The Perfect Meet Cute
“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break.” — Ancient Chinese Proverb
Eight Perfect Hours is a book all about the power of fate, and the idea that we are meant to meet certain people, at certain times. It hinges on the idea that we have a soul mate out there, who one way or another, we are meant to meet and be with, and no matter what obstacles may spring up along the way, fate will win out. Yet what happens when the obstacles include lingering childhood romances, family entanglements, past traumas, and a belief that maybe everything is just coincidental? This book contains the perfect number of twists and turns, surprising connections, and honest soul searching to make it a must-read for contemporary romance aficionados.
Eight Perfect Hours is a sweet and gentle love story, that never veers towards being too saccharine or spicy. It has plenty of bawdy humor, and face-palm level comedic moments to keep it fresh and moving, even when the main characters seem a bit hopeless, and you wish you could reach into the pages and slap some sense into them. Ms. Louis also does an excellent job of dealing with mental health matters, including how traumatic loss, post-partum depression, and medical trauma, can have long term effects on oneself and on caregivers.
As I mentioned, there are plenty of twists and turns in the arc of the story, with some truly gasp-worthy moments towards the end of the book. Every event, choice, and near-miss in the story ultimately serves a bigger purpose, making this tale a truly satisfying one to read. Plus, who can resist a meet cute the includes a blizzard, a dead cell phone, and destiny?
Because I hate spoilers, I am going to avoid saying much else, but will just leave you with the recommendation to buy or download this book right away!
Meghan is a coffee connoisseur, devoted milspouse, and exhausted momma to a three year old daughter and three dogs. She enjoys hiking, glamping, and traveling. You are mostly likely to find her reading good books in a hammock with a view of the ocean or mountains.