Review: The Road To Frosty Hollow by R.J. Scott & Meredith Russell

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.

RJ Scott and Meredith Russell make a fine writing team and I really enjoyed this winter story in the run up to Christmas. Even the cover makes me warm and snuggly - but snow does that for me, makes me want to reach for the hot chocolate, a blanket and a book.

Nick and Cameron are basically set up by Nick's sister (Cam's BFF) but it's so perfectly done. A brief fumble years ago has affected both of these gents more than they realise. Both felt the other had read nothing more into it and both were wrong. Sounds like a naff set up really, doesn't it? But it's not - it just works making this a warm and comforting read.

The dynamics between our two MC's is great, it works really well. The journey is physical, emotional and metaphorical - all things that sound a little like roll your eyes territory, but it really isn't because these writers work together to make a fabulous read. It's a Sunday afternoon read, in my opinion. You know the kind when you're curled up with a beverage of choice listening to the rest of the family go about their Sundays as you fall into a story.

I'd recommend this read - and not just for Christmas either!

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A copy of this book was given in exchange for an honest review.

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