Wednesday 4 November 2015

Review of Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper by Debbie Johnson - Four *


You’ve seen Mark Darcy in the reindeer jumper his mother gave him, now meet Marco Cavelli in this season’s hottest Christmas knit!

For single mum Maggie, Christmas has always been a family occasion – her daughter Ellen filling the house with her bubbly warmth and mistletoe, her dad Paddy having one too many festive tipples, and the traditional family Christmas tree looking like a drunken elf vomited a rainbow all over it.

But this year, with both Ellen and Paddy away for the holidays, Maggie’s facing a truly blue Christmas – alone with nothing but a bottle of Baileys and an M&S turkey dinner.

Until walking the snowy streets of Oxford, Marco Cavelli quite literally crashes into her life – and, complete with broken leg, becomes her unexpected houseguest. All dreamy brown eyes and 6’5” of gorgeousness, the man is hotter and more delicious than a freshly baked mince pie.
Though Maggie always thought it’s a truth universally acknowledged that you never kiss a man in a Christmas jumper?

The next FABULOUS book from Debbie Johnson, author of best-selling Christmas number one, ‘Cold Feet at Christmas’ and the summer hit ‘Pippa’s Cornish Dream’.


I have been waiting for another book from Debbie after I enjoyed Pippa's Cornish Dream so much. And this didn't disappoint in any way.

On the surface it was a light, witty read with some real laugh out loud moments. But there was a darker undercurrent involving Maggie's past. Marco was a great guy and as she fell in love, it became clear that she had been shutting herself off from life for 19 years. Seeing her come to life and try to take risks was a real joy.

Leah was the funniest character ever - but even her past revealed a lot of sadness in her search for her Happy Ever After. 

The sad wedding in the hospital was a real tear jerker, especially as Maggie was starting to flower by then.

Loved it and look forward to Debbie's next one!

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