Thursday, August 9, 2018
Review for A Snowbound Scandal by Jessica Lemmon - 3 out of 5
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
As the snow falls, her touch sets him aflame... "I don't want you to leave." Texas billionaire Chase Ferguson has one regret: leaving Miriam Andrix to protect her from his public life. When a snowstorm strands her in his mountain mansion, their passion reignites, and it's too hot to resist! But reality--and scandal--arrives with the thaw. Chase turned his back on happiness once. Will he fight for what he truly wants this time?
MY REVIEW -
I love second chance romance, and I love when the characters are stranded together trying to resist the pull of attraction, so I was a bit disappointed that I didn't love A Snowbound Scandal. I still liked it, but I didn't feel the love between the characters. Chase and Miriam fell in love in their early 20's, but they are from two different worlds, so Chase broke Miriam's heart and sent her away. Chase's family has ties to the oil industry, and he also wants to be in politics. Miriam is against things that harm the environment, but she was willing to make it work. Chase wasn't. 10 years later, Chase is in politics when a photo of his time with Miriam pops up and could cause him a scandal, so he travels to Miriam's hometown; which he happened to have bought a vacation home in, to give her a warning that she may be hounded about their time together. They end up trapped in his mansion because of a snow storm, and they begin to grow closer. They are fooling themselves that they are just scratching an itch, but can they really make it work in the long run? So, they do have some heat between them and there is some sweet moments. I just felt that Miriam was more into the relationship than Chase. She's the one that's always putting herself out there, and I felt the scenario of her going to his house was too desperate on her part. I felt Chase would've been fine marry some bland woman and having bland kids, if Miriam hadn't stepped up. He probably wouldn't have been very happy, but he doesn't man up. He always chooses his career over Miriam, and doesn't put her first, she's always the one. He waits for her to make the moves. I can tell he does care for her, but I didn't feel the deep passion from him. So, yeah, it's a good book, but there were some things that kept me from loving it.