by Lia Louis
Published by Atria
Release Date: September 28th, 2021
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format Read: ARC
In this romantic and heartwarming novel, two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking they’ll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans.
On a snowy evening in March, 30-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working charger for her phone. All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger also trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear.
The two strangers part, positive they’ll never see each other again, but fate, it seems, has a different plan. As the two keep serendipitously bumping into one another, they begin to realize that perhaps there truly is no such thing as coincidence. With plenty of charming twists and turns and Lia Louis’s “bold, standout voice” (Gillian McAllister, author of The Good Sister), Eight Perfect Hours is a gorgeously crafted novel that will make you believe in the power of fate.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
You know that feeling when you start a book, and you can somehow tell that you’re going to absolutely love it? That’s how I felt from the very first page of Eight Perfect Hours. The writing captured my interest from the get-go, and it never released it. Not even now. I’m still thinking about this book.
Eight Perfect Hours is a story about fate, loss, grief, love, family, and fear. I wish I could write a review that could encapsulate this whole book and make everyone want to read it. Instead, take my word for it. Read this book.
Eight Perfect Hours is relatable and heartwarming. Noelle is a character you can’t help but root for. You want her to achieve her dreams. You want her to be happy. Another thing you will love is the side characters. They feel real. Sometimes side characters can feel flat and one-dimensional. That’s not the case in this book!
I can’t applaud Lia Louis enough! She weaved this story together perfectly. You’ll believe in fate and destiny by the time you read the last page. You’ll also leave this story feeling lighter and happier.
TW: Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, talk of suicide, death of a friend, car accident, post-partum depression
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