Scott's Book Review

Wrapped up in You

Wrapped up in You

Carole Matthews

Scott

Ambrose Bierce quipped that love is ‘a temporary insanity curable by marriage’. Body chemistry has to overcome reason to compel the sticky intimacy required for reproduction. It’s the price extracted from the individual for sexual reproduction. The subject of countless narratives in poetry, song, story and novel, the insanity of reading about love shows no more sign of abating than the fatal tendency to submit to the disease itself. Here is yet another.

 

Carole Matthews (http://carolematthews.com) is a powerful and compelling novelist delivering the finest romance. We read on her website that having prepared for the literary life by studying beauty therapy, her cupcakes are now decorated with pink roses. It’s all enough to get the heart pounding and the gagging reader moist with anticipation. Carole’s 19th beautifully crafted masterpiece, Wrapped up in You, scales the depths of her artistic achievement. The summary is as follows.

 

Is it a Christmas fling, or has Janie found the real thing? Thirty-something hairdresser Janie Johnson’s single status is a constant source of gossip for her friends and clients. There have been too many nights in with her cat, cartons of fags and litres of wine. There was also the blind date disaster and news that her ex is getting married. So Janie realises it’s time to do something dramatic with her life. It’s time for an adventure! Leaving winter behind, Janie takes the plunge and books an exotic trip to Africa. Her friends think she’s mad and Janie thinks they may very well be right …but then she falls head over heels for her tour guide! He is…wait for it… a fully fledged Maasai Warrior! Dominic. What a hunk. But can Janie now face spending a snowy Christmas back home without him? Packed with instantly forgettable characters, romance and unintended mirth, Wrapped Up In You is your very own perfect Christmas Carole! A girl’s dilemmas are acute. Above all, will Janie find the happy ending which she so richly deserves? You should not delay in finding out. Hurry along to your local library.

 

Check if this complete drivel is in stock by consulting the online catalogue at https://www.sllclibrary.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/OPAC/BSEARCH

 

448 pages in Sphere paperback

First published 2011

ISBN  978-0751545098

 

 

Carole Matthews (xx) looks alluring, pink and romantic 

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