Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Review: Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

Eight Perfect Hours
by Lia Louis

Publisher: Atria
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  On a snowy evening in March, 30-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working charger for her phone. All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger also trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear.

The two strangers part, positive they’ll never see each other again, but fate, it seems, has a different plan. As the two keep serendipitously bumping into one another, they begin to realize that perhaps there truly is no such thing as coincidence. 

Kritters Thoughts:  Noelle Butterby was trying to go to a college reunion to reconnect with the memories of a friend that she lost a long time ago, but on her way she gets stuck in a snow storm and American Sam Attwood ends up helping her.  Sam is able to calm down Noelle and one evening sets their lives off in different directions.  As said above, fate will set them on a course where they will question what is next for each of them, both personally and professionally.  

For some reason when I have gone to talk about this book with friends in my life, I have had a hard time telling them anything because I just don't want to spoil a thing about this one.  Of course, I can say that this is a romance book and if you are a reader of this genre, then you know where it will end, but this journey is so worth the ride.  I can say that I loved these two main characters - they each had things going on in their life beyond each other, so they felt like really good well rounded humans!  I don't love it when a book only has romance in a character's life because it just doesn't feel right.  

While the book does take place in a town in England, if you are an American reader that doesn't tend to read the books set across the pond, I can say this book is too sweet to miss and I would recommend you read this one this winter season.  Maybe not a holiday romance, but with a car stuck in snow to start the book, this is a great romance to curl up with under a blanket! 

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 150 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Atria.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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