Author: LC Chase
Narrator: Nick J Russo
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 08/11/2016
Length: 04 hours 15 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Winter Holiday
There are worse things than being stranded in a blizzard.
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.
I did the original review of A Fortunate Blizzard for Prism Book Alliance. I adored the story then and I still adore the story. Marc and Trevor need each other. Their love develops quickly, but so sweetly you can’t help but hurt for the situation they are both in.
I think I compared this story to a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie (without the religious overtones). I think that comparison is pretty spot on. If this doesn’t warm your soul, I don’t know what will. Here is my original review for your reading pleasure. (Oh and for the record, the freaking story brought me to tears again!)
Yes, I read this story in the middle of a heat wave during a quintessential Texas August. I also read it during a time I was trying not to read a book that brought me to tears. I failed on that count.
Marc and Trevor are perfect for each other, except Trevor’s little deadly secret. My heart breaks for Trevor from the opening scene. It breaks again for Marc when he finds out about Trevor’s prognosis. It breaks on final time when Marc finds out life is more than being the best lawyer in the office and begins to live. Trevor changes Marc for the better. Marc saves Trevor. They are beautiful together from beginning to end.
All this takes place around the holidays, of course. As a holiday story, it is expected to have a happy ending. Chase does not disappoint. It is a beautiful ending and not the trite ending I initially feared.
I think the highest compliment I can pay this story is the fact that it will be placed on my annual holiday re-read shelf.
Nick Russo does another fabulous job on this narration. He brought life to Marc and Trevor. It took me a bit to get into their roles, but once I did, I was enchanted with the story and the world. I loved listening to Russo read to me.
There were a couple of times, however, that I think Russo forgot who was speaking and confused the voices just a bit. Not enough to pull me out of the story, but enough that I had to back up and replay a minute or so.
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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