Saturday, 12 December 2015

Review: Dashing Through The Snow by Debbie Macomber


Ashley Davison is desperate to spend the holidays with her mother in Seattle. Dash Sutherland has an interview for the job of a lifetime in Seattle and must arrive by 23 December. Both frantic to book a last-minute flight out of California, Ashley and Dash collide at the airport to learn that there are no flights and only one rental car available. After a rocky start, the two reluctantly agree to drive to Washington together. But their journey isn't without obstacles, and a misunderstanding with the law threatens to ruin their holiday plans altogether.
Will Ashley make it home in time to surprise her mother? Will Kevin report to duty as expected? And most importantly, will they both have the opportunity to discover the greatest gift of all?

Dashing Through The Snow was a quick light read that had everything in its making that you would expect to be in a festive book...

Ashley has been given Christmas off work at the very last minute and in a mad panic she is desperate to get a flight home to spend the festive period with her mum. The air flight attendant say's she 'can't' supply Ashley with a ticket but wont give an answer as to why and the customer behind is getting irate.
Walking away, Ashley decides to try the rental company, only for them to have a policy of not renting to under 25s. Irate man from earlier is conveniently going to the same destination and so after a lengthy debate they decide to car share, as they leave the airport grounds a pool of police cars arrive - it is from here that we see the other side of the story. Ashley has 'no fly' against her name which is why she couldn't purchase a ticket, and is wanted by the FBI.

Unbeknown to Ashley and her driver, who we now know as Dash, the chase is on and during a 48 hour period they adopt a puppy, are pulled over by state police for expired license plates, hit a snow storm, and come across Stan the Man who talks to cars! It's fair to say that its a crazy few hours and when they are finally pulled over by the FBI, who of course have got the wrong Ashley, they realise that there is more to their flirty banter.

Dashing Through The Snow was a fun read, I really enjoyed the relationship between Ashley and Dash.. It was one of them where you can feel the tension rising and just will them to get together.

Although this was a short book, it took me just 2 hours to read, it was full of action and romance and was well written - ideal for a cold Sunday afternoon in the lead up to Christmas, the only problem for me, and the reason why it only gets 3 flowers on the ratings, is purely due to the feeling that the story was rushed in places. I felt that the author could have filled in a bit more as to why there was a no fly rule for Ashley, particuarly after her arrest - she was arrested and released with not much in between, and also I would have loved to have seen a bit more of Stan the Man and his fruit loop ways!

I would like to thank the publisher for a review copy of this book via NetGalley. 
This is my honest opinion.

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