Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ARC Review: A Fortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase


Blurb:
Artist Trevor Morrison has always appreciated the little things in life, treating each day as a gift. And with good reason: he’s been on the transplant-recipient list for too long now. When he learns just how numbered his days truly are, he resolves not to take them for granted. But he won’t be unrealistic, either—which means romantic commitments are off the table.

Marcus Roberts seems to have it all. He’s handsome, financially sound, and on the fast track to partnership at a prestigious law firm. In reality, though, his drive for success has meant no time for friends or relationships. Add in the fact that his family discarded him long ago, and he’s facing yet another holiday season alone.

When the biggest snowstorm to hit Colorado in decades leaves Marc and Trevor stranded at the same hotel, a chance encounter and a night of passion leads to more than either of them expected. Finding comfort in each other is a welcome surprise, but time is not on their side. Either they find a way to beat the odds, or they lose each other forever.




Dani's rating:




A Fortunate Blizzard is set at Christmas time, so it's PERFECT for the holidays. I loved everything about this book. It's like it was written for me.

Romance? Oh, YES. There are so many sweet kisses, soft caresses, passionate glances. The chemistry between Trevor and Marc is palpable.

Love at first sight? INDEED.

If you are allergic to insta love, move on. This is insta love at its finest. Marc and Trevor make eye contact across a crowded hotel lounge area, and there is a ZING. They have an immediate connection that transcends the physical.

Hot sex? OH GOD, YEAH. Explosive chemistry, sensual moments, shower kisses, long, slow love making, frottage, and MORE. Holy hell, I couldn't get enough!

So dirty, so beautiful.

Angst with hurt/comfort theme? Yes.

Trevor is dying, you see.




He's in the last stages of renal failure, and dialysis isn't cutting it anymore. All Trevor wants is TIME, a future. He has a wonderful, supportive family, but he knows his time is limited if a donor who matches his rare blood type doesn't come through.

When Trevor is stranded during a blizzard just as he's about to fly home for Christmas, he decides to take a gamble on the gorgeous man with the green eyes. Trevor just wants a night with Marc, one night to feel like a normal man.

Trevor has all the hurt, but he doesn't hoard it. He's an artist, and he observes. He sees Marc's loneliness, his desperation.

Marc lets time sift through his fingers; he's so focused on making partner in his law firm, he loses hours, days, months. Estranged from his cold, intolerant mother, Marc comes in early and stays late, and never gives time a second thought.

This is a story about epiphanies, about meeting The One just as time is running out. It's a story about trust. And hope.

I loved the alternating POVs. Marc and Trevor are both such endearing, real characters.

I cried. But I smiled MORE. In the end, the pain is worth it, because this book made me FEEL. Even though there are tears, this is ultimately a FEEL-GOOD book.

There is an epilogue, you see, and it's EVERYTHING.

Are the medical details of Trevor's dialysis realistic? Not entirely. But I couldn't bring myself to care.

There are second chances and happy endings and Christmas trees. There's LOVE. And TIME.

Marc's lips felt like fire and home and everything he's ever dreamed of, and he gave in ... for this moment, he could pretend he was healthy, that there could be more, that his mom would get to wear her mother-of-the-groom high heels after all.



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