Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ARC Review: Cold Feet by Jay Northcote


Blurb:

Best friends snowed in together. When the heat rises, will they get cold feet?

Getting snowed in at a remote cottage in Wales with someone he’d fancied for ages isn’t exactly how Sam expected to spend Christmas. His feelings for Ryan are pointless. Ryan’s straight—or so he thought.

Until now, Ryan’s kept his feelings for Sam buried. Why ruin a friendship over what might only be gay experimentation? Playing it cool seems safer, until a cold snap makes sharing body heat vital. In their Welsh safe haven, anything seems possible.

As Ryan’s reserve melts away, Sam wants more than stolen kisses under the mistletoe. But a sudden thaw means making decisions. They could face the New Year together—unless one of them gets cold feet.

Dani's rating:




Warning: features awww-inducing cuteness, remote Welsh cabins, and spoiled cats; will most certainly cause a hankering for Christmas pudding.

This lovely little novella reminds me of this author's Not Just Friends, which is another adorbs story about two college mates to lovers turned.

Ryan and Sam are best friends and housemates at uni. Sam is openly gay and has been crushing on Ryan for ages. What Sam doesn't know is that Ryan returns his feelings but is just coming to grips with his sexuality.

The MCs get snowed in just a couple days before Christmas at a small cabin in the Welsh countryside. They play board games, share a bed (to warm up, of course!), and rescue a cat. Serious cuteness, do you see?

This was such an easy, endearing read, lower in steam than some of Northcote's other books but appropriately so since the guys are younger and just exploring their new friends-to-something-more relationship.

The story has a lot of charm and brightness. There is a misunderstanding and some typical new adult angst, but of course it all works out in the ends. How could it not? It's Christmas after all, and mistletoe abounds.

Plus, the New Year rings in some properly delicious midnight kisses!



So wrap yourself in a warm blanket and cuddle up with Sam and Ryan. If there's a blizzard out, all the better.


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