Book Review – Cole For Christmas by Janet Raye Stevens


Easy going event coordinator Katy Costa is called in last minute to sub for her perfectionist sister at a Christmas Eve wedding in Portland, Maine. Nice guy chef Cole St. Onge takes over from his temperamental boss for the same event.

The problem? Each thinks the other is their prickly counterpart and they expect fireworks when they meet. It’s the sparks that fly between them that’s unexpected. And unwelcome—Katy’s skittish after a bad breakup. Left at the altar, Cole’s sworn off women for good. Mix in an unexpected snowstorm, an accident-prone groom, Katy’s self-pitying ex making trouble, a matchmaking grandma, and lots of mistletoe, and what’s supposed to be a magical holiday affair fast becomes a Christmas nightmare.

Forced to team up to put out the many fires, the blaze between Cole and Katy burns brighter as the evening wears on. Can they ignore their growing attraction and keep their relationship strictly professional? Or will they give in to the mistletoe and say I do to a Christmas kiss that promises more to come in the new year?


I saw this on the promotional list for R&R Tours and decided to get a copy for myself. I love reading Christmas themed books on the lead up to Christmas and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly.

The characters were likable and the way that they each thought the other was someone else was amusing to read. As the reader you were willing them on to find out that the other isn’t who they thought they were! It kept the suspense up throughout the book, together with the question of will the wedding go ahead or not with one disaster after another!

The setting was unmistakably Christmas with the ‘gingerbread house’, the beautiful decorations and the snowy weather. The message behind the story was also very christmassy – love, friends and family without the need for all the fripperies. 

The writing style as a whole was light and enjoyable to read. I liked the way that it was written from the two main characters point of view and would swap around throughout the book. Each character was called who the other one thought they were so you do need to be on your toes for that!

Overall a lovely, cozy, Christmas read and one that I would recommend if you like a bit of light-hearted romance and Christmas!

⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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