The Road to Frosty Hollow
RJ Scott & Meredith Russell
Cover Design: 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.
Now see, this is a wonderful example of sweet, sexy second chance holiday romance. It has characters you'll come to care for pretty quickly and want to root on throughout the story, a bit of tension coming from some unknowns in Cameron's life that cause some bumps in the road between him and Nick, and the constant hope throughout the story that everything will work out with a happy ending.
I loved both Cameron and Nick, though Cameron became the one most solidly cemented in my heart. Don't get me wrong-I really loved Nick. There was just something about Cameron that really spoke to me through every page of the story. The two of them together felt comfortable and right, so the bumps they went through as the story progressed felt like bumps in my own heart. They both have things to work through personally as individuals, and this combined with their past feelings coming back as strong as ever make their cross-country road trip more complicated while at the same time help to bring them closer together. If that sounds like it might make for some tension-you'd be right...and that's just another thing that kept my attention riveted to every page.
The Road to Frosty Hollow was a quick read, but it certainly packed one heck of a punch. Cameron and Nick captured my heart, and they've made this story land on my holiday romance annual re-read list. 4.5 stars, and I'd strongly recommend this to any M/M romance fan. This story is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and some steamy M/M sexual content.
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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