Hello fellow readers! This last week has been fraught with negativity in the land of romance. I think I’ve experienced every emotion there is. I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I loved reading so much, I’d sneak into the library at recess. My parents got a call one day from my school because I hadn’t returned to the classroom and they couldn’t find me. Guess where I was? I was in the school’s library, sitting cross-legged on the floor between the bookshelves…happily reading a book, so much so-I didn’t hear the bell. My dad says they banned me from the library after that because they worried I wasn’t developing social skills and would become too introverted or too shy. They needn’t have worried.
As an adult, reading has always been a way for me to relax, avoid housework and escape my reality for a little while. I could fall in love over and over with the heroes and heroines in my books. I could believe in vampires and werewolves and all manner of fae and magic. I could travel to foreign countries that I’d never get to in real life or explore lifestyles that I knew nothing about–always in the name of love. And on a few occasions, I might luck out and find a story with characters that I could relate to, who’s experiences were similar to my own, and that story would really resonate with me and be meaningful.
I love to read and I will read whatever I damn well please until I cannot read anymore. Sadly, work got in the way and I only have this one book to tell you about:
A Snowbound Scandal by Jessica Lemmon (Dallas Billionaires Club #2)
Released: August 7, 2018
I love Jessica Lemmon’s writing. I’ve read several of her books so I accept anything that’s offered.
Chase Ferguson and Mimi Andrix had a summer fling that turned into so much more than either expected. But as much as Chase loved Mimi, but he believed that his public life would be too much for Mimi. Chase’s family fortune came from oil and Mimi was very much into environmental issues. So they go their separate ways. Ten years later, as Chase is going for re-election and learns that Mimi might be a target. Hoping to get ahead of the issues, he takes a holiday in Montana where Mimi lives.
This second chance love story had all the markers of a classic Jessica Lemmon. The beginning pulled me in as we get the backstory and learn why Chase rushes to Montana. Then he’s there, he runs into Mimi, Mimi invites him to Thanksgiving dinner, but Chase declines. Mimi can’t imagine Chase alone for Thanksgiving so she finds a reason to head to his place and bring him dinner and pie. While there, the storm gets worse and Mimi is stuck, alone, with Chase, in his mansion.
The snowbound part of this story was too long and drawn out for me. Yes, Chase and Mimi rekindle their romance but neither of them are truthful about their feelings. Because Chase is in the limelight, the conflict introduced was too predictable. I also really disliked that they just didn’t come clean about their feelings. This is a couple with history, who very easily fall back together like they hadn’t seen each other in 10 days, not 10 years.
I enjoyed the end and how the H/H find their way back to each other, but this one was just okay for me.