Author: Maxine Morrey
Pages: 210 pages
Release date: 14th November 2016
Publisher: HQ Digital
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…
I kindly received The Christmas Project in exchange of an honest review by the publisher.
It’s only November yet and all the Christmas books are show up in the review pile again. Has it been a year already? I heard a lot about Maxine Morrey in the past so I was totally excited when I was conteacted by the publisher to read The Christmas Project for publication date. How can you saw no to review a book when it has such a stunning cover as The Christmas Project? Right, you can’t.
The Christmas Project is about Kate Stone, a arofessional organiser who gets asked by her best friend Janey to help her brother to organise his home to have it prepared and homely by Christmas. Since his wife left him two years ago the house has been a chaos. This is where Kate meets her new client Michael O’Farrell. It seems like he needs to declutter his house as much as his heart. Annoying, birstly, arrogant and rude that was Kate’s first impression when she met Michael. So you can imagine things don’t exactly get off to very well from the start. Although Kate agreed to help Michael to get the house ready for the Christmas celebrations. It seems a bit of an impossible task for both of them but everyone knows
that at Christmas anything can happen …
I have to be honest with a few things. In the beginning I struggled to warm up to the story. I slowly warmed up to it and decided it isn’t so bad after all. The Christmas Project is defintely a „getting into the holiday spirit“ type of read.
The banter between Kate and Michael at the start was fun. Being forced together most of the time really allowed them to work out the differences from the past and they could actually talk with honesty. I would have loved to read more about Kates actual work. I’m sure organising a home does involve more than throughing things away and back everything in boxes and bring them to charity. Even I struggeled in the beginning, the story has grown on me and I enjoyed it in the end. I was rooting for Kate to make the right decisions to finally be happy. Also the side characters as Janey made the story special to me. I loved how much she cared and looked after Kate when no one else did.
Maxine Morrey created a lovely and magical Christmas read which should be on your to be read pile this Christmas.