Cold Feet at Christmas
by Debbie Johnson
Published by HarperCollins UK
4 / 5
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 fiancé 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…
The synopsis for this book does not begin to do it justice.
For one thing, “cold feet at Christmas” doesn’t quite sum up the experience. Rob and Leah do NOT have cold feet at Christmas; their feet are quite warm, in fact, and if there are any issues, they know how to heat up those tootsies quite effectively.
If you know what I mean.
About half of the novel takes place in Chicago, where Rob offers Leah a chance to come prove herself as a chef, with no romantic strings attached, whatsoever. Leah is all for that romance, but Rob says no, definitively so. He’s all “I’m not worthy of love so I’ll never love again,” and she’s all “but I do love you and I think you ARE worth it.”
Rob’s reasons for wanting to avoid romantic entanglements are due to a tragedy he suffered, but Leah suffered one of her own. How they deal with those awful events is quite different; Rob prefers to lock up his heart, while Leah prefers taking risks with hers.
One thing the synopsis absolutely does not do is tell you that this has some FREAKING AWESOME hot headboard rocking.
I mean … stellar.
Strap on your vibrators, girls, because Rob Cavelli can please a woman. He’s one of those Book Boyfriends you wish would take physical form and devour you. Rob would drag you by the hair, throw you on the bed, and make you aware of lady parts you don’t even know exist in yourself.
He’s that good.
It’s no wonder that Leah wants MORE MORE MORE.
Alas, Rob has some healing to do, and whether he can do that with or without Leah remains to be seen.
If you’re in a cold clime, this book will heat you up and then some. If you’re someplace already warm, then grab a fan and a glass of ice water.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It’s well written, the characters are fun and enjoyable, the story is interesting and entertaining, and the sex scenes – did I mention how HOT they are? – are scorching good.
Debbie Johnson, write more, please. I liked this a whole, whole lot.