About a year and half-ago I spent a whole day reading novellas while keeping my youngest daughter company. One of the novellas was Maher's Blizzard Bliss. I found it quite charming and I was intrigued by a lot of the supporting characters. One of the characters I wanted to know more about was Radhika O'Leary, Rory's older sister who was stranded at downtown hotel during the whole of Blizzard Bliss.
Turns out Radhika had a blizzard fling of her own with Malcolm "Colm" Jones, a national weather reporter in town to cover the storm. Eighteen months have passed with no contact but Colm is about to blow right back into Radhika's life and complicate it in ways neither of them expected.
When I asked for Radhika's story, it didn't expect this one, but that isn't a complaint. Maher delivered a story about workplace politics, toxic co-workers, relationship baggage and the necessity to taking emotional risks. I really liked the romance between Colm and Radhika, especially her wariness at getting involved with him, despite how much she liked and still likes him. Neither of these characters are perfect, but they are both trying very hard and they have friends and family to push them the right direction when they screw up.
One of the things I really appreciate about Maher is her attention to detail and her strong sense of place however there were a few scenes that could have been tighter, as the pacing of the story slowed to accommodate the detail. That is a small nitpick in what was a fresh and interesting take on the return of a rebound two-night stand.
I received ARC for review consideration from the author.