The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Joanna Bolouri

December 2016 Commercial Fiction

Christmas with the family…what’s not to love?!

Emily has a satisfying job, fab friends and, most importantly, a wonderful flat, exactly 411 miles away from the crazy, interfering family she reluctantly sees once a year. The only stress in her life is her neighbour Evan and his penchant for flirting, loud music and even louder sex…but he’s nothing she can’t handle.

Emily also has a boyfriend called Robert and it’s going really well. So well that this year Emily wants to take him home for Christmas. Finally she won’t be subject to endless pitying looks from her parents and younger, married siblings.

So when the relationship falls apart a week before Christmas, Emily is gutted. How on earth is she going to face her family now? Enlisting the help of party-boy Evan, Emily is determined to take Robert home for Christmas come hell or high water, even if it isn’t the real Robert…