TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
career as a heart surgeon come to a blistering halt, Christmas marks the end of a year of loneliness and the beginning of another. Aidan fears not even the delicate stirrings of longing and desire, his young receptionist Liya Emerson incites within him, can thaw the ice around his shattered heart.
Hoping to get away and clear her mind of Dr. Keegan, Liya finds herself up in the mountains at an isolated cabin belonging to none other than Aidan. Determined to break through the layers around his heart, Liya offers herself for three passionate days, without a promise of the future.
But will Aidan be able to see beyond his own pain to the love Liya has to offer and realize that their passion doesn’t have to last for one Christmas only?
Liya Emerson has known loss but she chooses to live life and not let it pass her by. Dr. Aidan Keegan has known more loss than most and can’t seem to move out of the past. Can Liya help Aidan to let go and move forward or is three nights of passion all they will ever know. Warning: Age Gap of more than ten years.
This was amazingly well written with tons of emotional pull. The passion of the characters kept me entranced. Aidan is truly a wounded soul that’s barely making it but right from the start you see the potential through Liya’s eyes. Liya has been through so much and yet she still looks at life with joy, add to that her caring disposition and it’s no surprise that as a reader we love her.
I personally don’t like an age gap over ten and so it was hard for me to really believe that these characters had any true connection other than that they had both experienced loss in their lives. However, that’s my personal feelings and I put them aside but I felt the need to voice them for other readers such as myself. I also felt that this was too heavy on the angst for a holiday read, especially a short one at 97 pages. Despite those complaints, I found that I did enjoy the book. The author gave intense descriptions and really brought me into the book. I don’t recommend it for a light holiday read but I do recommend it for a good read on the emotional rollercoaster.