Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Review: Cold Feet at Christmas by Debbie Johnson


Running out on your wedding shouldn't be this much fun!
A remote Scottish castle on a snowy Christmas Eve. A handsome husband-to-be. A dress to die for. It should have been the happiest day of Leah Harvey’s life – but the fairytale wedding turns sour when she finds her fiancĂ© halfway up the bridesmaid’s skirt just hours before the ceremony!
Fleeing the scene in a blizzard, Leah ends up stranded at the nearest cottage, where she collapses into the arms of its inhabitant – a man so handsome she thinks she must have died and gone to heaven!
And when Rob Cavelli suddenly finds himself with an armful of soaking wet, freezing cold, and absolutely gorgeous bride on the run, he’s more than happy to welcome her into his snowbound cottage this Christmas…

I've had Cold Feet At Christmas on my kindle for ages and could have sworn that I hadnt read it, however, whilst reading the latest novel from Debbie Johnson, Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Jumper, there were parts relating to this book that triggered memories of me reading it. And whilst I knew the vague storyline, I quickly abandoned Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Jumper and re-read Cold Feet At Christmas.

Cold Feet At Christmas starts with Leah Harvey's car breaking down, she's in the middle of nowhere and the car just will not start - not that Leah has a plan on where she is heading anyway.
Just hours ago she should have been saying I Do at her wedding to Doug, however just prior to the ceremony she caught her Groom-To-Be in a rather compromising position with one of the bridesmaids - grabbing bare essentials, Leah fled with no plan.
In the far distance from the broken down car, and across a very heavy snow covered field there is a glimmer of light and Leah heads that way - realising it is a remote cottage she prays that someone be home or she might just die of hypothermia! 

When Rob Cavelli opens the door to a snow covered bride, quite literally, he wonders is his mother has magically sent an angel to him for Christmas in a bid to coax him out of his mundane life - a life of all work and one night stand play, not a life not really being lived since the death of his wife and unborn baby.

Being snowed in to the cottage, Leah ends up having to stay with Rob and they agree to have a no strings attached week full of amazing sex and passion. When it comes to the end of their stay, Rob invites Leah back to America with him, offering her a place to stay and a job to help get her life back in order - but on a strictly friendship basis only.

Trouble is, as time goes on, Leah has fallen for Rob and secretly Rob is heading the same way for her.
Yet both of them have a guilty that is eating them up and stopping them from being really happy.
Its only when Leah is forced out of the country and heads back to the UK that Rob completely loses it and admits to his mother and brother Marco (who coincidently is the main male character in Never Kiss a Man In A Christmas Jumper, in which you can read here!) that he is in love with her.

Cold Feet At Christmas was a great story about new beginnings and taking chances, from the moment Leah and Rob met you could feel their sexual chemistry and the explicit scenes were tastefully written. There was also the flip side of the story, both characters are carrying guilt for loved ones and whilst Leah seems to being trying to move on and live, Rob is stuck in a rut, blaming himself and believing that he doesn't deserve that second chance of happiness.

Although you can read both Cold Feet At Christmas and Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Jumper as standalone novels, if you wanted to read both then I would definitely read this one first as the second will make a little more sense - however both books were equally good and in my opinion you can never have too much of the Cavelli men!

I have re-read Cold Feet At Christmas to coincide with the #HarperXmas event on twitter, plus it gave me the chance to review it. For more reviews, features and give-aways please search the hash-tag.

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