Book Reviews

Season's Meetings by Amy Dunne at Bold Strokes Books

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by jj on 09-December-2014

Book Blurb

Could the festive road trip from hell actually lead to love?

Catherine Birch is a lonely workaholic who hates Christmas. This year, she is being forced to celebrate with her best friend’s family in the Highlands of Scotland. Having missed her flight, Catherine reluctantly ventures on a road trip with beautiful stranger Holly Daniels.

Although polar opposites, the intense attraction between them is unmistakable. Just as Catherine begins to think spending Christmas with Holly might not be so bad, a raging snowstorm leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere. Huddled together, with little chance of rescue, they forge a pact: if they escape, they’ll make this a Christmas to remember. But will it be remembered for the right reasons?


Book Review

This Christmas story includes nail-bitingly thrilling, predominantly charming, and lovingly passionate diverse scenes and people. The two main female characters have distinctive differences, but blend into a solid team as they face somewhat overwhelming and life-threatening situations. The story is set in Great Britain where the opening entails a bit of a treacherous drive during a rapidly worsening snow storm from London to a Scotland National Park that encompasses Aviemore, the final destination. This is a winner. Seasonally spectacular!

Catherine Birch works long hours regularly. She is possibly trying to run away from an assortment of painful memories. In addition, her immediate boss consistently steals her ideas and the limelight, while actively undermining her position and any possible rapport she might develop. The last nail in Catherine's coffin is a vow she made to a long-term friend that proves to be a treacherous stranglehold. Her driver and companion on a thoroughly dubious road trip taking them both toward a Christmas celebration with related friends and family, proves to be the most amazingly bright light and seductive traveling mate ever to have crossed her path. Oh my goodness, this may be an exceptionally extraordinary trip, that may be more amazing than either traveling companion has ever experienced. Stupefying!

Holly Daniels is the driver of—in Catherine's words—a *deathtrap car*. This vehicle is their only means of traversing 500 + miles through a rapidly developing and expanding snow storm of the century. Holly, however, is amazingly confident, effusive, and remarkably sexy. Catherine is startled and enjoyably moved at how physically attracted she is to Holly which Catherine finds in total opposition to her mind-numbing fear. Holly is simply captivating. Curiously, she is totally on the opposite end of the work spectrum. Holly is an accomplished baker and owns her business. The likelihood that Holly and Catherine would have ever met is remote to the extreme. Yet within a few short days, it seems as if they both traverse multiple major life experiences along with the intense highs and lows that often accompany such connections. I was simply blown away by the astounding collection of events, their composite intensity, and wondrous Christmas like angels that miraculously appear along the way. Supremely exhilarating!

For me, this story all by itself, has elevated my Christmas spirit and desire to wish everyone everywhere the most delightful of celebratory seasons. I heartily recommend this gem and revel in the wonder that accompanies this last month of the year. Luminously entertaining and heartwarming!





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 264 pages/88500 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-December-2014
Price $9.99 ebook, $16.95 paperback, $19.99 bundle
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