A Different Christmas by K. M. Lowe
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dates Read: October 18 to October 20
Two people. Two upbringings. One Christmas.
Sam was brought up to her happy family gathering at Christmas. Filled with many traditions that as an adult she thought were normal for everyone.
Getting ready to finish work for the holidays to go home to her family in Scotland, was her idea of fun and relaxation. Well, that was until her boss, Luke, told her he was dragging her to New York for work.
Much to Sam’s irritation, she has to go along and attend New York before flying home on Christmas Eve.
Luke grew up with parents that had a multimillionaire company and wanted for nothing. Apart from a family to celebrate Christmas with.
Luke grew up thinking he had what everyone had at Christmas, until he grew up and realized that Christmas is a family occasion.
Two characters that clash at the slightest thing is a recipe for disaster. Throw Sam and Luke into New York and it is either a make or break for their working relationship.
Would Christmas be different after this year?
Sam grew up with a very loving family who celebrates Christmas together every year. They decorate the tree, opened presents together and have Christmas Day meal as a family.
Luke grew up with a mom who was more interested in her social status than spending Christmas morning with her family or doing any of the traditional Christmas things.
Luke owns his own business in London, Sam is his PA…let’s just say she is definitely NOT his biggest fan!! She thinks he’s an arrogant jerk with money which means he can do whatever he wants. Luke tells her she has to come to New York a few days before Christmas, lets just say she’s beyond unhappy about it!
“Why me? You can’t stand to be in the same room as me, let alone spend four days in New York with me.”
“Who said I can’t stand you?” He smirked.
When they arrived in New York she was very surprised to find out Luke was taking her to see his family instead of the original business plans she had assumed they had. After meeting his family and less than pleasant mother she begins to think maybe she doesn’t know the real Luke.
I thought everything my family did was tradition. I thought everyone followed the same Christmas traditions, but I guess I was looking through rose-colored glasses.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Sam and Luke plus they both have great families minus one certain member. I enjoyed watching them get to know each other. There are plenty of laughs and “aw” moments too!
Can Sam and Luke survive four days together and not kill each other? Did Sam judge Luke too quickly? Can Luke show Sam there is more to him? Can they have a pleasant Christmas together or will there love/hate relationship ruin it?
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