Thursday, 15 December 2016

Book Review - The Christmas Project by Maxine Morrey

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Title: The Christmas Project
Author: Maxine Morrey
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 14th November 2016
Rating: 4 Stars


Christmas in the city has never been more magical!

Professional organiser Kate Stone has never – NEVER – been tempted to hit a client over the head with a snow shovel, but Michael O'Farrell is the most obnoxious – and heart-stoppingly gorgeous – man she has ever met. If he weren't her best friend’s brother, she would not have waited on his doorstep in the freezing cold for five minutes, let alone an hour.

Kate knows, however, that her job isn’t just about tidying up, sometimes she needs to be part therapist too, and Michael clearly needs her help to declutter his heart as well as his home.

But with the festive season just around the corner there isn’t much time to get Michael’s house ready for the O’Farrell family celebrations, but everyone knows that at Christmas anything can happen…

The Christmas Project is full of fun and giggles. There are a couple of  images that I think will stay with me a long time, including a scene that had "thong" and "The Hungry Caterpillar" in the same sentence, which I think you will agree doesn't happen that often. 

I loved Kate and Michael's banter between them. They start off hating each other, but accepting that as a favour to Janey (Kate's best friend, and Michael's sister) that Kate has a job to do whether Michael likes it or not. Their attitudes towards each other as the job progresses slowly mellow into what could potentially be described as friends. 

They clearly start to care for each other, but equally one or other of them seems to have a permanent foot in their mouth for the amount of words said to the other, that really is very amusing. Kate loses her professional cool, and Michael just can't quite say what his brain is thinking. 

I loved Janey too, she holds both Kate and Michael together very well, and is a great all around support character, with her family. It is clear she loves both of them a lot, so its no wonder that it was her idea to get Kate to work her magic on Michael's house. 

For Kate is an expert house organiser, or declutterer sort of person and is determined to transform Michael's life in time for him to be able to host a family Christmas. She also helps out in an animal shelter at the weekends, and there is one particular dog that you need to keep an eye out for. He is gorgeous. 

If you are looking for a fun book to read in the run up to Christmas, then The Christmas Project is a very good choice. It is full of humour, and all around good feelings. The story is written in an easy to read way, and I always looked forward to picking up my kindle for the next bit of the story. 

Thank you so much to HQ Digital and Netgalley for this copy of the book. This was my honest opinion. 

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