Rhoda Baxter has written a series of standalone novels where the characters are loosely connected to each other. They are heartwarming, often funny and always romantic.

I have been lucky enough to be on her blog tour and review Girl at Christmas.

Girl at Christmas

Tammy is normally at her happiest at Christmas, but she’s been dumped by her long term partner, with no real explanation… and her Christmas looks pretty bleak.

Lawrence has just been told he has an inherited heart condition… and he’s not allowed to eat too many mince pies. Not exactly a recipe for a great holiday.

With time running out for Lawrence, will he tell Tammy how he feels before it’s too late?

  • Plus sized hero
  • British Asian heroine
  • Romance in a microbiology lab
  • All the Christmas feels
    Girl At Christmas is a standalone novella in the award nominated Smart Girls series. If you like heartwarming, sweet romance and an unusual chubby hero, it’s the perfect book for you. Buy Girl At Christmas and reclaim the holiday spirit today!
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Here’s my review

What a great novella!

Rhoda Baxter knows how to write romance. I loved the characters Tammy and Lawrence. They were so relatable in terms of their lives and the situations they faced. They are also very loveable.

I did feel for Tammy when her boyfriend of six years told her he was leaving. I also felt for Lawrence, his health issues and the fact he had to change his life.

The romance felt more like real life as these were two people with complex feelings and neither rushed in to save the other. It was two people adapting to the things life throws at them and discovering new things about each other.

Please can we have more lab based romances? Firstly this book made me think of my mum and dad who met whilst working in a lab. Secondly there was something refreshing about romance occurring with two people wearing lab coats. I think I want to read more lab based / scientific romances

Rhoda Baxter also knows how to write a Christmas romance too. Lots of festive feels and a super cute romance.

If you want a lovely novella to read over Christmas – check out this book!

Other books in the series:

Girl On The Run

After a humiliating split from her celebrity ex, Jane is hiding from the spotlight. She’s moved city, moved jobs and changed her hair. She wants to disappear and finish her training as a patent attorney.
Marshall has worked hard for years and nomination to the partnership is tantalisingly close. He must avoid scandal at any cost.
When they meet, their attraction is impossible to ignore. Neither wants a fuss, but with the paparazzi following Jane and an office trouble maker determined to sabotage their relationship, they can’t escape unscathed.
Girl on the Run is the first in a series of standalone contemporary romances. Ideal for fans of Mhairi McFarlane or Sue Moorcroft.

Purchase Link – http://www.books2read.com/u/mlKGaZ

Only 99p until 20th November

Girl Having A Ball

Twenty two year old Stevie needs to prove to everyone that she’s a grown up. So she throws herself into her dream of becoming an event planner by agreeing to organise a fundraising ball in Oxford. Add a rambling house, a committee that can’t agree and budget that’s far too small, Stevie thinks things can’t get worse. Until her childhood crush, her big brother’s old housemate, turns up.
Tom is working hard to be the success his mother wants him to be. When he realises that the ball his mum and her friends are organising will be run by his friend’s baby sister ‘poor, needy Stevie’, he steps in to avoid disaster. But Stevie is no longer a teenager, she’s a disturbingly attractive young woman … and she’s not about to let anyone get in her way.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Romantic Comedy Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Girl Having a Ball is the second standalone novel in Rhoda Baxter’s Smart Girls series. Ideal for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Sue Moorcroft.

Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/GHAB

Girl In Trouble

Olivia doesn’t believe in happy families. She can’t trust men to be reliable, so she’d rather manage without one. As for kids – she’s never having those.
Marine biologist Walter is losing his daughter. He longs for a second chance to prove he can be a reliable dad.
When Olivia discovers she’s pregnant by her douchebag ex, Walter finally sees a way to be more than just a friend-with-benefits to her.
But how can he persuade the most independent woman he’s ever met to accept his help, let alone his heart?
Girl In Trouble is a standalone novel in the award nominated Smart Girls series. If you like warm, witty, women’s fiction, you’ll love this book. Ideal for fans of Meg Cabot or Jennifer Crusie.
Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/u/4Doy6r

Author Bio

Rhoda Baxter writes romantic comedies about people who make her laugh. A microbiologist by training, Rhoda loves all things science geeky. She also loves cake, crochet and playing with Lego. You can find out more about her (and get a free book by signing up to her newsletter) on her website.

Social Media Links –

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3 comments on “#BookReview Smart Girls – Girl at Christmas

  1. Rhoda Baxter writes great books!

  2. Thank you so much for the awesome review! I’m so glad you enjoyed meeting Tammy and Lawrence.

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