Eight Perfect Hours

Author: Lia Louis
Publisher: Atria/ Emily Bestler Books
Genre: Romance
Source: Atira ( Netgalley )

Goodreads: In this romantic and heartwarming novel, two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking they’ll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans.

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. With plenty of charming twists and turns and Lia Louis’s “bold, standout voice” (Gillian McAllister, author of The Good Sister), Eight Perfect Hours is a gorgeously crafted novel that will make you believe in the power of fate.

Ope’s Opinion: If you took out the unnecessary foul language, this could be a Hallmark movie. The unlikely hood of these two constantly meeting up was actually done really well. It was nice to see Noelle and Sam like each other, but not instantly in love.

If it had not been for the winter setting, this would actually be a really good summer read. It was light, fluffy and a quick read. The cast of characters were some times a distraction and didn’t add to the story line.