Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Reading Challenge: Ruth Saberton - Weight till Christmas

Cinder Ellie shall go to the ball. 

At least she will if she can squeeze into her party dress... 

Without a fairy godmother to wave a magic wand, Ellie Summers needs more than a pumpkin to impress her gorgeous boss. She works hard, not as a scullery maid but as a super sassy saleswoman, but he just doesn't notice her. Their company's lavish Christmas party is the opportunity Ellie's been waiting for to make a big impression. And she doesn't intend it to be winning the mince pie eating competition. 

With the help of fellow dieter Sam, a sleigh load of will power and a sprinkling of Christmas magic, Ellie knows finding her Prince Charming is just a mistletoe kiss away. 

But is her prince really so charming? Or is Christmas romance closer than she thinks? 

Amazon link: Kindle

Ellie is good at her job as a car salesperson but doesn't get the recognition she deserves and gets overlooked by her bosses for her slimmer, more glamorous colleague.  But after an embarrassing mishap at work she decides it's time to take action and lose a bit of weight, especially with the company Christmas party coming up where she hopes her boss Drake will take notice of her, and she's seen the perfect dress for the occasion but it's only available in a smaller size.

But with her regularly snacking on chocolate since the death of her dad and breakup with boyfriend Luke, and going to her mum's every night for home-cooked meals it's not going to be an easy task.  But when her friend at work Sam steps in to say that he'll join her in her diet and exercise plan, maybe it will be achievable after all... 

I'm sure most of us could relate to Ellie in that we know that we need to lose weight but at the same time we enjoy our food and drink too much and maybe the exercise regime not so much. Although I really liked Ellie I have to confess that my favourite character was Sam who liked her for who she was and not what she looked like, if only we all had someone like Sam in our lives...

This was such a fun festive read that I literally could not put down so read in one sitting curled up in front of the fire.  It was full of moments where you couldn't help but laugh at Ellie's misfortunes but wouldn't have done if it happened to you, at other times you'd feel angry on her behalf at the way that others were treating her, and cheer her on when she finally stood up for herself. 

I've not read any books by Ruth Saberton before, although I do also have a copy of Rearranged to review, but I'll definitely be adding her other books to my TBR pile to read for when I get the chance to read my own books. 

I'd like to thank Ruth Saberton and Notting Hill Press for sending me a copy of this eBook to review. 

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