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Christmas wouldn't be complete without a delightful romantic comedy. 'Cold Feet at Christmas' has all the ingredients for the perfect romantic trifle. Leah and Rob are vivid characters, so easy to visualise. The remote, snowbound cottage is the quintessentially festive setting. This is sprinkled with laugh-out-loud humour and sizzling romantic chemistry that makes you long to be stranded in a snow drift.
What comes next when Christmas gives way to New Year is alternatively frustrating and amusing. Leah realises Rob is far more emotionally damaged than he seems on first acquaintance. Rob denies his feelings for Leah. He hides a deep sadness and lack of self worth that threatens any future they may have. Gentle humour mitigates the poignancy. Leah is a 'glass half full' girl and even though she has more than her fair share of emotional baggage, she retains her optimism. This is refreshing and gives the reader hope she can make annoyingly, confusing yet sexy Rob see that she is the key to his future.
There are no major surprises in the story but this is part of the charm of romantic comedy and the ending is nicely done.
Be sure to put this festive cracker on your Christmas list.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.