Published: 6th November 2014
Publisher: Harper Impulse
A remote Scottish castle on a snowy Christmas Eve. A handsome husband-to-be. A dress to die for. It should have been the happiest day of Leah Harvey’s life – but the fairytale wedding turns sour when she finds her fiancé halfway up the bridesmaid’s skirt just hours before the ceremony! Fleeing the scene in a blizzard, Leah ends up stranded at the nearest cottage, where she collapses into the arms of its inhabitant – a man so handsome she thinks she must have died and gone to heaven! And when Rob Cavelli suddenly finds himself with an armful of soaking wet, freezing cold, and absolutely gorgeous bride on the run, he’s more than happy to welcome her into his snowbound cottage this Christmas…
Thank you to Harper Impulse for kindly sending me a review copy.
Leah Harvey ought to be getting married, but instead, she’s walking in a field, in her wedding dress, freezing cold. Robert Cavelli doesn’t want to remarry, if anything he misses his ex. Nobody can change his mind, not even his own mother. The pair meet when Leah knocks on Robert’s cottage door before passing out. It’s a meet-cute which brought the metaphor “as one door closes, another one opens” to mind.
The chemistry between the pair was a true spark, but I wanted to be shown their emotions rather than be told which was a real shame. Within the short amount of time that Leah and Robert spent together over Christmas, they really connected and it was pretty much over nothing. Their personalities were deep and as readers learnt more about them, I wanted them to be a couple more than anything.
The saucy scenes were brilliantly written and I was kicking myself when Robert said that they couldn’t be anything more than friends. Ugh, way to break a girl’s heart. As they jetted off to Chicago, their attraction didn’t simmer down and despite their best attempts, the chemistry was too much.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book but at times, the conversations lacked and I found myself getting impatient towards not knowing what the ending would bring. But when it did arrive – oh my, what a shock it was.