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?
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’.
Author: Debbie Johnson
Title: Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper
Publishers: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 5th Nov 2015
Link: Uk: Amazon US: Amazon
The first thing that attracted me to this book was the title which I thought was really witty and when I received the book I loved the jolly cover, then I found out that Debbie Johnson was from Liverpool as am I so that was the cherry on the top.
The overall feeling I got from this book was one of warmth. It's a lovely story about a lady called Maggie who has brought her daughter Ellen up single handedly, although she luckily has always had the support from her own dad. Becoming a teenage mum complicated her life in more ways than one but she had a lovely relationship with her now eighteen year old daughter who was becoming more independent and grown up every day.
Maggie was quite content with her lot until she quite literally bumped into Marco, a handsome American man, causing him to fall off his bike and break his leg, she feels so guilty that she reluctantly allows his sister- in-law to persuade her to look after him until Christmas. She has no intention of falling in love but being in close proximity to this hunk of a man she realises he is stirring feelings up that she had never had before, especially during the moment when she is taping his leg up so he can have a shower...Phew even I could feel how hot it was getting in there.
I loved the relationship that Maggie had with all the brides who's dresses she made so perfectly and the fact that they invited her to their weddings showed how highly they thought of her.
The relationship with Marco provides Maggie with a taste of happiness but also dredges up something from her past that she feels will cause him pain in the future. Will Maggie let Marco convince her that she definitely should kiss a man in a Christmas jumper? Read this fabulous festive and touching story to find out.
Huge thanks to Harper Impulse and Debbie Johnson for the review copy.
Book Angel x
About the Author
Debbie Johnson lives and works in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework.She writes romance, fantasy and crime - which is as confusing as it sounds!
Her first humorous contemporary romance, Cold Feet At Christmas, a seasonal tale of snow-bound fun, was released by HarperImpulse last year, and became an Amazon top ten best-seller. Her latest, Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Jumper, is out now.
You can also find her supernatural crime thriller, Fear No Evil, featuring Liverpool PI Jayne McCartney, on Amazon, published by Maze/Avon Books.
Debbie also writes urban fantasy, set in modern day Liverpool. Dark Vision and the follow-up Dark Touch are published by Del Rey UK, and earned her the title 'a Liverpudlian Charlaine Harris' from The Guardian.