In A Fortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase, we learn that there are worse things in life than being stranded in a blizzard. Like falling in love when you are about to die. I received one copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and this post contains affiliate links.
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A Fortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase
Title: A Fortunate Blizzard
Author: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (estimated publishing date November 2, 2015)
Format/Length: 164 pages in print
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Heat Rating: 3
Star Rating: 4
A Fortunate Blizzard 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.
A Fortunate Blizzard Review:
In An Unfortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase, Colorado is hit by a freak snowstorm that leaves highways shut down and planes grounded. Trevor, a successful artist on his way home to see his parents, gets rerouted to an already overbooked hotel with no rooms available. Marc, an overworked lawyer, abandons his car on the highway and gets one of the last rooms left at the hotel right off the road. The two men meet in the hotel restaurant and sparks fly.
Trevor’s life looks grim but he has an amazing outlook on the days he has left. He is determined to live life to it’s fullest but also realistically knows that trying to make something more of he and Marc’s fling would be cruel. His chances of finding a donor kidney are slim to none and no matter how hard he is falling for Marc, it just isn’t meant to be.
Marc is a workaholic who went into law for the approval of his mother, who he hasn’t spoken to in 10 years. He is drawn to Trevor and finds himself opening up without really understanding why. When Trevor tells him he is dying, Marc is determined to do everything he can to help him….and then keep him forever.
I am not usually a fan of books where characters meet and fall in bed when they first meet each other. However, the author introduces each character slowly. They get to know each other for hours and really seem to connect. In reality, it is already page 160 before they end up in bed together and they seem so perfect for each other by then that I WANTED them to just get to it!
Trevor’s struggle just really tugged at my heart strings. I could FEEL his hopelessness but the determination he had to live each day to the fullest seemed to balance it out so the book wasn’t depressing. I really loved his mom and his family, even if they didn’t play a huge role in the story.
I didn’t understand why Marc kept pursuing his law career. He really just didn’t realize how miserable he was until he met Trevor. It’s like he had blinders on and as soon as he found Trevor he realized all the things he was missing in life. I love that Trevor coaxes out that inner kid that Marc had hidden away so long ago. I was left with a feeling of hope that Marc would start living a more balanced life after things with Trevor were settled. It might have seemed a tad unrealistic but it was sweet and wonderful all at the same time.
I won’t give away how these two get their happily ever after. It was realistic and fit perfectly into the story line. This is an incredibly sweet Christmas romance with wonderful characters and a beautiful message. Live life to it’s fullest every single day because you never know how many more you are going to get!