Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: November 6th 2014
Source: Netgalley [Publisher]
Cold Feet at Christmas was my first Christmas read of 2014, and it was exactly what I needed. I've been really getting into the Christmas spirit lately with all the Christmas adverts, the decorations in town, the German Market and also because I've started buying Christmas presents! So I was desperately in the mood for a Christmas read, and this one sounded perfect for my mood.
Cold Feet at Christmas follows Leah and Rob who meet on Christmas Eve after Leah runs out on her wedding (after catching her husband to be cheating) and stumbles across the remote cabin that Rob stays in every Christmas. The instant they meet there's chemistry. Leah is trying ti ignore it because she literally just ran away from her wedding, and Rob is flat out refusing to admit there's anything there. They both give into the chemistry, but when Rob offers Leah a new start, he puts a halt to their shenanigans and insists they just be friends. They're both struggling with their feelings for each other, but first they both need to work out their issues.
Debbie Johnson had me laughing from the word go. Although Cold Feet at Christmas has got a few deeper and slightly more serious storylines, most of it is light-hearted and hilarious - which makes it the perfect Christmas read. Leah was just hilarious! Her inner-thoughts had me chuckling and she was just such a likeable character. She found her husband-to-be and her bridesmaid having sex and she just seemed fine with it! She was definitely a trooper. Rob was a complete mystery for most of the book. He kept his past closed off and could be a real ass sometimes, but I still really liked his character.
The one thing I wasn't actually expecting about this book was the steaminess. And oh my god were there a lot of steamy moments. Like I said, Leah and Rob's chemistry was apparent straight away and they obviously gave into it. Stuck in a cabin with a sexy guy on Christmas, I would have done the same thing. Rob and Leah were so passionate and so perfect together, but they kept sabotaging their relationship due to issues in their pasts that they hadn't accepted.
The ending was perfect and made me smile. Cold Feet at Christmas is definitely a book I'd recommend for anyone looking for a slightly steamier romance and a perfect Christmas book - because this one ticks both boxes! Overall, I really enjoyed it.