Dashing Through the Snow
Ballantine Books, 2016
272 pages (paperback)
Savor the magic of the season with Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.
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 22. 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.
–Description from the publisher
The seriously cutesy Dash and Ash find themselves road-tripping to Seattle in the last rental car available just before Christmas. There are some diversions, a lot of chemistry, and an FBI agent who is positive that Ashley is the bombing suspect he’s been hunting for the past two years.
I love the addition of the mistaken identity with Ashley. It added an entertaining secondary storyline, and provided Dash the opportunity to be…well, dashing.
This is a quick, adorable holiday read.