Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Cold Feet
Author: Jay Northcote
Heroes: Sam and Ryan
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance
Length: 32,000 words
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 8, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
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.
My FIRST Christmas read of the season!
I loved EVERYTHING about the blurb when I read it. Some of my favorite themes are stranded/isolated, friends to lovers, and gay for you/out for you. So this had all the ingredients to be a WIN WIN WIN! Right? I loved EVERYTHING about this story!
I loved the characters: Both Sam and Ryan are easily likable; neither are assholes in denial that I often see when it comes to OFY stories. No, they are both two vulnerable young men afraid of rejection.
I loved the sexual tension: Gah! These boys were so hot for each other it was heating up the cottage…and my Kindle! Plus, the slow exploration was very well done. I can’t remember the last time where the MCs made-out for a while fully dressed…and also didn’t jump quickly into full-on sex. Very nice!
I loved the setting: A little cottage in Wales…where the nearest neighbor is a little old cat lady who is a wicked card player. The imagery was exceptional and I totally escaped into the pages.
I just loved the whole freakin’ story!!!! It’s sweet, adorable, sexy and spirited. What else can I say?
Okay, I can’t say that this story brings anything new to the genre, but for a sweet, Christmas story about two best friends finally crossing that line to lovers and boyfriends…this hits its mark!
Oh, and I also loved the ending! PERFECTION!!
4.5 stars because I’m greedy and want more of Sam and Ryan.
Overall Impression: I Loved It
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*