A Christmas Day at the Office by Matt Dunn

Posted November 30, 2016 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

a-christmas-day-at-the-officeTitle:  A Christmas Day At The Office
Series:  A Day At The Office #2
Author:  Matt Dunn
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Published:  October 11, 2016
Publisher:  Lake Union Publishing
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

One office, five lives, on the most romantic day of the year.

One Christmas party. Two merging companies. Free-flowing champagne. What could possibly go wrong?

With her new billionaire boss in town, Sophie’s determined to swap the No-Jobs she meets on Tinder for her very own Steve Jobs. But will looking like a million dollars be enough to kick-start a Fifty Shades adventure?

A ring in his pocket and dressed to kill, Calum’s planning to get down on one knee. Though if Mia doesn’t say ‘yes’, he’s not sure he’ll ever get back up.

Julie’s got a surprise for Mark—though it’s something she’s not even sure she wants. Meanwhile, Mark’s got another choice to make: the love of his life, or the opportunity of a lifetime?

With his job on the line, and the ex who broke his heart back on the scene, Nathan’s day is becoming a nightmare. But he’s about to meet the woman of his dreams.

This year’s office Christmas party should be a night to remember—but for five of Seek Software’s employees, it might be one they’d sooner forget.

Titles in this series include:  A Day At The Office – A Christmas Day At The Office

A Christmas Day at the Office was an entertaining and funny story.  I’ve not read anything by Matt Dunn before and his sense of humor and storytelling are quite enjoyable.

I liked this story, I wish I could say I loved it as a first time reader.  The pace of the story lasts only one work day, so we’re given bits and pieces of each character’s story throughout their day.  A tension filled day to be sure considering the merger and the personal lives of many of the employees.  While I enjoyed it, I really didn’t have the time to get to know characters enough to connect with them on more than a surface feeling.

So for me, this was one of those times that I had a good time reading, enjoyed the experience but it did not blow me away.  Yet, it is a good story that many will enjoy, especially if you’ve read the first story in this series.  For me, it fell into that 3 stars = a good story category.

I would read Mr. Dunn’s works again…although, frankly, it would be a story with less “main” characters involved.  I’m a reader who wants to connect with the couple, and there were simply too many, and too little depth to them for me to invest in caring about them.  But, don’t take my word – check this one out for yourself because in the end only you the reader really has the final say on how good a book is to you.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*

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