- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 520 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (13 Oct 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language English
- ASIN: B005IGZVDW
Synopsis from Amazon:
All I want for Christmas isyou! If you’re a wedding planner it’sbest not to have affairs with married men. This is one cardinal rule that Robynalways abides by. But then she meets Jonathan…After a delicious dalliance inthe dance studio, Robyn and Jonathan fall truly, madly, deeply in love.Jonathan justifies his actions because his wife is a workaholic, while Robynfinds the glamour – free from any mundane concerns – thrilling. But then the pressure mounts up: the guilt;the lies; the strain of it all. With the festive season approaching, can Robynmake this the best holiday ever or will it be the nightmare before Christmas?This is the perfect winter read for fans of Milly Johnson and Kate Harrison.
The Perfect Christmas starts off with a prologue – wefind out that Robyn is physically in the same place as last year on ChristmasDay but with very different emotions. We’re introduced to her friendship with best friend Faye … and a mysteriousmale that makes her nerve endings fizz!
I was hooked in by the prologue – who is this mysteriousman? What is the story behind theobscure Christmas gift?
Then we go back eight months to April. She meets ex-fiancée Pat again at a weddingshe’s planned through her business ‘Perfect Day’. Robyn finds out information that wounds her but on the surface,is calm and in control.
Robyn has a wish list of things to be done before Christmasand one of those things is to attend Swing dancing. It is while trying to book at the Adult Education centre that shebumps into married Jonathan. Theyrealise they’ve met previously at one of Faye’s dinner parties. Catching up over coffee, they have so muchto say that time flies by. Innocenttexts follow and soon they are meeting up and going out…
There is so much more to Robyn’s story though than heraffair with Jonathan. Ex-fiancée Patand Jo are quite central characters throughout and arch-rival Hester in thewedding planning business who throws many stresses and strains her way when shepitches for an A-list celeb wedding and wins the contract. There is plenty of romance at the fourweddings that we get to attend – with the final wedding played out against thebackdrop of Christmas Eve.
The Perfect Christmas is written in the first personso we get to know Robyn’s character really well. All the characters are brilliant from Robyn’s mum through toDaisy (who is the child of the A-listceleb). There is plenty of humouralongside the introspection and sadness.
Half-way through I made the connection as to who themysterious male figure in the prologue was. I was thinking about the story when it suddenly fell into place!
Easy to read with some beautiful figurative language, ThePerfect Christmas will take you away from your every-day life and whenyou’ve finished, you’ll have that glowing ‘feel-good factor.’ At only £0.99 on Kindle, I dare you toresist!
I am giving The Perfect Christmas the following fairyrating: