Losing her job so close to Christmas, Chloe’s only choice was to go back home to Aubrey Heights, where the Christmas spirit is celebrated in a tourist loving, wonderland. Perhaps she can pull herself together before the new year—before her new career search.
However, Jason follows her to Aubrey Heights—with a mission of his own. First he stole her job—now he wants to steal her heart.
Is the spirit of Christmas alive enough in her to let that happen?
When not immersed in the writing/publishing world, Bernadette Marie and her husband are shuffling their five hockey playing boys around town to practices and games as well as running their family business. She is a lover of a good stout craft beer and might be slightly addicted to chocolate.
How I love this season! All the books have this festive air around and this is such a beautiful feeling! Well, as you have seen from the tour banner, I missed my initial tour date (and many tours in the last couple of weeks, to be honest). Life got in the way again, but I’m back on track for good this time 😉
Bernadette Marie’s story is about how all the things tend to settle down properly at Christmas. Chloe has worked a lot to obtain the promotion to account manager. She has dedicated time and effort to a company that doesn’t seem to appreciate her, especially when someone else is hired for the position that should have been for her. Poor Jason, he’s supposed to work with a woman that doesn’t seem to stand him one bit!
We see the two characters learning to work together, while the attraction between them keeps growing. Two things happen that twist their relationship and now starting over seems like the best choice.
To be completely honest, I would have expected to see more substance to the negative characters and the ending was a little rushed. But we have two great protagonists. Chloe’s passion for her work and Jason’s desire to build a good relationship with his new team are inspiring. I liked the fact that he let Chloe do the job freely, only offering his support when needed. He is a good guy, even if she doesn’t consider his actions full of good intentions.
The author raises awareness over harassment at the office. Both men and women may be subject to it and I agree that it should be treated with the same seriousness in both cases.
All in all, “Corporate Christmas” is a great read for this season. It will warm you up inside, while being cozy with your best blanket and favorite beverage 😊 Happy Reading!