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Review: Eight Perfect Hours


Title: Eight Perfect Hours

Author: Lia Louis

Release Date: September 28, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.


My Review: I love stories where serendipity plays a role. It always feels more special that way. This book is a hallmark movie in book form, so if that sort of sweet and heartwarming book is not for you, look elsewhere. While I normally go for more of rom-com romance book I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the initial setting of this stories with the main characters being stuck in cars on a snowy closed freeway. The character development in this book was fabulous and the dialogue was very well done. I also really enjoyed the supporting characters. Overall this is a really charming winter read.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*