Monday 10 November 2014

Review ~ Fairy Tale in New York by Nicky Wells.

Title: Fairy Tale in New York.
Author: Nicky Wells.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Publication Date: November 10, 2014.
Source: Review copy.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US

New York. A restaurant near Park Avenue. It’s early evening, and dusk is falling. So is the snow. Jude and Carrie are only killing time while they wait for their flight to London. They don’t know yet that their life will never be the same.

When rock star Jude gets stranded in New York with his family on Christmas Eve, he has no idea that he is setting in motion a chain of events that will turn their Christmas into the most magical one yet…

No good deed goes unpunished, or so it seems to Jude and Carrie on the morning of the twenty-fourth of December. The previous day, they gave up their London-bound flights to someone in crisis. And now, a spectacular whiteout is grounding all planes, and Jude, Carrie, and baby Maya are stuck far from home.

Tired, hungry, and just a little panicked, Jude loads his family into a cab and returns to their hotel. But there’s no room at the inn, and not even a platinum credit card will make a difference. Snow is falling heavily, and the family is facing a very bleak night indeed.

How do you celebrate Christmas with no place to stay, no food, and no presents? Join Jude, Carrie, Maya and a cast of colourful characters in this fairy tale story of Yuletide in New York.

****Stop press!! To celebrate the launch of Fairy Tale of New York, Nicky Wells is offering her previous Christmas novella, Spirits of Christmas, completely FREE on Kindle from 8 November until 12 November! And that’s not all! Fallen for Rock will be only £0.99/$0.99 from 10 November until 16 November. Go on, treat yourself!****

Fairy Tale in New York is the ultimate uplifting Christmas novella. When rockstar Jude offers to give up his flight back home so a stranger can get to the birth of his child, he and his girlfriend Carrie and baby Maya are left behind in New York, unaware of the obstacles that they’re about to face which will leave them spending Christmas under very different circumstances than they’d planned. As the snow continues to fall, Jude, Carrie and Maya experience a very different side of the festive season and I loved the way Nicky Wells portrayed Christmas here. Instead of focusing on a family spending masses of money on presents and food in order to force the perfect day, Fairy Tale in New York captures the importance of love and consideration and how being kind, thoughtful and a little spontaneous can be much more worthwhile. This truly was a stunning story.

Jude was the main character in Nicky’s previous Christmas book, Spirits of Christmas. I haven’t read that one and though I feel like I’d know him a lot better if I’d read that first, I don’t think it would be possible for me to like him even more. His personality is really explored in Fairy Tale in New York and one of my favourite scenes was when he was thrown out of his comfort zone at the children’s hospital. Can we all get our own Jude for Christmas or what? The whole cast of characters in this novella were great to read but I just loved Nicky’s writing style full stop. Her description of the setting was so enchanting. She built a beautiful picture of the location and the snowfall and I thought especially towards the end, those final few scenes were really brought to life.

The festive, magical feel to this story was simply beautiful and it was sweet, charming, fun and so much more than that. Nicky fit a lot of content into this short story and it was impossible for me not to smile at the warmth and generosity of the characters we meet. The simplicity of Christmas can really be appreciated here from the love shown, the dedication to helping people make the most of what they have and it was just lovely to read. Even without money being thrown at it, there were still plenty of festive touches like the carols and church service and Fairy Tale in New York really made me crave that kind of Christmas spirit – the one about family and friends, generosity and communication, not about plans and possessions. I adored this heartening, romantic novella and I’m really looking forward to reading more from Nicky.

Review also posted on Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor at Siren 107.3 FM with her own monthly show. Rock on!

Nicky’s books: Sophie’s Turn | Sophie’s Run | Sophie’s Encore | Spirits of Christmas | Fallen for Rock | Fairy Tale in New York

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Did you know? There’s a single out now by Nicky’s fictional rock band Tuscq come to life! “Love Me Better” is available for download from Amazon, iTunes and many other places.


  1. Fantastic review. I read spirit of Christmas yesterday. Off to get this now

    1. Hi Tanya, so good to see you here! Glad you enjoyed Spirits of Christmas and ooooh happy reading of Fairy Tale in New York, I'd love to hear what you make of this one. Rock on! XX

    2. Thanks Tanya, hope you like this one as much.

  2. Sophie, wow! First up--thank you for taking a chance on an author you didn't know before and having a read. Next up--I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the book. You absolutely 'got it', the whole thing, the story, the point... Mwah! *happy dance*

    I really hope your readers will enjoy it too. Wishing you all a fabulous festive season and keep on rocking! :-) xx

    1. Nicky, thank you for sending me the copy :) I did definitely love it and I have Spirits of Christmas ready to read soon! xx

    2. Thanks for taking time to create a helpful and informative article also for sharing us this unique content.


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