Sunday, 26 October 2014
The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews
Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she's grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can't keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn't have time for is romance - until she meets the company's rising star, Josh Wallace. Louise usually says no to evenings out but she's decided to let her hair down tonight. It's the office Christmas party, she has a pretty dress to wear and she's looking forward to some champagne and fun. She's completely unaware that others around her are too busy playing dangerous games to enjoy the party - until she's pulled into those games herself ...Romance is in the air and secrets are about to be uncovered. It's going to be a night to remember at The Christmas Party.
I am a big fan of Carole Matthew's and this is the author's twenty fifth book and I believe Carole is getting better and better with each new release. I believe this book is a different style to her previous books, with theis one set over only three days, with the majority of the book set over the night of the Christmas party.
As with many Christmas parties there is the build up to the party, the initial entrance where everyone is looking at what each other is wearing and then after the meal and the drinks have flowed, starts the real party, with music, dancing and the saying 'what happens at the party, stays at the party' is often applied. This Christmas party is no different and the exploits are from the directors down to the bottom of the career ladder.
There are some fantastic parts to the book - I especially loved Tyler, the pushy boss who had his comeuppance in the magicians act and his subsequent fall from grace,but I really loved Louise's story, the assistant who stepped out from under the sleazy boss and her romance with Josh- it is a great love story which I really enjoyed reading.
I love Carole's writing style, her short, choppy chapters, which I can pick up and put down when I have a few minutes to read a little more of the book - although I didn't want to put the book down, it was such a good story that I just wanted to keep reading. Carole packs her books full of good stories, lots of individual tales which are interlinked and come together effortless at the end - and this book is no exception, It is full of Christmas cheer alongside real life dramas and
I heartedly recommend this to any of my blog readers who want a fantastic seasonal read with a little bit of naughtiness and a whole load of humour.
Thank you to the publishers, Sphere, for sending me the book to review. And Carole - I look forward to the next twenty five books!