Book Review: Never Kiss A Man in A Christmas Jumper by Debbie Johnson

9780008150235Release date: 5th November 2015

Publisher: Harper Collins

Source: Netgalley



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 Review

Funny, heartfelt and Stunning……
This is the first of my festive reads and as cheezy as the title sounds, trust me it was like being wrapped in a warm blanket sipping a hot chocolate
Meet Maggie, she is 35 and a single mum. She owns her own shop where she makes and alters wedding dresses in Oxford. And one winter Oxford morning when she was returning from picking up the most amazing Christmas present for her 18year old daughter she has a disastrous accident with another cyclist. She may not be too badly bruised but she can’t say the same about the other cyclist who happens to be the really hot 6”5 american dream of a hunk that she met a few days ago.
As Marco was in town for a lecture and had no one to look after him, Marco’s sister inlaw convinces Maggie to look after Marco for a few weeks. Plus the icing on the cake is that Maggie just might be spending Christmas on her own for the first time in soo long. What happens in the next few weeks has both Maggie and Marco wondering if they are ready to venture into unknown territory.
What did I like? This book was like being given a warm hug. It was just amazing. I loved the humor, Marco really made me laugh and I couldn’t stop smiling when I was reading the book. the exchanges between Maggie and Marco were just so sweet, its what two people who are friends would do. I loved seeing how their friendship grew over time and how without thinking about it or expecting it, it started turning into much more. It actually made you realize that you should never dictate your future based on past mistakes that you have made or past tragedies. Also beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I love believing in the fact that there is that special someone out there for everyone and someone will love you just as you deserve no matter how broken you think you are. A stunning Christmas read!


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