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Very well-written, but...boring and unexciting.
on 9 December 2011
Ok, it's a novella, and an Xmas one at that, but I was hoping for a bit of passion under the fir trees (the tale is all about them, boringly) if not the mistletoe, but this was not what I got.
She's a bah-humbug type, at her Xmas do, and unknown to her, he's a client of the firm, whose business is supplying Xmas trees, and lives in Scotland. She's from Chelsea and in PR and advertising, but his firm is doing badly, and he hates London; he's there under duress. She badmouths Xmas, which shocks him, so there ends their...brief interaction. He then bogs off home, so does she, and the next day she's sent to Aberdeen, to meet with 'a client' and take care of an emergency.
I kind of think the author was hoping for 'sparks flew', but the only sparks I saw was when he got angry at some of her helpful suggestions. No real attraction, though allegedly he had to remind himself she was there on business, and then she got snowed in. Even I, who hate sales and marketing, know that staying in busines and in competition is all about diversifying and USPs, but this guy didn't have a clue - and he was in charge of a seasonal business. Puhleese.
No passion, nothing even vaguely Xmassy romantic, but plenty of snow, trees and cold. Sorry. A waste of my time. But, the style was good, there were no errors and clearly, someone with editing skills had cast an eye over this.