just made it feel forced and unbelievable.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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This is the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy night. The story flows really well and definitely has a comedic aspect to it. Anything that can go wrong for the characters does. I really liked Callum and Jessie, I wasn’t as keen on Ella - she was a bit too down-to-earth celebrity for my liking. Overall though I enjoyed this fun story.

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Im not normally a chicklit reader but i enjoyed this book, the characters were loveable and relatable and it was an easy read

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I absolutely loved this book!! I adore a good English setting with weddings and either enemies to lovers Rom-Com or fake dating trope. This book made me want to keep reading to find out what happened next. I could not stop reading this book. It was absolutely adorable. I am definitely getting a hard copy and keeping this one!!
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A charming read but I wanted so much more from this story.
Many thanks to HarperCollins UK and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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From the blurb, this sounded like it would be a fun read, but in the end, I did not finish it. The female lead was not very likeable and everything seemed to be rushed and relationships not very well developed. It just wasn't for me and I did not finish.

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I loved the first half of this book, however the second half I found quite dull and ended up skipping through it.

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This was really cute and I just loved the characters and the setting. I wouldn't change anything about the novel. It was pure perfection.

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Thank you NetGalley for this ARC copy!

Unfortunately this was not one of my fave reads so far. The premise sounds super cute and like something I'd eat up any day, but the execution just fell a bit short for me.

I did not care about the characters too much, and I'm not a big fan of the miscommunication / denial trope and it just made me struggle through it quite a lot.

As far as romance goes, this was okay, but I didn't feel an unparalleled tension between the characters either. I can't put my finger on it, but it just wasn't there.

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