Reviewed by Danielle
TITLE: The Road To Frosty Hollow
AUTHORS: R.J. Scott & Meredith Russell
PUBLISHER: Love Lane Books
LENGTH: 137 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 19th, 2016
Nick and Cameron face old demons, and find new love, on a Christmas road trip.
Former Marine Nick Sheridan is at a crossroads. With his entire life ahead of him he struggles to find direction and his place in the world. Car sharing to get home for his sister’s Christmas wedding seems like a good idea at first. Spending the time with the man he kissed and left years before, maybe not so much.
Cameron Bennett lost most of his teenage years to cancer and he now lives every day to the fullest. He decides to drive from Seattle to Vermont for his best friend’s wedding and capture moments of it on film. He hadn’t planned on car sharing with the man who kissed him ten years ago, but somehow he ends up with a brooding Nick by his side.
Along the way, the men learn that sometimes life plans mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. Love can be found in the most unexpected of ways, and facing your demons head on is sometimes the only way to live.
This is a nice holiday story showing two men on a road trip exploring not only their own feelings and looking at their lives but also each other. The explore how they are feeling towards each other, their expectations and most certain the chemistry that was once there when they were young.
Both go into this trip thinking it is nothing more than just that a road trip to Vermont, more specifically the small town of Frosty Hollow, for Kaitlin’s wedding. Kaitlin is Cameron’s best friend and also happens to be Nick’s sister.
During the road trip both men feel there is something more, hidden feelings are bound to be explored.
As a reader we find out things about their lives and we explore together with both men their inner feelings and more so their insecurities.
As the blurb states it isn’t all an easy path. Even when both men seem certain of their relationship, there is still doubt.
Can they both arrive in Frosty Hollows completely together?
I do have some minor criticism and that is towards the end. It felt rushed and as if it needed to be wrapped up quickly. Nick and Cameron’s relationship goes so fast and quick it startled me a bit and left me with a not so complete feeling.
Like I said it isn’t heavy but I did regret the rushing because as I was completely into the story, it felt like it was brushed off instead of the more fulfilling ending I would liked to have seen.
Despite that small note I really liked this story, the road trip, the writing by the authors and especially both men and I enjoyed a nice couple of hours basking in their warm glow.