by Anna Veriani
Snow, steam, and a second chance.
Reluctant socialite Kai has thirty-five days before his family starts shooting the next season of their reality TV show, revealing a life he’d rather keep private—and one that feels increasingly scripted. Desperately needing a break, Kai escapes to his childhood best friend Hiro Asada’s inn in rural Japan. He finds peace in the thousand-year-old hot springs, but his yearning for Hiro resurfaces at the worst time: Hiro is about to inherit the inn, and his parents expect him to marry within the year.
Hiro’s traditional family loves him for who he is, but they can’t imagine two men running the inn. Meanwhile, Kai has a TV contract his lawyer insists can’t be broken. Hiro and Kai need to think outside the box—and solve their problems before Christmas Day, when Kai’s show shoots its annual holiday special.
MMy Thoughts and Review:
I was swept away in this charming romance all the way to Japan. It was in a centuries old inn that two friends took my heart on a journey through the customs and culture of Japan. It was also there that these two men finally lost their hearts.
I fell in love with the landscape described, and found myself falling for the Asada family, especially the matriarch, whose family had run this inn for nearly a millennia. The world the author painted was exquisite, even in its simplicity.
The main characters, Hiro and Kai work, in their believability, because they began as friends. This is a true romance and one for the shelves, so you can return to it when you want a dose of traditional old world flare with your contemporary story. Just lovely.💗
4 purple-night-sky-stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.🌺