Review and COMPETITION: Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper by Debbie Johnson

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas JumperThe Blurb

You’ve seen Mark Darcy in the reindeer jumper his mother gave him, now meet Marco Cavelli in this season’s hottest 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 the best-selling Christmas number one, ‘Cold Feet at Christmas’ and the summer hit ‘Pippa’s Cornish Dream’.

The Review

Oh my days, how I love books by Debbie Johnson!

This love started last year with Cold Feet at Christmas; it developed further this year with Pippa’s Cornish Dream and now it has been solidified with Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper.

Maggie is a young, single mum: she is a seamstress that creates fabulous wedding dresses for people but she herself is stuck in a romantic rut that has lasted since she gave birth to Ellen – her 18 year old daughter.

But then she falls for Marco Cavelli…literally. They crash into each other and fall of their respective bikes which leads to broken bones but is also starts a beautiful friendship. Could Marco be the man of Maggie’s dreams or will her darkest secret keep them apart.

On paper, people could easily write Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper off as being just “another Christmas romance” but they would be very wrong to do so. With Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper, Johnson has created a multi-layered story that entertains, amuses and yes – at times – makes you tear up. It is, for want of a better word, a magical story.

Johnson has an innate ability to make you fall in love and care deeply about her characters. What I especially loved about Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper is the return of Rob and Leah from Cold Feet at Christmas – it is like receiving a visit from old friends.

Johnson also makes you care about her tertiary characters. I want to read about Gaynor and Tony’s adventures in marriage; I want to know why Lucy and Josh found their wedding to be so stressful and most of all I want to read more about Isabelle and Michael – whose story within Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper deserves a book of its own, in my humble opinion.

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper is a wonderful story, one that I couldn’t put down and that I am genuinely saddened to see end. Like mulled wine at Christmas time, Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper by Debbie Johnson is available now.

Find out more about Debbie Johnson by going to her website and follow Debbie Johnson (@debbiemjohnson) via Twitter.


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The winners will be notified on the 30th November 2015.

Enjoy and good luck.



    • 20th November 2015 / 7:45 pm

      Well I wish you good luck matey! It is a really good story. You can count on Debbie Johnson to make you feel all Christmassy 🙂 x x

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