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.
I bought this because of the cover, I didn’t put it down because of the sterling writing and laugh out loud plot. The Christmas Project is to help handsome but stubborn, set In his ways even Irish architect sort out his pig-sty of a house into a welcoming home to host his family’s Christmas party. Michael is the archetypical Alpha male with all the personality and physical characteristics needed to curl up with on a cold night, figuratively speaking or course. Kate is the organiser put upon by her best friend, and Michael’s sister to help him turn both his life and his house around.
I adore Christmas books at this time of year, well at any time of year really. This is about the twelfth I’ve read and it’s right up there as a good solid read that ticks all the boxes for a few hours out of reality and into another person’s life where a Happy Ever After is a given. To purchase click here
About the author
Maxine has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember and wrote her first (very short) book for school when she was ten. Coming in first, she won a handful of book tokens – perfect for a bookworm!
As years went by, she continued to write, but ‘normal’ work often got in the way. She has written articles on a variety of subjects, aswell as a book on Brighton for a Local History publisher. However, novels are what she loves writing the most. After self publishing her first novel when a contract fell through, thanks to the recession, she continued to look for opportunities. In August 2015, she won Harper Collins/Carina UK’s ‘Write Christmas’ competition with her romantic comedy, ‘Winter’s Fairytale’. Her next book, ‘The Christmas Project’ is out in November 2016, and available for pre-order now. Maxine lives on the south coast of England, and when not wrangling with words, can be found tackling her To Be Read pile, sewing, listening to podcasts, and walking.
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