Dashing through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
Published: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Format: Kindle buy
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.
At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.
When Ashley tries to surprise her mother for Christmas and can’t make the flight a whole set of circumstances set in motion a series of things that make Dashing through the Snow a funny and heartwarming tale of love and mistaken identity something you can’t miss. Ashley is all set to visit her mother over the holidays when for some reason she isn’t allowed on her flight. So she accepts the offer from a fellow stranded stranger Dashiell, to share a car so that they both can make it to their destination on time. After a few bumps and too many pit stops they go from butting heads to slowly falling for one another. The chemistry between the two is one that while we see coming it was never forced and it came so naturally which was a beautiful thing. While this storyline has been played over and over throwing in a comical sub plot was a genius idea! We get the romance but we also get this underlying story that provides quite a few laugh out loud laughs. We also met a few quirky supporting characters that are a breath of fresh air throughout the novel. Dashing through the Snow is a romantic and funny read that is a fresh take on the typical holiday read. It has a little bit of everything for everyone so I know it’s bound to satisfy the pickiest of readers.