Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Review: The Road to Frosty Hollow by RJ Scott and Meredith Russell

The Road to Frosty Hollow 
by RJ Scott & Meredith Russell
Release Date: December 22, 2016
Genre: M/M Romance

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.

I seldom pick up any book about road trip and even though I decided to give it a go since is by RJ Scott, I'm not convinced road trip story is really my thing.

Nick is an ex-SEAL contemplating his future and job prospect. When his sister suggest him to join Cameron for a three weeks road trip from Seattle to Frosty Hollow for her wedding to clear his mind, he reluctantly agree. Is been almost a decade since he last met Cameron, the neighbor kid that he used to play with.

Cameron is Nick's sister's best friend and he had undergone a battle with his cancer since young. Now that he appear healthy and all grown up, he had a very different perspective in life, especially with a worry of relapse looming over his head. Cameron decided embark on a road trip to do all the sight seeing as long as he is able.

The first half of the story is pretty slow with both Nick and Cameron appear all courteous to each other and navigating the journey and doing some sight seeing. Is all very relax and sedate without much emphasize on sexual tension.

The transition from their easy going engagement suddenly turn into making out in the hotel. The subsequent feeling of love came upon suddenly without a smooth transition that make me feel convincing. In regards to their own personal problems, I don't feel that Nick's character is fully explore. I didn't even get to know what his tattoo with a date means to him.

Overall, I feel that this book do have a minor Christmas theme with the mentioned of snow and cranberries, but with the absent of the main event. Heat wise was pretty low and the plot lack excitement. Both heroes are likable, but their character and relationship was not fully explore to make me emotionally invested in them.

RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing. 

RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

Meredith Russell lives in the heart of England. An avid fan of many story genres, she enjoys nothing less than a happy ending. She believes in heroes and romance and strives to reflect this in her writing. Sharing her imagination and passion for stories and characters is a dream Meredith is excited to turn into reality.

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