Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: A Fortunate Blizzard
Author: L.C. Chase
Heroes: Trevor & Marc
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 179 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: November 2, 2015
Available at: Riptide Publishing & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
Since his kidneys started failing years ago, Trevor’s appreciated the little things in life but being told this may be his last Christmas, it’s hard for him to keep his sunny attitude up. When a snowstorm hits Colorado, Trevor’s flight is grounded and he’s stranded until it passes. The only saving grace is meeting Marc, a workaholic lawyer, who keeps Trevor’s mind off his bad news. Their short time together leads to some intense feelings but even though Marc’s willing to take things farther, Trevor’s unwilling to subject Marc to such pain when Trevor’s time runs out. Between the storm and their developing feelings, will Marc be able to convince Trevor even a little happiness together is better than no happiness at all?
This was probably my favorite L.C. Chase book so far. I just loved how much emotion there was in this one, so much that I really connected with Trevor and Marc as characters. I liked that while Trevor was dying, he wasn’t really depressed or put down about it. Yes, he was sad but that didn’t stop him from wanting to live his last few months as best as he could and with his family. As for Marc, I really liked that after meeting Trevor he came alive and realized there’s more to life than working so finally started getting out of the office and doing other things.
I absolutely ADORED this story but I wish it had been more fleshed out in the end. I would have liked for it to be a little longer and see how things actually played out between the last chapter and the epilogue (don’t want to give any spoilers so won’t reveal what actually happens).
In the end, though, this was one of my favorite reads of this year. I fell in love with Marc and Trevor and cried multiple times throughout. I loved that Trevor didn’t let the fact he was dying stop him from living every day as best he could and I really liked that Trevor affected Marc so much that he realized he wasn’t really living life. I just loved them together! If you’re looking for something sweet with a little bit of angst, definitely give this one a go!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*