elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Love Ahead: Expect Delays by Astrid Amara

I’m sure that for the fans of the urban fantasy genre, Astrid Amara is probably one of the goddess of that field, but I have to admit that I absolutely love her light comedy romance: this is the third I read of her seasonal romances and they are one better than the other.

In this one, Zach and Austin are quite a recent couple, just six months into their relationship and they are still on the boyfriends stage; true, Austin would like to move on the next level, but Zach is reluctant, he is scare that Austin will turn like his past boyfriends, from knight in shining armour to bastard. To give credit to Austin he has never behaved in a wrong way until now, and so, maybe to test him in a 24/7 situation, Zach decides to invite him over during a 3 days road trip that will end in Zach’s parents home right in time to celebrate the Hanukah.

Austin is not really happy of the arrangement, the car is fated to fail them and the weather is not good, but he loves Zach, and Zach is able to make sad puppy eyes when someone deny him something, and so here they are, in a cramped little car in the middle of a snow storm.

Confirming Zach unconscious theory, the forced closeness brings out their worst sides, but it also allows them to understand that love is the most important thing, and that their love is stronger than shadowy memories from their past.

Truth be told, Zach is the one who thinks the most and will mend most of his scars; Austin let it out here and there that his past was not happy either, and that on the opposite of Zach, he has not an idyllic relationship with his parents, but nothing more is said, and while Austin’s secret desire, to build a family with Zach will be granted, he will still have the unresolved issue with his previous family.

Of course, between open heart discussions, heated quarrels and sweet skirmishes, there will be also hot, very hot sex, with just that touch of kinkiness in the end to make the season naughty. Zach and Austin enjoy their sex, and even when they are a little angry with each other, the desire they have for the other will never lessen, so that it is always clear to the reader that they will be able to find an agreement, since a good relationship like their cannot be destroyed by something futile like silence or too much love.


Amazon Kindle: Love Ahead: Expect Delays
Publisher: Loose Id LLC (November 30, 2010)

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Cover Art by Marci Gass
Tags: author: astrid amara, genre: contemporary, length: novella, review, theme: seasonal romance

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