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.
What if one night, one chance meeting could change your life? Would you take that leap of faith if you have already convinced yourself that none of it matters? That is exactly the choice Trevor Morrison has to make. Trapped at a local hotel during one of the worst Blizzards on record, Trevor meets Marc, an enigmatic Lawyer with mesmerizing green eyes. The attraction is mutual and immediate so they decide to enjoy each other for the night. But when the sun comes up, Marc finds himself wanting more than just the one night stand that was agreed upon. Trevor is adamant that it's not possible, but when he can't find a flight out and faces the possibility of spending Christmas alone, Marc jumps at the chance to take Trevor to his home and show him what it could be like if he would only say yes.
I really enjoyed the strangers in the night aspect of the story and the chemistry between the characters. While there is a heaviness on Trevor's shoulders because he is facing the very real possibility that he won't find a donor in time, that he will finally succumb to kidney failure, Chase balanced that level of sadness with love and passion. Marc wants Trevor in his life, but more than that, he wants Trevor to live and he will stop at nothing to ensure that, even if he doesn't remain a part of Marc's life.
A variety of emotions played out in the pages of this story. Angst, passion, sadness, determination and love. It was well written, well rounded and wonderfully conveyed. Definitely a must read, I devoured it in one setting, just could not put it down.
Guest Post with Author L.C. Chase
Take a Chance...
While all the scenes in A Fortunate Blizzard are my favorites for various reasons, even the painful ones, if I had to narrow down to just one I’d go with the second half of chapter nine. This was actually the first scene I wrote—the morning after. Marc and Trevor had made an undeniable connection with each other during the hours the Front Range was made silent by the blizzard. But come morning, the skies had cleared up, the world glistened bright and hopeful, but there could be no more for the two of them beyond this moment. Or could there be? Both want to say the words, “I’d like to see you again”, but neither can, and so they part ways.
Every step felt heavier than the last, and he had to fight with himself not to turn around, walk back, say what he’d meant to say. But no, Trevor had made it clear. There was no more. He knew that too, but . . .
But there was.
Marc spun around with every intention of giving in to the urge and calling Trevor back, saying it was crazy but what the hell, let’s see if this can go somewhere. But the spot where Trevor had been on the other side of the glass doors was now empty.
But Marc does go back. The moment he asks Trevor to spend the holiday with him, and Trevor accepts, is the moment there is no turning back for either man. Which is what makes this scene one of my top favorites.
If you’ve already read A Fortunate Blizzard I would love to hear what your favorite scene was.
Cover artist by day, author by night, L.C. Chase is a hopeless romantic, free spirit, and adventure seeker who loves hitting the open road just to see where it takes her. After a decade of traveling three continents, she now calls the Canadian west coast home. When not writing sensual tales of beautiful men falling in love, she can be found designing book covers with said beautiful men, drawing, horseback riding, or hiking the trails with her goofy four-legged roommate.
L.C. is a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for and ; an EPIC eBook Awards winner for ; an EPIC eBook Awards finalist for and ; Bisexual Book Awards finalist for ; and an Ariana eBook Cover Art Awards winner. She also received an honorable mention in the 2015 Rainbow Awards for Pulling Leather, and the 2012 Rainbow Awards for .
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