Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Guest 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 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…




Review: This is a heartwarming festive treat from the lovely Debbie Johnson. I always look forward to reading her books because I know that the story within will be full of her characteristic humour but also with the ability to touch your heart and have you reaching for the tissue box.

The female lead in this tale is Leah Harvey, a chef from London. We meet her in a deserted part of Scotland as she is faced with trudging through the deep snow in her white satin Jimmy Choo's, having fled her own wedding. Luckily for her, she ends up at the door of the gorgeous but moody Rob Cavelli, an American businessman spending the Christmas break in this remote area. What follows is a Christmas that is very different from what either expected, and a complete change of direction for Leah. In addition to these main characters, the cast also contains Rob's brother, Marco, his powerful mother, Dorothea, and Leah's cheating ex-fiancé Doug. The Cavelli family live in Chicago, where they run a huge business empire, and where much of the action is set. 

I really loved this story. It had me hooked from the start and I really hated putting it down. Leah herself is a likeable and interesting character; feisty on the outside but full of doubts on the inside. In common with Rob, she is suffering from misplaced guilt over an incident in her past. In addition, she has been hurt by Doug's behaviour and the subsequent wedding that never happened. Rob is also a lovely character, but is full of emotional turmoil causing some extreme behaviour on his part. I enjoyed the interaction between Leah and Rob; each was trying not to fall in love with the other and you were never sure what direction their relationship was going to take next. 

In summary, I would heartily recommend this book as one to curl up with in the run up to Christmas. It contains its fair share of humour, but plenty of real drama too. 

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