Cold Feet by Jay Northcote ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

Cold-FeetTitle: Cold Feet

Author: Jay Northcote

Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 10/13/2015

Length: 03 hours 07 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Winter Holiday


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.

Story Review:

I enjoy young love stories, both young adult and new adult. One difference between the two is that with new adult stories, and tales set in college, is that I am more likely to believe the characters will be together forever. Cold Feet is one of those stories that reached right into my heart. I adored Ryan and Sam a great deal.

Ulysses reviewed the book here ( ) and I agree with everything he said. Ryan and Sam’s transition from friends to messing around and experimenting in bed and finally to something long term was sweet and believable. There weren’t any false notes or items that pulled me out of the story.

I’m relatively new to Northcote’s stories but I’m finding that I enjoy her writing style a great deal. I will continue checking out her stuff in the future.

Narration Review:

Matthew Lloyd Davies did an excellent job with Cold Feet. He nailed the voices for Ryan and Sam as well as the few other characters who appear in the novella. The young men were differentiated with not only their voices but also their personalities.

Davies narrated Nothing Ventured another Northcote book I reviewed and I enjoyed his work with that one as well. I like that his British voice matches the setting of the story. He’s a narrator I like listening too for sure.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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