"You’ve seen Mark Darcy in the reindeer jumper his mother gave him, now meet Marco Cavelli in this season’s 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?"
Having adored Debbie Johnson's Cold Feet last Christmas (review here), I was delighted to be offered the chance to read Debbie's latest offering. Debbie Johnson is back with a vengeance so I was far from disappointed. I had not realised that we were going to get to meet some old friends as well as new ones and this made my day! In Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper, we get a visit from Rob and Leah, and Rob's twin brother Marco.
Christmas really did come early, as Marco is just as delightful as Rob was in Cold Feet. Absolutely delighted I was. Having left Cold Feet wondering if any man could ever come close to Rob, I have discovered that his twin brother Marco can. Debbie, please tell me that Rob and Marco have a mysterious and long lost triplet who is desperate to meet a girl called Kirsty....
Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper is a story of fate, love and learning to let your barriers down and let people get close to you. I was instantly addicted and fell back into the utter adoration that Debbie creates so effortlessly. My heart longed for Marco to crash through Maggie's barriers (in a similar way to the way he came crashing into her life) and drag her into his hospital bed.
Debbie has the most incredible way with words; she creates the sort of chemistry on a page that most of us can only dream of. The story itself is genuinely really different - it is simple yet effective; it would make a cracking Christmas movie!
My only complaint is that it was over far too soon and as usual, Debbie leaves me longing for more! Who needs Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy this Christmas when you can have Marco and Maggie.
Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper is out NOW and I highly recommend you get yourself a copy in time for Christmas and a copy for every book lover you know: