Friday, 24 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.

The Christmas Party is Carole Matthews 25th book and what an achievement that is! The cover has that unique Carole Matthews look and is beautifully festive too, and after reading the synopsis I couldn't wait to get started on this one and meet the lovely Louise.

Having only been in her new job a short while single mum Louise is nervous about the Christmas Office Party she just hopes that her boss will keep his hands to himself for once. Leaving her daughter Mia home with her mum and dad she makes her way to Wadestone Estate and she feels like a fish out of water in this breathtaking venue but as her colleague Josh spots her he takes her under his wing, her problems seem so small compared to everyone around her!

This book was not what I had expected at all! After reading the synopsis I assumed the book was predominantly going to be about Louise but actually Louise was just one of many main characters, I did enjoy all the scandal that was going on with all of the characters it made it a very entertaining and unpredictable read I never quite knew what was going to happen next as there are a lot of naughty people who work at Fossil Oil! The book is set over only three days, the day of the party which takes up the majority of the book, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the chapters alternate between all of our characters points of view which works really well because we get to see what is going on but through different eyes. What an action packed eventful couple of days and a party full of absolute chaos what is not to enjoy.

This book felt very different from this authors usual books, I normally find her books ( especially her festive reads ) homely, cosy and traditional with a main character who has a heart of gold but is facing a troubling time where as this book is packed full of drama drama drama and only two characters for me had a heart of gold all the others had hearts of ice! I must admit I would have liked to have seen a bit more of Louise because out of all of the characters she was my favourite and her story appealed to me more so than the others but it was nice to have a mix.

As much as I missed this authors usual festive cheer it was great to see something completely different from this author. There were many witty moments in this book from nakedness to magician errors and these points had me chuckling away. This will be another hit for Carole Matthews fans this year.

Overall Storyline
Festive Storyline
Festive Cover

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1 comment:

  1. Hi
    I liked your review and it was interesting to read your your views about this book. It is very different from her previous books. Unfortunately I couldn't connect with the characters and was disappointed with the story. Carole Matthews is a great writer and I have really enjoyed her past books especially Calling Mrs Christmas.

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