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Wrapped Up In You [Kindle Edition]

Carole Matthews
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the USA today bestelling author of For Better, For Worse and The Chocolate Lovers' Club.

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. So after too many nights in with her cat, a blind-date disaster and news that her ex is getting married, Janie realizes 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 well be right … then she falls head over heels for her tour guide – a fully fledged Maasai warrior – Dominic. But can Janie now face spending a snowy Christmas back home without him?

Packed with unforgettable characters, romance and laughter, Wrapped up in you is your very own perfect Christmas Carole!


Editorial Reviews

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A classy chick-lit story Woman A real winter warmer - enjoy! Star magazine Just the thing to make you feel good on a winter's afternoon Take a Break A heart-warming read Woman's Way Packed with romance and laughter Lighter Life magazine A heartwarming, feel-good, magical book, once unwrapped you absolutely have to read to the very end! Totally absorbing, a great read. Likely to be a Christmas bestseller. Highly recommended! Hot Brands Cool Places blog

About the Author

Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of eighteen previous novels. Her books have been translated into twenty languages and sold to Hollywood. For all the latest news from Carole, visit www.carolematthews.com, follow Carole on Twitter or join the thousands of readers who have become Carole's friend on Facebook.

Product Details

  • File Size: 473 KB
  • Print Length: 449 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1847444725
  • Publisher: Carole Matthews (INK) Ltd (October 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y0NRLU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,632 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars SOOOO glad it was free! April 12, 2013
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I had just finished reading Summer Daydreams by the same author and was thrilled with the book. I absolutely fell in love with the characters. So, when I was browsing and saw that the author had a free book on Kindle I jumped at the chance to get lost in another world created by her.

I am sorry to say that it was a complete waste of reading. The characters were pretty likable, but the storyline was overly unrealistic. Now, I absolutely love to get lost in other world's by reading about things I would love to do. This book was such a disappointment. The writing was great, it is just where the author took the characters.

You have Janie (Just Janie) a hairdresser who not so long ago went through a break-up which wasn't exactly earth shattering for her. She spends a lot of time with Mike, her neighbor whose wife left him six months ago for another man. They spend a lot of time together and Mike clearly has feelings for Janie. She decides to unexpectedly take a holiday to Africa and while there "falls in love" with a Mussai Warrior.

The whole story is about this unlikely pairing.

I don't want to tell anymore as not to ruin it for anyone who might actually enjoy this book. I just felt that it was a completely absurd storyline. I was rooting for the main character and kept waiting for the twist at the end and it never happened. It just fell completely flat.

Perhaps I am being super critical,but it just shows how disappointed I was. I was rating it a one star, but I changed it to a two star since I did actually finish the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Huge disappointment October 26, 2012
By Genie
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I have read several of Carole Matthews books and have found them easy, amusing reading - a good alternative when taking a break from something slightly meatier. This one however was pathetic and highly improbable and irritated me almost from the first chapter. I can count on one hand the number of books I have not read to completion but almost started the second hand with this one!! I perservered in the hope it would improve but it actually goes from bad to worse!! Save your money - lots out there where it would be better spent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I WANTED to be wrapped up in it, but.... December 15, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Okay, where do I begin? I was looking forward to reading Carole's new book as I always find I can curl myself up and lose myself in the stories she writes. Indeed I did curl up, however as for losing myself... well.. it never really felt like that. Let me explain...

Now maybe I am biased, ever since reading Carole's Chocolate Lovers Club I have been a little bit obsessed with those books as they were perfect tens in my eyes. I have read each and every book of hers and have never, not enjoyed one. With her latest release I was convinced that even if I had my doubts reading the synopsis, I would be proved wrong. We meet Janie Johnson and soon learn that she is an ordinary woman leading an ordinary life. From the outset I liked Janie and found myself smiling at the brilliant storytelling that Carole Matthews has in abundance.

As we learn that Janie is trying to move on, following the revelation that her ex is getting married and having a child, we see her mind trying to contemplate what way to best achieve her goal. We see Janie try a blind date which goes disastrously wrong (but which is very funny) and after much dithering she makes a bold decision. Instead of spending Christmas on her own with her cat, she is going to visit Africa. This for me was where the story maybe went a bit south.

Janie flies off to Africa and falls head over heels in love with Dominic, a Maasai Warrior. The story itself was still (in Carole Matthews's style) brilliantly written. Having said that, it was at that point in the book where I started not liking Janie as much as she made more and more decisions based solely on her love for Dominic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal hi day read. March 18, 2014
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A great light hearted read. Well written . You really don't want to put this one down . Highly recommended read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun unique story December 19, 2013
By Andrea
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I wasn't expecting this story. I thought it would be a short Christmas romance but it was so much more. It was brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wrapped up in you December 18, 2013
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what a good book about a woman feeling sad about herself when a situation about her ex getting married and having a kid make her decide to take a trip
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading! March 14, 2013
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I am a Huge fan of Carole Matthews work. Not her best book, but definately worth reading. Sweet story with sweet charachters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WRAPPED UP IN THE STORY January 3, 2013
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I GENERALLY LIKE CAROLE MATHEWS STORIES. THERE DOWN TO EARTH AND EASY READING.
THIS STORY COULD BE ANY OF US, WEVE ALL BEEN THERE BUT THROW IN A TRIP TO
AFRICA AND A MAASAI WARRIOR PLUS ROMANCE AND TRULY NOT A BOOK YOU CAN PUT DOWN.
A BOOK LEAVING YOU, FEELING GOOD.
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More About the Author

Carole Matthews is an internationally bestselling author of hugely successful romantic comedy novels. Her unique sense of humour has won her legions of fans and critical acclaim all over the world.

As well as appearing on the Sunday Times and USA Today bestseller lists, Carole is published in 31 different countries. Her novels Welcome To The Real World and Wrapped Up In You were shortlisted for the RNA romantic novel of the year award.

In the USA, the hilarious For Better, For Worse was selected by one of America's top TV book clubs - Reading with Ripa on LIVE with Regis and Kelly - as their book of the month. As a result it went straight into the USA Today and New York Times Extended bestseller lists.

Carole co-edited two editions of the hugely popular Girls' Night In charity series called Girls' Night Out - one for the USA and one for Canada. All proceeds go to War Child. She has recently contributed a story to an anthology for the Romantic Novelists' Association, Loves Me, Loves Me Not. Carole has presented on television and is a regular radio guest.

Born in St Helens, Merseyside, Carole has always been an avid reader and dreamed of being a teacher, an air traffic controller, a travel guide or a hairdresser - writer never featured once. Leaving Liverpool for London after a torrid holiday romance in Torquay, she worked as a secretary, an ice-cream lady, a shop assistant and a beauty therapist. It was when she was working in a completely mad holistic clinic that she first thought 'one day I should write a book about this.' She still hasn't got round to it.

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