Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Books Read: Georgie Carter - The Perfect Christmas

Source - Bought (Sainsburys)

All I want for Christmas is you!

If you're a wedding planner it's best not to have affairs with married men.  This is a view that Robyn Hood (yes, her  parents really did call her that) would subscribe to.  But then she meets Jonathan...

After a delicious dalliance in the dance studio, Robyn and Jonathan fall truly, madly, deeply in love.  Jonathan justifies his actions because his wife is a workaholic, while Robyn finds the glamour - free from any mundance concerns - thrilling.

But then the pressure mounts up: the guilt, the lies, the strain of it all.  With the festive season approaching, can Robyn make this the best holiday ever or will it be the nightmare before Christmas?

This was one book that I was in two minds as to whether or not to buy it to read as I cannot condone any book that seems to flaunt having affairs as something that is acceptable.  However, following a few online reviews I decided to ignore my conscience and buy it.  And overall it actually was a very enjoyable book to read.

After the break-up of her engagement to Patrick, Robyn writes herself a list that she hopes to achieve by the following Christmas which includes having a profitable business, go to swing dancing classes, be patient with her mother, have a baby?, get over fiance and meet a new man.

Throughout the book you get to read about some of the weddings Robyn is asked to organise including her ex-fiance Patrick's wedding to his new girlfriend Jo, the celebrity wedding of Saffron and Fergus as well as the budget wedding of backpackers Brad and Julia. Her strained relationship with her mother is also put to the test when she tries to muscle in on the organisation of Saffron's wedding.

The affair with Jonathan starts when she bumps into him whilst going to enroll in swing dancing classes and is actually only a small part of the storyline but you do get to see the impact an affair has on other relationships especially the fact that she doesn't tell her friends and their reaction when they find out about it.

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