Friday, December 26, 2014

Season's Meetings

Season's Meeting is a good book. The characters are very well developed. It is about Catherine Birch who works all the time and hates Christmas because she lost her family around that time as a child. She has everything she could want money wise and is quite the hard ass at her job that she is very good at. This is the first Christmas for Catherine without granny Birch. With no family left she just want's to be alone. Her best friend from college Beth finally gets her to relent into coming to her house for Christmas but she misses her plane and has to ride with Beth's wife Katie's cousin Holly Daniels. Holly and Catherine are different as night and day. Holly is outgoing and loves her job owning her own bakery and is as poor as Catherine is rich. Holly is younger with tattoos and piercings and still burgeoning where Catherine is more conservative and reserved and set in her ways. On the road trip to Beth & Katie's house, a monster snow storm rages and they end up stuck in a ditch in the middle of nowhere. I thought the book was going to be more about their survival and if they lived or died. Unfortunately the story did not focus on that struggle. They where rescued after not much time and had to spend time in a little town. It was during that time that they fell for each other. But it is complicated because they are such different people. Basically this is a romantic story about two people falling in love. Falling in love is a beautiful thing and the book is full of that beauty. I get falling for someone so fast. That is what lesbians do..... bring the U-Haul on the second date. But completely changing your whole life was a little much to grasp. Plus Beth's set-up for Catherine what was she thinking? If she has been her best friend so long you would think she would want better for her. I wanted to give it more stars but those things held me back from that. It is an enjoyable book especially for the hopeless romantic. 

"Thank you NetGalley & Bold Strokes Books for allowing me to review this book"

Check out the links below:
Season's Meetings page
Bold Strokes Books page                                                           

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