The Christmas Project by Maxine Morrey

32306652Blurb: 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…

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3.5 stars

I found the cover to be super adorable.  I received this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest/unbiased opinion.

I was a bit lost on this one.  The chemistry didn’t seem there and it reads as if its supposed to be funny.  I don’t know if its cause I’m american but the humor went over my head.  And I found that Christmas didn’t really play as big a role as I expected, like it wasn’t emphasized except as a deadline.

It took a LONG time to get to the point and I found myself losing interest towards the middle when the story stagnated for me.  Maybe I’m an impatient reader, but there wasn’t enough good bits to last me through the blah ones. I couldn’t picture them as a match, and I tried real hard but their snarky banter didn’t read as foreplay to me.  It felt more like they should have had a fling but I didn’t see their relationship lasting .   Am I making sense?

I did love the dialogue. They didn’t beat around the bush and just went for it. Brutal honesty mixed with a touch of chagrin made me want to finish the book.  IDK, maybe I was expecting more in the romance department.  Maybe I just didn’t get the romantic undertones right.

I did love the supporting characters to no end.  They brought some great comic relief just when my attention would start to wane.  All in all it as decent book.  I would definitely give this author another try as I loved to see how their writing progressed as they continue to do it.

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