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Summary

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.

©2014 Jay Northcote (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press

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Sweet holiday story

This is a nice, sweet, friends-to-lovers holiday love story with a very little of coming out drama and a perfect happy ending.
Narration is good. Maybe characters should have more different voices but I liked the narration as it is.

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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Forced proximity and miscommunication

I love Jay’s characters and stories as they are so realistic. This one felt particularly real as when people are uncertain and insecure they do tend to put the worst slant on things they hear - and don’t ask for clarification. I enjoyed the Welsh setting and the snowed in cabin.

The narrator is excellent. Very smooth and easy to listen to. He’s another of my favourites and I am happy to see him working with Jay.

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A Snow-mance

Cold Feet is an adorable standalone romance that is perfect the winter holidays. Sam and Ryan head out to a remote cabin for a holiday get together, but when an unexpected snowstorm hits, they are snowed in together…all alone…with just their simmering (yet hidden) romantic feelings. Although the premise of the plot is not unique, Jay Northcote does craft a wonderful and delightful story that immediately sucked me in. Sam and Ryan, although they have an intense and amazing romantic connection, still have to work through the problems after their vacation ends. This book is filled with sweetness, romance, and mild angst (but with a happy ending).

The audiobook was narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies who did a great job. I enjoyed Matthew’s voice and thought he did a great job with all the characters. The audiobook production was well done and overall I really liked the book.

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A seasonal friends to lovers story

A seasonal friends to lovers story...what's not to love?

I have a fondness for this author's university age main characters and, although this story is different,  it somehow reminds me of the first Housemates book. (That is my absolute favourite Jay Northcote book.) Like that, this is another of the author's earlier books. It did have some limitations as it is a shorter read/listen. For example,  Ryan's relationship with his parents felt glossed over. It is, nevertheless, quite charming and just right for this time of year, and low on angst despite the misunderstandings near the end. It is also unashamedly British, which is always a plus for me!

This is, I believe,  my first listen to a narration by Matthew Lloyd Davies. He brought the characters ably to life and I loved Mari's accent in particular.  I will definitely look out for further narration by him.

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Friends to lovers great book

I read this book a while back and loved it and in Audio I fell in love all over again.

It's a story of friends, one gay, one straight, alone together over the festive season and hidden desires surfacing.

Well written, well narrated and a lively feel good book. Did have to speed up the narration but I normally do.

Cold Feet
By: Jay Northcote
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins


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All I want for Xmas is to learn to communicate!

All I want for Christmas is to learn to communicate better!
I loved all the premises: best friends secretly pining for each other, one of them struggling with admitting his sexuality; forced proximity with the two of them snowed in over Christmas; none of them sure the other wants to take things further than friendship.
But these two guys made me so mad! The lack of communication and assumptions Ryan and Sam jump to is absolutely maddening and frustrating. It takes one final, frankly completely unnecessary, fight for them to finally snap and stop with the half-mumbled sentences and barbs.
The book in enjoyable, all in all is a quick and cute and pretty sweet.

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Cold Feet will warm your heart.

A sweet story of friends to lovers. The narrator gives an excellent performance as usual.

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Fantastic Story

I really like the Matthew Lloyd Davies as a narrator. I adore his 'Englishness' and I enjoyed Sam's voice but I had real problems with a lot of the others, I especially didn't like Ryan's voice, it made him sound gormless and Mari's accent was really...strange.

The story I absolutely adored, as I did when I read it. It's sweet and cute and fluffy. Hot and horny and brimming with sexual tension. It left me with a case of the warm fuzzies.
Unfortunately the voices just didn't work for me and distracted me from the story.

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  • 30-11-20

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I always enjoy a good friends to lovers romance. The connection is always easier when the couple has a relationship already. Ryan & Sam are sweet and young. Ryan is a little unsure about his sexuality but he knows that he is attracted to his best friend. Sam is also attracted to his best friend but since he thinks Ryan is straight, he struggles with it. Getting snowed in at a remote cabin in the woods gives them a chance to fall in love. This book was sweet and feels almost innocent, maybe because they are NA. I always enjoy books by Jay Northcote, the stories always make me smile when I finish.

The narration was good and I always enjoy his work.

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  • Neta_BER
  • 17-01-21

Great narration and super sweet snowed in story

This was a really sweet Friends to Lovers, Out for You story with a Christmasy vibe and great characters.
I really liked the narration by the talented Cornell Collins, you can just tell he enjoyed the story and really added a lot of nuances to the narration.

The Snowed In trope worked well here, you get the feel of the Welsh countryside, of friendship and community. It's a delightfully simple romance that provides all you can wish for in a love story.
I recommend it highly for a low drama sweet romance.

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  • Troy
  • 24-12-20

Friends to lovers

Northcote writes this trope well. I enjoyed this story quite a bit. Superb narration.🥳😎😘😊🥰 Recommended

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 08-12-20

Gorgeous

There is nothing like Jay Northcote's Christmas stories and this is one of my favorites! I loved the narrator for this, he did a superb job bringing this lovely story to life!

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  • JKS
  • 08-12-20

a sweet holiday story

Cold Feet is a sweet, holiday, friends to lovers short story set in the UK about Sam and Ryan. Sam is openly gay and his best friend Ryan is straight, or that's what he appears to be to the outside world. When Sam and Ryan get snowed in together for Christmas their true feels for each other come to light. Ryan admits he's gay and Sam admits he's had more than friendly feelings for his best friend. This is a really sweet story as these two friends become more.
Narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies does a fabulous job.

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  • Love Wins
  • 07-12-20

Forced Proximity Over the Holidays

Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes so Cold Feet was the perfect audiobook for me. I love all of Jay Northcote's books and Cold Feet was one of my earlier books by him. I do adore a good friends to lovers romantic story and Cold Feet delivered perfectly!

This was my first time listening to Matthew Lloyd Davies but he had a pleasant voice as Ryan and Sam. This was a well-paced audiobook with dual POVs from Ryan and Sam who are best friends and house mates in uni. Sam is gay while Ryan is straight and both men are supposed to on holiday in a small winter village while waiting for their friends to arrive. Due to a snowstorm, their friends can't make it so that leaves Ryan and Sam on their own. Snowed in while staying at their friend's remote cabin gives them the opportunity to fall in love.

Once their holiday is over, Ryan and Sam return to reality and have to figure out if they should pursue a romantic relationship. Both men quickly figure out what they want and it was a HEA for both of them :) Lovely, short audiobook that I enjoyed listening to over and over again!

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  • James J. Cameron
  • 07-12-20

Cute Christmas Story

I really liked this story. The friends to lovers is a trope that I really like, and these 2 guys were very likable. This story is a case of don't assume things about a mate, they could surprise you . This was well written story. I just had trouble with the narration. I sometimes got lost on who was supposed to be talking. Some will say that it was a predictable story, well if the book is in the Romance section and they get snowed in what would you expect.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-12-20

Those feet don't stay cold for long!

This was a super sweet story. Best friends get snowed in and then the feelings come. Great light hearted listen with lots of love mixed in.

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  • Meg Kowaleski
  • 02-12-20

Okay short story

I'm going to be honest. I didn't feel the chemistry between these MCs until almost the end of the book. Forced proximity is one of my favorite tropes. But I wasn't feeling it in this book. It wasn't written badly. It just had a hard time keeping my attention until after they got home from being snowed in. I did like that it was a more realistic description of being snowed in together. I like that there was a neighbor and that they got to go to the store for food and not just set in a cabin far removed from anything and everyone in the middle of no where. I liked the angst. I liked the ending. But this book just didn't do it for me.

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  • Kristie H
  • 30-11-20

Christmas treat

Cute little Christmas story that’s fairly predictable but enjoyable nonetheless. Low on angst, high on sweetness. I love how polite the MCs are and how considerate they are of others. The world needs more boys like these. My only complaint is that I’m not a fan of narrators who sound so much older than the MCs.